Ranked #113
Koe no Katachi (One Shot)

Koe no Katachi

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Japanese: 聲の形


Type: One Shot
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: 1
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 8, 2011
Genres: Drama, School, Shounen
Authors: Ooima, Yoshitoki (Story & Art)


Score: 8.541 (scored by 8804 users)
Ranked: #1132
Popularity: #201
Members: 13,472
Favorites: 249
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A one-shot about a grade school class that accepts a girl with impaired hearing. Although this one-shot won the 80th Weekly Shounen Magazine Newbie Best Mangaka Award, the vector of the content made it difficult for publication on any manga magazine, until it was picked up, after months of legal dispute, by the February edition of Bessatsu Shounen Magazine, where it got first place despite its being a one-shot. This one-shot was recently re-published in 12th issue of the 2013 Weekly Shounen Magazine.

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Mar 7, 2013
What Koe no Katachi has really done is amazing. Evoking such a range of emotions in such a short amount of pages. It's bold and brave and so very real. Its tackles this issue of bullying head on without faltering, the pure truth. The ignorance of the adults, children blaming one another and all of it is so heartbreakingly real. The ending is a good one, though that may not always be the case in real life, but opens the eyes to readers the full impact and effects of bullying. A beautiful story that wouldn't take you even 10 minutes to read but beautiful read more
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May 7, 2013
It's rather rare for me to catalyze a motion of progress whenever I'm in a state of idleness. But having the thought of flipping a few pages of a sentimentally driven one-shot manga last night not being a bit of a drag, I astonishingly caught myself bawling inside.

Koe no Katachi is undoubtedly a work radiating with prominence. Being a one-shot written and drawn by Ooima Yoshitoki, a promising young mangaka, I marched my eyes forth to the manga without any excitement nor high expectations, only a neutral reading experience. And gratefully for that, my dwindling emotions suddenly underwent rapid maturation and eventually softened the walls read more
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Similar depressing atmosphere. Both manga tell stories about bullying and violence.
Same drama, and with a girl suffering be excluded or mistreated by classmates

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