Violet Evergarden Anime:
The anime adaption of Violet Evergarden is extremely good. Both, the direction and art are a 10 out of 10. The art in Violet Evergarden anime is what really makes it stand out. The facial expressions, the landscapes and literally everything else, all of it is beautiful.
The pacing of the Violet Evergarden anime is slow just like the light novel and watching it can really be a very beautiful experience. Watching this anime will surely leave you begging for more. One thing that is really good about the anime version is that it cuts out some unnecessary scenes from the story, which are present in the light novel. These scenes are not really that impactful and cutting them out was the right decision.
Violet Evergarden Light Novel :
Violet Evergarden light novel is also very good. The light novel is also slow-paced and dives much deeper into the story.
The light novel really gives every character a better development. There are some scenes in the light novel which are kind of, not needed. But at the same time, there are also many other glorious scenes which definitely demanded to get adapted into the anime form but sadly, they weren’t. If you are a big fan of Violet Evergarden then I highly recommend the light novel for more, fuller experience.