Violet Evergarden: The Movie Release Date, Cast, And More

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It's the beginning of the end for this tear-jerking anime series: "Violet Evergarden: The Movie" is on the way to conclude the journey of our titular hero. All good things must come to an end and "Violet Evergarden" is doing that the only way it knows how — by making the audience sob. So grab your Kleenex and get ready, because the movie's official release is quickly approaching. Here's everything you need to get ready for "Violet Evergarden: The Movie."

Violet Evergarden: The Movie Release Date and Where To Watch It

"Violet Evergarden: The Movie" makes its global streaming debut on Netflix on October 13, 2021. The series concludes a journey begun by the Netflix anime series "Violet Evergarden," so if you still need to catch up, all 13 episodes are available now on the streaming service. Also on Netflix are the two specials, "Violet Evergarden Special" and "Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll."

What is Violet Evergarden?

The story of "Violet Evergarden" begins with the 13-episode anime series. In an alternate 20th century Europe, Violet is a retired soldier who has only ever been treated as a weapon. After the end of the war and the loss of her arms in battle (now replaced with mechanical limbs), she is tasked with integrating into civilian life. The series sees her struggling to connect with others and find her life's purpose without a battle to fight. Soon, Violet joins the workforce as an Auto Memory Doll, a person who helps others by ghost writing letters for them. This proves incredibly helpful for her transition, as Violet becomes more in touch with human emotions and tries to understand the phrase her presumed dead major, Gilbert Bougainvillea, last spoke to her: "I love you."

Violet Evergarden: The Movie Synopsis

Netflix has offered this brief description of "Violet Evergarden: The Movie."

As the world moves on from the war and technological advances bring changes to her life, Violet still hopes to see her lost commanding officer again. With the scars of burns, she goes back to her past to feel the true feelings of the Major's, "I love you."

Violet Evergarden: The Movie Cast

"Violet Evergarden: The Movie" sees the return of the entire original voice cast. This includes Yui Ishikawa as Violet Evergarden, along with Daisuke Namikawa, Takehito Koyasu, Hidenobu Kiuchi, Haruka Tomatsu, Koki Uchiyama, Aya Endô, Minori Chihara, Kaori Mizuhashi, and Rina Satô, each reprising their roles.

Violet Evergarden: The Movie Writers and Directors

"Violet Evergarden" began as a series of light novels written by Kana Akatsuki and illustrated by Akiko Takase. During its run, the series was adapted as an anime series by Kyoto Animation in 2018, leading to a special and two subsequent films — this one included. "Violet Evergarden: The Movie" is written by Reiko Yoshida, (who penned the Netflix series) and helmed by series director, Taichi Ishidate.

Violet Evergarden: The Movie Trailer