News Reporting

“Violet Evergarden” Movie To Credit All Crew Members


Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memories Doll VisualEarlier today, it was announced that Kyoto Animation will credit all staffers who worked on upcoming feature film Violet Evergarden Gaiden: Eien to Jidō Shuki Ningyō (Violet Evergarden Side Story: Eternity and the Auto Memories Doll).

Typically, the studio credits only those who’ve worked at Kyoto Animation for at least a year. Haruka Fujita, who is directing the project, stated that he wanted to recognize all who worked on the feature, including those who perished in the arson fire that devastated the company in July. An attorney for the studio added “It’s proof that all of the people who participated in the production lived, including those who suffered in the disaster.”

On July 17, fire broke out at Kyoto Animation’s No. 1 studio. Thirty-four passed away in the blaze, and more than thirty were injured.

Police determined the cause of the fire to be arson, and have arrested a suspect in the action. According to NHK, the police apprehended a male who was seen spraying an accelerant “like gasoline” both in and around the studio. The man’s license indicates that he is in his 40s.

According to NHK, the suspect was saying “Go die” as he ignited the fuel.

Kyoto Animation was established in 1981 by former Mushi Pro staff members. Since its foundation, the studio has worked on numerous prominent anime titles, including The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Clannad, K-On!, Free!, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, and Sound! Euphonium.

Violet Evergarden Gaiden: Eien to Jidō Shuki Ningyō hits Japanese theaters on September 6. The film will run through September 26.

Haruka Fujita is directing the project at Kyoto Animation, with Akiko Takase providing character designs. Reiko Yoshida (Girls und Panzer, K-ON!) is in charge of series composition, while the team of Takaaki Suzuki and Tatsuhiko Urahata wrote the screenplay.

Source: JiJi Press

About the author

Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

Anime Herald

Support Anime Herald

Anime Herald is brought to you through our Patrons and Ko-fi supporters. Consider backing us for as little as $1 a month to help us keep the site ad-free and pay a fair rate to our writers.

Patrons and backers can access several benefits, including Early Article Access, our members-only Discord, and the ability to suggest articles for our team to write on your behalf.



Latest Posts

Columns

That Time I Saw Nagito Komaeda At Whole Foods

It isn’t unusual for me to see anime characters in my neighborhood. I live near a DC metro stop that’s crammed with hotels, so Anime USA and Blerdcon take place here. To be honest, that’s probably why I shouldn’t have been surprised to see Nagito Komaeda at Whole Foods. I was out of Dino Nuggets […]

By Lauren Orsini