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Auto Memories Doll and "I Love You" (自動手記人形と「愛してる」, Jidō Shuki Ningyō to "Aishiteru"?) is the thirteenth and final episode of the Violet Evergarden anime adaptation. It aired on April 5, 2018.

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Violet continues to protect Dietfried, losing one of her arms in the process. However, the train approaches a bridge, and General Merkulov reveals that the bridge has been rigged to explode as a backup plan before leaping off the train. Violet and Benedict go to remove the bombs, and Violet sacrifices her other arm in the process. With the envoy safe, the party continues on to the peace talks, where Leidenschaftlich and Gadariki officially sign a peace treaty to end the war. Upon returning to Leiden, a popular event called the Air Show, where planes are loaded with letters that are released in the sky to rain down all over the country, is being revived due to the peace. While Violet's coworkers are writing letters to submit, Cattleya suggests she write a letter to Gilbert. However, Violet cannot find the words to say. She is then invited by Dietfried to visit his and Gilbert's mother. She assures Violet that she does not blame her for Gilbert's death and that he lives on inside her heart, even if the memories are painful. As Violet leaves, Dietfried notes that she's become fully independent thanks to Gilbert's teachings. Now inspired, Violet writes a letter to Gilbert for the Air Show. In it, she tells Gilbert how she's learned so much as an Auto Memories Doll and that she plans to keep living in hopes that she'll meet him again so she can tell him that she now understands the words "I love you" a little more. Through this, she finally comes to terms with Gilbert's loss. The next day, Violet receives a new ghostwriting request and returns to work, introducing herself to her client.

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Adapted from: Volume 2, Chapter 6, Volume 2, Chapter 7
  • Gilbert's and Dietfried's mother is introduced in the anime.
  • Gilbert does not appear in the series finale, having presumably been killed in action.
  • The scene with the letter is original to the anime.

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