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Kyoto Animation showed part of the production process of Violet Evergarden

On November 5, the film was broadcast for the first time on television in Japan. Violet Evergarden Gaiden: Eien to Jidou Shuki Ningyou (Violet Evergarden I: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll), which raised the franchise to Violet Evergarden to the first place in trends on Twitter worldwide. That is why the studies Kyoto Animation shared an update showing the extensive animation work for something as simple as the hairstyles shown:

«In “Violet Evergarden Gaiden” there are many scenes with the hair. To make the hair more realistic you must use a special way to tie it. One that anyone can imitate in real life“Wrote the post adding a guide to Violet’s hairstyle.

The production also shared some details related to the costumes: «The main point of “Violet Evergarden Gaiden” is the different costumes from the television series. This is how the “concept” of each wardrobe is created“Wrote the publication.

Violet Evergarden

They also commented on the settings themselves, pointing out the locations that inspired the landscapes of the feature film: «“Violet Evergarden Gaiden” takes place in Germany. The scale of the castle is well represented. Based on the art board, the staff created a beautiful setting“Wrote the publication. Previous articles have already pointed out that the production used real locations of Nuremberg, as the district Königstraße and the street Schildergasse; and of Mannheim, As the Mannheim Palace.

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Kyoto Animation closed its series of publications showing the production process of a short segment where Violet Evergarden combs Isabella York’s hair. «The first special film created at the time of its theatrical release! Braids are a special expression where “only three are necessary so that it does not untie”. Of course, everything is hand painted, including the prosthetic hand». The video shows all the production steps, starting with the Storyboard, followed by the Original Image, then the Moving picture, later Painting and Scenarios and in the end the Photography. The last segment shows the Final work presented.

Synopsis for Violet Evergarden Gaiden: Eien to Jidou Shuki Ningyou

Isabella, the daughter of the noble York family, is enrolled in an all-girls academy to be groomed as a lady worthy of nobility. However, she has given up on her future, viewing the prestigious school as nothing more than a prison from the outside world. His family realizes that he has problems with the classes and decides to hire Violet Evergarden to teach him personally in the guise of a maid. At first, Isabella treats Violet coldly. Violet seems to be able to do everything perfectly, leading Isabella to assume that she was born with a silver spoon. After some time together, Isabella begins to realize that Violeta has had her own struggles and begins to open up to her. Isabella soon reveals that she has lost contact with her beloved younger sister, Taylor Bartlett, whom she longs to see again. Having experienced the power of words through her past clientele, Violet asks if Isabella wishes to write a letter to Taylor. Can Violet help Isabella convey her feelings to her long-lost sister?

Source: Otakomu

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