Violet Evergarden
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English: Violet Evergarden
Japanese: ヴァイオレット・エヴァーガーデン


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2018 to Apr 5, 2018
Premiered: Winter 2018
Broadcast: Thursdays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Light novel
Genres: Slice of LifeSlice of Life, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.621 (scored by 355141355,141 users)
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Ranked: #652
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #76
Members: 751,278
Favorites: 23,191


Beautiful artwork beautiful music THE FEELS!!! both are more oriented to slice of life and drama, with MC girls in search for something they either lost or don t have Enjoyable  
report Recommended by KuroHaruto
Both have an amazing, emotional, slice of life storyline backed by phenomenal scores, and the animation for them is among the best I've ever seen. Both are examples of a love it or hate it anime, but if you enjoyed one, I'm almost positive you will also enjoy the other. 
report Recommended by Ray_Zimmerman
-Both show themes of learning about emotions, and coming to understand feelings. -Both can make you smile, both can make you cry -Both have an interesting world -Though this one applies more to Violet Evergarden in my opinion, but both have breathtaking animation -Both have great music -Both have an episodic storyline 
report Recommended by Siyuan
Both utilise disability as an inhibitor of mental health and the understanding of feelings They explore the meaning of living, both physically and mentally, and highlight the importance of friendships and connections. Although they are set in completely different times, they centralise on the development of human emotion and understanding of circumstance, the effect of history and righting the past. 
report Recommended by UnjustifiedYeti
While I was watching Violet Evergarden, I couldn't help but note the similarities between it and Plastic Memories. Both main characters, Violet and Isla, are connected in several ways as their character is developed and brought out to life. Both shows are similar in story plot as Violet ghostwrites letters, learning about each person's story and getting a feel for her audience. The same can be said for Isla as she and Tsukasa return the Giftia to their homes. If you enjoyed Violet Evergarden, you'll definitely find Plastic Memories to your liking as well 
report Recommended by Wow
yes both of them have a different plot and view. but they do have one similarity and that is how they tell us a heart warming story. 
report Recommended by Rendhart
Young girl travels around the world and interracts with various people, learning their stories and maybe helping them. Both girsl also scarcely shows emotions, have military experience and can defend themselves without a problem, thought their look might suggest otherwise. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
Violet Evergarden is the return of KyoAni's glorious heartfelt and grounded Storytelling sense Clannad, more specifically AFTERSTORY: -they both are animated by the same Company KyoAni -both have grounded emotional weight in its story -follows the story of an extremely empathetic lead with troubled past seeking some form of redemption and/or consolation in life. -taps into complex emotions and experiences that permeate throughout its narrative. -has an episodic pacing to its shows structure for ease of watching. -are known for exposing viewers emotions into physical manifestation more commonly known as Tears. 
report Recommended by Japahispasian
Letter Bee and Violet Evergarden are beautiful stories about delivering meaningful letters. Both feature an alternative world where the protagonist is not entirely human and is entitled to deliver those very special letters to different clients. The settings seem to be European-inspired, vintage style, with a hint of sci-fi, as Experiments (Secret organization/Army) were made. Also to mention that the protagonist lost someone very dear to him/her and that lead to his/her current path. Both are slice-of-life with a little bit of adventure/action and amazing artwork, so if you liked one, you'll probably enjoy the other. 
report Recommended by Orulyon
Both Violet Evergarden and Kimi no Na wa featured realistic art and emotional scenes. 
report Recommended by The_Anonymous28
- Both give similar feelings and bring alike atmosphere. - Both will probably make you cry. - Protagonists don't fit in society due to being different from most people, and animes focus a lot on their personal development. - Kind bittersweet story. - Both main heroines are blond, duh.  
report Recommended by Kurosawa-san
Both MCs are soul-searching and trying to regain something they've lost. For Violet, it's her purpose of living, while for Hyakkimaru, it was his body. Throughout their journeys, they encounter many people and challenges along the way and gradually develop as characters. Both shows overall are quite emotionally driven and focus on the individual burdens and emotions of humans. Both Violet and Hyakkimaru also have a very somber, saddening past that the story makes an effort to reconnect to. Both shows also have great animation quality and soundtracks to befit their respective premises. 
report Recommended by Ryuseishun
I'm amazed that Violet Evergarden reminded me of Kobato. In both series there is a female character in the main role helping out other people that they come close with during their travels. Main characters are kind of opposite in their personality but they are earnest and that's nice to see what they learn. 
report Recommended by Lylaaz
Both protagonists are reserved, professional, and almost ethereal beings who eventually learn how to empathize with human emotion properly. You won't get the same soft slice-of-life feel with Death Parade, as it is fantasy/horror/comedy, but you'll get the same satisfaction out of the character depth and story flow. 
report Recommended by Sorelliena
While their settings and surrounding premises are drastically different (Violet Evergarden being a steampunk slice of life while Shigofumi is a supernatural urban thriller), both are emotional narratives revolving around their lead characters as female kuudere protagonists, whom are emotionally withdrawn and their job is to deliver letters on behalf of their clients. Both shows have both standalone and story-driven segments. 
report Recommended by Ryuseishun
I find both shows very sad. They both easily get people to cry. They are both sad but in a good way. When watching Violet Evergarden I constantly got Anohana vibes! 
report Recommended by NowiFate
Violet evergarden has an anchorage similar to fullmetal alchemist, remembered in ancient europe, besides both protagonists lose their arms, and have a warlike climate throughout history, I highly recommend. 
report Recommended by YukoKayaYoYo
Both are about young girls who are manipulated by adults and used as tools for violence. The stories depict how the girls struggle with human emotions and grow stronger as they form bonds with different people. Violet Evergarden is optimistic while Gunslinger Girl is quite dark and depressing. 
report Recommended by hanamichi1031
Both main protagonists are titular protagonists, with the story being focused on character progression and development via their experiences with different individuals with differing strifes, struggles, and issues. Both main protagonists seek to understand themselves better, as they both are not good with understanding or expressing emotions, or even just understanding themselves in general. Both tried to find a new reason to live. Violet and Casshern both had to bear and deal with the sins from their respective pasts, knowing that none of that will ever disappear. Both of them have tried to commit suicidal acts due to almost having lost hope of finding a purpose to  read more 
report Recommended by Ryuseishun
-Both very heartwarming/ heart-wrenching theme, very warm, calm episodes the way they present the story -Both animes at the end of the episode makes you feel warm but sad -Both main characters travel through different towns, learning new things about other people's lives or culture -Both episodic with the main character meeting new people along the way -Both you learn an important lesson every episode -Both main characters know how to fight and are extremely strong -Both amazing artwork and music  
report Recommended by iNinjeek
Integrating into society is undoubtedly tough when one has been bred solely for a single purpose for as long as they can remember. ‘Suisei no Gargantia’ and ‘Violet Evergarden’ showcase a vision and an opportunity to open one’s eyes to look beyond the bloodshed and sacrifices of war into a world where there is something worth living for. ‘Suisei no Gargantia’ depicts a person’s sheltered life and the pilgrimage he has to go through when being thrown into a world of great bewilderment. Aside from the impressive animation, the show is able to draw out its tenacity whenever it portrays a view that requires a  read more 
report Recommended by ShanaFlame
both about sending messages and issues of love and war 
report Recommended by GeneraL_A
In Arte, the main character is also a woman aspiring to learn a trade, painting portraits of clients. In Violet Evergarden, the main character learns the trade of writing letters for clients. As they work for their clients, they learn about them, they gain respect for them, and they gain a friend. Both are historical fiction taking place in a European setting. In either, there is a blossoming romance with someone they idolize, although in Violet Evergarden it is a side plot. Coincidentally, both shows are named after the main character. 
report Recommended by RebelPanda
same aesthetic and will both make you seriously rethink your life. both inspirational! 
report Recommended by penisretard69
If you loved the bittersweet, heart-warming plot from 5 Centimeters Per Second, then you will appreciate watching the characters overcome their pain in Violet Evergarden as well. Both have gorgeous art, and breath-taking direction. Both will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions. 
report Recommended by Athena_of_Arc
Both the main characters start out in a world unknown to them, and go on slow-paced emotional journeys to find purpose in their new lives and help the cast of colorful characters they meet along the way, while both struggle greatly with their past memories. Stories of soul searching and becoming. Both fantastical, both have great soundtrack, both are atmospheric-- and both made me cry. Highly recommend both. 
report Recommended by hubbabubba
*Both give a similar vibe... *Both take place in an earlier time during a war... *Both protagonists (Violet & Victorica) come to terms with their feelings as the series goes on... *Similar art style *Both series are a masterpiece from a story and art point of view 
report Recommended by TheHachimann12
Both shows have somewhat episodic storyline in which most individual episode deals with a new character and a new problem. However, the main heroine has a certain goal to succeed. In Princess Tutu, the heroine tries to retrieve missing shards; while in Violet Evergarden, the heroine tries to know the meaning of "I love you." Also, a lot of emotional moments (though VE has more). 
report Recommended by TheKawaiiToon
If one is looking for the kind of socially awkward protagonist that has to face the struggles of adapting to a kind of life different from all they've known, these two series would have that protagonist. Military life, civilian life. These are two worlds that ordinarily do not mix - but in these titles they do to an extent; and so begins the trials of our main characters who experience this transition between both worlds. Watch and see just how they adapt (or fail to adapt) to this new lifestyle. Might not be everyone's cup of tea, but it certainly works for me. 
report Recommended by SayakaMagica
-Both the MCs were forced to fight enemies as a child -Moved to a life where they aren't forced to kill anyone -Has someone that looks after them 
report Recommended by 935513
Both Violet Evergarden and Allison to Lillia are story about war. What unique about both of them, that is most of the time, the war is on the backround. Most of the time, the main characters (Aliison and Violet) do not take part in the war, and the story is about how the world deals with how the war effects the daily life of the common people.  
report Recommended by Yammi-Reckorrd
These two animes show you what a human is. Both have amazing soundtracks that are perfect according to scenes. These animes teaches you the meaning of life, beauty, innocence, kindness and many other important facts about humanity. 10/10 for both animes. Recommended for those who understands. 
report Recommended by H_Lightstone
There is a very similar feel to both series, perhaps to do with the style of anime, perhaps the storyline and perhaps the setting. Both are set in a fictional world very similar to our own that has been ravaged by war. Both concern a small group of working women in their late teens and early twenties and both deal with the trauma of war. In particular, the almost autistic character of Violet reminded me strongly of Noël Kannagi (寒凪乃絵留) who displays similar autistic traits, an inability to express emotions and has played a role in the fighting and bloodshed. 
report Recommended by mattpointon77
The main similarity about this two is that both are dramas, both are about the grown of the character as a person and the ups and downs of life... The main difference? One can created drama that has a treu emotional impact, true tension and not a forced resolution; and the other is just melodramatic, full with fetish and overall stupid... You should watch "Violet Evergarden", it is a much better drama than kanon 
report Recommended by FakeAccount1
I also made this recommendation in Kanon. The reason is that... Well, it is a much better drama than the ones that are from the "KEY studio" that I've seen so far... There is actual emotional heaviness, a development in the characters and a focused history. If you are interested in dramatic anime, you should watch this title.  
report Recommended by FakeAccount1
both are works of maturity, focused on the search for the happiness of the characters 
report Recommended by Lag0n
They both have very in-depth stories that will tug at your heartstrings.Carole and Tuesday brings the idea that music is a key way to communicate to life,whilst Violet Evergarden reminds us that as nice as is it is to be able to send an instant message,there's something truly beautiful about being able to send a letter to someone,full of raw emotion and feeling.Two truly amazing anime's. 
report Recommended by ChiChoo123
Female leads are similarly confused and struggle to fit into society in the beginning due to their dark backgrounds and lack of knowledge about social norms. 
report Recommended by microhexa
They both have a intriguing story and beautiful animation. 
report Recommended by NightmareTea
Centred on the protagonists reconciling their direct or indirect involvement in an unfair war that brought harm to people and grief to their loved ones. They have bittersweet relationships that end tragically, but help them realize what love truly is and feels like. Against the grim backdrop of military conflict, the nature of love and the strength of humanity are investigated using acts of creative expression (i.e. Jirou’s passion for planes and Violet’s employment in emotional letter-typing). Personally, these anime featured moments that were tear-jerking enough for me to cry. 
report Recommended by RubyRouge
Both have excellent animation. They are dissimilar in plots, as Tsurune is a spots anime about Japanese Archery, and Violet Evergarden is, well, Violet Evergarden. But they are similar in the way that they are very calming to watch in certain episodes and make your heart pound in others. Both of their main characters and support characters have deep backstories that make their characters all the more richer. It's very beautiful. 
report Recommended by lordfarquaad69
There is 13 episodes I cried 18 times Violet Evergadren have a wonderful story and a wonderful visual Everything is beautiful, even terrible things are turn out and can make you cry (like me)  
report Recommended by BreizAuguste35
The two series share a premise: a tough, mentally broken heroine searching for the meaning of love. The heroines are both highly competent and badass, but have to face the consequences of the blood on their hands. The love they eventually stumble upon is unconventional, asymmetric and bound for disappointment. That being said these series are clearly meant for different audiences and espouse different worldviews. Violet Evergarden could be called grimbright while Happy Sugar Life is your classic grimdark. 
report Recommended by Postweeaboo
Both series have got a female war veteran as main character and both series are about those characters working to reach the person they love. 
report Recommended by doomie
The overall vibe is really similar to Violet Evergarden! 
report Recommended by Bourbons
War. There are lives that will be lost during a war, following by the grief by their close ones upon receiving the dreaded news. Both shows depict such themes well, reminding us about the cruelty of war. KonoKata did a stellar job depicting the actual happenings during a war, while Violet Evergarden is severely lacking in realism when it comes to the actual thing about war, it still manages to deliver the realistic tragedy that war may bring upon us. If you wanted a larger dose of realism, go for KonoKata. If you wanted drama with superb presentation, go for Violet Evergarden. 
report Recommended by Lord_Odous
Both series deal with a girl with robot-esque qualities and with ignorance about the regular world, being social awkward. Both deal with themes such as meaning and purpose, and are very emotionally involving. Both have a war as part of their world's background. 
report Recommended by RishRaff
Both anime deal about a human that behaves like a doll, and both girls try to understand the things they feel and how important their companion is to them. However, darker than black has a less major impact on the relationship between the 2 main characters than Violet Evergarden has.  
report Recommended by Nao
Both main protagonists are extreme pacifists with a very serious and somber backstory that involved them having brought harm to people before, which drove to be the kind of character they currently are. During their journey of rediscovery and “soul-searching”, they run into and interact with numbers of people. The main difference is that Trigun is more comedy and action oriented, while Violet Evergarden is more focused on the emotions and melodramatic sequences. Additionally, Vash is more carefree and goofy, while Violet, in contrast, is an unconventional kuudere who initially doesn’t understand human emotions. 
report Recommended by Ryuseishun
. Violet = Mashiro : same characters with the same goal - Two girls who don't understand human feelings - They want to understand human feelings - They live whith a disability (physical and mental for Violet and mental for Mashiro. You have to tell Violet to eat like at Mashiro to get dressed) - They have, a little, the same link with the work The male protagonist must take of her And these two anime is based about their characters and their development. This is, for these two anime, the principal point of these series (not the universe) But Sakurasou is + a comedy and Violet a drama (P.S : sorry  read more 
report Recommended by Bakathomas
Both of these anime deal with the longing and melancholy that surrounds a love just out of reach. Through learning to love someone else the protagonists learn how to live life to its fullest. 
report Recommended by animeincamelot
Similarities: In each story, the main characters begin new work and undergo training to become a master of their respective profession. Though their occupations are different, both characters interpret stories or other people's words and often incorporate their own. Both stories contain a series of smaller stories. Most importantly, they are both dramas striving to induce similar feelings in the viewer. Differences: Despite containing many stories, Rakugo possesses a single, cohesive narrative. Rakugo spends more time is spent developing its characters. Rakugo is covert in concealing the truth of many matters which are uncovered as the story progresses. All secondary characters and their traits differ, as does the  read more 
report Recommended by rhaegarg
Violet Evergarden and Fune wo Amu draw interesting parallels, each presenting a take on words and how they can be used to encapsulate one's feelings. What makes the lead character of each series interesting is that they're socially inept, which serves as a not-so-ironic twist given that they're the ones responsible for cataloging these various words and their expressions. They're tasked with becoming the conduit, letting the desired "essence" flow into the written content. But perhaps the biggest selling point for pairing these two titles up has to do with how one serves as the "yin" to the other's "yang." As each has a strength  read more 
report Recommended by ZephSilver
Both of these romance series go all-out in their costume design departments, with a ludicrously detailed late Victorian/ Edwardian era aesthetic. If you're a fan of the time period you need to check both of these shows out. 
report Recommended by PowerUpOrDie
Both Shuumatsu Nani and Violet Evergarden take place after a major worldwide conflict, featuring a protagonist who was once an infamous combatant become someone who has to adapt to life in a new fantasy world that they once could have never imagined. Shuumatsu is different in that it continues the theme of conflict well after the protagonist's initial war story has ended. Both are a great watch in my opinion with lots of feels. 
report Recommended by Pvt_Diny
Both protagonists have at one point questioned their own actions of having needed to kill people. Both characters were also involved in war, and have had a difficult time trying to recover from the PTSD. The difference is that Violet manages to find a purpose to live outside the battlefield, while Kazama is unable to let go, according to what the adaptation showed. Both shows have great animation quality as well, though Area 88 is known for that during its own time as opposed to today. 
report Recommended by Ryuseishun
Both take place in post-war steampunk worlds and consist of mostly episodic stories with female centric protagonists. 
report Recommended by weirdy8
Both have the core theme of a child/youth learning the basics of human life and the world after being released from an institutionalized unhealthy environment they were raised in, having being used merely as an object. By following the protagonists' journeys in becoming more human, the shows explore the question of what it means to be so. 
report Recommended by J-36
another work from the genius Kyoto animation, hibike euphonium, just like violet evergarden is about a young girl learning how to find enjoyement in life through her passion. it has beautiful visuals like Violet Everegarden and is a brilliant character story all in itself. 
report Recommended by demetre
Both of these anime have very different story, but what I find similar is that protagonists are involved in an incident that affects their feelings and lives. So they end up having to learn a lot from life, get mature, understand their feelings better and let go of things that troubles them most.Both have a nice story, breath taking animation and emotional scenes. 
report Recommended by Hutai
- Both shows talk about finding your place in the world and how you can be useful to the ones you care about. 
report Recommended by Lucylle
Both follow a main character who were raised as weapons trying to adjust to the role of a normal person, but having to battle with the guilt of the sin committed in their past, which is a factor in hindering this goal. Violet and Fear are very different personality-wise apart from not understanding social norms and the general tone and execution of Violet Evergarden and C³ are also contrasting. However, if you particularly like the concept of a 'monster' learning to become 'human', then both series should interest you.  
report Recommended by J-36
If you enjoyed Violet Evergarden's one-off episodes that don't serve much purpose to the overall story, then you might like Mushishi. Just don't expect a lot of happy endings. 
report Recommended by Nyanza
Although the genres may seem radically opposed, the atmosphere of both anime is very similiar, with them both being set in a western (not cowboys, i mean european) style atmosphere, main protagonists both struggle with the losses they've suffered and try to cure themselves of grief, each in their own way. I believe the art is similiar as well. To sum up, i personally think the story and genre is the only thing separating those two. 
report Recommended by Brutaller
I know this is an unlikely recommendation, but more of a comparison, considering how much different these two series, but here's the reasons for the recommendation: -both main characters are placed in a setting at the start of the series where war in their world was either nonexistent or has ended. -both main characters have had relatively dark origins or upbringings; in Yuya's case, it involved his past incarnation, while for Violet, it involved her current both of their respective origins, both were highly feared by their enemies/prey -Violet and Reira (a support character in Arc V) are not only voiced by the same seiyu, but also  read more 
report Recommended by Ryuseishun
Both shows are episodic in nature and while as tones and moods they are diffirent, they both use the main character's profession to reflect their mental state and understandings towards the others. 
report Recommended by Tyrraell
Vibes of I world war in european setting, some unrealistic elements, ornamental aesthetics of female character. 
report Recommended by MenthaAquatica