Kyoto Animation Schedules Release of Award-Winning Novel

At the recent Kyoto Animation/Animation Do fan event, the studio behind anime like Free! and Sound! Euphonium annnounced plans to publish the first part of Kana Akatsuki and Akiko Takase’s Violet Evergarden on December 25th. The first Grand Prize winner from the 5th Kyoto Animation Awards in 2014 is being published as two novels.


From Megax Tumblr

“Auto Memories Doll.” It’s already been a long time since that name was first popularized. It’s a machine that Dr. Orlando created that talks in a natural voice. At first, he only made it to help out his loving wife, but before long they spread out into the world. and companies were made to lend them out.

“We’re the Auto Memories Doll service place that comes running anywhere you wish. We’re Violet Evergarden.”

That translucent voice comes from a robotic beautiful girl with blonde hair and blue eyes like she came out of a storybook.



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