Violet Evergarden ★

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Auto Memory Doll
Chinese 薇尔莉特·伊芙加登 (Simplified)
Japanese ヴァイオレット・エヴァーガーデン, Vaioretto Evāgāden
Korean 바이올렛 에버가든
Other names The Weapon
Leidenschaftlich's Soldier Maiden
Anime Violet Evergarden
Anime Debut Winter 2018
Voiced by Yui Ishikawa Jp.png
Erika Harlacher Us.png
Status Superstar
Best Results
Isml logo.png ISML Main: ★ Champion (2019)
ToC: Runner-up (2020)
Ranime logo.png Best Girl Round of 16 (BG6, seed 15)
Bilibili Moe Fourth place (2018)
ISML record
Tournament of Champions 2020:
Necklaces 1 Necklace Aquamarine
Aquamarine (2019)
Seasonal Winter 2018: Diadem Winner, Overall Seasonal Champion
r/anime contest record
Best Girl BG7: R32 (seed 14)
Best Character BCh5: ???
Seasonal Salt Winter 2018: Semi-finals
Best Girl of 2018: Semi-finals
Defunct Majors Record
Other Contest Wins
Saimoe Trophy Counts : 4
Waifu Rating = 829 (5.28 IDV)

Violet Evergarden is the main protagonist and the eponymous title character of Kana Akatsuki's light novel and its anime adaptation by Kyoto Animation.

Both the show and the title character garnered positive reception from critics and audiences alike. Ever since her anime debuted in Winter 2018, Violet came to be known as an all-around player, having many vocal supporters all around the world, but her greatest strength comes from the support of the Chinese fanbase.

Violet is the most successful girl debuting in 2018, winning ISML's Winter Diadem and the overall seasonal championship. Not content with this success, she took it one step further by winning the Aquamarine necklace and the Heavenly Tiara in next year's tournament.

Elsewhere, she secured a fourth-place finish in China's Bilibili Moe in 2018, and was the most successful debutant in the sixth edition of r/anime's Best Girl Contest, reaching the round of 16 as a 15th seed.

Contest History[edit | edit source]

KyoAni Pedigree[edit | edit source]

Kyoto Animation's creative talent is responsible for much of Violet's strengths. The first thing the audience sees are the incredibly detailed and beautiful visuals of the anime. Some of the episodes are anime-original, which serves to futher develop her character arc.

Bilibili's Last Dance[edit | edit source]

Violet's first major tournament happened in China, where she was pegged as one of the favorites to win Bilibili Moe 2018. Her tournament run ended when she lost to Nero in the semi-finals, narrowly losing to the Fate character by two thousand votes despite significantly leading in true-love tickets (which are worth 2 votes each and can only be used once). She then lost the playoff to Rin Tohsaka, finishing the tournament in fourth place.

Best Girl Contest Debut and Road to Tiara[edit | edit source]

Meanwhile in r/anime, she made her debut in the 2018 Winter edition of the Seasonal Salt contests, where she stood in the shadow of Zero Two from Darling in the FranXX. The same result came in the Best Girl of 2018 contest, losing to the klaxosaur girl in the semi-finals. However, when the actual Best Girl Contest came in 2019, Violet got the highest seed among the debutants (#15) and also got the farthest among them: she lost in the round of 16 to r/anime powerhouse and #2 seed Aqua from Konosuba.

It wouldn't take long for Violet to win a major title however, as she had shown signs of promise to win ISML by winning the 2018 Winter Diadem, and beating Mai Sakurajima for the seasonal championship. When the actual tournament began in 2019, she immediately won the first necklace round and finished a respectable 3rd place in the regular season.

The playoffs were a different beast altogether because of the single-elimination format. Every single match was fought tooth-and-nail; all of her matches were decided under 1,500 votes. She denied Mai Sakurajima once more in their rematch in the semi-final by a margin of 168 votes. In the finals, she faced a rematch against Rin Tohsaka, who was blowing out every opponent she encountered prior to this match. In a stunning turn of events, Violet got a massive vote swing (possibly boosted from Mashiro fans and Anti-Fate fans). The Auto Memory Doll got her revenge against Rin, winning the Heavenly Tiara by 173 votes, and prolonging Fate's quest of an ISML title for at least one more year.

Violet is the third KyoAni girl to win ISML after Mio Akiyama (2010) and Eru Chitanda (2015), putting the studio on par with J.C. Staff in terms of Tiaras won. (J.C. Staff won three titles with Mikoto in 2011, Kuroneko in 2013, and Shana in 2016.)

International Saimoe League[edit | edit source]

ISML 2019[edit | edit source]

  • Regular season icon.png Record: 18-3
  • CVP: ??? (3rd seed)
  • Gems Won: Aquamarine Aquamarine
Aquamarine Necklace - Winner!
Contestant Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7
Violet.png Violet Evergarden 8458 8559 8810 9074 9508 9934 12,034
Rin tohsaka.png  Rin Tohsaka 2415 2754 3194 4031 5467 7909 11,184
Emilia.png Emilia 5277 5423 5799 6154 6537 7452
Kurumi.png Kurumi Tokisaki 2229 2544 2849 3296 4048
Mashiro.png Mashiro Shiina 2036 2354 2622 3133
Yukino.png Yukino Yukinoshita 1944 2191 2506
Schwi.png Schwi Dola 1826 2025
Maisan.png Mai Sakurajima 1734

Playoffs (seed 3)

AnimeBracket[edit | edit source]

Best Girl Contest[edit | edit source]

Best Girl 6 (2019) - seed 15

Bilibili Moe: 2018 Edition[edit | edit source]

Group Stages

  • ????

Final Bracket

Gallery[edit | edit source]


ISML Posters

External Links[edit | edit source]

Beware of spoilers.

Class of 2018 - Winners & Honorable Mentions
ISML Violet.png Violet EvergardenWNOchako.png Ochako UrarakaSPPlatelet.png PlateletSUMaisan.png Mai SakurajimaFA
r/anime 02.png Zero Two WNAnzu (Hinamatsuri) AnzuSPChisa Kotegawa Chisa Kotegawa SUMaisan.png Mai SakurajimaFA
Winter Ichigo (015)Rin ShimaNadeshiko KagamiharaHinata MiyakeShirase KobuchizawaGinko SoraAi HinatsuruMei AiharaYuzu AiharaTakagi-san
Spring Hitomi MishimaHina(matsuri)LLENNNarumi MomoseMaho Hiyajou
Summer Rinne OharaRed Blood CellRachel GardnerRem GaleuMahiru TsuyuzakiSatou MatsuzakaAkira Oono
Fall Aobuta Kaede AzusagawaRio FutabaTomoe KogaNodoka Toyohama
Other Rikka TakaradaAkane ShinjouSaki NikaidouSakura MinamotoPriestess (GS)High Elf Archer (GS)Alice ZubergJuliet PersiaYuu Koito
Legend: Bold underlined text - Overall Winner

WN - Winter, SP - Spring, SU - Summer, FA - Fall, - Not a Debutant

Female Major Champions
ISML ★ 2008: Fate Testarossa Fate Testarossa · 2009: Hinagiku Katsura Hinagiku Katsura · 2010: Mio kon.png Mio Akiyama · 2011: Mikoto.png Mikoto Misaka · 2012: Kanade Tachibana Kanade Tachibana · 2013: Ruri Gokou Ruri Gokou · 2014: Kotori Itsuka Kotori Itsuka · 2015: Eru Chitanda Eru Chitanda · 2016: Shana Shana · 2017: Megumi Katou Megumi Katou · 2018: Rem.png Rem · 2019: Violet.png Violet Evergarden · 2020: Yukino Yukinoshita · 2021: ???
AnimeBracket Best Girl ★ BG1: Kurisu.png Kurisu Makise · BG2: Yukino.png Yukino Yukinoshita · BG3: Mikoto.png Mikoto Misaka · BG4: Rin tohsaka.png Rin Tohsaka · BG5: Rem.png Rem · BG6: Asuna.png Asuna Yuuki · BG7: Kaguya.png Kaguya Shinomiya · BG8:
Best Char. ★ BCh2: Hitagi.png Hitagi Senjougahara · BCh3: Shinobu Oshino Shinobu Oshino
Bilibili Moe † Japan ☆ 2015: Saber.png Saber · 2016: Rem.png Rem · 2017: Mash Kyrielight Mash Kyrielight · 2018: Cardcaptor.png Sakura Kinomoto
China ★ 2016: Tushan susu.png Tushan Susu · 2017: Su mucheng.png Su Mucheng · 2018: Kagura onmyoji.png Kagura (Onmyoji)
Anime Saimoe ☆ † 2002: Cardcaptor.png Sakura Kinomoto · 2003: Riku Harada Riku Harada · 2004: Rosemary Applefield Rosemary Applefield · 2005: Nanoha Takamachi Nanoha Takamachi · 2006: Suiseiseki Suiseiseki · 2007: Rika Furude Rika Furude · 2008: Kagami Hiiragi Kagami Hiiragi · 2009: Taiga.png Taiga Aisaka · 2010: Azusa Nakano Azusa Nakano · 2011: Mami Tomoe Mami Tomoe · 2012: Toki Onjouji Toki Onjouji · 2013: Madoka.png Madoka Kaname · 2014: Nodoka Haramura Nodoka Haramura + Saki Miyanaga Saki Miyanaga (co-winners)
Korea Best Moe ☆ † 2006: Suiseiseki Suiseiseki · 2007: Hinagiku Katsura Hinagiku Katsura · 2008: Holo Holo · 2009: Taiga.png Taiga Aisaka · 2010: Mio kon.png Mio Akiyama · 2011: Homura.png Homura Akemi · 2012: Hitagi.png Hitagi Senjougahara
Legend: Defunct, Hiatus / Unknown fate
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