Funimation to Release “Voilet Evergarden The Movie” in Select Theaters March 30

Film Follows the Popular Anime Series About a Young Woman and Former Child Soldier
Seeking to Discover the Meaning of Love


Culver City, CA – (March 4, 2021) - Funimation, the leading distributor of anime globally, today announced it is releasing Violet Evergarden: The Movie, the second feature-length film in the franchise and the touching finale to Kyoto Animation's beautiful anime series Violet Evergarden. Presented in Japanese (English subtitles), Violet Evergarden: The Movie is in select theaters in the U.S. and in Canada on March 30. Pre-sale tickets are available for the movie on March 19. For more information, follow #VioletEvergarden.

The movie concludes Violet's story as a young woman and former child soldier reintegrating into society after the war who searches for her life's purpose. Employed as an Auto Memory Doll hired to write other people's thoughts into letters, Violet seeks to understand the meaning of the words "I love you," said to her by Major Bougainvillea, the person she held dearest and lost during the War's final days. Violet Evergarden: The Movie is the final chapter in Violet's story as she discovers that while writing the emotions of others, she may have neglected her own. When a terminally ill boy requests her services for his family, her own feelings about love and loss resurface. Now she must confront her past and the death of the Major.

Violet Evergarden is an incredible anime that has only gained in popularity since its debut in 2018, and we're proud to bring the final moving story to audiences,” said Mitchel Berger, Senior Vice President, Global Commerce at Funimation Global Group. “With the film, Kyoto Animation continues to deliver a visually stunning and deeply moving universal story about love and loss.”

About Funimation
Funimation distributes the best anime to a passionate, global community of fans. For over 25 years, Funimation has been delivering anime to fans and is pioneering an omnichannel approach to engaging and entertaining millions where they want it most—streaming, home entertainment, theatrical, e-commerce, merchandising, live events, and more.

Funimation's streaming services offer a growing catalog of over 700 anime series and 13,000+ hours of content available on 15 platforms and in 49 countries. Funimation's in-house team designs must-have, exclusive collectibles distributed through major retailers and an e-commerce site; Funimation's theatrical division has distributed and marketed 6 of the top 20 anime films in the U.S. As pioneers of the SimulDub™, Funimation is the gold standard for foreign language dubbing of Japanese anime with the highest quality standards and fidelity to the original artists. With a fan-centric approach, Funimation has built a social community of tens of millions of followers and earned the trust of Japan's most iconic creators.

Funimation has nine offices in six countries and hundreds of employees worldwide. As an independently operated joint venture between U.S.-based Sony Pictures Entertainment and Japan's Aniplex, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., Funimation benefits from deep entertainment expertise across cultures, territories, and languages.

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