Violet Evergarden: The Movie has been delayed time and time again, and the reasons for its delays were quite severe. The first delay was of course due to the Kyoto Animation Arson, which killed 36 people. The second delay was thanks to the current COVID-19 pandemic. But now, Oricon has reported that the film will now premiere on September 18, 2020.
Violet Evergaden film’s official website cited COVID-19 concerns as the reason for the postponement. The movie itself was supposed to premiere last 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.
Meanwhile, as we wait, we can watch Violet Evergarden and its spin-off 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).
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