Anime Expo announces the world premiere of Violet Evergarden, along with a Q&A by Director Taichi Ishidate, Lead Voice Actress Yui Ishikawa, and Opening Theme Singer TRUE to Anime Expo 2017! Anime Expo continues to amaze and dazzle with its number of world premies and other events.

Violet Evergarden is a highly-anticipated anime project by Kyoto Animation based on the novel with the same name by author Kana Akatsuki and illustrator Akiko Takase’s. The Violet Evergarden novel won the grand prize in the fifth Kyoto Animation Award program’s novel category in 2014. The win marked the first time that any work won a grand prize in any of the contest’s three categories (novel, scenario, and manga).

The Kyoto Animation Award is a novel contest which has been hosted by Kyoto Animation Co.,Ltd. since 2009. Previous honorable mention recipients in the contest’s history that have been animated include: Chū-2 Byō Demo Koi ga Shitai!, Free! (originally known as High Speed!), and Kyōkai no Kanata (Beyond the Boundary). Violet Evergarden is the very first to shine as the “grand prize” winner, the highest award in this contest.

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