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

KyoAni steps its game up by giving the audience gorgeous visuals, original stories, and heartfelt moments all combined in one show. Both the anime and the character herself has received positive reception from critics and audiences alike, and this extends to her performance in anime brackets. Violet quickly made her first impression as an all-around player, having strong support from fans all over the world, but her greatest strength lies from the Chinese fanbase.

Violet's first major tournament happened in China, where she is 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, finishing the tournament in fourth place.

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 horned 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: 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 taking the "best girl of the year" title away from Mai. 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, but Violet's military experience allowed her to adapt to the single-elimination format. Every single match was fought tooth-and-nail. She denied Mai once more in their rematch in the semi-final by a margin of 168 votes, and her rematch against Rin in the grand finals didn't disappoint either-- Violet got her revenge by winning the Heavenly Tiara by 173 votes, and denied Rin what could have been the most dominant playoff runs in ISML history.



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.)




Moe Traits 

Match History  

ISML

2019

Playoffs (seed 3)
  • R16: Win vs (14) Shouko Nishimiya, 11748 - 10052
  • QF: Win vs (6) Kurumi Tokisaki, 11946 - 11520
  • SF: Win vs (2) Mai Sakurajima, 10410 - 10242  (168 votes difference!)
  • Final: Win vs (4) Rin Tohsaka, 13329 - 13156  (173 votes difference!)


Best Girl Contest

Bilibili Moe

2018 Edition

Group Stages

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Final Bracket

  • R32: Win vs Narberal Gamma, ?????
  • R16: Win vs Kurisu Makise, ?????
  • QF: Win vs Umaru Doma, 136273 - 110530  (2415-2482 TL Votes)
  • SF: Loss vs Nero Claudius (Saber Extra), 173627 - 175459  (16254-7522 TL Votes)
  • '3rd place match: ' Lost vs Rin Tohsaka, ?????


Gallery

Trivia

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