Auto Memories Doll
It’s been quite a while since that name caused a fuss. Originally invented by Professor Orland solely for his beloved wife, Auto Memories Dolls eventually spread out into the world, and a machine that allows people to rent out the dolls was also created.
“I will run as fast as I can to wherever my customer desires. I am the Auto Memories Doll, Violet Evergarden.”
A girl who almost appears to have popped out of a fairy tale with her blonde hair and blue eyes said this with her inorganic beauty and sweet voice.
Kyoto Animation uploaded a CM video on their official website and Youtube channel today. At the end of the video, it formally announced that an anime project for light novel Violet Evergarden is in the works.
Violet Evergarden is a light novel written by Kana Akatsuki with illustrations by Akiko Takase. It had previously won the grand prize in the fifth Kyoto Animation Award novel category in 2014 for three categories. These include novel, scenario, and manga. The staff has been listed from the CM but it is not known yet if they will return for the anime project.
Staff in CM
Director, Storyboard: Taichi Ishidate (Hyouka)
Character Design, Animation Director: Akiko Takase
Key Animators: Nami Iwasaki, Fumio Tada, Kohei Okamura, Shinpei Sawa, Nobuaki Maruki, Tatsuya Sato, Miku Kadowaki
In-Between Animation Check: Hiroko Kuroda
Color Design: Yuuka Yoneda
Special Effects: Rina Miura (K-On!)
Background Art: Mikiko Watanabe (Musaigen no Phantom World)
3D Art: Joji Unoguchi
Director of Digital Composite: Kouhei Funamoto
3D Computer Graphics: Tetsuro Umetsu
Official site: http://www.kyotoanimation.co.jp/books/violet/