Kyoto Animation‘s official YouTube channel has posted a brand new video, and it announces their latest anime project, which will be adapting a novel titled Violet Evergarden, which is written by Kana Akatsuki and illustrated by Akiko Takase.
The video, which contained English subtitles, also announced the new KyoAni project in several different languages. It said in English that “The Anime Project is in the works.”
The novel won the Grand Prize during the 5th Kyoto Animation Awards for the light novel category, which is also the first time that any work has ever won the Grand Prize for any of the three categories. Previously, only honorable mentions have been named, such as High Speed! (Free!) and Kyoukai no Kanata (Beyond the Boundary). Here is the novel’s story according to KyoAni:
Auto Memories Doll.
It’s been quite a while since that name caused a fuss. Originally invented by Professor Orland solely for his beloved wife, Auto Memories Dolls eventually spread out into the world, and a machine that allows people to rent out the dolls was also created.
“I will run as fast as I can to wherever my customer desires. I am the Auto Memories Doll, Violet Evergarden.”
A girl who almost appears to have popped out of a fairy tale with her blonde hair and blue eyes said this with her inorganic beauty and sweet voice.
They also previewed the novel during Comiket 89, and also posted a video:
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[NEW ANIME] Kyoto Animation announces their latest anime: Violet Evergarden