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Violet Evergarden "Official Design Works" book by KyoAniViolet Evergarden "Official Design Works" book by KyoAniReview

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Oh boy, what a joy it is to be writing to you all about this fabulous addition to my collection. It may come as a surprise to you that a person would be this excited about reviewing a book; but, if you were as touched as I was when Violet Evergarden aired in the Winter of 2018, you may understand after all.

To think that after 3 exclusive releases, over the span of one and a half years, this art book has been recorded as owned by only 13 users. If you haven't already heard of this item or if you've forgotten about it, I hope that my article will inspire a few of you to consider buying the book (it is available through third parties, but at an inflated price).https://i.ibb.co/vJNyZsb/christmas-lights-30.pngThe Packaging:
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Minor Accesories:
The book is protected by a translucent slipcover. Printed on it are the title and gold ornamental bordering around Violet. If you were to remove the plastic cover, the book would lose those aspects of the design, but the book's covers return to their original colors: contrast-y and bold.

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At the back of the book, and wrapping around the binding side, is a sheet printed with the back cover's image — reminiscent of what one would find included with a Japanese CD (if you've ever ordered one before). It includes all the typical document information (MSRP, ISBN, Catalog Number), two bar codes, and sticker of authenticity. Below, you can see the sticker is holographic.

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Table of Contents:
In the interest of time, I will not be translating any of the text. Fear not, the chapter titles are also in English. If any chapter catches your eye, feel free to jump to it (CTRL + F, "Chapter Name Here")! I will be showing a lot of the pages from each chapter...

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Chapter 1: Model Sheet of Characters
Our beloved "Vaioretto-san", the esteemed Major Gilbert, the beautiful Cattleya, the precious Luculia, Princess Charlotte, the loving father Oscar, the unforgettable Ann and her thoughtful mother Clara Magnolia...

I'm already crying.
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Chapter 2: Model Sheet of Props
Much of the "fictional" world is explored in this chapter, though you'll find a lot of things were directly inspired by past centuries' tools and trinkets. Everything from Violet's Episode One trunk to the military equipment from the Great War is extensively depicted. If you're keen on seeing the detail that went into crafting the personal letters of Violet's nation, KyoAni show that aspect in remarkable detail...

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Chapter 3: Machinery Design
So many of my favorite aspects of Violet's time period are shown here. Steam-powered trains, prop planes, and the gondola that Violet rides above the clouds. What a majestic world she experienced.

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Chapter 4: Background Art
You're really in for a treat this chapter. Probably all the scenes from the show are depicted, in great detail. I've damn near included every page from this chapter... I just couldn't stop taking photos! Notable artworks include the streets of Leidenschaftlich, the nighttime marketplace where Gilbert and Violet shopped together, inside Violet's room at CH Postal Company, the Kingdom of Drossel, the Shahar Observatory, and most importantly Oscar's residence. Oh, how I wish I could be there...

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Concluding Thoughts:
In my lifetime, I have not known anyone that actively seeks out this feeling. It's strange, really — loving so much something that is so sad. Violet Evergarden is the epitome of what I've looked for in anime since the night I watched Your Name. (君の名は。) in a completely empty theater (occupants: 1, me). In some ways, it would have been better if I liked Naruto or My Hero Academia; at least those series got the merchandise attention they deserved. In any case, I bought this book as a reminder of how Violet's journey affected me. It was no surprise that Kyoto Animation thoroughly reviewed every aspect of the show in this setting collection book. With this addition, as well as my two soundtrack CDs, I now have a lot to cherish.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,
Panchito


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PanchitoMatteIl y a 1 mois#79315522Of course, you may. If there's anything you'd like in particular (a photo of a particular page to be retaken, for example), just let me know.

Thank youuu^^
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PanchitoMatte Emilia-tan Maji Tenshi!
raestu27Il y a 1 mois#79305320Hi!
May I save your images? They're cool! :)

Of course, you may. If there's anything you'd like in particular (a photo of a particular page to be retaken, for example), just let me know.
Il y a 1 mois
Hi!
May I save your images? They're cool! :)
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PanchitoMatteIl y a 7 mois#72218107Well, if you ever need any recommendations (of what I like or what is out there), feel free to ask me. This genre of anime is what I'm always looking for.

That would be great. I'm looking for things to watch now so if you have the time I would love some recommendations of that ones you liked.
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PanchitoMatteIl y a 7 mois#72217955Nice to meet you! Just curious, did you notice any discrepancies between my photos and how your copy looks? I, too, had to use a proxy, but like you I am glad to finally own it.

Nope, looks exactly the same, down to the plastic dust jacket. Hoping for more books when the movie releases next year, I’m a sucker for these kind of merch.
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PanchitoMatte Emilia-tan Maji Tenshi!
mistyandmasieIl y a 7 mois#72218039♡ (=^・ω・^=) Not at all, that is super helpful. I better start saving. You know, I'm starting to think maybe I do like sad stories. I think I would have to watch a few more to know. I started watching a few that had sad endings that I never finished, but maybe that doesn't mean anything.Well, if you ever need any recommendations (of what I like or what is out there), feel free to ask me. This genre of anime is what I'm always looking for.
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PanchitoMatteIl y a 7 mois#72217959You're not alone; I cried too. ♡( ◡‿◡ ) I hope you don't mind... I did a quick check online and found the book for sale on Ebay. Prices are high, though less than what I went through after a proxy, fees, and shipping. ♡ (=^・ω・^=) Not at all, that is super helpful. I better start saving. You know, I'm starting to think maybe I do like sad stories. I think I would have to watch a few more to know. I started watching a few that had sad endings that I never finished, but maybe that doesn't mean anything.
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PanchitoMatte Emilia-tan Maji Tenshi!
galablueIl y a 7 mois#72217994i have yet to see violet evergarden, but this post makes me want to bump it up in my queue. what a beautiful book and a great review of it! (^-^*)/ Hey! Thank you very much. I don't want to sound pushy, but — ah, shoot, in life you've gotta take chances — Violet Evergarden is the best show I've ever seen. I highly recommend it, so long as you have Netflix.
Il y a 7 mois
i have yet to see violet evergarden, but this post makes me want to bump it up in my queue. what a beautiful book and a great review of it!
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PanchitoMatte Emilia-tan Maji Tenshi!
mistyandmasieIl y a 7 mois#72216085I had no idea this book existed so thank you for sharing such a lovely book. I don't usually want to watch a show knowing it will be sad, but the art looked so lovely I thought I would give it a try. Even though I swear I was crying every episode I fell in love with the series and Violet's journey. I hope I can add this book to my collection someday as I can't seem to find anywhere with stock. You're not alone; I cried too. ♡( ◡‿◡ ) I hope you don't mind... I did a quick check online and found the book for sale on Ebay. Prices are high, though less than what I went through after a proxy, fees, and shipping.
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