Welcome to Anime of the week number # Do you want a slice of life? Do you also enjoy fantasy dramas? Then I got the anime for you! The anime is Violet Evergarden
Jan. 11th, 2018 ~ Apr. 8th, 2018 (Winter 2018)
The Great War finally came to an end after four long years of conflict; fractured in two, the continent of Telesis slowly began to flourish once again. Caught up in the bloodshed was Violet Evergarden, a young girl raised for the sole purpose of decimating enemy lines. Hospitalized and maimed in a bloody skirmish during the War’s final leg, she was left with only words from the person she held dearest, but with no understanding of their meaning.
Recovering from her wounds, Violet starts a new life working at CH Postal Services after a falling out with her new intended guardian family. There, she witnesses by pure chance the work of an “Auto Memory Doll,” amanuenses that transcribe people’s thoughts and feelings into words on paper. Moved by the notion, Violet begins work as an Auto Memory Doll, a trade that will take her on an adventure, one that will reshape the lives of her clients and hopefully lead to self-discovery.
After watching Violet Evergarden I couldn’t really find any sort of fault to it. The story is heavily driven, and the creator did a phenomenal job producing such a remarkable anime. This slice of life can be a real tear jerker for some people, but for me it hit home every single time. There is so much character depth to every single individual even those who only appear for a single episode.
The era in this fantasy world has to take place around the early 1900’s although that’s just my educated guess. Violet travels the world hoping to figure out the meaning of love. Violet is a young girl who has a very dark past, and in this story it follows all the accomplisments and struggles she’s had to overcome. I feel they did a great job at showing how different an individual can be just by the words they use to express themselves.
The animations are very vibrant and appealing that it’s hard to stop watching after a single episode. The soundtrack is also very adequate that it follows the story really well. Out of all the anime that’s been released this year I’ve got to say this has to be my favorite.
I would always recommend this to be a watch for anyone who has nothing to do on their spare time. It just has a peculiar touch to it that makes it a “must watch”. There is also a movie sequel confirmed, but with no date announced so look forward to that! Anyways I hope you enjoyed reading my review on Violet Evergarden.
Seasons & Episodes:
Season 1 ~ 13 Episodes
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