Watch the Chief Animation Director work behind the scenes of the all-new feature film set to be released worldwide January 2020
Kyoto Animation's official YouTube channel has started streaming a series of videos to introduce the works of its Violet Evergarden anime's production staff. The first clip posted today shows a drawing process of its protagonist Violet by the anime character designer/chief animation director Akiko Takase.
Takase has also served as the illustrator for Kana Akatsuki's fantasy light novel series Violet Evergarden, on which the anime is based, and has been attached to the anime adaptation project since the first anime TV CM aired in May 2016.
First TV CM posted in May 2016:
Following the 13-episode TV series aired from January to April 2018, the spin-off film Violet Evergarden: Gaiden - Eien to Jidou Shuki Ningyou - (Violet Evergarden: Spin-Off - Eternity and Auto Memory Doll -) will be screened at select theaters for a limited time of two weeks between September 6 and 19, 2019. Then the all-new feature film Violet Evergarden The Movie is set to be released in Japan on January 10, 2020, and also worldwide in the same month.
"Violet Evergarden The Movie" teaser trailer:
©Kana Akatsuki, Kyoto Animation/Violet Evergarden Production Committee