Kyoto Animation has announced that Violet Evergarden: The Movie release has been detailed. The studio said in a statement that work on the anime film is still underway and will announce the new release date soon. The anime movie was originally scheduled for release on January 10, 2020.
The news comes after the Kyoto Animation arson attack which occurred at the Studio 1 building on the morning of 18 July 2019. The arson killed at least 35 people, injured an additional 33, and destroyed most of the materials and computers in Studio 1. The attack is one of the deadliest massacres in Japan since the end of World War II and building fire in Japan since the 2001 Myojo 56 building fire.
Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memories Doll (Violet Evergarden Gaiden: Eien to Jidō Shuki Ningyō) anime was released in Japan on September 6, and will screen till September 26. The film is a side story to the Violet Evergarden anime. The anime series director, Haruka Fujita, returned to direct the anime at Kyoto Animation.
The new anime’s story centers on Isabella, the heir to a noble house. She attends a school for well-groomed young women, under a “contract” with her father. To her, this beautiful place where white camelias bloom is nothing more than a prison. Having resigned all hope and expectations for her future, Isabella meets her new manners teacher, Violet Evergarden.
The anime is based on the Violet Evergarden light novel by author Kana Akatsuki and illustrator Akiko Takase. The novel was serialized in KA Esuma Bunko imprint from December 25, 2015, to March 23, 2018. The show first season premiered on Netflix in January 2018.
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