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.
Let me be clear: in my opinion this show is one of the most over hyped, overrated first episodes I have seen. I have not read any source material, so if you are an anime-only viewer perhaps some of my words will resonate with you.
After a single subpar episode this series has somehow managed to crack the top 50 anime. While i know that will degrade in time as most people who have rated this series at this point are die-hard source reader fans, it still upsets me seeing no counterbalance to the reviews which were clearly written by people who read the source
The first episode which generated massive amounts of hype was in my opinion one of the weaker first episodes of this anime season. To get the obvious out of the way: yes, the soundtrack and animation were stunning. The animation in particular is among the best I have ever seen.
However, a polished turd is still a turd.
When it comes to characters, our heroine is bland and completely lacking in personality. It is basically waifu worship when I see people call Violet's character a masterpiece; the decision making process behind writing her character was anything but masterful, other than perhaps from a marketing perspective.
Of course people will argue that her childhood and the war caused her personality to be this way. In reality it was a writing decision; many characters, even in this show, have gone through similar experiences and still sport something resembling a personality. And while she does have room for character growth, so do other characters who do not start out completely uninteresting.
As for the plot it just didn't entice me at all. The flashbacks did give us our one glimpse of Violet acting human, hooray! Other than that I wasn't nearly attached enough to care. PTSD and adjusting to life post-war isn't that gripping of a plotline when your main character literally reacts to every single thing in life with the exact same boring look on her face. I know some people really enjoy those sorts of female characters, and that is okay, it just really is not for me.
The only thing about the story that really sucked me in was the music and visuals. All in all, if you enjoyed the source material or really prioritize things like animation and sound this could be for you. If you want well written characters and an enticing narrative, I would look elsewhere.
After two episodes in I still see potential but don't really feel like investing any more time in the show. Guess I am dropping it here, perhaps I will revisit things once it has finished airing. Thanks for all the friendly feedback guys!
As for this show, Violet Evergarden it reminds me of PLASTIC MEMORIES with the way they make your heart strings ever so reberate to them being tugged at the moment the show starts and do not let go till the end.
This show is a good pace off of action but has some yet still keeps your attention. It has great character build up and iIwill continue to watch.
Also, this show has the great art of Made in Abyss so look forward to great scenes. Thats all for now for my review with just the first episode who knows it may
I just want to get one thing clear: this, as far as I can tell after watching 2 episodes, is not a fast-paced action anime. It is slow-paced, introspective, and thoughtful. As someone who enjoys dramas like this, in both animated and non-animated forms, I can very much say that I am enjoying this series.
I hadn't even heard of this series until the first episode aired on Netflix, so I don't consider myself as blinded by hype.
The art and sound are both spectacular; some of the best I've experienced in recent years.
The characters seem interesting, but since there are only 2 episodes so
far, they aren't fully developed. I think it's safe to assume that with an anime like this that character development and the relationships between the characters will be the focus.
In short, if you're looking for an exciting, action-packed anime, you should probably look elsewhere. There are tons of great ones out there. If you're interested in a quiet, introspective anime, I'd say Violet Evergarden is worth a shot.
Alright so here goes nothing my first ever review of any anime that I have ever watched so far.
Violet Evergarden is a complex anime which may or may not appeal to every type of audience, that being said its none the less enjoyable.
If you're a person who can empathize with the character on screen then boy is this anime for you (PS I have not read any novels related to this anime) there were moments in the 1st episode that simply blew me away, the level of detail, visuals, characters.
The visuals of this anime are great so great that you can feel quality pouring
out of it and you can judge that money was well spent in making the viewer experience much more enjoyable.
Secondly the character, alright I agree our MC sounds and looks like a pretty bland character who is just there to follow orders and get the job done by the end of the day ( You want a Coffee, Violet get me one and baam a coffee is in front of you) but that can't be helped as we soon find out that all her life she has been in the military where it is mandatory to do whatever your superior orders you to do, you can't revoke those orders and certainly can't express your free will, it can also be noted that our protagonist was infact having a turmoil of feelings in her heart on the topic of love (I did like the last few minutes of the 1st episode where she decided for herself to figure out her feelings and hopefully get on with her life)
The other side characters like our Lt. Col now President is a good man who is willing to help her experience all the emotions and moments that could be possible for her now. The other characters are well enjoyable and I didn't find anyone in the 1st episode who was just there because the plot needed them to be there for driving the story.
After all the HYPE and Anticipation this anime came out and for once I'm not disappointed as a viewer because mostly you expect something which is supposed to be awesome and when it comes out it looks RUSHED AF' with many key aspects missing (PS I haven't read any novels or manga content for this anime)
The music is great and it fits well with whatever is happening on the screen I mean the Piano is really great.
The art style is breathtaking and the environment is really worked on
the Ship scene blew me away(SPOILERS)
My Favourite line from now on is "Live, and be free. From the bottom of my heart, I love you."