Yui Ishikawa Pulls Out of Glasgow Film Festival Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Yui Ishikawa, the Japanese voice actress known for her roles in Violet Evergarden and NieR Automata will unfortunately no longer be attending the previously announced Glasgow Film Festival premiere of Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto-Memory Doll, due to “current global health & travel concerns”, the distributor Anime Limited confirmed on Twitter this afternoon. The screening is still scheduled to go ahead on 1st March 2020, with a limited amount of Violet Evergarden related goodies for attendees on a first-come-first-served basis.

The Glasgow Film Festival website describes the film as follows:

An all-new story following on from the stunning and emotional animated masterpiece from Kyoto Animation, Violet Evergarden. Isabella, the heir to a noble house, attends a school for well-groomed young women under a ‘contract’ with her father. To her, this beautiful place where white camellias bloom is nothing more than a prison. Having resigned all hope and expectations for her future, Isabella meets her new manners teacher, Violet Evergarden.

(Trailer produced for Australian theatrical release).

Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Automemory Doll is recommended for ages 12 and up, will be screened on Sunday 1st March 2020 (20:30) and Monday 2nd March 2020 (15:45).

You can book tickets from the film’s festival page. Anime Limited additionally confirmed that they have UK rights for the film, and a placeholder page for the title has already been discovered on Netflix, who released the series.

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