(UPDATE 3rd January: We have updated the article after digging a bit deeper into the matter when we published this post. See below for the new updates)
One of the many titles coming exclusively through Netflix, it has been revealed that the latest Kyoto Animation series Violet Evergarden might be available sooner than we had anticipated.
While slated for Spring 2018 outside Japan, the series has been listed for 11th January around the same time as the Japanese broadcast airing date. Assuming this is going as planned it is expected to be a weekly simulcast just like a fair amount of other titles that Netflix have done in the past, most notably Star Trek Discovery for the UK & Ireland.
So far the following territories have the series listed for 11th January while United States and Australia apparently do not:
Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, Vietnam, United Kingdom
UPDATE (2nd January): The UK Netflix page has been updated with a new visual and also an English subtitled trailer.
UPDATE (3rd January): Netflix have E-Mailed folks about the arrival of the series. Another sign of its potential appearance.
UPDATE (10th January): Netflix have now added multiple dub and subtitle options for the series’ trailer. You can now watch the trailer in Japanese, English, French, Italian, and Brazilian Portuguese audio with English, Japanese (CC), French, Polish and Arabic subtitles.
UPDATE (11th January): We can happily announce that Violet Evergarden is indeed now officially available as a simulcast! This will be the first Netflix Original (Streaming Exclusive) anime series to do so. The first episode is now available with multiple dub and subtitle languages. New episodes will be available every 8:00am GMT each Thursday.
English dub cast as follows!
- Ben Pronsky as Benedict
- Reba Buhr as Cattleya
- Tony Azzolino as Gilbert
- Kyle McCarley as Hodgins
- Erika Harlacher as Violet
- Johanna Luis as Nerine
- Christine Cabanos as Erica
- Cherami Leigh as Iris
Dialogue director is Bob Buchholz and Megan Buchholz.
ABOUT THE SERIES, STAFF & CAST
Violet Evergarden is animated by studio Kyoto Animation (Amagi Brilliant Park, Beyond the Boundary, Hyouka) based on the novel written by Kana Akatsuki. The show is directed by Taichi Ishidate (Beyond the Boundary franchise), with Series composition writer Reiko Yoshida (The Cat Returns, K-On!, A Silent Voice) and music composer Evan Call (Big Order, Dance with Devils, Symphogear GX).
Voice actors Yui Ishikawa (Attack on Titan, Gundam Build Fighters) as Violet Evergarden, Aya Endo (Lucky Star, Macross Frontier) as Cattleya Baudelaire, Daisuke Namikawa (Lupin the Third: Part IV, Persona 4 the Animation) as Gilbert Bougainvillea, Kouki Uchiyama (Amagi Brilliant Park, My Hero Academia) as Benedict Bleu, and Takehito Koyasu (Initial D, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) as Claudia Hodgins have been announced so far also.
A certain point in time, in the continent of Telesis. The great war which divided the continent into North and South has ended after four years, and the people are welcoming a new generation. Violet Evergarden, a young girl formerly known as “the weapon”, has left the battlefield to start a new life at CH Postal Service. There, she is deeply moved by the work of “Auto Memories Dolls”, who carry people’s thoughts and convert them into words. Violet begins her journey as an Auto Memories Doll, and comes face to face with various people’s emotions and differing shapes of love.
There are words Violet heard on the battlefield, which she cannot forget. These words were given to her by someone she holds dear, more than anyone else. She does not yet know their meaning but she searches to find it.
Violet Evergarden has been licensed for home video by Anime Limited in the United Kingdom & Ireland regions.