After watching the first 5 episodes of the current Winter 2018 anime, Violet Evergarden, I wanted to give my first impression and thoughts on the show.

I won't give away any major spoilers in this post.

The show follows the main character, Violet Evergarden. In the story's universe, Violet's country has just ended a large scale war. Violet was a 'tool' of sorts so we can expect she was a killing machine. She lost her arms towards the tail end of the war, and we meet her post-therapy with new mech-arms. 

So far, we have been seeing her process memories from the war and trying to find her place in a time of peace. We watch her struggle to find and become proficient at a mundane job. Due to being stuck in a war-time mindset, Violet constantly has awkward confrontations with clients and friends alike.

Violet begins a career in search of the meaning of the words 'I Love You', told to her by commanding officer in the military. She is more or less a robot in human skin, and is now fighting to understand humans and love. Little does she know, it seems to have already passed her by. (Depressing)

Watch Violet Evergarden on Kissanime.