Film’s BD/DVD release launches in Japan on same day
Netflix announced on Thursday that it will stream Kyoto Animation‘s Violet Evergarden: The Movie anime in the United States on October 13. Netflix had previously listed the film for release in other countries on the same date.
Kyoto Animation delayed the film’s release on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in Japan from August 4 to October 13, due to issues with production and manufacturing because of the state of emergency declared in Japan (including in Kyoto prefecture).
The film was was originally slated for a January 2020 opening in Japan, but was delayed to April 2020. The film was then delayed again due to concerns over the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The film opened in Japan in September 2020, and it ranked at #2 in its opening weekend.