With Violet Evergarden, where do you begin? It’s a romantic comedy with a lot of heart, and it’s also an anime that’s visually stunning, thanks to its gorgeous animation, catchy music, and diverse cast of characters. From the very beginning, these are just a few of the things that catch your eye.
Violetis 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. In order to learn the true meaning of the words “I love you,” Violet joins the Postal Service’s Auto Memories Dolls, a program in which girls write letters for people who don’t know how to write or express their feelings.
What is it about Violet Evergarden that piques your interest? It could be the stunning animation, or the melodrama, or the beautiful kind of Euporean-like environment, or something else entirely. We at MANGA.TOKYO have a list of 10 anime that are strikingly similar to the source material and that you will undoubtedly enjoy!
1. The Ancient Magus’ Bride
In her 15 years, 15-year-old Chise Hatori’s life has been nothing short of a struggle. She is in desperate need of a place to call home and a person to take care of her after being abandoned by her parents and sold into slavery. When a strange man named Elias buys Chise at auction, she becomes his apprentice and his bride. Once there, she discovers a world of talking animals, dragons, fairies, and mythological creatures, where she begins to learn about magic and discover her own identity.
Since they’re both around the same age, they both have complex emotions, and they’re both looking for a means to find happiness, they’re both quite similar. On their road to self-discovery, they meet others who support and understand them.
2. Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee
It is the job of Amberground’s Letter Bees to deliver mail to the ordinary public in the land of endless night. In contrast, the Gaichuu, a species of enormous bug, must be dealt with on a daily basis. When Lag Seeing’s mother suddenly died, he decided to become a Letter Bee in order to learn the truth and reconcile with Gauche, his childhood buddy who rescued him.
For those who write them, deliver them, or even receive them, letters hold a special place in the hearts of those involved. As well as a focus on feelings of absence and characters who are unable to put them to rest, they also share exquisite artwork and stunning landscapes.
3. Plastic Memories
Sion Artificial Intelligence Corporation offers Tsukasa Mizugaki a job when he fails his college admission examinations. A job in the terminal service department, where he must retrieve artificial people known as Giftias, which must be recalled every nine years or they turn aggressive, becomes his fateful career path. In order to have a better understanding of how much actual people adore Giftia, he’s assigned to work alongside a Giftia named Isla, who knows very little about humans and has never interacted with one.
Violet Evergarden and Plastic Memories are two of the most emotionally charged anime I’ve ever seen. For a number of reasons, both Violet and Isla intrigue me, as they want to understand and grow as individuals while also questioning their humanity.
4. Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii desu ka?
You may have heard it referred to as “World End” because of its lengthy title. During the end of time, what would you do? Is there anything else on your plate? Is there anything you can do for us? There there was a guy named Willem Kumesh who fought against monstrous animals that threatened mankind. The human race has been extinct for 500 years, and the remaining species have escaped the ground and taken up residence on a floating island known as Regal Ele. In the end, he meets a group of young girls who appear to be the only Leprechauns capable of fending off the terrifying creatures.
Their stories are vastly dissimilar, but they share a common military setting where individuals are treated more like tools than sentient beings. In addition, the plot has a heartfelt and dramatic arc that will leave you in tears. Both tales, I assure you, will have you weeping uncontrollably.
5. Your lie in April
After the death of his mother, Kousei Arima becomes unable to hear the sound of his own piano, resulting in the loss of his musical aptitude. A gorgeous and eccentric violinist named Kaori Miyazono draws him out of his ordinary existence and back into the realm of music after two years of avoiding playing the piano.
Great animation with a lot of heartbreak and tears inducing tales. These two anime touch on the concept of love and the importance of sentiments, how to deal with emotions, and how to accept the death of a loved one.
6. Emma – A Victorian Romance
At the end of the nineteenth century, Emma works as a maid for a retired governess in a time when social classes ruled society. Emma’s governess receives a visit from a guy named William, who falls in love with the young girl. Emma and William had to overcome a significant deal of prejudice in order to be together at a time of great social inequality.
A master-servant type of relationship is prevalent in both anime, and both have fantastic love stories. In addition, the clothes ofEmma and Violet Evergarden bear a striking resemblance to one other. They’re both from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, and their style is very similar.
Kazuya moves to a prominent academy in the early 20th century as part of an exchange program between Japan and Saubure, a small European country. After wandering around the library for a while, Kazuya discovers a botanical garden and encounters Victorique, a little blonde-haired girl with the ability to answer even the most difficult and deadly secrets. A variety of mystery cases are approached by them, and they use their distinct abilities to solve them.
Both anime are set in an older era during a war and have a similar European aesthetic and vibe. As the story progresses, both female characters must come to terms with their sentiments and their roles in the narrative.
These recommendations are included in this list because Violet Evergarden is such a visually attractive anime and these titles deserve appreciation for its superb animation style, startling details, and breathtaking landscapes.
8. Death Parade
What awaits us in the afterlife? There are two extremes: Heaven and Hell. Only a single bar separates reincarnation from the abyss. As a bartender in Quindecim, an arbitrator named Decim assesses the worth of people’s life by putting them through games in order to determine whether or not they should live or perish.
These photos are filled with exquisite details and situations that are sure to keep you entertained for some time. Both Decim and Violet have a lot more in common than just their looks. They’re both extremely competent in their work, and they both endeavor to understand and connect with their fellow people. If you like horror and fantasy, this is the anime for you. It does not disappoint.
9. Kyoukai no Kanata (Beyond the Boundary)
Mirai Kuriyama is the last survivor of a tribe that can transform her blood into weapons in a world where supernatural beings exist and Spirit Warriors are hunting them. These creatures, who are thought to sprout from the negative feelings of humans, are her responsibility, and she must find and kill them. Akihito, a unique half-breed, is one of her classmates and she can’t resist stabbing him in the chest while she’s on the school roof in deep thought. When she learns that he is immortal, he gives her the confidence she needs to take down the evil entities.
This is a slice-of-life story with a lot of heart and a lot of action. The Kyoto Animation company was responsible for both of these films, which have a similar look and feel to Violet Evergadren.
High school student Houtarou Oreki wants to conserve his energy and dislikes having to perform a lot of work. To satisfy her insatiable curiosity, Chitanda challenges his laid-back existence after being persuaded by his sister to join the Literary Club. Satoshi and Ibara, along with the rest of the group, take on anything from a self-locking classroom door to the murky history of their club.
Kyoto Animation delivers yet another stunning piece of work, this time with a captivating story and visually pleasing animation. This school life drama mystery has some of the best acting I’ve ever seen in a film.