Kyoto Animation’s Violet Evergarden — Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll anime film is finally going to be available for western TV audiences to watch, as Netflix has just announced the film will be on its streaming platform from April 2nd.
An English-subtitled trailer was also released for the film a couple of weeks ago, showing the same amount of intense drama we are used to from the Violet Evergarden franchise. (See below).
Violet Evergarden — Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll is the follow up to the 13-episode hit anime series that was released in 2017.
It originally premiered in August at the Germany’s AnimagiC convention, and was then released in Japan last September.
The movie also saw a theatrical release in the west a couple of months later.
The spin-off film was one of the last projects completed by Kyoto Animation before the anime studio’s Studio 1 building was destroyed in an arson attack that killed 36 of their employees.
When you watch Violet Evergarden — Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll on Netflix, you will see the names of the people killed in the attack in the closing credits as the studio wanted people to remember their names and their work.
Another film based on the franchise is expected to be released later in the year. It was originally slated for a January, 2020 release but was delayed several months due to the arson attack.
Watch the Violet Evergarden — Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll with English subtitles below. Then mark your calendars for April 2nd as, if you are a fan of the original series (and who isn’t?), this one looks like a must watch.