Violet Evergarden Film Opens in Singapore, Vietnam in December
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Southeast Asian film distributor Purple Plan revealed last week that it will open Kyoto Animation's Violet Evergarden: The Movie anime film in Singapore and Vietnam on December 3 and 4, respectively. It will also open the film in Malaysia and Indonesia "soon."
The film opened in Japan on September 18. The film has sold over 890,000 tickets to earn 1,283,803,400 yen (about US$12.18 million) as of October 11, 24 days after its opening. The film ranked at #2 in its opening weekend.
The film's official website announced on April 6 that Kyoto Animation postponed the film's opening in Japan due to concerns over the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The film was slated to open in Japan on April 24. This was the second delay for the film, as it was originally slated for a January 10 opening in Japan.
The franchise's separate side-story anime, titled Violet Evergarden I: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll (Violet Evergarden Gaiden: Eien to Jidō Shuki Ningyō), opened in theaters in Japan last September, and it screened for at least five weeks. The film eventually earned a cumulative total of 641,980,500 yen (about US$5.98 million). Netflix debuted the anime on April 2. Purple Plan screened the side-story anime in Malaysia last November, and in Singapore on January 9 earlier this year.
Kyoto Animation's television anime adaptation of author Kana Akatsuki and illustrator Akiko Takase's Violet Evergarden novels premiered on television in Japan and on Netflix in some territories in January 2018. The anime launched on Netflix in the United States in April 2018.