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Koe no Katachi (One Shot)

Koe no Katachi

Alternative Titles

Japanese: 聲の形

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 8.541 (scored by 7335 users)
Ranked: #1202
Popularity: #217
Members: 11,062
Favorites: 242
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

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Synopsis

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.

Related Manga

Alternative version: Koe no Katachi

Characters

 Shouya
Ishida, Shouya
Main
 Shouko
Nishimiya, Shouko
Main
Hirose
Supporting
Kawai
Supporting
 Miyoko
Sahara, Miyoko
Supporting
 Kazuki
Shimada, Kazuki
Supporting
 Naoka
Ueno, Naoka
Supporting



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Mar 7, 2013
leo22334455
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
Grumpy-Lee
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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User Recommendations

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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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Koe no Katachi Chapter 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 )
a1oner
77 replies by Lulexiaa »»
03-16-14, 9:57 AM
Koe no Katachi ep1 coming next week
VioLink
6 replies by Valencia »»
08-16-13, 2:31 PM

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