Teaser trailer, key visual, main staff, and cast member revealed for adaptation of light novel series by Kana Akatsuki
A wealth of new information has been revealed for Violet Evergarden, an upcoming TV anime based on the light novels written by Kana Akatsuki and illustrated by Akiko Takase about a group of Auto Memory Doll robots created to serve the needs of their human masters.
The main staff for Violet Evergarden includes:
- Director: Taichi Ishidate
- Series composition: Reiko Yoshida
- Character design: Akiko Takase
- Sound director: Yota Tsuruoka
- Opening theme: TRUE
- Animation production: Kyoto Animation
Additionally, Yui Ishikawa will provide the voice of the titular character, the Auto Memory Doll named Violet Evergarden. An official website and Twitter feed (@Violet_Letter) for the Violet Evergarden TV anime have also been published.
The original Violet Evergarden novels are published by Kyoto Animation under their KA Esuma Bunko imprint. The story involves a world where a scientist creates a series of robots (known as "Auto Memory Dolls") to assist his wife, an author, in writing her novels after she loses her sight. Later, the Auto Memory Dolls are repurposed as weapons of war.
The 1st episode of the Violet Evergarden TV anime will premiere at Anime Expo 2017 in Los Angeles on July 02, 2017. The European premier will be screened at the AnimagiC 2017 convention in Mannheim, Germany, while the Asian premier will be screened at the CF3 AFA SINGAPORE 2017 convention in Singapore. Violet Evergarden begins its Japanese broadcast in January of 2018.
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