Purple Plan Hints at Violet Evergarden Theatrical Screening in Southeast Asia

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Southeast Asian film distributor Purple Plan hinted last week at a screening of a Violet Evergarden anime in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, and Vietnam. The hint does not clarify if the screening will be for the Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memories Doll (Violet Evergarden Gaiden: Eien to Jidō Shuki Ningyō) side story anime, or the franchise's anime film project.

While the side story anime was originally slated to screen in Japan for two weeks only, now it will screen for three weeks, from September 6 through September 26.

The anime held its world premiere as planned at the AnimagiC convention in Mannheim, Germany, which ran on August 3 and 4. The AnimagiC organizers said that they continued the screening "at the express request of the studio."

The film was previously announced with a January 10, 2020 opening in Japan. With the recent fire in Kyoto Animation's 1st Studio Building, it is unclear if the film will still open on that date.

Kyoto Animation's 1st Studio building suffered a fire on July 18, killing 35 people and injuring 33 others. Kyoto Animation has opened an account to accept donations, which raised 620 million yen (about US$5.7 million) in its first two days, and has received a total of 965.63 million yen (about US$8.87 million) from 47,991 donations as of July 29. The company will give the funds to families of the deceased and injured victims of the fire, as well as for rebuilding.

Source: Purple Plan Facebook page

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