After its Japanese debut back in September 2019, things are now moving forward for the Violet Evergarden I: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll feature film on the domestic side. Funimation announced this weekend that they’ll be bringing the film out for a theatrical run in the US through select theaters in early 2020. They didn’t have more specific dates and through what program they would try to bring it out with.
The film was directed by Haruka Fujita based on the screenplay by Reiko Yoshida. Akiko Takase returned as the character design and worked with Miku Kadowaki as the chief animation director.
Taichi Ishidate directed the TV series with Akiko Takase serving as the character designer and chief animation director. Reiko Yoshida worked on the series composition. The Japanese cast includes Takehito Koyasu as Claudia Hoggins, Daisuke Namikawa as Gilbert Bougainvillea, Aya Endou as Cattleya Baudelaire, Kouki Uchiyama as Benedict Blue, Haruka Tomatsu as Iris Canary, and Minori Chihara as Erica Brown.
TRUE performed the opening theme “Sincerely” for it and Chihara performed the ending theme song “Michishirube.”
The light novel came from writer Kana Akatsuki and had illustrations by Akiko Takase.
Plot Concept: “Auto Memories Doll.” It’s already been a long time since that name was first popularized. It’s a machine that Dr. Orlando created that talks in a natural voice. At first, he only made it to help out his loving wife, but before long they spread out into the world. and companies were made to lend them out. “I’m Violet Evergarden, the Auto Memories Doll who will rush to provide service anywhere you wish.“ That translucent voice comes from a robotic beautiful girl with blonde hair and blue eyes like she came out of a storybook.