Hello. Where you at anime fam???. I’m sure you have watched or have been wanting to watch Violet Evergarden. Yep, today we’ll talk about the famous series. I’ll tell you all that I know about Violet Evergarden; plot, season 2 and upcoming movie… Let’s go!!!
The basic details of Violet Evergarden:
The series of Violet Evergarden was actually a light novel manga by Kana Akatsuki and Akiko Takase. It won grand prizes in three categories at the 5th Kyoto Animation Awards in 2014. In 2015, Kyoto Animation published it’s version of the light novel series. In 2018, the anime series of Violet Evergarden was released first in Japan and gradually throughout the world. Fans absolutely love it.
Plotline of Violet Evergarden:
The story revolves around Violet Evergarden, our protagonist who is on a journey of self discovery.
Violet is a child soldier who has spent her entire life in the military till the end of the great war. After the war she is unsure of which path to follow and becomes an Auto Memory Doll. These dolls are ghostwriters who help pen down emotions or creations of their clients that are incapable of doing so themselves. She chose the profession in hopes of realising the meaning behind the last words she heard from her commander at the war ; I Love You.
Violet Evergarden is used as a war tool till Gilbert Bougainvillea, her commander started treating her as a human. (…He also gave her the name Violet…yes, after the flower.…). She becomes devoted to him and even lost both of her arms while protecting him in the war. You’ll know more of this when you watch the anime. The series spans over 13 episodes and a special. The setting is really beautiful. The capital city of Lieben is European scenically. It suggests a post World War environment.
Spending most of her time in the military, Violet parades around a face devoid of emotions and a heart incapable of expressing feelings (…*dabs in poetry*….). We witness her grow through the story. Being a ghostwriter requires her to be able to eloquently express emotions and thus, she evolves.
The series is renewed for a second season but the pandemic is responsible for the delay in production. The overall feel of the series is very aesthetically pleasant, thanks to Kyoto Animation.
Many complain that despite its obvious gorgeousness, the story needs to stick more to the original novel. I’m hoping that the second season does go deeper into emotions. It is easy to relate to the moods, feelings and inability of expression that the characters go through. They are quite common in our regular lives. We often fail to address our psychological and emotional health the way we should. This makes Violet Evergarden more touching but yes, let’s hope it goes deeper.
At the end of the first season, we see Violet meeting a guy. This guy is probably Gilbert, so let’s us all watch out for the second season. (…he had gone MIA!!!…).
A movie of Violet Evergarden was scheduled to be released first in January 2020 then in April 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic is preventing the release but we can expect it by fall (…right??…) . Here is the trailer in case you missed it:
I keep my fingers crossed and hope that the pandemic goes away sooner than predicted. I’m hoping all of you are safe and that you are just as eager about the movie and second season as I am.
Violet Evergarden is available on Netflix outside Japan.