Tag: Violet Evergarden

June 25, 2021 · 0 comments

Violet Evergarden: The Movie

Violet Evergarden: The Movie

By Jeannette Ng. Violet Evergarden: The Movie is a film about second chances, piecing oneself together after tragedy and allowing oneself the luxury of love despite the overwhelming guilt of survival. The very real tragedy of the arson attack on Kyoto Animation’s studio haunts the film. It is one of the reasons for the film’s […]

June 8, 2021 · 0 comments

Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll

Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll

By Jeannette Ng. An “Auto Memory Doll” was originally the name given to the typewriters of Telsis, invented by a man who wanted to help his novelist wife to continue writing after she became blind. But much as “computers” were once both the machines that computed and the women who operated them, Auto Memory Doll […]

April 9, 2021 · 0 comments

Violet Evergarden

Violet Evergarden

By Jeannette Ng. Set in the aftermath of an all-consuming war, Violet Evergarden follows the eponymous lead, an ex-child soldier, as she tries to piece together the fragments of her self through a new job ghost-writing letters.

February 18, 2021 · 0 comments

Japanese Box Office Round-up 2020

Japanese Box Office Round-up 2020

By Jasper Sharp. So, what happened at the Japanese box office in 2020? The critics lists and industry stats from the Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan, or Eiren, are all now in, so it’s time once more for my annual mull over the figures, trends and top titles of another year in Japanese cinema. 2020 […]

October 2, 2020 · 0 comments

Violet Evergarden

Violet Evergarden

By Andrew Osmond. Violet Evergarden is set in an alternative world, told across a cluster of countries which often look European. These countries have been in a terrible war with each other, but a ceasefire has been signed. Now a new peacetime industry is springing up, an organised postal service, which is as important in […]

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