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Violet Evergarden

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Violet Evergarden
Violet Evergarden.jpg
Promotional Art
Country Japan.jpg Japan
Language Japanese
Creator Taichi Ishidate
Genre Military
Broadcast January 11 –
April 5, 2018
No. of Seasons 1
No. of Episodes 13 + 1 OVA
Main Cast
Character Actor
Violet Evergarden Erika Harlacher (English)
Yui Ishikawa (Japanese)
Claudia Hodgins Kyle McCarley (English)
Takehito Koyasu (Japanese)
Gilbert Bougainvillea Tony Azzolino (English)
Daisuke Namikawa (Japanese)

Violet Evergarden (ヴァイオレット・エヴァーガーデン Vaioretto Evāgāden) is a 2018 anime of the studio "Kyoto Animation Co., Ltd." (A Silent Voice) directed by Taichi Ishidate that was broadcasted on Netflix. Violet Evergarden tells the story of Violet, who heard words on the battlefield that she can not forget. These words, whose meaning she does not yet know, came from someone she loved very much. Some time passed on the continent of Telesis and the great war that divided the continent into a north and south half ended, while people could welcome a new generation. The young Violet, once known as a "weapon," left the battlefield to start a new life at CH Postal Service. Her new journey now begins as an "Auto Memories Doll", bringing her into contact with many different people, emotions, and forms of love. All this just to search for the meaning of the words she once heard.

A spin-off film was released in Japan in September 2019 with the title Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll.

The following weapons were used in the anime series Violet Evergarden:


Luger P08

The Luger P08 is used by Major Gilbert in Ep. 08 before and during the battle of Intense Fortress. On the train, his Brother Captain Dietfried Bougainvillea uses a Luger that he offers to Violet in Ep. 12.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm.
Gilbert loads a fresh magazine into his Luger...
... and chambers it by moving the toggle-action (Ep. 08).
Dietfried offers the pistol to Violet but she refused this (Ep. 12).
Dietfried holds the Luger while he is astonished because Violet helps him (Ep. 13).

Colt M1911

Garderik Brigadier General Merkulov uses a Colt M1911 pistol at the end of Ep. 12 and during the opening of Ep. 13 "Auto Memory Doll and "I Love You" during the climax on the train.

Colt M1911 (dated 1913) - .45 ACP
Merkulov climbs on the train (Ep. 12).
He takes aim with his pistol (Ep. 13).
Close up of the muzzle while firing (Ep. 13).
The empty Colt in his hand (Ep. 13).


Mauser Gewehr 1898

The Leidenschaftlich army's main battle rifle is the Gewehr 98. First seen in Ep. 01 "'I Love You' and Auto Memoir Dolls" during Violet's flashback in which they are equipped with SG 98/05 bayonets. It is widely used in episode 8 when Violet recalls the last encounter with Gilbert during the battle of Intense. In this memory, Violet is seen armed with two G98s during the attack. In Ep. 12 Leidenschaftlich soldiers on the train station are seen with Gewehrs. The country of Leidenschaftlich (which means passionate in German) represents the German Empire.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Gilbert with his Gewehr equipped with a Seitengewehr 98/05 bayonet in a trench during her flashback (Ep. 01).
During the same flashback Violet smashes her rifle on an enemy soldier (Ep. 01).
Violet encounters a sentry with a shouldered Gewehr in front of the barracks (Ep. 08).
A Leidenschaftlich soldier works the bolt handle of his Gewehr. An ejected brass flies out of the chamber (Ep. 08).
Violet and Gilbert fire their rifles while running on the Wall Walk (Ep. 08).
Leidenschaftlich soldiers prepare to charge Intense (Ep. 08).
Furious Violet chambers a new round (Ep. 09).
Close up of the trigger as the gun is empty (Ep. 09).

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III*

The Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* is the standard rifle for Garderik and Ctrigall troops including Aidan Field in Ep. 11 "I Don't Want Anybody Else to Die". Violet is also seen with an SMLE that she fires one-handed during the Battle in Ep. 08. She also uses a Pattern 1907 Bayonet that she took from an enemy sentry. Insurgent Garderik soldiers use SMLE in Ctrigall after escaping from a prison camp. The Garderik Empire has references to the British Empire and Ctrigall is based on the Russian Empire (there rages also a civil war after the Great War).

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* - .303 British. This was the main battle rifle of British and Commonwealth forces during the First World War.
SMLE Mk.III* / Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* with Pattern 1907 Bayonet - .303 British.
A Garderik soldier wounds Violet with his fixed Pattern 1907 sword bayonet (Ep. 01).
Violet holds the SMLE that she took during a hand to hand fight (Ep. 08).
Garderik soldiers fire their rifles at Gilbert's platoon during an ambush (Ep. 08).
Close up of the muzzle and the bayonet as a soldier fires at Violet (Ep. 09).
Two Garderik soldiers with their SMLEs under fire by Violet (Ep. 09).
FPS view of the rifle as a soldier aims at Violet and Gilbert (Ep. 09).
Ctrigall soldiers with the rifles as their under fire by a sniper (Ep. 11).
Closer view of the rear sights (Ep. 12).
An Insurrectionary soldier aims at Violet (Ep. 12).

No.1 Mk.III* (HT)

An Insurrectionary Garderik soldier in Ctrigall uses a scoped No.1 Mk.III* (HT) rifle in Episode 11.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk.III* (HT) - .303 British
The soldier aims his rifle at Aiden.
Full view of the rifle.
Close up of the trigger.

Carcano M91 TS

The last last attempt of Garderik insurrectionary Isidor to stop Violet and Dietfried is a Tromboncino M28 grenade launcher mounted on an Italian Carcano M91 TS carbine in Episode 12.

Carcano M91 TS Modificato (modified) - 6.5x52 mm
Carcano M91TS Carbine with Tromboncino Modello 28 grenade launcher - 6.5x52mm Carcano; 38.5mm grenade
Close op of the muzzle and the front sight.
Isidor aims his rifle at Violet. Note the Tromboncino M28 grenade launcher on the left.
He gets shot by Dietfried giving a good view of the Carcano's rear part.


Unknown Artillery

Two different types of artillery guns can be seen. The first one in Ep. 04 "You Won't Be a Tool, But a Person Worthy of That Name". The second types are muzzleloading field guns used by soldiers of the Kingdom of Drossel (which represents France) in Ep. 05 "You Write Letters That Bring People Together?".

The gun is seen behind a tree while Gilbert thinking of a name (04).
Soldiers manning the Field guns (05).

Ordnance QF 18 Pounder

The Leidenschaftlich Army is equipped with British Ordnance QF 18 Pounders during the Battle of Intense. A QF 18 Pounder manned by Garderik soldiers can be seen briefly in Violet's flashback in Episode 1 as well.

Ordnance QF 18 Pounder.
The QF 18 Pounders before firing at the fortress (Ep. 08).
Overview of the guns as Gilbert signals the attack (Ep. 08).

Webley & Scott No. 1 Mk. III*

Gilbert uses a Webley & Scott No. 1 Mk. III* Signal Pistol in Episode 8 to signal the attack.

Webley & Scott No. 1 Mk. III* Signal Pistol - 1 inch
He raises the signal pistol.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

The Model 24 Stielhandgranate is used by a Garderik soldier and Isidor.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
The soldier holds the Stielhandgranate as he approaches Gilbert and Violet (Ep. 09).
He readies the grenade by pulling string (Ep. 09).
The stick grenade bounces off the floor (Ep. 09).
Isidor with the grenade on the train (Ep. 12).

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