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A Silent Voice (2016)

Koe no katachi (original title)
A young man is ostracized by his classmates after he bullies a deaf girl to the point where she moves away. Years later, he sets off on a path for redemption.

Director:

Naoko Yamada

Writers:

Yoshitoki Oima (manga: "Koe no katachi"), Reiko Yoshida (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miyu Irino ... Shôya Ishida (voice)
Saori Hayami ... Shoko Nishimiya (voice)
Aoi Yûki ... Yuzuru Nishimiya (voice)
Kenshô Ono Kenshô Ono ... Tomohiro Nagatsuka (voice)
Yûki Kaneko Yûki Kaneko ... Naoka Ueno (voice)
Yui Ishikawa ... Miyoko Sahara (voice)
Megumi Han Megumi Han ... Miki Kawai (voice)
Toshiyuki Toyonaga Toshiyuki Toyonaga ... Satoshi Mashiba (voice)
Mayu Matsuoka ... Young Shoya Ishida (voice)
Sachiko Kojima Sachiko Kojima ... Young Kazuki Shimada (voice)
Hana Takeda Hana Takeda ... Young Keisuke Hirose (voice)
Fuminori Komatsu Fuminori Komatsu ... Takeuchi-sensei (voice)
Ikuko Tani Ikuko Tani ... Ito Nishimiya (voice)
Erena Kamata Erena Kamata ... Maria Ishida (voice)
Ayano Hamaguchi Ayano Hamaguchi ... Shoya's sister (voice)
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Storyline

The story revolves around Nishimiya Shoko, a grade school student who has impaired hearing. She transfers into a new school, where she is bullied by her classmates, especially Ishida Shouya. It gets to the point where she transfers to another school and as a result, Shouya is ostracized and bullied himself, with no friends to speak to and no plans for the future. Years later, he sets himself on a path to redemption. Written by Ariodito Koestoer

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Sometimes the answer is as simple as learning to listen...


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Release Date:

17 September 2016 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A Silent Voice See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The opening song is "My Generation" by The Who. Naoko Yamada's previous work, K-On! (2009) and it's film companion K-On! The Movie (2011) also paid tribute to the famous British band. See more »

Goofs

During Ishida and Ueno's conversation at the crosswalk, Nishimiya is seen holding the pouch that Ishida had given to her as a gift. However, it disappears after Ueno sprints across the street and removes Nishimiya's earpiece; it is nowhere to be seen on her person or on the ground. See more »

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Koe no Katachi short review
15 May 2017 | by phanthingaSee all my reviews

2017 is a good years for anime lovers around the world because after Kimi no na wa one of my favorite anime movie of all time we have a chance to witness Koe no katachi a anime that not only is the best example why we love anime but also can connects with each of us in a very personal level.Seriously i can't tell how many time my mouth open wide with pure shock and exited when some of the scene in the movie can relate so much to me and my life from just a little boy to a full adult today.The characters is very likable and very realistic from my view point when they deal with a lot of hardship in life that when from just a small decision to something that can literally change your personality and make your regret for the rest of your life.The anime also balance the comedy and drama very well so when a important scene happen you can easy follow and feel the same emotion of the characters.I bet after this anime anyone can learn a valuable lesson about life and can change to be a better version of yourself.Now had to read to manga right the way so you guys after read my review better buy a ticket and see this movie ASAP


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