Watch Violet Evergarden English Dubbed : “I want to know what ‘I love you’ means,” are the words spoken by Violet Evergarden in the first episode of Kyoto Animation’s newest project of the same name. The 13-episode series, which was released on Netflix for US audiences last Thursday, follows the story of Violet, a former child soldier living in the aftermath of a civil war, whose sole purpose is to carry out the final orders of her beloved Major Gilbert: To live and be free.
Since the announcement and advanced screening of its first three episodes at Anime Expo 2017, “Violet Evergarden” had its bar set extremely high. Not only were those first three episodes highly praised, but the series was being developed by the same studio that has created some of the most critically acclaimed and beloved anime over the years, such as “K-On!,” “Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu” and, most recently, “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid.” In order for “Violet Evergarden” to succeed it needed to do more than simply meet the caliber of Kyoto Animation’s previous works; it would have to surpass them.
Thankfully, “Violet Evergarden” has done more than deliver on its promises and is one of Kyoto’s greatest projects to date.