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【Violet Evergarden】A thorough examination of the possibility of a second season! The final volume of the original work has been released

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This is an in-depth examination of whether or not the popular anime “Violet Evergarden,” which also has a movie version coming out, will have a second TV series!
Based on the current situation and future of Kyoto Animation, as well as the release status of the original novel, we will examine the possibility!

One of the most beautiful images in late-night anime history! Even people who don’t usually watch anime rave about it!

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Kyoto Animation is a popular studio that is said to be second to none in terms of the richness of emotional expression through beautiful drawings and images.
If you were to ask which work most clearly conveys the appeal of KyoAni, many people would probably cite “Violet Evergarden”.

This work, which aired in the winter of 2018, is said to have one of the best artworks in the history of late-night anime, and its magnificent depiction of scenery surpasses that of ordinary movie versions.
The story of Violet Evergarden, a young girl who was orphaned and taught only to fight, is a masterpiece filled with KyoAni’s style, carefully depicting how she gradually becomes more human.

The disc sales of Violet Evergarden have been somewhat unique.

When it first aired, it was praised by many anime fans and sold an average of just over 7,000 copies.
However, since there were many other big hits and hot titles such as “Yuru Camp△”, “A Place Farther Than the Universe”, and “Poptepic” in the 2018 winter school season, there is no denying that the impression was somewhat dispersed.
Perhaps because of this, Violet Evergarden’s name did not rank high in the annual year-end survey of various media to determine the “anime that represents 2018.

On the other hand, Violet Evergarden has been watched by a large number of people on Netflix, where it was distributed exclusively, and has surpassed 100 million views on Billibili Video.
The beauty of the drawings and the precision of the depiction of emotions were accepted by overseas anime fans, and it was very highly praised.

Later, in 2019, the Kyoto Animation arson case occurred, and amidst the grief, there was a renewed interest in KyoAni’s works.
The average sales exceeded 10,000 copies, and with the release of “Violet Evergarden Gaiden – Eternity and the Automatic Writing Doll -” in September 2019 and its re-broadcast in the spring of 2020, the work has reached far more people than when it was broadcast in real time.

Also, this work is not as popular as “What’s Your Name? This work has also been praised by people who don’t usually watch anime.
Goro Inagaki, a former SMAP member, even though he rarely watches anime, mentioned Violet Evergarden when asked what made him cry the most recently.

Based on the strong disc sales and distribution, and the fact that it is supported by a very wide range of people, Violet Evergarden is a work that would normally have no harm in having a second season.
However, there are a few other factors that make it impossible to know if a second season will be possible.

The original work will be completed in 2020. is there a possibility of a second season?

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One thing that needs to be considered when divining the second season of Violet Evergarden is the status of the original work.
This work is based on a novel by Kana Akatsuki published by KAESMA Bunko, so how far the original work has progressed is a factor that cannot be ignored.

However, the situation is different from a normal anime based on a novel.
KAESMA Bunko is a label of KyoAni, and the anime adaptation is not based on the original work as it is, but rather on the characters, some of the settings, and the worldview of the original work, and shows the unique development of the anime.
Therefore, the scenario of the original work is not necessarily required.

However, it is a fact that the publication of the original work and the anime project are linked, for example, the original work of “Chuunibyou de Koi ga Shitai! For example, the original story of “Chuunibyou de Koi ga Shitai!” was published in three volumes, but the final volume was released just before the theatrical version was released.
The illustrations are often done by KyoAni staff, so rather than an anime based on a novel, it might be more like an in-house media mix project starting from a novel.

Violet Evergarden is no exception, and while there are many differences between the original work and the anime, the novel and the anime project are linked.

The original novels of Violet Evergarden were released well before the anime broadcast, with the upper and lower volumes released in December 2015 and December 2016, respectively.
However, it was announced in May 2016 that an anime adaptation project was underway, so we can assume that work on the original book and the anime adaptation project were being done at the same time.

As for the content, the first half of the TV series is mostly anime original episodes, while the middle and later parts are visualizations of the original episodes in random order.
Episodes 7 and 10, which were very well-received, are popular episodes from the upper volume of the original work, with Violet’s emotional expressions more emotional than in the original work, and the anime’s unique presentation of Violet’s changes intertwined with the touching story.
The 2019 release of “Eternity and the Automatic Hand Puppet” is also based on an episode from the original Gaiden.

As you can see from these things, Violet Evergarden is also being produced in a manner similar to a media mix project, with the novel and anime running simultaneously.
Therefore, just like “Chuunibyou de Koi ga Shitai! the conclusion of the original work and the anime are likely to happen at the same time.

As for the original story of Violet Evergarden, …… the final volume “Violet Evergarden Ever After” was released on March 27, 2020.
And the next month, April 2020, “Violet Evergarden the Movie” was scheduled to be released. (It has been postponed to September due to the new Corona.
Although it is not titled as “the final version”, considering the fact that the official website uses the words “finally to the finale”, we should think that there is a very high possibility that this movie version will be the final version.



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