The much-awaited feature film edition will open in Japan on September 18, 2020
The official website for the all-new film Violet Evergarden The Movie announced today on September 7 that Japanese moviegoers will receive one of the three short novel books randomly until supply last (you can't choose the title you want from the three by yourself).
The titles of the three short stories are - "Benedict Blue no Sumire" (Benedict Blue's Violet), "Oscar no Chiisana Tenshi" (Oscar's Little Angel), and "Violet Evergaden If." The three are, of course, newly-written by the Violet Evergarden original novel author Kana Akatsuki. And the Violet Evergarden anime's character designer / chief animation director Akiko Takase drew their cover and insert illustrations.
Cover illustration samples:
"Benedict Blue no Sumire" (Benedic Blue's Violet):
"Oscar no Chiisana Tenshi" (Oscar's Little Angel):
"Violet Evergaden If"
The film was originally scheduled to be released in Japan and abroad on January 10, 2020. However, it was postponed to April 24 due to the July 18 arson attack on the Kyoto Animation studio to have enough time to complete it. And after the COVID-19 infection started, the April 24 release was canceled like many other films. Now it is finally set for a Japanese release on September 18, 2020.
Trailer with the new release date:
©Kana Akatsuki, Kyoto Animation/Vilolet Evergarden Production Committee