Animation studio Kyoto Animation (Hibike! Euphonium, Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!) have revealed the second commercial for their anime adaptation of Kana Akatsuki and Akiko Takase’s 2014 Kyoto Animation Novel Award winning light novel, Violet Evergarden. The new video shows off the stunning and vibrant visuals of the upcoming anime and features a theme by music composer Evan Call (Big Order, Tokyo ESP); there is also the option for English closed captioning.
An anime adaptation of Violet Evergarden by Kyoto Animation is in production. Not much is known about the project, including its format and air date.
Here is the first commercial:
The production staff of the commercials includes:
- Director and Storyboard Artist: Taichi Ishidate (Kyoukai no Kanata, Kyoukai no Kanata I’ll Be Here)
- Anime Character Designer and Animation Director: Akiko Takase (Amagi Brilliant Park and Free! Eternal Summer Key Animator)
- Key Animators: Nami Iwasaki (Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!, Kyoukai no Kanata), Fumio Tada (Kyoukai no Kanata, Amagi Brilliant Park), Kohei Okamura (High Speed! -Free! Starting Days-, Musaigen no Phantom World), Shinpei Sawa (Tamako Love Story, Kyoukai no Kanata), Nobuaki Maruki (Amagi Brilliant Park Chief Animation Director), Tatsuya Sato (Gundam Build Fighters and Kakumeiki Valvrave Digital Painter) and Miku Kadowaki (Kyoukai no Kanata Character Designer)
- 3D Art: Joji Unoguchi (K-ON! and The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Background Artist)
- Animation Studio: Kyoto Animation (Hibike! Euphonium, Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!)
Violet Evergarden is a Japanese light novel written by Kana Akatsuki and illustrated by Akiko Takase. The novel was entered into the 2014 Kyoto Animation Awards where it became the first winner of the grand prize in the novel category (the first winner of any novel, scenario and manga categories). The novel was published on December 25, 2015 by Kyoto Animation under their KA Esuma Bunko imprint.
Here is the series synopsis from MAL:
Dr. Orlando created a doll that can release natural voice called Auto Memories Doll initially for his beloved wife, but is popular among the world, and even an organization to lend it is established. The lady that looks like she’s from a story book with blond hair and emerald eyes would say “This is Violet Evergarden, Auto Memories Doll Service will be there as soon as the customers wish to” with pretty and natural voice.
You can visit the series’ website here: http://www.kyotoanimation.co.jp/books/violet/