Four more voice actors have joined the cast of Violet Evergarden, an upcoming TV anime based on the series of light novels published by Kyoto Animation about a world in which robots who assist people with disabilities are re-purposed as weapons of war. The new cast additions include:
- Takehito Koyasu as Claudia Hodgins.
- Daisuke Namikawa as Gilbert Bougainvillea.
- Aya Endo as Cattleya Baudelaire.
- And Kōki Uchiyama as Benedict Blue.
The story of Violet Evergarden involves a world where Professor Orlando, a scientist, creates a series of robots (known as "Auto Memory Dolls") to assist his wife Molly, an author, in writing her novels after she loses her sight. Later, the Auto Memory Dolls are repurposed as weapons of war.
At the conclusion of a 4 year war that tore the continent of Tersis apart, an Auto Memory Doll named Violet Evergarden retires from fighting and takes a job with a postal company. Violet is haunted by a word that she heard on the battlefield, a word that was told to her by the most important person in her life, a word that she doesn't understand. By touching human lives and human hearts through her work in taking dictation, Violet Evergarden searches for the meaning of the word.
Violet Evergarden is directed by Taichi Ishidate and features animation by Kyoto Animation. The series will begin broadcasting in Japan in January of 2018.
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