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Posted 1/18/18 , edited 1/18/18
Just finished watching Episode 2 on Netflix, and I have to say that the musical score is just...wow..

The english dub is also very well done (well not quite up there with Hellsing Ultimate, but a dub that doesn't cause me to switch to the subs is very good in my books).

I very much enjoyed Episode 2, even more so than Episode 1 (The score worked powerfully with the tone of certain scenes and I felt it).

I'm still a little worried about Violet's character development, but there was some small but I think significant breakthrough's towards the end of the episode. I also don't like the fairly low contrast ratio of the visuals, but I'm hoping it is some artistic cue that might evolve and change as characters develop.

I feel that this season's anime selection on CR is significantly better than the previous season's (usually I only look forward to weekends, but there seems to be many great shows fairly well spaced out over the week); but it is looking like Netflix may have my favourite Anime show of the season.
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Posted 1/19/18 , edited 1/20/18
Netflixs has raised the bar with this anime. I am getting a Plastic Memories vibe from this anime
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Posted 1/19/18 , edited 1/19/18
How can they make this look so good? It's ruining other anime for me. The story is definitely going for the slow burn but that's cool. I thought Cattleya's name was a play on her figure (it might still be) never realized it was a genus of Orchids, all the girls are obviously flowers.
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Posted 1/19/18 , edited 1/19/18
Still a fairly slow paced show, but I thought it was better than the first episode, and certainly humourous with Violet's no BS attitude .

The ghostwriting business has a lot of hidden power, especially when words can make or break a deal.
Speaking of which, that woman who got dumped(?) shouldn't complain if she didn't read the letter herself first and sense checked it.

As an aside, I do find it slightly insincere that they get others to write it for them, especially if it's romance. It should really come from yourself, but granted, not everyone is articulate as Cattleya.

Damn, Cattleya, Violet and Iris are just so good eye candy - Violet in that dress near the end and hair in two buns looked very much like an adult Saber
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Posted 1/19/18 , edited 1/20/18
How are people in the US watching this on Netflix? I can't even find it.

edit: nevermind.
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Posted 1/19/18 , edited 1/19/18
This show is so pretty!!
That being said, this show definitely has a slow pace, but I do really like is so far. I'm interested to see more of this.
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Posted 1/20/18 , edited 1/20/18
I watched episode 1-2. Netflix helped fund this I guess? This isan't about a high school, Isekai, or a harem. It's kind of about PTSD and recovery; this is a very non-Japanese theme.

I'm blown away by this show. If this is a harbinger of things to come from western funded shows, the future is bright.
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Posted 1/20/18 , edited 1/20/18

Mysharonaa wrote:

This isan't about a high school, Isekai, or a harem. It's kind of about PTSD and recovery; this is a very non-Japanese theme.

I'm blown away by this show. If this is a harbinger of things to come from western funded shows, the future is bright.

It's hardly "non-Japanese". That'd be like evaluating all our media based off select current YA novel trends.

I don't mean to gatekeep, Netflix may have things to take credit for down the road in anime but this isn't quite that.

V.E. is an original LN by Kana Akatsuki that won the grand prize in the Kyoto Animation Awards in 2014, the only LN to win a grand prize from 2009 to today--even honorable mentions are rare, it's a tough award. They then published both LNs and early in that time were already far enough along to publicly announce the anime. This is a very thoroughbred KyoAni animation project since 2014, and the process has been perfectly in line with their studio practice (source).

Same with Devilman Crybaby for example, Yuasa and Aniplex were already working on it, it's not something Netflix did. Even moreso in Evergarden's case as it's completely in-house, there's no production committee or other influence.

Netflix may actually have things to brag about down the road in 2018 and beyond, but to date they've only written checks and offered an online streaming platform for anime projects that are already greenlit and in the production process. The way they slap "Netflix Original Series" on everything they stream is actually kind of douchey since their only credit on anything so far has been internet streaming, but they're certainly welcome to throw their money at things.

Their actual influence so far is more strongly felt in the west, like them getting Castlevania out of development hell.

But don't see an anime on Netflix and think "Netflix made this happen." So far, that has never happened.

Edit: Slight correction, they have a couple other credits. "Sponsor" and "Special Support" for Ajin, "Cooperation" for Fate/Apocrypha, and "Produced in Association with" for Blame! and Cyborg 009. So maybe a bit more for those four.

That can definitely grow in the future as well, I'm interested to see how Netflix's involvement in anime goes.
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Posted 1/20/18 , edited 1/20/18
Why is this not on crunchyroll? also why is this so overhyped ???
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Posted 1/20/18 , edited 1/20/18

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Why is this not on crunchyroll? also why is this so overhyped ???

Netflix has the license but isn't simulcasting it in the US.
It's potentially the most intensive animation production ever attempted for television.
The story sounds really good, and not a retread of familiar anime trends.
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Posted 1/20/18 , edited 1/20/18
Hmm, I'm still not sure.
The small inaccuracies, some of the characters (including Violet) and the seemingly odd flashbacks ("seemingly" because I think the placement and content of the flashbacks serve a specific purpose but I'm not sure yet) make it hard for me to fully enjoy it but on the other hand the atmosphere in several scenes and some of the characters are great so I also don't want to drop it.

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Posted 1/22/18 , edited 1/23/18
Violet Evergarden EP 2"Never Coming Back

A bit more dramatic / post-war is hard on everybody itv seems

Violet was a gift to Gilbert . Violet was found unkept in a war zone

Violet is not ecactly welcomed with open arms by Iris / Erica in the Ghostwriting Dept but quickly leatms how to type after adjusting her fingers

Benedict brings lunch to share with a couple of the reception girls who have nothing but disrespect towards him because he works hard and was sweaty

The 2 other dolls Iris / Erica who work under Cattelya ( their and Vilolet boss ) come in also rejecting Beneficts lunch offer and complain Cattelya gets the good writing jobs

Violet gets to watch Iris write letters but overdoes correcting her and the intent of a client

Violet is wayching Erica whose client rejects the letter she wrote and refuses to pay and Vilolet says that is illegal and manhandles and both Erica and Violey have to answer to that and other complaints to Claudia

Violet takes a turn at writing a love letter for a client that she wrote wgat she spoke instead of her intentions instead of feelings ans that client was rejected getting Viloet in more trouble

Cattelya tales Violet out to talk things over such as it is the right job for her but Violet understands she did the letter wrong

Iris wants Claudia to fire Claudia to fire Violet but Erica who has kinda befrinded Violey overhears and defends her as Violet reminds her of her wishes to write

Later Claudia has new uniform for Violet and Cattelya wants Violet to take a writing course

Claudia also found the Brooch Gilbert have Violet on the black market and cost him / the company a lot of money

Later Claudia tells Cattelya about Gilbert / Violet anf that Gilbert is not coming back.
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Posted 1/23/18 , edited 1/24/18
Never seen it and as for the art-style, not interested. The whole drama-fantasy combo isn't exactly my style.
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Posted 1/24/18 , edited 1/25/18
Episode 3

So they finally showed the opening song....honestly, I think it works for this anime but not groundbreaking or memorable enough.

We got introduction of Lcuclia this episode, who I guess will probably be a side character considering her role. This show feels like it's trying to develop Violet into a more human character. Through interactions, she's trying to understand feelings such as love.

From these three episodes, she continues to express that she wants to know what "I love you" really mean...

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Posted 1/24/18 , edited 1/25/18
ugh a steel toe boot right to the feels
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