There is good news for Japanese anime studio Kyoto Animation.
The KyoAni film Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memories Doll has been so successful in Japanese theaters, it will be continuing its run in Japan past the planned October 18th final day.
Not only that, the Violet Evergarden film has picked up seven new theaters. These will be in Tokyo, Okyama, Hiroshima, Hokkaido and Aomori.
And unlike with the film’s initial release, there has not been an announcement as to when this extended run will end.
In other words, Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memories Doll could feasibly still be showing in movie theaters in Japan in early 2020.
Wouldn’t that be nice?
As of yet, however, there has not been an announcement as to when the film will have an English-language release.
The film release is, of course, the first release for KyoAni since one of their locations and its staff were the victim of an arson attack earlier in the year.
That attack killed more than half of the 71 people in the building at the time.
KyoAni has been recovering ever since, with some projects being put on hold and others having release dates postponed.
The family and friends of the 36 Kyoto Animation staff killed in the arson attack are also struggling to rebuild their lives.