Violet Evergarden: The Movie is finally moving forward after understandably getting delayed following the Kyoto Animation arson attack. And now, KyoAni has finally revealed a new key visual! It not only features Gilbert and Violet on a beach, but also announces the anime’s April 24 Japanese premiere date.
They originally scheduled the film for January 10, 2020. However, due to the horrific arson attack, the studio decided to delay the film’s release. But now that it is moving forward, expect plenty of ninjas cutting onions in theaters around Japan around next month.
And that’s not all, as April seems to be a big month for Violet Evergarden. Not only is the movie premiering that month, but Netflix will also begin streaming the other Violet Evergarden movie, Violet Evergarden I: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll. According to the announcement, the movie will premiere on April 2, 2020. Here’s how Funimation describes its story:
Violet Evergarden comes to a private women’s academy to tutor Isabella in the ways of being a lady. Heir to the York family, Isabella feels trapped in this new and uncomfortable world. She still grieves for the only person to ever bring her happiness – now lost to her. Violet’s lessons do give her a brief respite from the melancholy but with the absence of joy, how long does it take to truly heal?
The anime’s original run in Japan was only supposed to be just two weeks, from September 6-20, but they would extend this to a third week following the arson attack. The film consistently scored high demand and satisfaction ratings from moviegoers, so they extended its run. This side-story anime introduces a couple of new cast members as well, like Isabella York (CV: Minako Kotobuki) and Taylor Bartlett (CV: Aoi Yuuki).
Don’t miss a single update from SGCafe! Follow us on Twitter: @SGCafe