Kyoto Animation’s standalone anime Violet Evergardens’ Violet Evergarden: The Movie made 2 billion yen (about US$19.2 million) as of Saturday. By Sunday, the film sold over 1,390,000 tickets. The movie ranked second in its opening week. However, it ranked outside of the top 10 in its 12th weekend. Although, they will add more theatres starting on December 11.
The film is the first new Japanese anime film to open in Dolby Cinemas.
Due to Covid-19 Kyoto Animation postponed the film’s opening in Japan. The film was scheduled to release on April 24. However, this wasn’t the first delay for the film, as it was originally scheduled for January 10, 2020.
Netflix first aired Violet Evergarden on its streaming site.
My Anime List describes the anime as:
The Great War finally came to an end after four long years of conflict; fractured in two, the continent of Telesis slowly began to flourish once again. Caught up in the bloodshed was Violet Evergarden, a young girl raised for the sole purpose of decimating enemy lines. Hospitalized and maimed in a bloody skirmish during the War’s final leg, she was left with only words from the person she held dearest, but with no understanding of their meaning.
Recovering from her wounds, Violet starts a new life working at CH Postal Services after a falling out with her new intended guardian family. There, she witnesses by pure chance the work of an “Auto Memory Doll,” amanuenses that transcribe people’s thoughts and feelings into words on paper. Moved by the notion, Violet begins work as an Auto Memory Doll, a trade that will take her on an adventure, one that will reshape the lives of her clients and hopefully lead to self-discovery.
Source: Mainichi Shimbun’s Mantan Web