Violet Evergarden is a light novel written by Kana Akatsuki and illustrated by Akiko Takase. The series was also adapted into an anime with 13 episodes and OVA. It won an award at the fifth Kyoto Animation Award’s novel category in 2014.
The story revolves around Violet who finds herself broken after the war, with no arms but auto mail ones in their place. With nothing/no one left to go back to, she is offered a chance of creating a new life for herself. She is to become an Auto Memory Doll, a ghost writer for those who are unable to write or want their emotions to be interpreted into a letter.
Violet was an orphan child, without a name, who had a talent for killing. Dietfried Bougainvillea gifts her to his brother Gilbert as a present for his promotion to major. The intent was for her to be used as a tool but Gilbert saw her as more, gave her a name, taught her how to read and write, and taught her how to speak. Violet took part in the war, along side Gilbert and in effort to protect him she lost both arms. She sets off to find out the meaning of the words “I love you”, the last words that were said to her from Gilbert.
Violet Evergarden is on of the most beautiful anime I have ever seen. This anime will make you feel things, it is a series that is fully loaded with emotions. I found myself tearing up or crying with the stories in almost every episode. The series is what I would call beautifully sad. The characters often go through a sad event, which brings Violet into their lives and she causes a positive impact. All while she tries to figure herself out and attempt to find out the meaning of the words “I love you”. I will always fight to recommend this one, this is one anime you shouldn’t go without seeing.
I was crushed when I finished the series, it ended perfectly but I could do with way more episodes!
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