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@IcyV01ded Sorry, that wasn't really directed to you it was more directed to one of the people I met online who WAS saying that which just irritated me for some reason. Just be you as I said in the post above.
If you hate it don't talk about it. It's been talked about and discussed many times. If you hate it so much don't think about it or read the novel.
I'm tired of people saying they hate the relationship without trying to understand what is happening and how the relationship plays out. She is of legal age when they start their actual relationship, yes, she's 18 when they take in the relationship.
Plus, people act as if the whole show is ruined because of this relationship. The show itself doesn't really focus on the relationship it focuses on empathy, which is what it was meant for.
You think this is bad read Otoyomegatari. Also, just so you know, child marriages (not talking about Violet Evergarden) was quite common in many cultures across history. So, Otoyomegatari wasn't even that weird.
My point is, don't like the relationship, don't talk about it. Like the relationship, great.
@Jouskapst Read the novel. It is romantic and it might be weird but it's legal. They get into a relationship when she is 18.
Read the novel, don't think to deep into the subject.
The whole point is VIolet discovering what love is, whether it be fatherly love or love, any kind of love. Just watch the end-result. Although I do think it's romantic.
Novel in english:
Okay, I think everyone here is misunderstanding something. No one ever said anything about it being okay to have a relationship between a 14-year-old and a 29-year-old where the age gap is massive. We have to take in here the actual relationship of these 2; were they actually sending off a message that a 14-year-old is in love with a 29-year-old NO! This was a story of VIolet learning what love is and what it means to feel emotions. Not only does this take place in the 19nth century where people were made to believe that it's okay to have this relationship the main focus wasn't even Gilbert being a pedophile, which is clear he isn't.
There is many story's like this we're the sole focus is just the main relationship like Otoyomegatari. (which took place much earlier in time.) People should just enjoy the main focus of the story and not think too much into it and read the novel for more insight into this subject.
Here's a link if you wanna read Otoyomegatari, although it does have nudity in it, don't worry it's not hentai or anything. Most of the people here would probably be disturbed by it, so just a warning!!
If you look past the whole 12-year-old and 20-year-old thing it's a really good read, mainly because of the side-characters and the plots regarding history and culture. T
You should see the movie on 9 (anime) but it's trash quality and I'm waiting for the whole thing to come out.
Btw it's written like 9 (anime) since I cant send it if I write it normally.
Though, in the anime we don't know if she loves him and technically she doesn't know what love is; I mean, the whole show is her trying to discover human feelings. Major Gilberts and Violet's relationship in the beginning was more "father, daughter" relationship but I think in the end (from my thoughts, haven't watched the film) that they truly do have a great devotion for each other exceeding the whole "father, daughter" relationship and truly love each other.
This is a really confusing topic though. Gilbert feels an obligation to protect Violet and might love her in that way. To be honest, just thinking about it gives me a headache.
In the end I think it's romantic regardless of their age.
It might be weird but it's 100% romance
Yeah, I found out soon after I finished the series.
Yeah, I agree. Although the series has concluded and will end after the film it's really incomplete we don't have that much background on Violet; they could still make this series go on further. Unfortunately they're choosing to end the series.
Gilbert "training" Violet was kind've forced on Gilbert in the anime. (I haven't read much on the novel yet so can't say much about that.) You could see Gilbert disagreed to make her into a soldier he just saw a girl not "a weapon" yet he still trained her.
I've forgotten a lot about the anime since it's been quite a while since I've watched it so everything's a bit cloudy.
I kinda've agree with you on that @Lokhead789
I don't think it's a terrible adaptation though, it portrays the novel pretty well, still there's not a lot of context in the anime then there is in the light novel
It's pretty similar but there's quite a bit of differences, as well as more context in the light novel.
Okay, this argument annoys me a lot; I thought it was pretty clear that despite the age difference they loved each other and not in the "family way."
In the anime, they show an episode focused on two characters and their marriage. (Damian Baldur Flugel and Charlotte Abelfreyja Drossel) They had a 10-year gap in age yet, they were still in love and were getting married. I think that was what made it clear to me that Gilbert and VIolet have that same relationship where it doesn't matter about age.
I can't really say much about the novel though, I have been reading through it.
All I have to say is, I don't think Gilbert is a pedophile.
Novel (in English if you wanna read it)
Yeah, I didn't know that before.
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