Violet Evergarden picked up by Netflix!
It’s all over anime news websites. Netflix has picked up Violet Evergarden! The TV anime series will be available to watch on Netflix early (Spring)2018, and is an adaption of the light novels written by Kana Akatsuki where automatons were originally created to help people with disabilities. They later became instruments of war.
A premiere episode of Violet Evergarden was aired in July at this years Anime Expo. A short PV was made available online not long before.
Violet Evergarden is not the first anime to be streamed on Netflix. But its captivating and stunning visuals are bound to draw in even non anime fans with its beauty. Coupled with the fact that Netflix has many(under exaggeration) users world wide, it’s likely to be a show good for introducing people to anime.
From the very first second of the trailer, it’s apparent that Violet Evergarden will be a rare visual treat.
The breathtakingly beautiful and vibrant visuals alone are worth watching the show for if nothing else. The beautiful and somewhat haunting music in the trailer may also mean we can expect the music to be equally stunning. Needless to say, KyoAni have out done themselves spectacularly in the visual aspect and it would almost be a crime not to watch it in 1080p when it’s available.
There is very little we know about the plot save that there are robot dolls known as auto memory dolls. They were invented originally by a man know as Professor Orland who created them to assist his blind wife, an author. There original purpose was to help those with disabilities. However later they became instruments of war. At the conclusion of the war, after all the fighting, Violet Evergarden takes up a job at postal company. She searches for the meaning of a word spoken to her during the war, and by the person most important in her life.
It remains to be seen whether the story and its execution will live up to the high standards KyoAni have now set themselves, but the studio isn’t exactly a stranger to well told stories with depth. The studio’s movie ‘A Silent voice’ released earlier this year is a good example. KyoAni’s film had no shortage of depth and was unafraid to tackle a few harsh themes that others normally wouldn’t. The movie was regrettably overshadowed by Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Your Name’, an equally great film released around the same time that.
Add free and with guaranteed quality that you just can’t get on free anime streaming websites, Netflix will definitely be the place to watch it.