Amid everything that has happened, Kyoto Animation is standing strong. The fire which would have broken any company did not seem to stop the company’s plans for two upcoming Violet Evergarden projects. This is because the Violet Evergarden: Spin-Off – Eternity and Auto Memory Doll – movie, as well as Violet Evergarden the Movie are both moving forward as planned. In fact, they even released a new visual for the upcoming Side Story:
The spin-off movie is moving forward as planned on September 6, 2019. It will have a limited screening though, as only 73 theaters across Japan will be screening it. Haruka Fujita, who directed several episodes of the Netflix anime, is acting as the movie’s director.
As for Violet Evergarden the Movie, it is also moving forward with its Japanese opening, which will be on January 10, 2020.
Meanwhile, several news outlets have reported that not all was lost in KyoAni’s Studio 1 building. According to the studio’s lawyer, Daisuke Okeda, a server containing digital versions of several production materials was saved from the fire. It was away from where the arsonist started the fire and was also surrounded by thick concrete walls, so the fire never really made it to the server.
Things are now looking up for Kyoto Animation as the studio tries to recover from that horrific arson fire. And we wish everyone of the staff who are still injured a speedy recovery. We here at SGCafe also send our condolences to the families of those who passed away in the fire.
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source: Violet Evergarden official Twitter Page