Violet Evergarden movie arrives in NA theaters

Better late than never! It’s been announced from Funimation that the heartwarming Kyoto Animation anime Violet Evergarden’s movie is finally coming to the west in select theaters. Tickets went on sale on March 19th and the movie will be played in select theaters on March 30th for English subtitles. Violet Evergarden The Movie takes place after the events of the anime series.


The movie concludes Violet’s story as a former child soldier reintegrating into society after the war and searching for her life’s purpose. Employed as an Auto Memory Doll hired to write other people’s thoughts into letters, Violet seeks to understand the meaning of the words, “I love you,” said to her by the person she held dearest during the war’s final leg.

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Violet Evergarden movie new poster and Japanese release date

Violet Evergarden: The Movie

If you are in Japan, you might want to bring some tissues because this movie will probably make you cry. If you remembered correctly, Kyoto Animation announced that they would be doing two films of the anime Violet Evergarden. One was a spin-off movie which was released in theaters in February and Funimation premiered it along with My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising and the other is a movie which is planned to be released later in 2020. Today, according to Crunchyroll, Kyoto Animation released a poster for the upcoming movie. The poster reveals that the movie will be in Japanese theaters in April 24th.

According to Crunchyroll as well, the spin-off movie will be heading towards Netflix in April 2nd. The movie is called Violet Evergarden – Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll.



Violet Evergreen movie will be delayed

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Some of you may already know about the deadly arsonist fire that took the lives of many at Kyoto Animation studios. Even though some KyoAni anime was saved, we lost innocent people by the hands of evil. From Kyoto Animation, we have the anime Violet Evergarden. It was announced a while back that there is plans of a spin-off movie and a motion picture movie. Unfortunately, one of them will be put on hold.

According to Crunchyroll, an updated post at the official website states that the movie Violet Evergarden the Movie was planned to be released on January 2020, but it will instead be put on hold. It’s unknown how long do we have to wait, but we gotta be patient and let time heal any pain for the victims. Here is what it says:

“apologize to everyone who was looking forward to the release” and thanks fans “for (their) continued support of the Violet Evergarden series.”

As for the spin-off movie, Violet Evergarden: Spin-Off – Eternity and Auto Memory Doll, this movie was done on Sept 6th and it was released in Japan. This spin-off movie was completed before the fire.



KyoAni receives donations from J-Rock singer YOSHIKI and Key Developer

It’s been weeks since the arson attack on Kyoto Animation. On July 18th, someone attacked the Japanese animation company Kyoto Animation which caused not only damage to the building and works, but also took the lives of innocent people. In these past days, fans from all over the world are donating to the company in order to rebuild what was destroyed.

In news regarding to Kyoto Animation, it’s reported that a hefty donation was given to the company by well known Japanese icons. First, J-Rock singer YOSHIKI donated 10 million yen to Kyoto Animation. YOSHIKI is the lead to the band X JAPAN. Here is what he had to say in regards to tragic event on Twitter.

“I am in the United States. I learned about the Kyoto Animation fire on the local news. My heart aches. Japanese anime, and each one of those creators, is a treasure of the world. I hope they recover as soon as possible.”

Here is what he also said in Crunchyroll:

“I’m always doing tours around the world … No matter where I go, animation fans come to my concerts and support my global activities. I’m always grateful to them. And I always want to contribute to the development of Japan’s anime culture, which I consider one of the world’s treasures. I truly share the pain of those who lost their families. I really hope this will assist the bereaved, and also hope that the circle of support around them will expand.”

Last but not least, it looks like a game developer is also contributing to help. Key, a company that previously worked on visual novels like Clannad and Air, is willing to donate up to 10 million yen as well.  Here is what they said on the website:

“To all employees of Kyoto Animation,

We are struggling to find the words to express the deep sadness we feel about the painful tragedy you have gone through. We wish to offer our sincere condolences for those who have passed away, and are praying for as swift a recovery as possible for those who suffered injuries.

Through the wonderful talents and tremendous efforts of Kyoto Animation, the Key works Kanon, Air, and Clannad have been able to emotionally touch people around the world. The thoughts of our employees, as well as those of fans of our works, are with Kyoto Animation.

We look forward to Kyoto Animation continuing to produce heartwarming anime that stir the emotions and give courage to people in Japan and throughout the world.”

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KyoAni works saved from fire attack

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It’s been a week since the horrific arson attack at the Kyoto Animation  studios. It’s been confirmed that thirty-five lives have been loss because of the fire. I found this news from Crunchyroll on the status report after the attack. According to Crunchyroll, some of the project works survived. It’s been reported that projects and, production materials and ongoing works have been safely secured in a digital server and the server was safe in a room with thick concrete walls. So this good news for the company that the past and current works of anime is still safe.

President of Kyoto Animation, Hideaki Hatta gave a statement in both languages in regards to the attack:

An unprecedented atrocity has robbed many of our friends and colleagues of their bright futures and has left many deeply injured.
News from all over the world tells us that amazingly many number of people has sent us their hearts and prayers, which are like candles in the darkness, for those of us trapped in the darkness of deepest grief.
There are many friends and colleagues who are hospitalized and suffering, fighting for their lives.
Please give us some time.
We promise that Kyoto Animation will continue to create animation that help people have dreams, hope and impress them.
Kyoto animation will continue to make its employees and staff lead happy lives, and contribute to society and local community.
I assure you that Kyoto Animation will not give up, we will not go quietly into the night…we will not vanish without a fight!

Please give us time.

-Hatta to the fans all over the world

On July 29th, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga held a speech conference in regards to the attack and all the donations given to them. There is going to be a bipartisan coalition proposal  in which will help the studios of Kyoto Animation and the victims will be given a tax break. The money received domestically and internationally will be used for the victims and to new animators who wishes to join Kyoto Animation.

This arson attack is a real tradgey that took the lives of innocent people. This company help bring out many lovable anime such as Clannad, Violet Evergarden, Free! and A Silent Voice. With the donations given from all over the world and the works still intact, we can help restore what damaged. We may have lost people, but we should not let their legacy be forgotten. These people created our favorite stories and characters. We need to pray for the familes and friends.


Tragedy News: Arson Fire destroys Kyoto Animation building! Fire causes great casualties

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Talk about a bad way to start the day. I found out about this news early morning while I was working at my job. I bring some bad news that has been going on throughout social media. The animation studio building Kyoto Animation was caught on fire due to an arson attack. News have reported that the fire was started yesterday, July 17th, and it was caused by an arson who poured out gasoline on the building. According to the police, the arson was described as a man in his 40s. Currently, he is apprehended and the police will look further details to confirm if he really did create the fire. According to Anime News Network, there were about 70 people inside the burning building and about 33 people have died.

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The news is still updating and I am going to leave all these sources I found so you can stay plugged in.





Kyoto Animation is well known for creating anime such as Clannad, Violet Evergarden, Angel Beats, A Silent Voice and Free! If you want to help out with Kyoto Animation, Sentai Filmworks (English Anime company) has partned with GoFundMe to collect donations to help this company

Crunchyroll is also helping the cause by allowing fans to write a message to Kyoto Animations. You can send a kind message to help lift the spirits for the company and you have the opportunity to upload a picture or fanart of KyoAni anime.

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May God be with everyone