Violet Evergarden Gaiden: Eien to Jidou Shuki Ningyou

Violet Evergarden I: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll

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Synonyms: Violet Evergarden Side Story: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll
Japanese: ヴァイオレット・エヴァーガーデン 外伝 -永遠と自動手記人形-
English: Violet Evergarden I: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll
French: Violet Evergarden: Eternité et la Poupée de Souvenirs Automatiques
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 6, 2019
Producers: Shochiku
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Light novel
Genres: DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 1 hr. 31 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.411 (scored by 160231160,231 users)
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Ranked: #1542
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Popularity: #615
Members: 289,070
Favorites: 1,043

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Isabella, the daughter of the noble York family, is enrolled in an all-girls academy to be groomed into a dame worthy of nobility. However, she has given up on her future, seeing the prestigious school as nothing more than a prison from the outside world. Her family notices her struggling in her lessons and decides to hire Violet Evergarden to personally tutor her under the guise of a handmaiden.

At first, Isabella treats Violet coldly. Violet seems to be able to do everything perfectly, leading Isabella to assume that she was born with a silver spoon. After some time together, Isabella begins to realize that Violet has had her own struggles and starts to open up to her. Isabella soon reveals that she has lost contact with her beloved younger sister, Taylor Bartlett, whom she yearns to see again.

Having experienced the power of words through her past clientele, Violet asks if Isabella wishes to write a letter to Taylor. Will Violet be able to help Isabella convey her feelings to her long-lost sister?

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Tsuruoka, Youta
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Chihara, Minori
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Aug 6, 2019
valdzack (All reviews)
First things first,
Thank you so much KyoAni for the World Premiere Screening on AnimagiC, Germany.

Simply put, the story is like a very long version of a typical Violet Evergarden Episode, where this time Violet considers someone as her first real friend.

Animation is like every KyoAni movie breath taking and in comparison to the TV-series, there is slightly no difference. As for the soundtrack, there is some old very recognized ones as well as some new tracks. Main and support characters are presented or mentioned, with also a lot of references from the TV-Series.

Overall, very good story, animation and soundtracks.

The Story/Synopsis,
is about a illegitimate noble read more
Sep 7, 2019
Anowink (All reviews)
Over the years of watching anime, none has touched me more deeply than Violet Evergarden TV series. For me, it was everything that a TV series could offer. Therefore, I was excited to hear that Violet Evergarden Gaiden will be coming to theaters in September. After I watched it on the release date in Tokyo, I can safely say that it is a masterpiece in every aspect.

Story: The story is divided into two chapters. In the first chapter, Violet Evergarden goes to the private girls’ school and works as a private tutor for a girl named Isabella York. In the second chapter, the younger sister read more
Jan 6, 2020
Agent_Redacted (All reviews)
Violet Evergarden Gaiden: Eien to Jidou Shuki Ningyou serves as another episode of Violet Evergarden but longer than usual.

What's unique about this movie in which stands out more than any other normal Violet Evergarden episodes are :

- It has slight Yuri tease.
- Violet doesn't really have much role in this movie. Instead, the movie feels more focused towards the two sisters. Amy Bartlett and Taylor Bartlett ( slightly contravening the rule of slice of life but I wasn't bothered by it ).

This movie is like a dream come true for me. I used to think that if Violet Evergarden had Yuri. At read more
Feb 1, 2020
Major_Gilbert (All reviews)

--The review contains spoilers--

A young girl struggling in school, soon to be sent to marry an unknown man, suffering physically, mentally from a starkly different past - memories that seem otherworldly considering where she is now. Her existence is defined by her name, but there were days where it was defined by her 'sister'. This is the life of Isabella York, Violet's next client.

This movie is not a direct sequel to the main series and is different from the other movie to be released in April 2020.

Violet Evergarden Gaiden: Eien to Jidou Shuki Ningyou is a movie which adapts Chapter 2 of the Violet read more


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