Violet Evergarden Anime's 4th Promo Video Previews Image Song in 4 Languages

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Kate Higgins sings English version of "Violet Snow" song

Kyoto Animation began streaming four more versions of the fourth promotional video for the Violet Evergarden television anime series on Friday. The videos feature the show's image song "Violet Snow" in four different languages: English, French, Chinese, and Korean.

English Version (sung by Kate Higgins)

French Version (sung by Michelle Michina)

Chinese Version (sung by Freda Li)

Korean Version (sung by Kang Min-joo)

Kyoto Animation previously streamed the same video featuring the song sung by Aira Yuki earlier this month.

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 HTBHokkaido 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 held the world premiere of the anime's first episode at Anime Expo in July. 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.

The anime stars:

  • Yui Ishikawa as Violet Evergarden
  • Takehito Koyasu as Claudia Hodgins
  • Daisuke Namikawa as Gilbert Bougainvillea
  • Aya Endo as Cattleya Baudelaire
  • Kouki Uchiyama as Benedict Blue
  • Minori Chihara as Erica Brown
  • Haruka Tomatsu as Iris Cannary

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).

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