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  • Violet Evergarden Asia Premiere at C3 AFA Singapore 2017

    On behalf of the Violet Evergarden Production Committee, C3 AFA Singapore 2017 is proud to announce it will be hosting the Asia Premiere of “Violet Evergarden”! This momentous occasion is part of the “Violet Evergarden World Screening Tour”, which include the “World Premiere at AX 2017” and the “EU Premiere at AnimagiC 2017”.

    ©Kana Akatsuki, Kyoto Animation/Violet Evergarden Production Committee


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    Introduction

    Long ago the “Auto Memories Doll” was born. Professor Orland, an influential figure in the printing industry, invented a new type of printing machine for his wife Molly, so that she could write novels after she had lost her eyesight. The machine was given the appearance of a petite lovely doll.

    Putting his heart and hopes into it, the professor named it “Auto Memories Doll”. Eventually, Auto Memories Dolls became widespread, supporting the lives of many. Now, the term is applied to women whose work is to put thoughts into words, either for those who cannot write or on behalf of others.

    This story is about a young girl, Violet Evergarden, and how she connects people’s hearts as an Auto Memories Doll living at the turning point of a generation.

    ©Kana Akatsuki, Kyoto Animation/Violet Evergarden Production Committee

    The Story So Far

    There are words Violet heard on the battlefield, which she cannot forget.These words were given to her by someone she holds dear, more than anyone else. She does not yet know their meaning.

    A certain point in time, in the continent of Telesis. The great war which divided the continent into North and South has ended after four years, and the people are welcoming a new generation.

    Violet Evergarden, a young girl formerly known as “the weapon”, has left the battlefield to start a new life at CH Postal Service. There, she is deeply moved by the work of “Auto Memories Dolls”, who carry people’s thoughts and convert them into words.

    Violet begins her journey as an Auto Memories Doll, and comes face to face with various people’s emotions and differing shapes of love, all the while searching for the meaning of those words.

    ©Kana Akatsuki, Kyoto Animation/Violet Evergarden Production Committee

    The Story Creator

    “Violet Evergarden” was originally a novel written by Kana Akatsuki (KA Esuma Bunko/Kyoto Animation) which won the the Grand Prize at the 5th Kyoto Animation Award. The Kyoto Animation Award is a novel-writing competition that has been hosted by Kyoto Animation Co.,Ltd. since 2009.

    In the past, works such as “Chu-2 Byo Demo Koi ga Shitai”, “Kyokai no Kanata”, and “High☆Speed!” have received honorable mentions, and were published as novels as well as given animated adaptations. “Violet Evergarden” is the very first to shine as the “Grand Prize” winner — the highest award in this contest.

    The Cast

    ©Kana Akatsuki, Kyoto Animation/Violet Evergarden Production Committee

    Violet Evergarden: Ishikawa Yui (Voice Actress)

    Her notable roles include Mikasa Ackerman in “Attack on Titan”, Kosaka China in “Gundam Build Fighters”, Shinjo Hinaki in “Aikatsu!”, Mikagami Mimika in “Sokyu no Fafner-EXODUS”, Reira in “Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V”, Utara Canaria in “Qualidea Code”, Katakura Koto in “Girlish Number”, Takasago Tomoe in “Eromanga Sensei”, Sahara Miyoko in the movie “A Silent Voice”, and 2B in the game “NieR: Automata”.

    ©Kana Akatsuki, Kyoto Animation/Violet Evergarden Production Committee

    Director: Ishidate Taichi

    Ishidate Taichi Joined Kyoto Animation in 2002. Born in Kyoto Prefecture, his notable works include anime TV series “Kyokai no Kanata” (Director) and “Gekijoban Kyokai no Kanata -I’LL BE HERE-” (Director).

    ©Kana Akatsuki, Kyoto Animation/Violet Evergarden Production Committee

    Theme Song: TRUE (Artiste)

    Starting with the opening theme for “Buddy Complex” in 2014, she has since performed multiple anime theme songs. She is highly versatile, singing anything from strong passionate numbers to grand ballads.

    She has also provided lyrics for numerous anime related works under the name “Karasawa Miho”. Her lyrics are highly acclaimed by fans of each anime production, for their strong connection to the storylines.

    Her live performances are passionate and sincere, as she pulls in the audience with her energy. She has broadened her career as an anime song singer, lyricist, and radio personality, and can expect even further success in the future.

    ©Kana Akatsuki, Kyoto Animation/Violet Evergarden Production Committee

    Official Website

    You can also visit the official website at violet-evergarden.jp.


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