The library is almost ready to open… well, so long as you’re in Japan.
Earlier today, the official Violet Evergarden anime website updated with a new key visual and a teaser trailer. We break the details down below:
The two-and-a-half minute promo focuses on the titular Violet, as character dialogue conveys the core story beats. Image song Violet Snow by Aira Yuki is used as a background track.
The new image features Violet in a sun-dappled meadow, as she carries her suitcase. The image is accompanied by a new tagline, which reads “The girl doesn’t yet understand the meaning of ‘I Love You’.”
Violet Evergarden will air on ABC Asahi, BS11, Tokyo MX1, TV Aichi, and HTB Hokkaido TV starting in January. Netflix holds the global digital rights to the show. They’ll stream the series in Japan as the show airs, and outside of Japan starting in Spring 2018.
The series made its global début on July 2, at Anime Expo.
Taichi Ishidate (Beyond the Boundary) is directing the project at Kyoto Animation, with Akiko Takase providing character designs. Reiko Yoshida (K-On!! franchise, Girls und Panzer) is in charge of series composition.
TRUE was tapped to perform the show’s opening theme.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
- Opening Theme: TRUE
- Music: Evan Call
- 3D Director: Rin Yamamoto
- Art Director: Mikiko Watanabe
- Color Design: Yūka Yoneda
- Director of Photography: Kōhei Funamoto
- Editing: Kengo Shigemura
- Music Producer: Shigeru Saitō
- Prop Design: Hiroyuki Takahashi, Minoru Ōta
- World Setting: Takaaki Suzuki
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Violet Evergarden: Yui Ishikawa
- Claudia Hodgins: Takehito Koyasu
- Gilbert Bougainvillea: Daisuke Namikawa
- Cattleya Baudelaire: Aya Endo
- Benedict Blue: Kōki Uchiyama
- Erica Brown: Minori Chihara
- Iris Cannary: Haruka Tomatsu
Violet Evergarden is based on Kana Akatsuki’s and illustrator Akiko Takase’s novel series of the same name. The book hit Japanese bookstores in December. title, which was published under KA Esuma Bunko’s imprint, won the grand prize in the fifth Kyoto Animation Award program’s novel category in 2014. The win was significant, as it was the first time that any work took top honors at the Kyoto Animation Awards.
Anime Expo describes the project as:
There are words Violet heard on the battlefield, which she cannot forget. These words were given to her by someone she holds dear, more than anyone else. She does not yet know their meaning.
A certain point in time, in the continent of Telesis. The great war which divided the continent into North and South has ended after four years, and the people are welcoming a new generation.
Violet Evergarden, a young girl formerly known as “the weapon”, has left the battlefield to start a new life at CH Postal Service. There, she is deeply moved by the work of “Auto Memories Dolls”, who carry people’s thoughts and convert them into words.
Violet begins her journey as an Auto Memories Doll, and comes face to face with various people’s emotions and differing shapes of love. All the while searching for the meaning of those words.