"Master was crying, so I cried again."
Following the Violet Evergarden compilation film that was shown on Japanese TV last week, last night the "Side Story" film was broadcast for the first time on TV in Japan, causing the series as a whole to once again trend worldwide at number one as well as heap even more praise from beloved game creator Hideo Kojima.
Hideo Kojima has fallen so in love with the series, he even purchased Violet Evergarden the Movie on Blu-ray and isn't sure if he should open the "letter" yet or wait for a bit. Makes sense considering the emotional gut-punch the franchise is.
2/2— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) November 6, 2021
"The postman carries happiness.
"I'm so happy that I have something to treasure."
A "last letter" from her has arrived. Should I open it or wait for some time?— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) November 6, 2021
I want to open it right away, but at the same time, I'm afraid to open it.
Then I suddenly remembered.
That's what letters are for, I thought. pic.twitter.com/s5dOvCHD6O
I think the president of the postal company, who has an air of ennui, is kind of my favorite character.— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) November 6, 2021
Netflix has released the entire franchise on their streaming service with the final part, Violet Evergarden the Movie, going up online on October 13 around the world. The series adapts the novels of the same name by Kana Akatsuki from Kyoto Animation with Taichi Ishidate in the director's chair for the TV anime and the final film and Haruka Fujita directing the side story film.
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.