The official website for Kyoto Animation’s Violet Evergarden: The Movie anime film project announced on Saturday that the film’s production committee has rescheduled the film’s opening to Friday, April 24, 2020. The committee thanked the fans for their support, and noted that the director and staff are working with all their hearts and strength on the production.
The film was originally slated for January 10, 2020 before being delayed.
The franchise’s separate side-story anime, titled Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memories Doll (Violet Evergarden Gaiden: Eien to Jidō Shuki Ningyō), opened in theaters in Japan on September 6. While theaters originally planned to screen this anime for two weeks only, the anime has extended its run several times. The anime held its world premiere as planned at the AnimagiC convention in Mannheim, Germany, which ran on August 3 and 4. The AnimagiC organizers said that they went ahead with the premiere “at the express request of the studio.”
On July 18, Kyoto Animation’s 1st Studio building suffered a fire which killed 36 people and injuring 33 others. Kyoto Animation has opened an account to accept donations. The company will give the funds to families of the deceased and injured victims of the fire, as well as for rebuilding.
Kyoto Animation’s television anime adaptation of author Kana Akatsuki and illustrator Akiko Takase’s Violet Evergarden novels premiered on television in Japan and on Netflix in some territories in January 2018. The anime launched on Netflix in the United States in April 2018.