Funimation has announced its plans for the release of the anime feature film Violet Evergarden: The Movie in the United States and Canada.
Violet Evergarden: The Movie will play in select theaters on March 30. Tickets for the movie will go on sale March 19. The theatrical release will be in Japanese with English subtitles.
The Violet Evergarden franchise began as a series of light novels written by Kana Akatsuki and illustrated by Akiko Takase. Four volumes were published by Kyoto Animation from 2015 to 2020 through the studio's KA Esuma Bunko publishing imprint. A TV anime adaptation aired in 2018 and is streaming on Netflix. A stand-alone spinoff film, Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll, was released in 2019; it was the first release from Kyoto Animation following the arson attack at the studio.
Violet Evergarden: The Movie is the franchise's second theatrical release and the conclusion of the Auto Memory Doll/former child soldier Violet's story. Funimation describes the film's plot as such:
Violet Evergarden the Movie is the final chapter in Violet’s story as she discovers that while writing the emotions of others, she may have neglected her own. When a terminally ill boy requests her services for his family, her own feelings about love and loss resurface. Now she must confront her past and the death of the Major.
Mitchel Berger, Funimation's Senior Vice President of Global Commerce, said "Violet Evergarden is an incredible anime that has only gained in popularity since its debut in 2018, and we’re proud to bring the final moving story to audiences. With the film, Kyoto Animation continues to deliver a visually stunning and deeply moving universal story about love and loss."
A poster has also been released for the film: