Konnichiwa Festival confirmed through his social networks the premiere of Violet Evergarden: The Movie very soon in cinemas in Mexico and the rest of Latin America. Due to the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, an estimated release date was not provided. It should be noted that the distributor has screenings of the Fate / stay night: Heaven’s Feel trilogy on its doorstep.
Released on September 18 in Japan, the 140-minute feature film produced by Kyoto Animation (A Silent Voice) promises to bring an extremely emotional close to Violet’s story, originating from the light novels written by Kana Akatsuki and Illustrated by Akiko. Takase.
“I love you” those words that were engraved in his heart. Now a new assignment will lead her to write a letter for a sick boy and she can finally move on.
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For those unfamiliar with this gem of Japanese animation, the story follows a young orphan who was trained to be the perfect weapon: emotionless and with superhuman prowess in combat. However, once the war is over, Violet’s only motivation is to understand the meaning of certain words she received from Major Gilbert Bougainvillea during their last meeting: “I love you.” Violet decides to become an Auto Memory Doll, women in the postal industry who are in charge of interpreting and expressing the deepest feelings of her clients through letters. From these encounters, she begins to better understand these emotions.
Violet Evergarden became the first (and so far the only) work to win the Grand Prize in all three categories – Novel, Manga and Stage – of the Kyoto Animation Awards in 2014, a contest organized by the studio to find new projects to which they can bet in the future. The literary saga is made up of three compilation volumes that follow the central story and an additional volume subtitled Gaiden that recovers six stories parallel to the main line.
Its 13-episode anime adaptation, aired in the 2018 winter season, became one of the most acclaimed and visually stunning works of the last decade, thanks to the careful aesthetic and narrative presentation of the Kyoto Animation staff. An OVA called Violet Evergarden Special premiered in July 2018, while the film Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memories Doll hit Japanese theaters in September 2019 and had screenings in February 2020 in Mexico, courtesy of Kem Media and Konnichiwa Festival.
Violet Evergarden: The film featured the returns of director Taichi Ishidate (Kyōkai no Kanata), screenwriter Reiko Yoshida (A Silent Voice), composer Evan Call (Appare-Ranman!) And Akiko Takase (Sound! Euphonium), who again served as character designer and chief animation director. The Japanese voice cast was again headed by Yui Ishikawa (Mikasa Ackerman in Attack on Titan) as Violet Evergarden.
Its premiere was originally scheduled for January 10, 2020, but had to be delayed due to the arson attack on KyoAni’s Studio 1 in July 2019. The release was postponed until April 24, but had to be postponed again due to to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film finally premiered on September 18 in theaters in Japan, staying for 10 consecutive weeks in the Top 10, which earned it to become the second highest grossing film in Kyoto Animation.
Among other recognitions, Violet Evergarden: The film has been the recipient of the awards for Best Film, Best Screenplay and a posthumous award to the art director Mikiko Watanabe in the 2021 edition of the prestigious Tokyo Anime Film Festival (TAAF). The film was also nominated for Animation of the Year for the 44th edition of the Japanese Academy Awards to be held on March 19.
They can enjoy the complete series, the special chapter and the first film of the saga in the original language or with a Spanish dubbing on Netflix.
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