5 Reasons You Need to Watch Violet Evergarden
Have to admit, I ugly cried after seeing the first episode of Violet Evergarden. Now you should too. Here are 5 Reasons Why You Need to Watch Violet Evergarden.
The Violet Evergarden anime series was originally adapted from a light novel by Kana Akatsuki with art by Akiko Takase. The anime series debuted January 2018 and was directed by Taichi Ishidate with music by Evan Call. Its now streaming on Netflix.
And now we delve down into the 5 Reasons Why You Need to Watch Violet Evergarden, and possibly ugly cry as well.
1. The Music
It’s been awhile since I came across an anime series that had a musical score that’s sweeping and even a character by itself. You got somber tunes and uplifting melodies sprinkled throughout the episodes. It doesn’t just serve as something to fill the scene, the music actually helps increase the feels.
2. The animation
Chances are you’ve already seen subpar animes then there are those grandiose animes too. Violet Evergarden is the latter. Everything’s animated beautifully. In Tagalog, we call this “walang tapon”. Everything works and even those scenes inside Violet’s new world i.e. the Postal office, look great.
3. Character Designs are Delightful
For something that’s tethering towarda dark and gloomy, Violet Evergarden’s characters and world looks good. The designs for Violet’s attire alone in episode 1 is worth the money. Military-style wardrobe looks awesome while Victorian-esque rich class also look fab. I can’t wait to dive deep into other episodes.
4. The Plot and character building
Without spoiling, the plot for Violet Evergarden might be done to death already but its got a fresh take to it. Tropes like broken child soldiers with no war to fight is a staple but Violet takes it further by adding a love story element. She’s become enamored with her handler, the major who may or may not have perished in their last mission.
President Hodgins also has an interesting arc for the anime as he wants to redeem himself from the horrors he agreed to during the war which also involves Violet. Its a powerful drive which could complicate or spice up Ms. Evergarden’s life away from the military.
5. The Philosopy
There’s a lot of heavy stuff happening in this anime series. Concepts of loss and sadness is there. Death and acceptance is there, redemption is present too. Love gets a nod here too as Violet experiences it but wants to learn more about it. Don’t quote me on this yet but from where I’m standing, Violet Evergarden could also double as somebody going through and trying to overcome depression. Her lack of feelings initially plus her want to actually feel is powerful. Her memories of wanting to live is something that can have fans talk about and discuss philosophy is also worth taking note of.
I feel that 5 reasons to 5 Reasons You Need to Watch Violet Evergarden would get more as I progress through the anime series. That being said I love the series already and you can consider me a fanboy now.