the problem with violet evergarden

…is that I don’t give a SHIT about Violet Evergarden. After writing my last post on Sora yori mo Tooi Basho (which, by the way, has a stupid-as-hell English name so I’m going back to Japanese), I went and watched episode 5 of Violet Evergarden.

I had Violet Evergarden in mind as I was ranting about how Antarctic Girls is falling into the pattern of a “conflict-of-the-week,” and it’s pretty obvious why: it’s an episodic show with a microscopic overarching plot of Violet becoming human. I’m using “microscopic” because so far I haven’t been able to detect any meaningful change in our beloved robogirl. And while the conflict-of-the-week is sometimes interesting, everything revolves around KyoAni trying to make me feel sorry as I watch socially-inept Violet drawing pity as she takes off her gloves.

I don’t give a shit about this character. There’s nothing remotely appealing about a main character who has no emotions, and it’s even worse that every interaction and dialogue has to do with how she has no emotions. I could bear with it for the first few episodes, but now it’s just KyoAni flexing their animation skills and puking out a European Endless Eight where the only thing everybody talks about is how Nagato has no emotions.

you suck


2 Comments on “the problem with violet evergarden”

  1. […] was a year filled with letdowns. From the incredible hype machine of Violet Evergarden to the sub-par adaptations of some of my favorite manga (Golden Kamuy, Grand Blue, and […]

  2. Catherine says:

    I watched one episode and couldn’t stop rolling my eyes. I’m so tired of this pretty tiny girl who is somehow the strongest person in the military trope and then everyone fawning over her like that’s some never-before-seen shit and such a rare character. Why, cause she was brainwashed at a young age?? She literally has no muscle. She wouldn’t even be able to hold a gun, but here…her boobs jiggle, so just stare at that. It was also incredibly boring and made me gag. I agree with everything you said.

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