Has Violet Evergarden anime been renewed for season 2? That’s the exact question on every fan’s mind.
Violet Evergarden Season 1 had 13 episodes and ended on April 5, 2018. At that point, everyone thought Season 1 was over.
However, it wasn’t. Three months later, on July 5, 2018, Kyoto Animation released the 14th episode as an individual episode. Fast forward to September 6, 2019, the anime film Violet Evergarden: Eternity & the Auto Memory Doll was released under the Violet Evergarden franchise.
1 year later, on September 18, 2020, Kyoto Animation released 2 anime movies in its collection.
Now, almost 2.5 years later, where is Violet Evergarden Season 2? Is it coming or not?
Well, let me tell you. It won’t come for now. There is an announcement from the official sources. I’ve seen many sources claiming that season 2 will arrive in 2021 or 2022. Well, to be honest, these are nothing but some baseless rumors. So hope not. In the end you will be disappointed.
Violet Evergarden Season 1 Plot
Reiko Yoshida’s anime tv show Violet Evergarden revolves around Auto Memory Dolls. These dolls were created by a scientist named Dr. Orland. He wanted the car memory dolls to help her blind wife Mollie write her novels.
Later, whoever needed her service immediately hired her. Now the war is over. She’s not a soldier anymore. So, to find her life purpose, she embarks on a journey to integrate back into society. In doing so, she must understand the last words (I Love You) that her mentor and guardian Major Gilbert spoke to her.
Violet Evergarden Season 2 ends
A beautiful confession
This kind of ending that Violet Evergarden season 1 had was to be expected. It ended up completing one of the main storylines of the anime show – signing of the peace treaty.
When the anime show was in the first episodes, there was a conflict between different countries in signing the peace treaty. And as expected, all the cards fell into place in the final episode & just like that, and the conflict was over.
To honor this event, the postal services will continue with an Air Show. In the Air Show, a plane pours letters over the land. Well, to be honest, nobody cares how the air show went.
All that mattered to me was the letter.
A letter Violet used to express her true feelings for Gilbert. This part of the anime was brilliant. I really wanted to see this scene with my eyes and by the end of season 1 we have it.
When she expressed her feelings, it felt like all the lessons she learned from the first episode to the last episode were leading her to the beautiful final moments. By the end of the anime, she understood the hidden meaning of letters, the value of letting someone go, and what falling in love actually feels like.
This is what she wrote in the letter:
“At first I didn’t understand. I didn’t understand how you felt. But in this new life you gave me, I’m starting to feel the same as you, if only a little, because of ghostwriting and the people I’ve met along the way.”
It was a really great moment for me to discover the contents of the letter she used to confess her love. This clearly shows how she developed throughout the first season as she learned to express her love for him. Even though Gilbert is dead, he still lives in her heart.
Finally, towards the end of Season 1, she understood Gilbert’s last words (I Love You).
A big cliff hanger
Now comes the second major part of Violet Evergarden season 1 finale episode – Cliffhanger.
In the final moments of the anime show, Violet can be seen arriving at her new client’s doorstep and greeting herself. Just as she raises her head, she has a faint smile on her face and begins to blush.
Right after this moment, I’ve seen countless theories on the internet that say ‘Gilber is Alive’. Now the question remains: is he alive? Well, I believe if it was Gilbert, her reaction would be a little more pronounced.
There is one more thing. If you look back, even when Gilbert was shot multiple times, he was still alive when Violet left him. Later Dietfried confirms Gilbert’s death. However, it is a matter of consideration that his body was never found after the war.
The only left of the battlefield were his dog tags. So, with no real evidence of his death, it’s possible we could see him in Violet Evergarden season 2 (if it happens).
FAQ | Violet Evergarden Season 2
Will Violet Evergarden Season 2 Coming?
There is no official update from the official sources. So I don’t think there will be a season 2.
Is Violet Evergarden based on a true story?
Showrunners have not said a word that Violet Evergarden was inspired by a true story. So again, I’d say NO.
Does Violet Evergarden have a happy ending?
I won’t say the ending is really happy. Instead, it’s a hopeful and joyous ending where the protagonists’ character arc comes to an end.
Who does Violet Evergarden end up with?
In the novel version, Violet Evergarden ended up with Gilbert. However, in anime series, he is supposedly dead. But in the final moments of the Violet Evergarden Season 1, hinted that he might still be alive.
Is Gilbert alive in the movie Violet Evergarden?
The two Violet Evergarden movies are spin-offs from the original series. So there is no mention of whether Gilbert is alive or dead in the film.
If Violet Evergarden Season 2 ever takes place then I don’t think Gilbert’s death was necessary for Violet’s arc. It’s like the relationship between Gendo and Rei from Neon Genesis Evangelion.
At first glance it looked fine. In reality, however, Rei always needs Gendo’s orders to justify his existence. So no will of your own.
And at the end of Neon Genesis Evangelion & End of EvangelionRei’s characters evolve to the extent that she ignored Gendo’s orders. Therefore, he develops a will of his own. That’s it for now. I’ll keep you updated on everything that happens around Violet Evergarden Season 2.