Let’s Talk Anime: Violet Evergarden

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Credit: FANDOM Wikia: Violet Evergarden

Small Summary

“Violet Evergarden” is a young ex military member getting used to life out of the battlefield. She was orphaned during childhood, so she only knows the life of a soldier in combat. Because of this, she is regarded as a weapon. However a man named Gilbert Bougainvillea doesn’t regard her as so. He tries to raise to be her own person, not a tool, on the grounds of practice camps, but war and bloodshed soon follow behind.

Gilbert’s last wish for Violet is to live freely. Soon after Violet emerges from her time at the hospital, she acquires a new job as an Auto Memory Doll. The Dolls are responsible for writing letters for those who cannot find the write words to express what they want to be seen on paper. Violet hopes that taking this job will help her understand her emotions, and understand the last words Gilbert said to her.

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Credit: Netflix


Violet Evergarden is a heartfelt story of a young girl learning from her surroundings. She grows into a person who is willing to look back at her dark past and move forward towards the future. Moreover, this show also contains stories of many others who are learning to connect with either themselves or those that they’ve loved.

Through Violet, many people are able to reunite with family members, experience loss, regain inspiration, and find a future to look forward to. She has helped so many, yet she finds it difficult to help herself.

Even though she becomes a skilled Doll, she cannot truly convey her emotions properly. And when she thinks she has a hang on other people’s thoughts, a new challenge comes at her door step.

However, through all the pain, loss, suffering, and mental obstacles that make it harder for her to look ahead, she is able to withstand it all.

The emotional trip I got from this show was largely impacting. I believe I went through several tissues in the process.

This show was one I picked up on the spur of the moment, not thinking about what the plot entailed, or the rating it had on the internet. Because of this, it made it easier to enjoy the show for fun.

The animation was absolutely beautiful. It reminded me that of The Ancient Magus’s Bride (which I have yet to finish). And the design of some of the characters resembled clips I’ve seen of the Fate series. To add, the emotion I derived from the story was as powerful as A Silent Voice in most cases.

The only thoughts I had was some parts in the middle of the show would have worked well as an ending point. I feel like a few episodes may have seemed like filler because of this. But I have no objections for how the show ended. It was still a touching moment for me to watch nonetheless.

I wish I had a little more background on some more characters as well, like Benedict. Although we get a sufficient amount of a few, like Iris.

If I had to describe this show in under 5 words, I’d say it was “A lovely kind of bittersweet.” It’s definitely a show to watch if you are bored or unsatisfied with anything you’re watching now, because this will not disappoint.

Overall, this is an amazing show to watch if you’re not afraid of feeling sad here and there, and also if you don’t mind seeing some gore as well. I can’t wait to see the OVA, which is rumored to be released, very soon.

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    1. Yes! Well, kinda, hopefully. I need to make more post ideas. But I finally have enough free time, so it shouldn’t be a problem. 🙂
      OOh YeAh! The animation is really good, it’s one of my favorite aspects of it. I think you’ll like it as you continue.

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      1. Ah, I hope you get a proper mental rest then. I’m mostly writing review-ish posts myself. I find the to be a lot easier. Though I’m still not checking my blog as often nowadays.
        If you think the first episode was amazingly, visual wise, then you’ll love the next ones.

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  1. Oh finally! I have someone to discuss this show with!!! I was ruined by it! I agree with everything you said! Especially the tissue bit, because I don’t really cry when I watch shows! The animation was beautiful, the story was heartfelt. I didn’t even mind the filler episodes, I thought it all worked collectively to show Violet’s growth. I definitely agree there should have been more background to some of the other characters, maybe if they decide to do a season 2, we might just get that! Great, great post! This is one of my first anime’s I’ve watched in ages!!! Which episode was your favourite??

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    1. THERE’S TALK OF A SEASON 2!!! So you might get to see that. But I think it’s going to be based off some of the filler type episodes, which is fine by me, because I highly enjoyed those as much as when the show was on track with Gilbert and Violet’s plot. Hmmm, which was my favorite? The one with the little girl receiving letters for 50 years on her birthday. It was just so sweet, and so sad. Ahhhhh! 😀

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      1. Yes I read an article about it on Inquisitr! (I think if you google Violet Evergarden and Inquisitr side by side it should pop up). The ending left me with some questions, so I do hope it becomes true! Oh that episode was my favourite too! I Wept. With a capital W. It was so sad and beautiful. The whole show was sad and beautiful actually!

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      2. Ooh, really? I cannot remember where I heard the rumors, but I’ll have to google that. And I couldn’t stop crying in that episode, the tears just flowed right out of me. It may have been happy tears as well, for the girl getting letters all those years. But also for what Violet said, that by the time she got them the mother would be gone. (Ahhh I’m not crying. *sniffs*)

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      3. I was trying so hard to hold back the tears in that episode. But as they showed the girl getting older, the tears flooded out of my eyes. It was so bittersweet. (I’m also not crying *blows nose*)
        OH I ALSO ADORED THE SOUNDTRACK. I am someone who loves a good instrumental piece and when the songs were officially released, I listened to them non-stop!

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      4. *Hands over the tissues* *Steals some for myself because I’m also “not” crying* It was so heartwarming to think that the mother knew just what to say as she grew up. That really got to me. *sniffs*
        Ooh that soundtrack! It was so empowering! I also love to listen to instrumental music most of the time. I should spend some time to listen to it all.

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  2. I absolutely adored Violet Evergarden. I felt really connected to her in a way that I hadn’t felt in a long time. It was beautiful and sad and touching and honest and I’m praying there’s more of the story soon.

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    1. I’m glad you liked it. I hope there will add more to the story sometime. I’d love to see more of Violet. And I agree, the show was heartwarming and also very sad. I felt like I could understand Violet as well.

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