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Posted 13 October 2017 - 01:00 AM

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Title: VIOLET EVERGARDEN
Japanese: ヴァイオレット・エヴァーガーデン
Airing dates: 10/1/2018 (TV series 14 episodes) and 11/1/2018 (Netflix streaming)
Genres: Drama, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Military, Steampunk
Original creator: Kana Akatsuki
Director: Taichi Ishidate
Series director: Haruka Fujita
Written by: Reiko Yoshida
Music by: Evan Call
Character designer and chief animation director: Akiko Takase
Art director: Mikiko Watanabe
Sound director: Yōta Tsuruoka
Director of photography: Kōhei Funamoto
Animation check by: Hiroko Kuroda
3D art by: Jōji Unoguchi
3D graphics by: Tetsuro Umetsu
Special effects: Rina Miura
Accessory setting by: Hiroyuki Takahashi and Minoru Ōta
Prop design by: Mikiko Watanabe
Color design by: Yūka Yoneda
Editing by: Kengo Shigemura
Producers: Kazusuna Umeda, Shin'ichirō Hatta and Shin'ichi Nakamura
Executive producers: Masayuki Nishide, Shunji Inoue, Yōko Furukawa and Yōko Hatta
Music producer: Shigeru Saitō
Planning producer: Hideaki Hatta
Studio: Kyoto Animation
Network: Tokyo MX, TVA, ABC, BS11, HTB
Opening theme: "Sincerely" by True
Ending theme: "Michishirube (みちしるべ / Guidepost)" by Minori Chihara
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Main cast: Violet Evergarden (ヴァイオレット・エヴァーガーデン) voiced by Yui Ishikawa (JP) and Erika Harlacher (EN)
Claudia Hodgins (クラウディア・ホッジンズ) voiced by Takehito Koyasu (JP) and Kyle McCarley (EN)
Gilbert Bougainvillea (ギルベルト・ブーゲンビリア) voiced by Daisuke Namikawa (JP) and Tony Azzolino (EN)
Benedict Bleu (ベネディクト・ブルー) voiced by Kōki Uchiyama (JP) and Ben Pronsky (EN)
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Auto Memory dolls: Cattleya Baudelaire (カトレア・ボードレール) voiced by Aya Endō (JP) and Reba Buhr (EN)
Erica Brown (エリカ・ブラウン) voiced by Minori Chihara (JP) and Christine Marie Cabanos (EN)
Iris Cannary (アイリス・カナリー) voiced by Haruka Tomatsu (JP) and Cherami Leigh (EN)
Supporting cast: Tiffany Evergarden (ティファニー・エヴァーガーデン) voiced by Toshiko Sawada
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Nerine (ネリネ) voiced by Aya Saitō (JP) and Johanna Luis (EN)
Oliver (オリバー) voiced by Naoya Nosaka
Lilian (リリアン) voiced by Rie Hikisaka
Lux Sibyl (ラックス・シビュラ)
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Synopsis: 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 does indeed sound like a KyoAni project.. :) either it works or it doesn't, so many aren't very different... at least the concept is here.

i think ep'1 stands out of their many series, which are comedy or fanservice :o
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11. Ballroom e Youkoso - 7/10 (ongoing?) B
12. Shoukoku no Altair - 7/10 (ongoing?) B+
13. Imouto sae Ireba Ii. - 6/10 (ongoing?) B
14. Blend S - 6/10 (ongoing?) A+
15. Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World S2 - 6/10 (ongoing?) B-
16. Dagashi Kashi 2 - 5/10 (airing) A+
17. Sangatsu no Lion 2nd series - 5/10 (airing) C-
18. Love Live! Sunshine!! S2 - 5/10 (ongoing?) A-
19. The [email protected]: Cinderella Girls Gekijō S2 - 4/10 (o?) A-
20. The [email protected]: Side M - 4/10 (ongoing?) A

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 02:07 AM

Auto Memories Dolls... sounds familiar of course.... seen that trope used often, but it's often done well... sort of reminds me of that Planetarian: Hoshi no Hito 'doll' or robot etc... I really liked that one, too bad KYOTO didn't flush it out more than the other two side stories... I forget it they were animated or just manga'd, but there was definite potential there.



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 01:00 PM

Auto Memories Dolls... sounds familiar of course.... seen that trope used often, but it's often done well... sort of reminds me of that Planetarian: Hoshi no Hito 'doll' or robot etc... I really liked that one, too bad KYOTO didn't flush it out more than the other two side stories... I forget it they were animated or just manga'd, but there was definite potential there.

you mean Key ;/ but as seen in ep.2 those Dolls aren't robots, still Violet really fits called that given by personality... Or more like lack of it? And obviously her mechanical arms, she's learning emotions too yet doesn't know gilbert died -_-
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17. Sangatsu no Lion 2nd series - 5/10 (airing) C-
18. Love Live! Sunshine!! S2 - 5/10 (ongoing?) A-
19. The [email protected]: Cinderella Girls Gekijō S2 - 4/10 (o?) A-
20. The [email protected]: Side M - 4/10 (ongoing?) A

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 03:00 AM

Just watched first ep of Violet Evergarden... the classic 'what is love' plotline of a child of war or military etc... done rather well, the writing is moving well in the setup of the scene, characters and plot... rather well done in terms of how to successfully setup your first episode... well done.... looks like a post WW1 world... nice character setups... it's typical that if one is done right, they all are... and such is the case here in the first ep.... dub is fast... from Netflix Canada, not USA.

Violet Evergarden (ヴァイオレット・エヴァーガーデン Vaioretto Evāgāden) 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)....

Plot The story revolves around Auto Memory Dolls (自動手記人形 Jidō Shuki Ningyō): dolls initially created by a scientist named Dr. Orland to assist his blind wife Mollie in writing her novels, and later rented out to other people who needed their services. In the present time, the term referring to industry of writing for others. While the initial function of Auto Memory Dolls is only to generate voices into text, a second group of people created a company that "rented out" beautiful talented women who, while having the same function as the original Auto Memory Dolls, also can perform military-related tasks.

This story is developing very nicely... dramatic... nice animation etc... well done in ep 2 as well.

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 02:00 PM

This story is developing very nicely... dramatic... nice animation etc... well done in ep 2 as well.

also its late 0P/ED were worth the wait and this steampunk isn't typical, full of magic or fantasy (still I enjoyed FMA)... I'm glad ep.3 (14 in total) isn't an usual school setting we're fed up, bit rushed but finally V learns how to ghostwrite!:)
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18. Love Live! Sunshine!! S2 - 5/10 (ongoing?) A-
19. The [email protected]: Cinderella Girls Gekijō S2 - 4/10 (o?) A-
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Posted 05 February 2018 - 05:00 AM

Yeah.... I don't know the studios... can't remember which does what.... but I have learned to notice that each does have their style that repeats....
At first, from the early description, I thought her character was a robot... but just an orphan picked up from the streets during the war and used/trained to kill like a robot.... expendable people, like troops in any war, which is why the public is always being told to 'support the troops'... the usual BS every empire pumps out there to keep their empire building going on the cheap.... religions do the same for those in Power...

So, I assume, outside of flashbacks, that her previous role is over and her new one has started... and will be the main storyline... 2 LNs for this as the basis... so, is that 2 possible cours? if not rushed like Grencrest Seki? The comments I've seen on that sure are dead on... so rushed that it's hard to connect to the characters... lack of a budget? lack of trust in another season?

But this one is really looking good as a drama... well constructed, characterized... it always seems to be the case that when one, usually the MC/s, are well made, the others will be as well.... and usually a good sign of a good storyline. This one looks good, feels good etc. I like the different personalities in that office as well... nice mix.. the different girls/women with different talents in the job as the last ep demonstrated rather well... and even the trope of 'what is love' is being setup rather well given her previous war duties as an expendable pawn of the officer corp.... or so it seemed.... as her commander was warned not to get involved or whatever.... but all commanding officers are taught that.

I like this office too,.... which seems to be itself rather expendable in that this job is for the transition time until educational standards make it no longer necessary... once others can write for themselves etc.... being expendable seems to follow our MC around since she was a kid.... I assume a war orphan? They seemed to imply that her war role was like a suicide bomber/assassin? Thus her attitude or lack of emotion.... etc.

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 02:00 PM

So, I assume, outside of flashbacks, that her previous role is over and her new one has started... and will be the main storyline... 2 LNs for this as the basis... so, is that 2 possible cours? if not rushed like Grencrest Seki? The comments I've seen on that sure are dead on... so rushed that it's hard to connect to the characters... lack of a budget? lack of trust in another season?

That's why I stopped seeing GS (I prefer the similar Chain Chronicle films films), did it turn any good or you dropped them?... So Violet is named after a flower like iris, who had more screentime in ep'4 along her family and crush at home ^_^
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17. Sangatsu no Lion 2nd series - 5/10 (airing) C-
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19. The [email protected]: Cinderella Girls Gekijō S2 - 4/10 (o?) A-
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Posted 08 February 2018 - 03:41 AM

Haven't exactly dropped it or others yet.... but haven't kept up on some of them either... so sort of dropped... I don't like to start them if they don't appeal to me to start with, same with everyone isn't it? This anime, Violet Evergarden, is SoL, different than I expected, but I like the genre, so not a problem and this one has the best writing of those I'm watching so far... I like the scifi aspects of Kokkoku better, but this one is written better, in terms of characterizations, etc... you know where it is going... and like this ep, it seems all the office staff will get their own episode to flesh out their backgrounds... It's just good writing, hard not to like it. You know they will have to have the reveal on the Major's death at some point in her character development.. probably for the season ending episode? I wonder if this cour is the first book or both? Ongoing I think it was. I'll probably check out the recent ep/s of GS now... and then see whether to put it on the backburner or not... as I do prefer the trend to watch a bunch of eps/or a season that makes it more 'complete'.. like a film or book... a complete story is always better than a mere chapter. Some SoL's work in this manner though, those that don't have a real plotline... just the flow of the daily ordinary life that is written/animated in a manner to make those hours/days/weeks seem special... out of the ordinary.... which this anime has as well.... that touch of a unique character in an ordinary setting...

 

Kokkoku is more of a tease affect as they don't want to tell you what's going on... that is slowly revealed, which indicates that it is more important than the action itself, whereas this one reveals the main elements as quickly as possible to get those questions out of the way so the characters can take center stage and the plotline.... usually it's one or the other.... some can do both..... maybe 'Steins Gate' as an example? good plot and charcters that get reveals each ep? Kokkoku has the stopping of time element that is part of most 'alien' abductions... electron focusing to 'stop' the flow.... so it's interesting to see protrayed in any way... just to see it visually. So that is my top pick, but this one has a better story, characters etc.... Kokkoku is more gimmicky.... like Anji or whatever that one was... most of those are based on flimsy setups... like Attack on Titan.... alive in the walls? Really!?!?! That's insane, so I had to drop it... couldn't wait for any half assed explanation for that... which I doubt every came. :wacko: I'm too old to let that slide by without protest... same with everything in life.... as long as you don't know, you don't care... but if you do, suddenly you are presented with the need to choose... to care or not... a relationship... to look the other way and live the lie along with the other/s or to walk away etc. IMO, a good story doesn't ask that of you... it continues to draw you in without any need to pretend 'the emperor is wearing clothes'... to use that old analogy. This character of Violet reminds me of the true story of the girl in Torey Hayden's book/s "One Child" and its sequel, "Tiger's Child":  http://www.torey-hay...gers_child.htm There's an incredibly good real scene in which the girl comes to realize what others think/feel etc... utilizing "The Little Prince" to teach about friendship etc. ... rather dramatic, but then all stories dealing with emotionally damaged kids/people are...

 

:o But not to worry, it doesn't look like Violet's story is going in that direction... that would be very unusual in any country, in any format of storytelling.... as the real ones are much more emotional, gripping than these made up ones... these are all safer to view from afar... though the impression is that Violet, or at least those 'dolls of war' like her, the other orphans, might indeed be more like that. I do wonder if some of that or her memories might not come back around in later episodes.



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Posted 18 February 2018 - 10:00 PM

like this ep, it seems all the office staff will get their own episode to flesh out their backgrounds... It's just good writing, hard not to like it. You know they will have to have the reveal on the Major's death at some point in her character development.. probably for the season ending episode? I wonder if this cour is the first book or both? Ongoing I think it was.

actually the novel ended! 1'cour, so no age barrier in that princess' marriage... unlike Koiame but better #6 of a scribe, next i hope sexy ghostwriter 0wn ep!:(
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3. Net-juu no Susume - 9/10 (OVA, ongoing?) A
4. Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau - 9/10 (ongoing?) B+
5. Himouto! Umaru-chan R - 9/10 (ongoing?) A
6. Fate/Apocrypha - 8/10 (ongoing?) C-
7. Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara - 8/10 (ongoing?) B
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9. Dragon Ball Super - 7/10 (airing) A+
10. UQ Holder!: Mahou Sensei Negima! 2 - 7/10 (ongoing?) B+
11. Ballroom e Youkoso - 7/10 (ongoing?) B
12. Shoukoku no Altair - 7/10 (ongoing?) B+
13. Imouto sae Ireba Ii. - 6/10 (ongoing?) B
14. Blend S - 6/10 (ongoing?) A+
15. Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World S2 - 6/10 (ongoing?) B-
16. Dagashi Kashi 2 - 5/10 (airing) A+
17. Sangatsu no Lion 2nd series - 5/10 (airing) C-
18. Love Live! Sunshine!! S2 - 5/10 (ongoing?) A-
19. The [email protected]: Cinderella Girls Gekijō S2 - 4/10 (o?) A-
20. The [email protected]: Side M - 4/10 (ongoing?) A




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