Violet Evergarden: The Movie

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Afreen Ahmed

Violet Evergarden: The Movie

Violet Evergarden: The Movie (Gekijōban Vaioretto Evāgāden) is a film based on Kyoto Animation’s Violet Evergarden anime series. The film was a direct sequel to the anime series Violet Evergarden, which premiered in 2018.

In July 2018, it was announced and in April 2019, Taichi Ishidate was announced as the film’s director, and Naoko Yamada as the screenwriter.

Production of the film was disrupted by two major events. First, a tragic arson attack on one of Kyoto Animation’s studios in July 2019, caused deaths and injuries. Second, the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, caused widespread delays in film and TV production.

Despite these setbacks, Kyoto Animation continued working on the highly anticipated anime film and it was released on September 18, 2020.

The film portrays Violet’s past, present, and future as she continues to compose letters for others to express their emotions. However, when she meets Yuris, a terminally ill boy who begs her assistance for his family, her thoughts about love and loss emerge and she has a difficult time accepting the truth.

The film earned more than $21 million worldwide and was even nominated for multiple awards.

Violet Evergarden: The Movie Wiki

GenreAdventure, fantasy, romance
Directed byTaichi Ishidate
Screenplay byReiko Yoshida
Based onViolet Evergarden by Kana Akatsuki
Release dateSeptember 18, 2020
Production companyKyoto Animation
Running time140 minutes

Violet Evergarden: The Movie Characters

  • Violet Evergarden
  • Gilbert Bougainvillea
  • Claudia Hodgins
  • Dietfried Bougainvillea
  • Iris Canary
  • Benedict Blue
  • Cattleya Baudelaire
  • Erica Brown
  • Yuris
  • Lucas
  • Daisy Magnolia

Spoilers Alert

Violet Evergarden: The Movie Plot


The film opens by introducing Daisy, a young girl who discovers letters written by Violet Evergarden to her late grandmother. Daisy becomes fascinated with Violet’s past as an Auto Memory Doll before the construction of the Radio Tower and the start of telephones in Leidenschaftlich. She embarks on her quest to learn more about dolls, while she is particularly fascinated by Violet’s decision to leave when she reaches the age of eighteen.


Coming back to the present, Violet’s fame continues to rise after her constant success with writing letters. Despite her efforts to conceal her wounded heart, the one thing that she has yearned, for years has yet to arrive. Simultaneously, she follows a ray of hope that the man who once told her, “I love you “, is still alive, despite the passage of time.

At the same time, she comes across a boy named Yuris, who requests her to write letters for his family despite the lack of funds. Yuris tells Violet to deliver those letters on the day he passes away.

violet evergarden movie Yuris

But Violet gets overwhelmed by her own emotions, which remind her of her past and the man she longs for. She makes a Pinky promise to the sick kid, that she will deliver them to his family on the day he goes to heaven.

On the other hand, Claudia discovers a letter that has Gilbert’s handwriting on it and takes it to Dietfried for confirmation. Claudia then takes Violet to the island of Ecarte, where the suspect Gilbert is staying.

Claudia meets Gilbert and asks him to meet Violet but he refuses. Regretting and blaming himself for everything that has happened to Violet, Gilbert tries to avoid them as much as he can, which hurts Violet deeply.

Violet Evergarden Movie

Violet then writes a last letter to Gilbert and prepares to depart from the island. But Gilbert who couldn’t hold himself anymore runs after Violet to reunite again. He says the same words,” I love you”, to Violet over and over again. The movie ends.

Violet Evergarden: The Movie Cast

Violet Evergarden: The Movie Cast
Character NameJapanese CastEnglish Cast
Violet EvergardenYui IshikawaErika Harlacher
Gilbert BougainvilleaDaisuke NamikawaTony Azzolino
Claudia HodginsTakehito KoyasuKyle McCarley
Dietfried BougainvilleaHidenobu KiuchiKeith Silverstein
Iris CanaryHaruka TomatsuCherami Leigh
Benedict BlueKōki UchiyamaBen Pronsky
Cattleya BaudelaireAya EndoReba Buhr
Erica BrownMinori ChiharaChristine Marie Cabanos
YurisKaori MizuhashiAnne Yatco
LucasRina SatōCassandra Lee Morris
Daisy MagnoliaSumire MorohoshiBrittany Cox

Violet Evergarden: The Movie Review

Violet Evergarden: The Movie is more emotional and gives you a mixture of similar feelings. This is because, the series’ is connected with the movie’s plot, storyline, characters, and details on emotion.

As a huge fan of the Violet Evergarden anime series, I have been eagerly awaiting this movie ever since it was announced. I’ve always been captivated by the show’s gorgeous animation and emotional storytelling, so I had high hopes for the film. I’m happy to say the movie exceeded my expectations and provided the perfect sense of closure I was hoping for.

From the very first scene, I was entranced by the movie’s stunning visuals. The beautiful backgrounds and fluid character movements transported me right back into Violet’s world. I was amazed by how the animators brought each scene to life – I kept pausing just to appreciate the little details.

More importantly, the movie delivered an impactful conclusion to Violet’s emotional character arc. I was invested every step of the way and often found myself getting teary-eyed. The drama felt meaningful rather than excessive or manipulative. Violet’s bittersweet journey resonated deeply with me. The ending left me feeling full – I got to see her story come to a fitting close.

As a fan, this movie gave me everything I wanted – gorgeous animation that dazzles the eyes, and a poignant, rewarding story that tugs at the heartstrings. I became so attached to Violet over the years, so seeing her story conclude so beautifully was incredibly satisfying. This film will stick with me for a long time, and I can’t wait to rewatch it to fully take it all in. Any fan of the series owes it to themselves to see this masterful conclusion.


Should I watch the Violet Evergarden movie or series first?

The Violet Evergarden: The Movie is the sequel of the series and thus, it would not make sense without watching the series first.

Is Violet Evergarden The movie a recap?

No; Violet Evergarden The movie is not a recap. It is the direct sequel of the anime series Violet Evergarden, which premiered in 2018

Is Violet Evergarden’s movie different?

No, Violet Evergarden’s movie is not different.

Did Gilbert and Violet get married?

Gilbert and Violet both are believed to have a happily ever after the movie.

Are Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll and Violet Evergarden Movie the same?

Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll is a spin-off film, while the Violet Evergarden Movie is the definitive conclusion to Violet’s story in the main series. They are different films with different purposes within the larger Violet Evergarden story.

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