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After the Violet Evergarden spin-off “Violet Evergarden: Eternity & The Auto Memories Doll” statrted general screening in Indonesian theatres on January 29, 2020, the film distributor Feat Pictures through its social media on Monday (3/2) has informed that the spin-off feature has been seen by 25,000 viewers in the duration of five days and thanks Indonesian viewers for their support.

Adapted from a novel by Kana Akatsuki, the anime series of Violet Evergarden tells the story of Violet Evergarden, an ex-soldier who becomes a ghostwriter for those who can’t express their own feelings into letters. The anime series aired from January to April 2018, followed by one OVA that released in the same year.

The spin-off  Violet Evergarden: Eternity and The Auto Memories Doll (Japanese title: Violet Evergarden Gaiden: Eien to Jido Shuki Ningyo), tells the story when Violet meets Isabella York, a daughter of a wealthy family who feels restricted with her noble life. The film has been screened in Japan on 6 September. Yui Ishikawa will also reprise her role as Violet Evergarden, while new character Isabella York will be voiced by Minako Kotobuki.

The original novel of Violet Evergarden won the grand prize in the fifth Kyoto Animation Award in the novel category. It was first published on December 25, 2015, by KA Esuma Bunko, a light novel imprint established to publish the works that received prizes in Kyoto Animation Award. Kyoto Animation had also planned to release another Violet Evergarden film in January 2020, though it has been delayed to April 2020 after the arson incident at Kyoto Animation’s Studio 1 building on July 18, 2019 that killed 36 animators and staff members and injured 34 others.

This has been the seventh work from Kyoto Animation to be screened in Indonesia after Tamako -Love Story- (limited screening at Japanese Film Festival in 2015), A Silent Voice (general release in 2017), the two Free! Timeless Medley films (general and limited screening in 2018), Free! Take Your Marks (limited screening in 2018), and Chunibyo Demo Koi ga Shitai: Take on Me (released in 2018).

The Indonesia Anime Times

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