Could Violet Evergarden and Rambo be more alike than we think? An October 2021 post by a Japanese compares the history of the two series.
Both Violet Evergarden and Rambo are audio visual productions based on a book (Violet in a light novel), and have the same story premise, but Rambo tells it in an American way while Violet tells it in a Japanese way.
Violet Evergarden and Rambo
The user @sow_LIBRA11, made this tweet, comparing with the American and Japanese industry they make a work with the same premise. According to him Violet Evergarden and Rambo are:
“The movie based on a literature where the protagonist is a ex-soldier who fought a hellish war unable to fit oneself into daily life of society which you can do nothing but cry in the sad ending of it.” ←America Japan→
— SOW＠新作出すよ (@sow_LIBRA11) October 29, 2021
Obviously the above comparison is to show that, with the same story premise, the United States makes a film of a buff man, destroying his enemies while Japan makes a cute waifu anime.
And he continues, “Rambo is a film that has gained tremendous support from Vietnam vets, but when you think about it, the theme is surprisingly common to both works.”
I didn’t know that Violet Evergarden and Rambo had such a similar story, at least in the premise, and it’s quite interesting to see the difference with which the two countries treat this.
Violet Evergarden Synopsis
The Great War finally came to an end after four long years of conflict; fractured in two, the continent of Telesis slowly began to flourish once again. Caught up in the bloodshed was Violet Evergarden, a young girl raised for the sole purpose of decimating enemy lines. Hospitalized and maimed in a bloody skirmish during the War’s final leg, she was left with only words from the person she held dearest, but with no understanding of their meaning.
Recovering from her wounds, Violet starts a new life working at CH Postal Services after a falling out with her new intended guardian family. There, she witnesses by pure chance the work of an “Auto Memory Doll,” amanuenses that transcribe people’s thoughts and feelings into words on paper. Moved by the notion, Violet begins work as an Auto Memory Doll, a trade that will take her on an adventure, one that will reshape the lives of her clients and hopefully lead to self-discovery.
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