Written by Kana Akatsuki, VIOLET EVERGARDEN is a Japanese light novel that was submitted into Kyoto Animation Awards’ novel category in 2014. It won grand prize that year — the first ever work to win grand prize in any of the categories.
Kyoto Animation later published Violet Evergarden in 2015, and enlisted Free! key animator Akiko Takase to provide illustrations. Being one of the best light novels Kyoto Animation has ever published, it is no surprise to see an anime adaptation being made.
And Kyoto Animation’s recent preview of Violet Evergarden sure did not disappoint:
In fact, the preview looks incredibly magnificent. Although this preview only lasted 46 seconds, such fine details and vibrant colours can be seen. You literally have to pause every few seconds to take in everything. As expected from the animation powerhouse, the animation is simply on point in a way that we haven’t seen before.
Here is the English translation of Kyoto Animation’s official series synopsis:
Auto Memories Doll.
It’s already been a long time since that name was first popularized. It’s a machine that Dr. Orlando created that talks in a natural voice. At first, he only made it to help out his loving wife, but before long, they spread out into the world and companies were made to lend them out.
‘I’m Violet Evergarden, the Auto Memories Doll who will rush to provide service anywhere you wish.’
That translucent voice comes from a robotic beautiful girl with blonde hair and blue eyes, like she came out of a storybook.
Kyoto Animation previously streamed a Comiket 89 video for the novel in January: