The official website of the upcoming anime adaptation of Kana Akatsuki and Akiko Takase’s Violet Evergarden light novel series has opened, revealing that the series will debut in January 2018. In addition, a new visual, cast member, staff, and promotional video were also revealed.
The site has revealed that Yui Ishikawa (Mikasa Ackerman in Attack on Titan) will voice the titular character Violet Evergarden.
The production staff of the anime will include:
- Director: Taichi Ishidate (Kyoukai no Kanata, Kyoukai no Kanata I’ll Be Here)
- Series Composer: Reiko Yoshida (K-ON!, Koe no Katachi)
- Anime Character Designer: Akiko Takase (Amagi Brilliant Park and Free! Eternal Summer Key Animator)
- Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka (Clannad, Koe no Katachi)
- Animation Studio: Kyoto Animation (Hibike! Euphonium, Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!)
The Opening theme song of the anime will be performed by Japanese pop singer TRUE (Hibike! Euphonium OP, Buddy Complex OP).
Here is the first promotional video of the anime, which announces the air window and main staff:
Here is the first commercial for the anime, produced by Kyoto Animation:
Here is the second commercial:
The anime will have a world tour premiering the first episode, starting with Anime Expo 2017 on Sunday, July 2nd. The event will showcase the first footage of the anime, as well as a Q&A session with the director, Ishikawa and TRUE. The anime will also premiere at AnimagiC 2017 in Germany on the weekend of August 4th, at the 2017 Kyoto Animation & Animation Do Fan Event on October 21st, and at AFA Singapore 2017 on the weekend of November 24.
The Anime Expo site describes Violet Evergarden 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.
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.The Violet Evergarden TV anime by Kyoto Animation finally has an air window: January 2018, during the Winter 2017/2018 anime season. Further details will be revealed at a later date.
Source Article - Anime Expo 2017
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