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Where can one begin with Violet Evergarden? It is a drama with elements of romance and no doubt an anime that should be considered a visual wonder: great music, gorgeous animation, beautiful sceneries, and interesting characters. These are just some of the things that really grab your attention from the very beginning.
Violet is a young girl (?) who grew up on the battlefield and was treated as a weapon rather than a human being. After the war was over, she was separated from the only person of importance to her, Major Gilbert, and must now learn how to live outside the frontlines, engage with people, and try to understand their feelings. Claudia, the founder of CH Postal Company and an old friend of Gilbert, promised to take care of her after the war. Violet, after seeing the Auto Memories Dolls, a service provided by the Postal Company where girls write letters for people who don’t know how to write or express their feelings, decides to join them in order to understand the true meaning of the words ‘I love you’.
So what is it exactly that drawn you to Violet Evergarden? Maybe the astonishing animation, maybe the melodrama or maybe the beautiful kind of Euporean-ish environment. Whatever the case, MANGA.TOKYO is here to suggest 10 anime that resemble it in many ways and that you will undeniably enjoy!
Chise Hatori is a 15-year-old girl who had a very hard life so far. Unwanted and abandoned by her parents and later on put in a slave auction, she seeks desperately for a place to call home and someone to care for her. Chise is bought in the auction by Elias, a strange man that is not exactly human, to become his apprentice and his bride. She is then taken to his house in England in a world of talking animals, dragons, fairies, and mythical creatures where she starts learning about magic and discovering herself.
Both heroines are very similar since they are both around the same age, share complex emotions and are looking for a way to find happiness. They are both given opportunities to reinvent themselves from male figures that are of great importance to them, and on their journey to self-discovery, they make friends that support them and understand them.
In the land of eternal twilight, Amberground, Letter Bees are the ones that deliver mail to the general populace. But unlike other normal mail services, they have to deal with giant insects called Gaichuu, which make traveling a living nightmare. Lag Seeing, a boy who lost his mother under mysterious circumstances, is taking the exam to become a Letter Bee in order to find out what really happened and reunite with Gauche, his friend that saved him when he was a young boy.
Both anime share the idea that letters are very important and have great emotional value to those writing them, delivering them, and receiving them. They also have in common the beautiful artwork and sceneries along with stories that focus on feelings of absence and characters that are unable to put them to rest.
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Tsukasa Mizugaki, after failing his college entrance exams, is offered a position at the Sion Artificial Intelligence Corporation. He ends up working in the terminal service department where his job is to recover artificial humans called Giftias, who must be recalled every nine years otherwise they become violent. He is then sent to work along with a Giftia named Isla, who has little knowledge and interaction with humans in order to understand how much Giftias are loved by real people.
Plastic Memories is much more romance driven than Violet Evergarden, but both anime are seriously an emotional roller-coaster. Both Violet and Isla are intriguing in their own ways as they question their humanity for a variety of reasons and try to understand and grow themselves.
That’s a really long title, and you may know it from the translation as WorldEnd: What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us? Willem Kumesh is a warrior that once fought against powerful beasts that threatened humanity. He wakes up 500 years later when humanity has been extinct and the species that had managed to survive left the ground and are living on a floating island called Regal Ele. He ends up meeting a group of young girls that seem to be the only beings known as Leprechauns that can manage to fight against the dangerous beasts.
The plot is very different but they both have military and war environments where people are considered more like weapons than actual human beings. Very emotional and dramatic storyline as well that can will certainly make you cry like a baby. I repeat both stories will make you cry… a lot.
Kousei Arima is a prodigious pianist, but after the passing of his mother, he becomes unable to hear the sound of his own piano, taking away his ability to play. Two years later, he still avoids playing the piano and lives a mundane life but he meets an eccentric and beautiful violinist named Kaori Miyazono who puts him out of his monotonous lifestyle and brings him back to the world of music.
Great animation with heart-breaking drama and emotional storylines that will make you cry. Both anime address the idea of love and how emotions are what makes us human, how to deal with feelings and how to accept the death of a loved one.
At the end of the 19th century, in a time when social classes dominate society, a woman named Emma serves as a maid for a retired governess. One day, a man named William visits the governess and falls in love with the young Emma. In a time of great prejudice for love between different social classes, Emma and William must push through the hardships in order to be together.
Both anime have a master-servant kind of relationship that the main character is trying to grow beyond and they both involve great love stories. Also, the main resemble of Emma and Violet Evergarden is probably the amazing details of the costumes. They share a similar Victorian – Edwardian era aesthetic.
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In the early 20th century, Kazuya transfers to a prestigious academy as part of an exchange program between Japan and a small European country named Saubure. One day, Kazuya wanders around the library and discovers a botanical garden, where he meets a small blonde-haired girl named Victorique who has a complex and imaginative foresight that allows her to solve even the hardest and most dangerous mysteries. They start to take on various mystery cases where they apply their unique skills in order to solve them.
Both anime share the same European aesthetic and vibe and take place at an earlier time during a war. They both involve a great story with great art and both female characters have to come to terms with their feelings as the story moves on.
The following titles are part of this list because I find Violet Evergarden to be such a visually stunning anime and these recommendations are certainly worthy of praise for their great animation style, striking details, and beautiful sceneries.
What exactly lies after death? Is it heaven or hell? Actually there is only a bar that stands between reincarnation and endless abyss. In the world of Quindecim, lives are being judged by an arbiter named Decim who acts like a bartender but he actually challenges humans to games to see if they are worthy of moving on or perishing.
Stunning details with scenes that will definitely give you something to look at. But besides the visuals, Decim and Violet actually share a lot in common as they are both very professional in anything they do and they try to empathize with humans properly. This anime is more horror and fantasy oriented but it will definitely meet your expectations.
— デス・パレード (@dp_anime) December 9, 2014
In a world where supernatural beings exist and are hunted by Spirit Warriors, Mirai Kuriyama is the sole survivor of a clan that can manifest her blood into weapons. She is tasked with hunting down and killing these creatures that are said to grow by negative human emotions. One day as she is deep in thought on the school roof, she comes across Akihito, one of her classmates who is a rare half-breed and whom she can’t seem to stop stabbing in the chest. As she finds out that he is immortal, he helps her build up her confidence and bring down the sinister beings.
This is a supernatural slice-of-life with lovely emotional and action scenes. Great animation and similar style to Violet Evergadren as they are both made from the Kyoto Animation studio.
Houtarou Oreki is a high school student who likes to conserve his energy and hates having to do much. After his sister convinces him to join the Literary Club, he meets Chitanda, an ever-curious girl that loves to challenge his easy-going existence to satisfy her curiosity. Alongside their fellow members Satoshi and Ibara, the group tackles cases ranging from a self-locking classroom door to even the shadowy history of the club they belong.
Another beautiful work from Kyoto Animation with a great atmosphere and appealing animation. The fluid movements and the quality of each scene in this school life drama mystery is truly astonishing.
This list was not easy. Violet Evergarden truly combines so many different genres: drama, romance, fantasy, and war, but focuses mostly on Violet as a character and her personal quest of finding her humanity, understanding her feelings rather than anything else, and to be honest, it is very hard to find something that matches it completely. Whether you enjoyed the gorgeous animation, the compelling storyline or just the character’s charms throughout the story, you will definitely enjoy this list. Feel free to suggest more recommendations in the comments and share titles that you would think Violet Evergarden fans would love.
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