Well, the hits just keep on coming for Violet Evergarden the Movie. First, an arsonist tried to kill everyone working on the film… and almost did. And now, the COVID-19 pandemic happened and now, Kyoto Animation has announced that they’re delaying the movie again.
Violet Evergaden film’s official website cited COVID-19 concerns as the reason for the postponement. They have yet to announce a new release date for the movie, which was supposed to premiere on April 24. 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. And with Japan’s COVID-19 outbreak being one of the worst in the world, it’s getting delayed again. Can Violet catch a break?
But it ain’t all bad news as Netflix has finally started streaming the other Violet Evergarden movie, Violet Evergarden I: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll. 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