Kyoani's story of a war-machine turned dictation-taker hits Japanese TV in January of 2018
Netflix has announced the acquisition of Violet Evergarden, an upcoming TV anime based on the light novels written by Kana Akatsuki and illustrated by Akiko Takase about a world where automatons designed to help people with disabilities are later used as instruments of destruction.
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 is directed by Taichi Ishidate and features animation by Kyoto Animation. The series will begin broadcasting in Japan in January of 2018. Netflix will begin worldwide digital distribution of Violet Evergarden in the Spring season of 2018.
Source: Anime! Anime!
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