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.
Kyoto Animation has been through a lot these past months. From the arson attack and COVID-19 outbreak, the anticipating anime movie Violet Evergarden has been pushed back several times. Reported on June 24th at Crunchyroll, we finally get some information on the Violet Evergarden The Movie. It’s been announced that the movie will be released in Japanese theaters on September 18, 2020. Currently, this is only for Japanese theaters and there hasn’t been confirmation news for a global release.
With everything happening all over the world with COVID-19, it’s no surprise that Japan will be affected by this virus.
According to an article from Crunchyroll, the Kyoto Animation anime Violet Evergarden will be delayed again indefinitely until further notice. The reason why they are not going to be premiering the movie this month is to avoid spreading or making contact with the virus epidemic COVID-19. To those who paid for the tickets way back even in January will still be able to watch the movie in Japanese theaters.
This is the second time this movie was delayed. The first time was because of the July 18th Arson attack in 2019 and the movie was planned for a January release. The movie got pushed back to April 2020 after the attack and to pay respect for the loss of the victims. There is no current release date.
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.
Good news Violet fans! In my old post, I mentioned that Funimation will be premiering the Kyoto Animation movie Violet Evergarden I – Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll – in theaters along with the second My Hero Academia movie. Yesterday, Funimation has given us details when will the movie will be premiering. If you want to watch this movie, this Violet Evergarden movie will be in theaters from February 17th to 20th. According to the Funimation site, the movie will be 93 minutes long and it will be in English Subbed only.
Get ready for not one but two anime movies in 2020. It’s not Dragon Ball Super Broly again like last year but this time it’s about My Hero Academia and Violet Evergarden. Announced today in Twitter, Funimation announced that they will be premiering the second movie of My Hero Academia in theaters. The movie My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising will be in English Dubbed and Subbed on February 26th.
Even though this movie won’t be in English Dubbed, you can still enjoy this beautiful anime in subtitles. At Ohayocon 2020, Funimation announced that they will be premiering the anime spin-off Violet Evergarden I: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll. This is a side story version not the upcoming movie Kyoto Animation announced. This movie will be in subtitles only and it will be premiering in early 2020.
Which one are you looking forward too?
My Hero Academia
Depending on your experience, 2019 has had some good and bad moments. In the anime community, besides the Vic and Funimation debacle, we had the worst tragedy in which an arson had attacked the Kyoto Animation building and staff. If you didn’t know, in July of this year, a man attacked the Japanese studio Kyoto Animation with fire. The work of KyoAni was safe but this attack costs the lives of many workers. Because of this attack, most of planned anime projects are all delayed and workers and families are trying to recuperate and deal with the losses.
There is some slight of hope for KyoAni fans. Fans can still hope for the anime movie Violet Evergarden: The Movie. It’s not the spin-off Violet Evergarden: Spin-Off – Eternity and Auto Memory Doll –; This movie was premiered in Japan and it will be heading towards to Australian cinema. Now, Kyoto Animation announced at their website that Violet Evergarden: The Movie will be in Japanese theaters in April 24, 2020. Originally, this movie was expected to come out on January but after the attack, it got delayed.
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.
As an add on to my previous Violet Evergarden movie news post, I got an update on the movie! It’s been previously announced that there is going to be a side-story movie based on the anime Violet Evergarden. The spinoff movie is titled Violet Evergarden: Spin-Off – Eternity and Auto Memory Doll – and the movie will be in Japanese theaters for three weeks from Sept 6-26th.
Today the movie has an official trailer and thanks to Crunchyroll, we also get to read the story synopsis
Crunchyroll describes it:
The story of Violet Evergarden: Gaiden – Eien to Jidou Shuki Ningyou – follows Isabella York, a young woman who attends an acclaimed but extremely strict academy for young women of high social status at the behest of her father. The school feels like a prison to Isabella, and she despairs for her future, until she meets a new teacher: the auto memory doll, Violet Evergarden.
Let’s hope this movie shows up globally soon. Crunchyroll has announced some details on the upcoming anime film based on Violet Evergarden. This movie is going to be a spinoff movie based on Kyoto Animation’s anime. The title of the movie is called Violet Evergarden: Spin-Off -Eternity and Auto Memory Doll-. The spin-off film is going to be released on September 6th, 2019. It’s going to be played in Japan in 73 theaters and will run for 3 weeks. It will be directed by Haruka Fujita who worked on the special episode and episodes 1, 2, 5 and 13th episodes. The main ED song for this film is going to be sung by Minori Chihara and the song is going to be called Amy. This is the same singer who sang the anime ED song Michishirube. The CD single is expected to be released on September 4th.
Last but not least, there is also plans of a Violet Evergarden movie. It’called Violet Evergarden the Movie and it is set to be released in theaters on January 10, 2020 in Japan.
You can watch the English Dub of Violet Evergarden on Netflix.