A teaser trailer and a key visual for Violet Evergarden: The Movie were released in April 2019. The film's second teaser trailer and key visual were respectively released in February and March 2020. In March 2020, the film held collaboration with instant noodle brand Acecook in promoting its release. Three short stories written by Akatsuki were given to the moviegoers in Japan on the film's premiere: Benedict Blue's Violet (ベネディクト・ブルーの菫), Oscar's Little Angel (オスカーの小さな天使), and Violet Evergarden If (ヴァイオレット・エヴァーガーデン If).
Parents need to know that Violet Evergarden: The Movie is a 2021 anime based on the novel and anime series. Here Violet learns that the man who mentored her is still alive and she must confront her true feelings for him. This is a romantic "tearjerker" movie, and not only due to Violet and Gilbert. In one of the side stories, a tween boy is dying in bed, and has hired Violet (who, after the war, works as an in-demand letter writer for those who cannot express their feelings) to help him express his love for his uncle and best friend while also using the letters to make amends for the times he was mean to them. Some war violence, including a flashback scene in which a soldier is shot in the eye and killed, with some blood. In a flashback scene, Violet loses her arms while trying to rescue Gilbert during a battle in which they end up separated. Pipe smoking. Overall, some of the more emotionally intense scenes may be too much for younger or more sensitive viewers.
It's an earnest movie that wears its melodramatic heart on its proverbial sleeve. It isn't difficult to imagine tweens (and teens, and adults) all over the world getting choked up before the waterworks begin. But it fits the story, and doesn't come across as mawkish or manipulative. The sincerity and the gorgeous animation win out. Besides the emotional intensity that may prove wearying for some, the only other criticism is that it's a longer-than-average movie, clocking in at two hours and 20 minutes, and after some of the plot points and character traits have already been established, it's easy to see what scenes could've ended up on the cutting room floor. But there's so much to enjoy otherwise, and what ultimately comes through is one of the best anime to emerge in recent years.
The movie, while gorgeous and beautiful, would not have had the impact that it did without the weight of such a phenomenal show behind it. Some fans would argue that the movie detracts from the overall emotional impact of the show, and they choose to pretend as though her story ended with the final episode of the original series.
Part of the way through the movie it is revealed that the Major may have survived that final battle. This news understandably leaves Violet extremely conflicted. She is overjoyed that her beloved Major is alive but terrified to see him again after so much time. In this, the movie perfectly captures the spirit of this story. Her reaction is real and raw, and all of the viewers can understand what she is feeling because they feel it right alongside her.
For romantics, this movie cashes in on every cliché beautifully. The Major is only barely able to call out to Violet in time to stop her from leaving and the two dramatically run/swim towards one another before embracing and, presumably, living the rest of their lives together. The conclusion of their love story is so powerful that back in the future with our narrator it compels her to rectify her own troubles with her loved ones through a long-obsolete letter. In doing so the movie beautifully encapsulates just how much power written words and true feelings can have.
The Violet Evergarden movie delivered everything that fans could have wanted from a conclusion to Violet's story, with the only critique being that it is perhaps too neat of an ending. But the reunion of the two tragic lovers delivers the emotional punch that it should after having been built up for so long. Violet truly earned her happy ending and the audience can be at peace knowing that her singular wish was fulfilled, and not at the cost of her having learned both what love is, and how to live for herself.
Violet Evergarden: The Movie (劇場版ヴァイオレットエヴァーガーデン, Gekijouban Vaioretto Evāgāden?) is an animated movie based on Violet Evergarden light novel series by Kana Akatsuki and a sequel to Violet Evergarden anime series. Produced by Kyoto Animation and distributed by Shochiku, the film is directed by Taichi Ishidate from a script written by Reiko Yoshida. Initially teased in March 2018 as a new project, it was revealed in July to be an anime film. Ishidate and Yoshida were revealed as part of the film's staff in April 2019. The film suffered setbacks following the Kyoto Animation arson attack and the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Violet Evergarden: The Movie is a Japanese Netflix Original romantic drama movie directed by Taichi Ihidate, and written by Reiko Yoshida. Kyoto Animation is responsible for the incredible animation seen in the series and films.
Was actually disappointed when I heard what this movie is gonna be about, I think the way things left off in the series is already perfct. But now that I've seen it, I was wrong. Who am I to deny Violet of happiness? Bless you Kyoani, keep doing what you're doing.
I found this to be a very disappointing end to Violet's character arc. She spent the series helping other people to cope with loss and find closure, and by the end it felt like she was ready to move on and live her life too. That was such a great place to end things, but it just feels like the movie backtracked all of that growth so we could get a schmaltzy reunion at the end.
The problem remains that Violet herself continues to be the least interesting person with the least interesting emotional conflicts in her own series and movies. Here her reunion with the long-lost Major is once again outshined by a dying kid in a hospital bed that gets the film's biggest emotional gut punch.
Despite its omissions, Violet Evergarden: Recollections does a great job of giving the viewer the full scope of what this series offers. Joy, sorrow, struggle, and dealing with the sins of the past are all brought through thanks to the episodes and moments that the movie chooses to include, while still leaving much to discover if one should decide to use this as a stepping stone to a full watch through.
Violet Evergarden: The Movie and Keep Your Hands off Eizouken! have won the Anime of the Year award at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2021. Eizouken! and Violet Evergarden: The Movie claimed the prize for the TV and movie categories respectively.
TAAF began in 2002 as part of the Tokyo International Anime Fair, where it was called the Tokyo Anime Award. TAAF became independent in 2014. In TAAF 2020, Weathering with You and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba were the respective movie and TV category winners of the Anime of the Year award.
The movie was released on October 13, 2021 worldwide, with the English cast reprising their roles from the previous iterations. An alternate English dub was September 25, 2021 on Itunes in the Middle East two weeks before the SDI Media dub. The dub was criticized for poor lip synching, audio mixing and thick accents. There is not much information on the cast and studio where the dub was recorded at the moment, but given Apple's branch on the Middle East is based on the United Arab Emirates, it's likely it was dubbed in a studio based in that country.
First thing I need to make clear is: this movie is one and a half hour long and divided into three parts and two different timelines: the times when Violet existed and the times after she dies. Already in the beginning of the movie, Violet is dead.
By sheer coincidence, Violet learns that Gil is living in that island. She goes to see him and Hodgins goes with her after trying to stop her at first. When Gil finds out that they came to see him, he outright refuses to meet them. It pretty much takes the near entirety of the goddamn movie for them to see each other face-to-face. I say face-to-face because all of the following shit happens:
Punch in the face count ends at twelve. Thirteen if I include the fact that the movie ends with a last shot of Violet after she and Gilbert do a pinky swear. Looks like they were really trying to buy everyone with tears.
That is right. The narrative of the TV series differs from the novel in the first place, so it is a matter of course that the movie will be an original one. But the author, Akatsuki Kana-san, shared with us conditions for the scenario and settings, thus the movie also properly reflects the essence of what is most cherished in the novel. I hope that the people who enjoyed the original work will enjoy her future again with a different flavor to it.
It has turned into something that people can enjoy quite a lot even if they watch only the movie. Aside from the usual work of the young woman named Violet Evergarden and her sentiments from such occasions, the people involved with her and her feelings are portrayed carefully, as they had always been until now, so the easiness to watch this work and dive into it have not changed from the time of the TV series. Should anyone become interested in her way of life after watching the movie, if they go over the TV series and then watch the movie once again, there will be further depth to the story, so I think it would be even more fun.
What Movies Will It Remind You Of?: Viewers will of course be reminded of the other Violet Evergarden film, Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll, as well as movies like Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms. It features a very similar plot thread that involves the horrors of war and its aftermath, as well as the concept of one special person that brings you profound happiness. And what do you know? Both are tearjerkers. 781b155fdc