By: Alec Concejero
Violet Evergarden: The Movie is finally hitting the Southeast Asian cinemas this December, as announced by Singapore-based film distributor Purple Plan.
The movie will debut in Singapore on December 3, and a day after in Vietnam on December 4. Release dates for Malaysian and Indonesian cinemas are yet to be revealed.
Violet Evergarden: The Movie is the follow-up to the popular Violet Evergarden anime. The movie premiered in Japan last September with mostly positive feedback from fans.
Violet Evergarden is a Japanese light novel series written by Kana Akatsuki and illustrated by Akiko Takase. It won the grand prize in the fifth Kyoto Animation Award’s novel category in 2014, the first-ever work to win a grand prize in any of the three categories (novel, scenario, and manga). Kyoto Animation published the first light novel on December 25, 2015, under their KA Esuma Bunko imprint. A 13-episode anime television series adaptation by Kyoto Animation aired between January and April 2018 with several advance screenings taking place in 2017. The anime series of Violet Evergarden tells the story of Violet Evergarden, an ex-soldier who becomes a ghostwriter for those who can’t express their own feelings into letters.
The series was awarded Best Animation at the 2019 Crunchyroll Anime Awards. An original video animation episode was released in July 2018, a spin-off movie titled Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memories Doll was released in Japan in September 2019. Both the anime series and the spin-off film are available on Netflix.
Violet Evergarden the Movie will tell the story of Violet Evergarden who still tries to cope with the death of Gilbert Bougainvillea, the man she holds dearest. One day, Violet receives a clue that Gilbert may be alive. Is it really Gilbert? Will Violet embarks on a journey to find him? Or should she just let the past go?
The film is set to finally put an end to the Violet story.