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Violet Evergarden 

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In the aftermath of a great war, Violet Evergarden, a young female ex-soldier, gets a job at a writers' agency and goes on assignments to create letters that can connect people.
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Series cast summary:
Yui Ishikawa ...  Violet Evergarden 14 episodes, 2018
Raissa Bueno Raissa Bueno ...  Violet Evergarden 14 episodes, 2018
Erika Harlacher ...  Violet Evergarden 14 episodes, 2018
Aya Endô Aya Endô ...  Cattleya Baudelaire 13 episodes, 2018
Reba Buhr ...  Cattleya Baudelaire 13 episodes, 2018
Takehito Koyasu ...  Claudia Hodgins 12 episodes, 2018
Kyle McCarley ...  Claudia Hodgins / ... 12 episodes, 2018
Takuya Inagaki Takuya Inagaki ...  Bar Patron / ... 10 episodes, 2018
Christine Marie Cabanos ...  Erica Brown / ... 10 episodes, 2018
Daisuke Namikawa ...  Gilbert Bougainvillea 9 episodes, 2018
Minori Chihara Minori Chihara ...  Erica Brown 9 episodes, 2018
Cherami Leigh ...  Iris Cannary / ... 9 episodes, 2018
Koki Uchiyama Koki Uchiyama ...  Benedict Blue 8 episodes, 2018
Haruka Tomatsu ...  Iris Cannary 8 episodes, 2018
Tony Azzolino ...  Gilbert Bougainvillea 7 episodes, 2018
Ben Pronsky ...  Benedict Bleu 7 episodes, 2018
Hidenobu Kiuchi Hidenobu Kiuchi ...  Dietfried Bougainvillea 6 episodes, 2018
Riki Kagami Riki Kagami ...  Roland / ... 6 episodes, 2018
Keith Silverstein ...  Dietfried Bougainvillea 6 episodes, 2018
Rie Hikisaka Rie Hikisaka ...  Lilian / ... 5 episodes, 2018
Aya Saito Aya Saito ...  Nerine / ... 5 episodes, 2018
Mari Doi Mari Doi ...  Iberis Konoue / ... 5 episodes, 2018
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After four long years of conflict, The Great War has finally come to an end. Caught up in the bloodshed was Violet Evergarden, a young girl raised to be a deadly weapon on the battlefield. 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 no understanding of their meaning. Recovering from her wounds, Violet starts a new life working at CH Postal Services. 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.

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When Evan Call was approached to score for the show, Call read the novel at the request of Taichi Ishidate to draw inspiration from, given it was still very early in production and no official materials had been made yet, save for materials created for animated previews for the novel. Call's sample piece that he submitted for consideration became the main theme of Violet. See more »

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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Anime of 2018 (2018) See more »

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Nearly every episode is an individual masterpiece
9 April 2018 | by rjcsmcSee all my reviews

I have seen a lot of anime in my time, with a log of almost 2,000 anime movies or series that I have reviewed (elsewhere than IMDb), and have given very, very few above a 10 star rating. I was very surprised after seeing the trailer for Violet Evergarden as this turned out to be so much more than I expected. Every episode pulls at your heartstrings as it revels the pains of daily life and the ever so important words that we need to say to the ones most important to us while we still have the chance, and sometimes, when that chance is no longer an option.

The animation visuals are truly amazing and do an excellent job of setting up both the intensity and/or gentleness of the moment, with a balanced mix between 2D and CG without ever making the mix obvious. I rate them a 10.

The background score also does an excellent job between music and sometimes pure silence to allow the viewer to either be pulled along by the emotions of the score, or to be hushed and feel the impact of statement or a visual expression. I rate it also a 10.

The overall story at times seems like it has been done before (which is hard to do these days when literally tens of thousands of anime titles have already been done), yet keeps it fresh with little twists that keep you tied to the main character. There are absolutely breathtaking moments with a sentence here or there literally yanks the emotions from your chest and helps you realize that even if this episode seems like something you've witnessed before, you haven't felt it quite like this. I rate it a 11.

The character development at times seems weak for some of the side characters, many of whom appear to be typical anime clichés. However, at other times some of the minor characters feel more developed that then what you might consider to be the main cast to highlight a significant emotional draw needed for that part of the story. As for the main character, the steps you see her development from what she was to what she can become, are slow, painful and sometimes a bit overemphasized. The character flashbacks, though, help you realize the internal struggle she has, and why her inability to let go is so strong while she deals with understanding the emotions of others. I rate it a 9.5.

If you are a fan of anime. This is a must see.

If you are not a fan of anime, but enjoy series with strong dramatic appeal and a solid, engaging story, this is a must see.

That said, be sure to have a box of tissues handy. You're going to need them.


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