The film took No.1 both in Pia and Filmarks' first day satisfaction ranking
The official website for Violet Evergarden: Gaiden - Eien to Jidou Shuki Ningyou - (Violet Evergarden: Spin-Off - Eternity and Auto Memory Doll -) announced on September 13 that the film will continue its theatrical run in selected theaters in Japan after September 27 due to popular demand.
The film originally planned a limited two-week run from September 6 to 20. But after the July 18 arson attack (the film was completed one day before it), the studio decided to add one more week to run until September 26. It was released in 83 theaters across Japan on the planned September 6 and was well-received by the audience, ranking sixth in the box office ranking in its first weekend. It even took No.1 both in Pia and Filmarks' first day satisfaction ranking.
Since the film's website has revealed bonus items for its fourth and fifth week theatergoers, it is expected to run at least two more weeks in Japan.
The fourth week theatergoers (September 27-) will receive an original mini colored paper drawn by the character designer/chief animation director Akiko Takase, then the fifth week audience (October 4-) will get one of the four newly-written novel books (same items for the first three weeks) randomly again.
©Kana Akatsuki, Kyoto Animation/Violet Evergarden Production Committee