A Journey of Discovery Begins in "Violet Evergarden" Trailer

Key visual and Japanese broadcast schedule revealed for TV anime based on Kyoani light novel series


A new key visual, a new trailer, and the Japanese TV broadcast schedule have been revealed for Violet Evergarden, an upcoming TV anime based on the series of light novels written by Kana Akatsuki and illustrated by Akiko Takase about a machine struggling to understand her purpose in life.



The story of Violet Evergarden involves a world where Professor Orlando, a scientist, creates a series of robots (known as "Auto Memory Dolls") to assist his wife Molly, an author, in writing her novels after she loses her sight. Later, the Auto Memory Dolls are repurposed as weapons of war.



At the conclusion of a 4 year war that tore the continent of Tersis apart, an Auto Memory Doll named Violet Evergarden retires from fighting and takes a job with a postal company. Violet is haunted by a word that she heard on the battlefield, a word that was told to her by the most important person in her life, a word that she doesn't understand. By touching human lives and human hearts through her work in taking dictation, Violet Evergarden searches for the meaning of the word.



Violet Evergarden will broadcast in Japan according to the following TV schedule:


  • ABC (Asahi Broadcasting Corporation): every Wednesday during the 26:15 time slot beginning on January 10, 2018.
  • Tokyo MX1: every Wednesday during the 24:00 time slot beginning on January 10, 2018.
  • TV Aichi: every Wednesday during the 26:05 time slot beginning on January 10, 2018.
  • BS11: every Thursday during the 24:00 time slot beginning on January 11, 2018.
  • HTB (Hokkaido Televisions Broadcasting): every Saturday during the 26:30 time slot beginning on January 13, 2018.


Please note that some Japanese TV schedules count early-morning programming as late-night programming of the previous day, so for example the 26:30 time slot on Saturday evening is actually on Sunday morning at 2:30 AM JST.



Violet Evergarden will also begin streaming on Netflix in Japan in January of 2018 and on Netflix in other worldwide markets in the Spring of 2018.


Violet Evergarden is directed by Taichi Ishidate and features animation by Kyoto Animation.


Source: Ota-suke


Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

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