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Koe no Katachi


Alternative Titles

English: A Silent Voice
Synonyms: The Shape of Voice, A Silent Voice: The Movie
Japanese: 聲の形

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 17, 2016
Licensors: NYAV Post
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: Drama, School, Shounen
Duration: 2 hr. 10 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 9.041 (scored by 304,000 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #112
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #75
Members: 523,845
Favorites: 20,327
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Ranked #11Popularity #75Members 523,845
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Episodes: /1
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Synopsis

As a wild youth, elementary school student Shouya Ishida sought to beat boredom in the cruelest ways. When the deaf Shouko Nishimiya transfers into his class, Shouya and the rest of his class thoughtlessly bully her for fun. However, when her mother notifies the school, he is singled out and blamed for everything done to her. With Shouko transferring out of the school, Shouya is left at the mercy of his classmates. He is heartlessly ostracized all throughout elementary and middle school, while teachers turn a blind eye.

Now in his third year of high school, Shouya is still plagued by his wrongdoings as a young boy. Sincerely regretting his past actions, he sets out on a journey of redemption: to meet Shouko once more and make amends.

Koe no Katachi tells the heartwarming tale of Shouya's reunion with Shouko and his honest attempts to redeem himself, all while being continually haunted by the shadows of his past.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Yamada, Naoko
Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
aiko
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Performance
The Who
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Lyrics


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"My Generation (マイ・ジェネレーション)" by The Who

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"Koi wo Shita no wa (恋をしたのは)" by aiko



More reviewsReviews

Sep 18, 2016
xXShuyaXx (All reviews)
[Story] 7 - Plot holes and cut sub-plots, excluded from the original script/manga.
[Art] 10 - Characters true to their manga designs, high quality animation.
[Sound] 7 - Creative use of sound/music. Nothing too special and memorable besides theme song.
[Character] 7 - Side characters had their story severely cut. Leaving some with empty character.
[Enjoyment] 10 - Tears, sadness, anger, happiness and laughs, the whole package.
[Overall] 8 - Definitely would watch again.

For those wondering how and where I watched this film, I watched in Japan. At Keisei Rosa10 in Chiba on September 17th.

Having read the manga 4 times over and crying every time, I went into the theater read more
May 26, 2017
Detective (All reviews)
Koe no Katachi is dangerous because it is exploitative. I'm not going to pretend to know anything about deaf people. I don't. This movie certainly does not allow any greater understanding into the mind of deaf people is the point I want to iterate. It uses a serious problem as a plot device constantly and reduces Nishimiya to one-dimension. She is the textbook definition of a mary-sue as well as a damsel in distress. This is clearly troublesome when trying to explain deafness to an able-bodied audience.

Nishimiya's entire character is her illness. She is paper thin with her sole character trait being she likes read more
Sep 19, 2016
GohanwaOkazu (All reviews)
Note: I watched it at the Toho Cinema Complex in Ario Nishiarai (*I had thought I could have been the only person on this review list who had really watched it at a cinema in Japan after reading a particularly harsh review, but I was wrong).

A quick overview: Koe no Katachi is a very well done film, although not without shortcomings, and which has dealt with (a) complex issue(s), and which leaves the viewer with questions but no easy conclusions. It is a powerful enough film to remember and ponder over, and people may draw different lessons, or perhaps none.

Pros: The sound and vision (KnK read more
Sep 29, 2016
SuMm (All reviews)
MAY CONTAIN SLIGHT SPOILERS!

Watched it two days ago at TOHO Cinema in Tokyo.

I remember that I was reading manga, but at that time it wasn't coming out frequently and scanlating wasn't going good either, that's why I read about 9 chapters, so I barely remember any events expect the beginning of the story and main characters. But I was waiting for anime adaptation since that time. Even though kinda hoped for series, not just a movie.

I must say that I was a little worried about it airing at the same time with Kimi no Na wa, but it still seems alright, box office going good, read more

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