Kyoto Animation's Violet Evergarden Anime Premieres January 10
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for Kyoto Animation's Violet Evergarden anime series revealed on Saturday that the series will premiere on Tokyo MX1 at 00:00 on January 10 (effectively midnight on January 11), followed by ABC Asahi and TV Aichi on January 10, BS11 on January 11, and HTB Hokkaido TV on January 13.
Netflix will stream the anime series worldwide. The company will stream the series inside Japan starting in January when the anime airs on Japanese television. The company will then stream the series outside of Japan starting in spring 2018.
Kyoto Animation announced the 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. Yota Tsuruoka is the sound director and Evan Call is composing the music. TRUE is performing the opening theme song "Sincerely," and Minori Chihara is performing the ending theme song "Michishirube" (Guidepost).
Additional staff includes:
- World Setting: Takaaki Suzuki
- Art Director: Mikiko Watanabe
- Color Design: Yūka Yoneda
- Director of Photography: Kōhei Funamoto
- 3D Director: Rin Yamamoto
- Prop Design: Hiroyuki Takahashi, Minoru Ōta
- Editing: Kengo Shigemura
- Music Producer: Shigeru Saitō
Kyoto Animation held the world premiere of the anime's first episode at Anime Expo in July.
KA Esuma Bunko published the novel series' two volumes in Japan in December 2015 and December 2016. The novels won the grand prize in the fifth Kyoto Animation Award program's novel category in 2014. The win marked the first time that any work won a grand prize in any of the contest's three categories (novel, scenario, and manga).