Singapore-based film distributor Purple Plan has announced their plan to bring the latest Violet Evergarden film in Southeast Asian countries, including Indonesia. On their social media, Purple Plan announced that the film, simply titled as Violet Evergarden the Movie, will receive a theatrical release in at least four Southeast Asian country: Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia. The film will start screening on 3 December 2020 in Singapore, while the screening date in Vietnam is a day later. The screening schedule in Indonesia and Malaysia, however, has not been announced yet.
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On their social media account, Feat Pictures have also hinted that they are going to handle the distribution of the film in Indonesia. Prior to Violet Evergarden the Movie, Feat Pictures and Purple Plan had brought Violet Evergarden spin-off film, Violet Evergarden: Eternity and The Auto Memories Doll, in Indonesia. The spin-off film started began screening in Indonesia in January 2020 and reached 25,000 viewers in 5 days.
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— Feat Pictures (@FeatPictures) October 16, 2020
However, the information about the cinema chain that will screen Violet Evergarden the Movie is still unclear. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the operations of Indonesian cinemas have been paused starting from April 2020. The Indonesian central and regional governments had considered to allow cinemas to reopen in July 2020, though the plan was postponed because of rising number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country. As of October 2020, however, a number of cinemas in Jakarta, Bandung, Batam, Pontianak, Samarinda, Banjarmasin, Ternate, and Jayapura have been allowed to reopen with strict health protocols, including reduced theatre capacity.
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 and a spin-off film that released in September 2019.
Violet Evergarden the Movie will tell the story of Violet Evergarden who still try to cope with the death of Gilbert Bougainvillea, the man she holds dearest. One day, Violet receives a clue that Gilbert may be alive. Is it really Gilbert? Will Violet embarks on a journey to find him? Or should she just let the past go?
Violet Evergarden the Movie was originally scheduled to premiere on 24 April 2020 but delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic. The film finally premiered on 18 September 2020 in Japan. On their YouTube channel, Kyoto Animation also published the first 10 minutes of the film, which shows one of Violet’s client’s great-granddaughters.
This would be the eight work from Kyoto Animation to be screened in Indonesia. In addition to previous Violet Evergarden spin-off film, other Kyoto Animation’s films that have been screened in Indonesia are 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 Indonesian Anime Times