Funimation, the leading distributor of anime globally, today announced it is releasing Violet Evergarden the Movie, the second feature-length film in the franchise and the touching finale to Kyoto Animation’s beautiful anime series Violet Evergarden. Presented in Japanese (English subtitles), Violet Evergarden the Movie is in select theaters in the U.S. and in Canada on March 30. Pre-sale tickets are available for the movie on March 19.
For fans of the series, which can be watched currently on Netflix, the movie concludes Violet’s story as a young woman and former child soldier reintegrating into society after the war who searches for her life’s purpose. Employed as an Auto Memory Doll hired to write other people’s thoughts into letters, Violet seeks to understand the meaning of the words “I love you,” said to her by Major Bougainvillea, the person she held dearest and lost during the War’s final days. Violet Evergarden the Movie is the final chapter in Violet’s story as she discovers that while writing the emotions of others, she may have neglected her own. When a terminally ill boy requests her services for his family, her own feelings about love and loss resurface. Now she must confront her past and the death of the Major.
“Violet Evergarden is an incredible anime that has only gained in popularity since its debut in 2018, and we’re proud to bring the final moving story to audiences,” said Mitchel Berger, Senior Vice President, Global Commerce at Funimation Global Group. “With the film, Kyoto Animation continues to deliver a visually stunning and deeply moving universal story about love and loss.”
For more information, and to stay up to date on ticket availability, follow Funimation on Twitter and follow the #VioletEvergarden hashtag.
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