Violet Evergarden Anime Reveals Character Designs
posted on by Rai Kelly
Takehito Koyasu as Claudia Hodgins, a former officer in the army who has since founded the CH Postal Service. His close friend Gilbert entrusted him with Violet.
Daisuke Namikawa as Gilbert Bougainvillea, an army officer who sees nothing as more precious than Violet.
Aya Endo as Cattleya Baudelaire, and "Auto Memories Doll" who works for CH Postal Service. She was close with Hodgins before she started working there.
Kouki Uchiyama as Benedict Blue, a postman working at the CH Postal Service. He has known Hodgins for awhile, so he has had a brusque attitude since he starting work there.
Anime Expo, which hosted the anime's world premiere on July 2. The series will premiere in January and will stream worldwide.
Anime Expo describes the story:
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.
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. All the while searching for the meaning of those words.
Kyoto Animation announced an anime project based on author Kana Akatsuki and illustrator Akiko Takase's Violet Evergarden novel in May 2016, and has streamed two animated commercials from director and storyboard artist Taichi Ishidate. Takase served as character designer and animation director for the videos. Ishidate and Takase are returning for the anime itself, and Reiko Yoshida (Yowamushi Pedal, Bakuman) is in charge of series composition. TRUE performed the opening theme song "Sincerely."