Release of Kyoto Animation's new film postponed amid virus scare
The release of Kyoto Animation Co.'s new film has been postponed amid the new coronavirus epidemic that led the Japanese government to declare a state of emergency in the country's major urban areas.
"Violet Evergarden: the Movie" was to hit the screens on April 24. Kyoto Animation had originally eyed a release in January this year, but had to reschedule it to April after last July's deadly arson attack on one of its studios.
The movie is based on a novel of the same name. A television series version was aired in 2018.
The story revolves around a girl named Violet Evergarden. She enlisted in the army and lost her arms in a war. She then became an "auto memory doll," or ghostwriter writing letters for others, and learned how to love by acquiring emotions.
Kyoto Animation said a new release date will be announced on its website and social media.