Kyoto Animation’s Violet Evergarden is getting a new project, which was teased on the wraparound jacket for the Violet Evergarden Gaiden novel. This new novel is a collection of side stories. The format or medium for the new project was not revealed.
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Violet Evergarden first gained notoriety when it became the first and only entry to win the grand prize in the Kyoto Animation Award program. Kana Akatsuki wrote the award-winning concept, which was later picked up for publication by KyoAni. Two novels and a side story collection have been published – all featuring illustrations from Akiko Takase.
Violet Evergarden focuses on Violet, an orphan who works as a ghostwriter at CH Postal Services. Before becoming an Auto Memory Doll, Violet was a child soldier who showcased great fighting ability. However, after losing her arms and memories, Violet sets out to become a letter writer to discover the meaning of the words “I love you.”
KyoAni has produced a 14-episode adaptation of Violet Evergarden, which airs on Netflix.