-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
I am not sure which show should I put as the recommended one, seeing that both shows are already popular in their respective seasons.
Now then, onto the most similar part of these two shows - the process of emotion learning. Both protagonists (Elias from Mahoutsukai, and Violet Evergarden the titular character) have went through a messed up past, causing them to lose the ability to act as humans, and sense emotions. Both shows set up episodic parts and through the interaction of many other characters, our protagonists gradually learn these emotions, often in some sort of heartwarming tales.
Animation wise, both are top notch, we have Wit Studio doing Mahoutsukai and Kyoto Animation doing Violet Evergarden. They are both in fantastical worlds, Mahoutsukai is supposedly set in the real world with magical elements blended and hidden in it, while the latter is set in post WW1 era but in a totally fictional world with fictional countries.
While Mahoutsukai is more geared towards magical, slice of life and romance themes, Violet Evergarden instead focuses on the personal character development of the titular character herself.  read more
- Both start out with a heavily traumatized teen who ends up learning a new talent with a certain encounter.
- Both have a medieval environment with beautiful landscapes and scenery.
- Both Violet Evergarden and Chise from Mahoutsukai no Yome start gaining back their emotions.
- Both do so by encountering different people with different stories, and both occasionally help out by using the new things they've learned (Chise with using her magic and Violet with ghostwriting)
Only difference is that Violet Evergarden focusses more on Violet's individual development, and Mahoutsukai no Yome has more real story to get invested in, while Violet Evergarden is kind of a bundle with several tearjerker stories.  read more
-Both have gorgeous artworks
-Both having a young girl as the main character
-Both have beautiful soundtracks
-Both have good story line
The difference being, Violet Evergarden is more related to real life and shorter compared to The Ancient Magus' Bride.
Both are episodic dramatic stories about a girl who has had traumatic experiences in the past and builds emotional connections and more confidence in herself as the show continues. A very emotional vibe to each episode, and a Slice of Life vibe. Both series are very pretty to look at but lack substance or good writing or pacing.
Both have beautiful art
Both have similar plot that dealt with being not accepted by society
Both have similar episodic narrative
Both deal with the lost of love one
Both have main character learning new things to adapt their surroundings
In short, Mahoutsukai is a narrative driven story with a beautiful plot i, Violet evergarden instead takes you to a feel trip that can make you cry.
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.
-Both expresses deep emotions through scenes involving solemnity, despair and sadness.
-Both anime gives the viewer a powerful impact wherein one character shows despair or sadness.
-Both anime have great animation.
-Both anime have the point of focus to a young girl.
-Both anime involves death of loved ones (spoiler alert *sorry* T~T)
-Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso expresses emotions to its viewers through music while on the other hand, Violet Evergarden is about the tragedy of war the main character has gone through and is being brought back being it's flashback and its dignity to help people achieve what they want to have through her writings on letters.
-Violet Evergarden does not contain expressions from music.
-Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso has 4 main characters while in Violet Evergarden, there is only one.
-Violet Evergarden renders bloody and tragic flashbacks about the spoils of war the main character has gone through while on the other hand, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso doesn't. Except, it does flashback on the memories of the main character's without tragedy yet filled with madness and anger about his (Arima, Kousei) mother forcing him to be a prodigy (spoiler alert *sorry* T~T)
-Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso's setting is on a modernized era and is taking place on schools in Japan while in Violet Evergarden, it takes place on around 1800s or 1900s wherein it is more likely American or European due to their names (?). read more
Both are very emotional, moving animes that can bring tears to your eyes. Both animes address the ideas of love and how emotions make us human which is very beautiful in its own right. Both have similar art styles and as a bonus, both have fantastic soundtracks as well!
Plastic Memories and Violet Evergarden are both about girls, one struggling to become human and the other who isn't fully human, that go through a journey and explore to find out the meaning of love. Both are great animations that have a melancholy vibe to it.
Both series involve emotionless-like humans (android in Plastic Memories) going on a 'journey' to discover true emotions. While they both revolve around discovering the feeling of love, Plastic Memories explores it through actual romantic relationships whereas Violet Evergarden explores it through experiencing other people's emotions
Both shows the sad backstory of the side characters. Both of the main protagonists' company makes the lives of those who are left by their love ones to cherish and help the moments of their life. Heavy drama and tearjerker.
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.
Tegamibachi and Violet Evergarden are stories about delivering letters which contains the feelings of the senders. One interesting thing about them is the Main Protagonists of both show are the opposite of each other. Lag Seeing (Tegamibachi's MC) is a very emotional character. He cried a lot throughout the story. While Violet Evergarden is still learning how to feel emotions.
-Both show have the same idea about writing letters from the heart to a recipient. Though in Tegamibachi the main characters deliver the letters, while in Violet Evergarden they focus mostly on writing letters.
Even so, both main characters travel to the person who wants to write a letter and their story unfolds with emotion and feels in similar ways.
-You may shed tears in both of them.
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.
Both series have the formula of tackling a specific character per episode.
The magic of both lies in the power of the viewer sympathizing for that character in a mere 22 minutes. Ranges from heart-warming to straight up sadness
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.
They both are very alike, talking about sending messages from/to other people showing their own feelings that leads slightly a progression and maturation of the main character who are still stuck with something from the past concerned about lost someone they love and respect.
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.
Both are female titular protagonists who start out in their series not having a lot of knowledge about the norms and basics of normal society. Through the interactions with other people, they slowly develop in terms of character, as they gradually grew to understand human emotions, especially love.
Additionally, both main characters' origins are of a dark variety.
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.
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.
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.
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 considerable level of emotion. A series that is deemed high stature with unequivocal originality is hard to come by, thus deserving recognition when it surfaces.
‘Violet Evergarden’ is the mother of all things magical and what ‘Suisei no Gargantia’ could have been had it expanded on its narrative. The story is of rich substance and audiences will find themselves laughing throughout this memorable journey…and crying during the most emotional of times. The quality of the animation and character expression are second-to-none, something worth acknowledging which is a commendation to the series.
If you enjoyed Violet Evergarden's one-off episodes that don't serve much purpose to the overall story (although I personally consider those to be the worst of the bunch), then you might like Mushishi.
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.
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.
Like Shinkai's works, Violet Evergarden also has hyper-realistic animation,
beautiful attention to detail, and the lighting is just gorgeous.
Although their plots and views are different, they share the same emotional,
tear-jerking, yet heartwarming style of storytelling that leaves the viewer satisfied yet yearning for more.
*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
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.
Stories of two young women traveling vaguely historical, vaguely fantastical worlds, viewing the best and worst in people, all while showing very little emotion. Both beautiful meditations on how mankind interacts with eacother, and how beautiful and terrible that can be.
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 life...in 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 have relatively the same sort of upbringing as well; both were found as orphans with no known parents, and were raised and trained to be emotionless tools for battle/fighting...also, as both their respective series progressed, both slowly started to gain, feel, and understand emotions. Both also had someone to look up to (Violet's was Gilbert, and Reira's was Reiji). Both also resolved to anti-violent perspectives near the end of their respective series, though unfortunately Reira had a much more unfortunate fate.
-Both Yuya and Violet seek to take action and/or fight without harming or killing anyone, a virtuous and respectful ideal; however, due to the unrealistic nature of that desire or ideal, as well as both of them being very selfless, they sometimes put their own well-beings in grave danger.
-Both series have many interesting characters, many having quite some personal issues; both series' respective protagonists have had some sort of positive "healing" influence on them of some sort via their interactions and sharing of their ideals/beliefs, be it friend or enemy. read more
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.
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 that's the weakness of the other, living in a state of coincidental symbiosis for those who've seen what they both have to offer:
▸One has a wide range of expression but often feels artificial. (VE)
▸One feels earnest but has very stunted humanistic expression. (FwA)
▸One has a main character that expresses themselves out loud without clamming up or getting embarrassed, yet do not fully comprehend the meaning behind many words and gestures. (VE)
▸One has a main character that understands the semantics of words to a degree of hyper-obsession, yet when they attempt to express themselves out loud they often clam up in embarrassment. (FwA)
On a meta-narrative sense, the dual nature each show has with each other becomes fascinating to discuss. And the more you delve further into each, the "two sides of the same coin" attributes only increases.  read more
. 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 for my english, i'm french)
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.
-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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 setting.
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.
Violet and Casshern - both of them sets off on a journey to understand themselves better. Through the journey, they figure out their previous sins and realize that they can't erase them no matter how hard they try. So, they decide to give hope to the weak people as a way of repenting.
If u like animez which explore the heavy burden of human lives, then u should of course, give these two a try.