Film’s BD/DVD release launches in Japan on same day
Netflix announced on Thursday that it will stream Kyoto Animation‘s Violet Evergarden: The Movie anime in the United States on October 13. Netflix had previously listed the film for release in other countries on the same date.
Kyoto Animation delayed the film’s release on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in Japan from August 4 to October 13, due to issues with production and manufacturing because of the state of emergency declared in Japan (including in Kyoto prefecture).
The film was was originally slated for a January 2020 opening in Japan, but was delayed to April 2020. The film was then delayed again due to concerns over the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The film opened in Japan in September 2020, and it ranked at #2 in its opening weekend.
Funimation screened the film in select theaters in the United States and Canada starting on March 30.
The movie won the animated film category at the Tokyo Anime Film Festival (TAAF) in February. The Japan Academy Film Prize Association for excellence in film nominated the film for Animation of the Year for its 44th annual awards this year. More recently, the Kyoto prefectural government awarded the film with the grand prize (Kyoto Governor’s Award) for its third annual Kyoto Digital Amusement award in March.
Source: Press release