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Anime Chat- Violet Evergarden: The Movie

Anime: Violet Evergarden: The Movie

Genre: Coming of Age, Fantasy

Original Air Date: September 18, 2020

Where to watch: Netflix

Spoilers ahead.

Before writing this anime review, I decided to reread my old review of the series. Here is a link to it, if you’re also curious:

Anime Chat: Violet Evergarden

I realized two things:

One is that I suck at writing and apparently proofreading the stuff I wrote.

Lastly, that this movie is giving me part of what I want. More of who Violet is and how she is blooming into this person that can now understand what feelings were.

The movie began by introducing me to Daisy. The granddaughter of one of Violet’s clients. When Daisy’s grandmother died, she stumbled upon a box of letters that were written by Violet, I think half a century ago. If my math was right. Since Ann (Daisy’s grandma) was still young when her mother, Clara, hired Violet to write those letters for Ann. And Daisy is a teen when she stumbled upon those said letters.

Anyway, you get the picture. So, this movie is going to show you bits of Daisy as she looks for traces of Violet after she resigns from her job as an Auto Memory Doll, or Doll for short. Meanwhile, we go back to Violet’s timeline as she receives a job request from a terminally ill boy named Yuris. Meanwhile, Hodgins encounters a letter with very familiar handwriting.

Damn, I forgot how sad this anime gets. This movie manages to pull on my heartstrings, which is rare nowadays. The reality of dying and not being able to tell the people you love what you want, and vise versa, is what this movie revolves around. Which, was sadly, too relatable for me.

I also quite liked how this movie portrayed the pain and guilt Gilbert is feeling towards what happened to Violet during the war. I was also satisfied with how this movie ended.

I give this movie a 4 out of 5 stars. The story has a good pace, with no dull moments. Good closure for this anime. The animation and art are beautiful as expected from the creative people from Kyoto Animation. (May the victims of that horrible crime be at peace.)


What about you? What do you think of this movie?

There you go. I’m currently in a watching and gaming mood, so I might review more of those instead of the usual books.

Thank you so much for reading. As usual, keep safe and I’ll talk to you again this weekend!

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