Theatergoers to receive 4-panel 35mm film cut present starting on October 16
Kyoto Animation announced on Monday that the Violet Evergarden: The Movie anime film has earned 1.28 billion yen (about US$12.1 million) and has sold 890,000 tickets as of Sunday, 24 days after the film opened in Japan. The film ranked at #3 in its fourth weekend. Starting on October 16 those who go see the film will get a present of a four-panel 35mm film cut.
The film opened in Japan on September 18.
The film’s official website announced on April 6 that Kyoto Animation postponed the film’s opening in Japan due to concerns over the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The film was slated to open in Japan on April 24. This was the second delay for the film, as it was originally slated for a January 10 opening in Japan.
Singer TRUE returned to perform the film’s theme song “WILL.”
The franchise‘s separate side-story anime, titled Violet Evergarden I: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll (Violet Evergarden Gaiden: Eien to Jidō Shuki Ningyō), opened in theaters in Japan last September, and it screened for at least five weeks. The film eventually earned a cumulative total of 641,980,500 yen (about US$5.98 million). Netflix debuted the anime on April 2.
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.