The emotional face of Violet Evergarden in the film. Pic credit: Kyoto Animation

From May 3 to July 10, 2022, Kyoto’s Garden Museum Hiei will hold a collaborative exhibition with Kyoto Animations Violet Evergarden anime series entitled “A Story of Flowers and Letters.”

This is the first time an anime series and a Japanese outdoor recreation facility have worked together.

The press release writes,

“Garden Museum Hiei, a garden design based on the theme of French Impressionism, sometimes looks fantastic with its garden, which changes color with the seasons, combined with the beautiful natural landscape of Mount Hiei. These scenes match the image of the landscape depicted in the Violet Evergarden anime, which led to the decision to hold this collaborative event.”

Hieic Garden Museum

The main visual, created especially for this event, portrays Violet in a costume and posture inspired by Impressionist paintings.

Also with the facility’s “Flower Garden” in the background.

Also included in the collaboration event are:

  • Entrance tickets with the original merchandise.
  • Drinks inspired by the collaboration.
  • Violet (Yui Ishikawa) gives a voice-recorded tour of the facilities.
  • Panel session “Violet Evergarden” at Gallery soRa.
  • Character driven merchandise.
  • Character standees with flowers also freshly drawn.

Violet Evergarden Anime Story Summary

Violet Evergarden is a contemporary coming-of-age anime series produced by Kyoto Animation, a leading Japanese animation company. It was released worldwide on Netflix in 2018.

It is based on the Kana Akatsuki light novel series of the same name, written and drawn by Akiko Takase.

In 2018, 13 episodes of the anime series were screened and in 2019, the first spin-off anime film Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll was produced. In addition, Violet Evergarden: The Movie, the sequel anime film, was well received by fans in 2020.

Violet Evergarden Movie: A Touching Finale

Violet Evergarden The film serves as a beautiful conclusion to the series. It can also serve as a touching story for newcomers to the series, but it’s not without flaws.

This new full-length film serves as the conclusion of the previous television series. Viewers can catch up on what happened in the past and also get a glimpse into the world of automatic puppets. These dolls can be used as military tools as well as tools to positively influence the lives of the people around them.

The long story does well to weave flashbacks into the film without feeling compelled or in a shoehorn. This makes it easy for new fans of the franchise to spin their brains around it.

While there are a few characters that fans of the franchise may not get enough screen time for, the final chapter manages to create a dramatic plot. This plot effectively uses most of the characters and also rewards fans of the series for watching the original episodes.

Violet Evergard in the film has released the main visual.
Violet evergarden: the movie key visual. Pic credit: Kyoto animation.

Violet Evergarden The Film is a tribute to anime lovers. It does a great job of appeasing longtime fans and newcomers to the series alike.

Even if it’s a little rough around the edges, it’s a movie well worth your time whether you’re familiar with the series or not.

Are you excited about the Kyoto Garden Museum Hiei exhibition? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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