SM Cinema Re-screens Violet Evergarden Side Story Film in the Philippines
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Philippine cinema chain SM Cinema announced on Tuesday that it will reopen Violet Evergarden I: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll (Violet Evergarden Gaiden: Eien to Jidō Shuki Ningyō), a side story to the Violet Evergarden anime, in "select" branches beginning this Friday.
The anime's story centers on Isabella, the heir to a noble house. She attends a school for well-groomed young women, under a "contract" with her father. To her, this beautiful place where white camelias bloom is nothing more than a prison. Having resigned all hope and expectations for her future, Isabella meets her new manners teacher, Violet Evergarden.
Minako Kotobuki plays Isabella York, the scion to the great and noble house of York who is pessimistic about her future, and who holds no love for Violet, her new teacher. Aoi Yūki plays Taylor Bartlett, a girl with no family who comes to pay Violet a visit. The main cast members from the television anime also returned for this side story. Minori Chihara performed the the anime's theme song "Amy." While the anime was originally slated to screen in Japan for two weeks only starting on September 6, 2019, it screened for at least five weeks. The film eventually earned a cumulative total of 641,980,500 yen (about US$5.98 million).
Kyoto Animation also recently debuted the Violet Evergarden: The Movie anime film in September last year. That film ranked at #2 in its opening weekend. The film has earned a cumulative total of 1,912,896,400 yen (about US$18.31 million) after 13 weeks at the Japanese box office. The film has consistently ranked in the Japanese box office's top 10 in its first 11 weeks since its opening.