Koe no Katachi

A Silent Voice

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Alternative Titles

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


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


Score: 9.011 (scored by 735631735,631 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #112
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #33
Members: 1,131,068
Favorites: 51,762


Both Kimi no Na wa and Koe no Katachi are romantic films featuring young people who are on the cusp of adulthood. They are both emotionally moving with beautiful artwork and animation. Koe no Katachi doesn't have the same supernatural element that comes with Kimi no Na wa, but it has a similar impact. However, while Koe no Katachi is appropriate for adolescent viewers, it does deal with some severe bullying and darker themes that are absent in Kimi no Na wa, so if that is something that is difficult for you, you may want to avoid this film. 
report Recommended by Karudima
These are two anime films from 2015/2016 portraying school youth dealing with guilt, alienation, and most prolific — disabilities (being unable to speak and being deaf). Both are very high class, good stories dealing with a slice of life setting focusing on human interactions; like love, friendship, feelings towards self, and how they can vary depending on one's own mood. 
report Recommended by Aegidrom
Group of friends torn apart by some event that happens in their childhood. Both story are focus around the female lead that was unintentionally responsible for these events and follows the characters in their journey to fixing the relationship of the group 
report Recommended by kiimsz
Both utilise disability as an inhibitor of mental health and the understanding of feelings They explore the meaning of living, both physically and mentally, and highlight the importance of friendships and connections. Although they are set in completely different times, they centralise on the development of human emotion and understanding of circumstance, the effect of history and righting the past. 
report Recommended by UnjustifiedYeti
Both are about an mc who suffers from a depression and are helped by someone who is entering their life and completely change it for the positive. 
report Recommended by Reapermask
The female character completely changes the life of the male character in the story. Male characters change throughout the story from the beginning to the end of the movie. Sure, watching this movie will make you cry and change your view of seeing life, because the thread that separates life and death is questioned. Importantly, people can change the lives of others completely, and the animation shows it. 
report Recommended by vicioushan
Deals with a depressed kid and really conveys the emotion fantastically 
report Recommended by stratoge
The story for both have something to do with suicide and both are great and give the same vibe in a way in my opinion and those who didn't get attention yet** you can watch now Koe no katachi on anime sites 
report Recommended by Dansk93lb
These two are very similar in the way that the mc wants to "save" or "help" a female character, in their childhood years. Koe no Katachi is more about regret and the mc is trying to make up for it, while Erased is just trying to prevent something from happening. There are no "fantasy" elements to Koe No Katachi however. Both are kind of about human bonds. KNK has a more emotional growth to it, while Erased it's just Satoru trying to fix his problem, but not necessarily becoming super close to the girl (they have moments but i wouldn't say theyre close.) Both are  read more 
report Recommended by Asstastic
Both anime deal with the theme of suicide, as well as a male character being regretful of his hurtful actions towards a vulnerable female character. 
report Recommended by CatSoul
Both involves depression, suicide, friendship and have beautiful, positive messages in other words it shows that mental illnesses are able to overcome it.  
report Recommended by Watayarata
Both has amazing Drama and romance. 
report Recommended by DeltaNemesis
Both Films have a similar vibe like repenting on there action from there past and befriending the person they trigger they're past mistake. Both Film are very good, kinda a tearjerker. 
report Recommended by AkatsukiUlquiora
they both talking about connectors between humans and make you cry so hard in the end i think they two same character in the boy in two films and talking about feelings they have one from the best art and sound they two make you relax and have so much drama in start and the end they have the same story line i think if you love this film of course you will love koe no katachi but there is things the same lets write it in points :- 1-talking about connectors between the humans 2-have so much feeling 3-have the same line story  read more 
report Recommended by nanatshi
Watching High Score Girl third episode made me think about Koe no Katachi and it is because of the 2 characters: - We get this relationship where the girl can not talk but the guy understands her. The girl doesn't use her voice - they use other "language" instead. Sign language or via playing games. - Also in the beginning the main guy dislikes her, but a lot changes. - The main characters also feel similar. Other than that, the themes are different but both have beautiful stories of a developing relationship. You should definitely check out High Score girl if you liked Koe no Katachi  read more 
report Recommended by Lylaaz
This Movie touch on a lot of relevant subjects with a different perspective than many other with the same type of message. It might feel a bit long sometimes and drags on, but it were no big issue for me. Like Garden of words (Kotono no Niwa) it is about a generally common subject, but both has likeable characters with their understanable way of dealing with trouble. Although they do not have similar artstyle, they still have similar way of pushing a subject out.  read more 
report Recommended by Lurifax_10
Both have: -Beautiful Art -About a love story -Overcoming their personal identity. -Overcoming there personal indemnity of there past. -Creating meaningful friendship along the way. -Creative POV of the main characters how they see the world <3 Overall a 86% correlation if I have to say ~ 
report Recommended by SeungMin
Changing with hardships. Weathering With You and A Silent Voice follows MCs who wishes to change their lives for the better due to past experiences. Weathering With You follows Hodaka as a runaway going into Tokyo, struggling at first. A Silent Voice is the same though Shouya changes as he ages due to his past as a bully, struggling in the process. Both are great visual masterpieces with Weathering With You having supernatural, fantasy elements. Whilst A Silent Voice is a school drama about the change of a bully. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
In both movies the female protagonist transferred to another school. In both movies after a few years pass they meet up again and hang out. The differences is the female isn't bullied, both protagonists don't try to kill each other like Koe no Katachi. Another difference is in 5 centimeters per second the male doesn't have problems with other people and has friends. 
report Recommended by UZl
Both Tamako Love Story and Koe no Katachi are directed by Naoko Yamada and produced by Kyoto Animation. Direction styles are distinctively her own, with use of cinematographic techniques and use of flowers as metaphors and right choice of music enhancing the experience. Tamako Love Story has a straightforward story although depth is added by the heroine's deceased mother and heroine's friend Midori whose role I would not disclose here (watch the movie. It's a modern classic). In Koe no Katachi, the themes are more dark and serious and an important side character, Ueno, is voiced by the same voice actress who played Midori- and  read more 
report Recommended by GohanwaOkazu
-Both anime's themes is about friendship. -Both male leads intentions is to make friends with the female lead. -Both female leads are loners. -Both are about school life. -And after you watched both you'll kinda feel they had the same vibe. 
report Recommended by Infinite_Slash
One of the MCs of each shows use sign language to communicate with others 
report Recommended by mhkr
Both take a deeper approach on the subject of bullying and the effect it plays on the victim. While Koe no Katachi focus' more on the aftermath of bullying and redemption, Sangatsu 2nd Season focus' more on the actual events of bullying and dealing with it atm. 
report Recommended by Short_Circut
Such a touchy movie, I really cried a lot. The movie shows how to girl get bullied day by day, but she finally understand it...It's so omg i can't describe it It's such a touchy movie same genre such as Hyouka or Nagi no Asukara ~ watch it >o< 
report Recommended by Sarxh53
Another "Kyoto Animation" work with good production values. In this one, while being a slice-of-life, there's an actual character progression, theme exploration, and the girls aren't moe blobs. The end was a bit rushed but as a whole, it didn't ruin the experience. Plus, I'm a fan of musicals and the music here is great 
report Recommended by FakeAccount1
Animes that are based on self-discovery where main characters overcome the obstacles in their lives. Both have beautiful animation with characters who you can project yourself onto, bonding with their relatable experiences. Koe no Katachi is centred around the main character whilst Flavours of Youth is a collection of stories. If you enjoyed one of these two you'll be sure to enjoy the other. 
report Recommended by honeytaro
Completely different plot and story However, The atmosphere is very similar and both are heart warming movies about growing up. OST is quite similar as well If you liked one you would most definitely like the other. 
report Recommended by PLEEG
Both are inspirational and contain a heartwarming story line Both make you want to cry And they both are beautifully animated  
report Recommended by Sike425
The biggest similarity is probably the way they block people out. Mc here sees them as scare crows and the a silent voice MC sees them with X's over their faces. They also have pretty similar styles 
report Recommended by uzagi1tzukino
Its got the same bittersweet feels and its very chill and emotional 
report Recommended by Premiumsoybeans
I’m surprised this has not been recommended yet. Although these anime might seem vastly different, both are essentially about girls coping with disabilities and trying to fit in society. While A Silent Voice is much more explicit in this regard, it’s still quite prevalent in Interviews With Monster Girls. 
report Recommended by Darrell_Jordan
Gintama can make you cry just from the ost just like A Silent Voice. While many people think Gintama is just a "comedy", Don't Be Fooled, Gintama is a masterpiece drama that has loads of moments that can make a person tear up. They're both masterpieces at executing tearjerking moments.  
report Recommended by NerdyTable
The beginning is equally impacting, both movies are dramatic and feature great character development. 
report Recommended by Erforscht
Both movies go over the aspect of overcoming prejudice and discrimination by "putting oneself in the other's shoes". 
report Recommended by Loli_Desutroyer
- Teen romance anime that also have more going on underneath the who-likes-who - Realistic depictions of grade-school kids (little shits) - Language. Japanese Sign Language in Koe no Katachi, and classic Japanese poetry in Chihayafuru - Romance drama with believable characters 
report Recommended by Lemon
They both deal with problems surrounding societal attitudes towards people with disabilities. They are both universal stories that are easy to connect to on an emotional level. 
report Recommended by tenergy05
It's sad from beginning to end and has great art. 
report Recommended by Niveen_Sleem
Similarities: Both are pretty dark, serious, and dramatic for an anime (plotwise) made by Kyoani, although Kyoukai has more violence and fighting Both have male and female protagonists who are always suffering and struggling because of their past actions. Differences: Kyoukai no Kanata is more supernatural, while Koe no Katachi is more of a slice of life. 
report Recommended by Markdoka
Different genre (PMMM is about magical girls, Koe is a slice of life drama), but both have the same protagonist who is suffering because of their foolish actions. Both have intense and serious subject matter, despite both having a "lighthearted" artstyle, although PMMM has more violence. 
report Recommended by Markdoka
While this may seem like a crazy recommendation at first glance, the two actually share quite similar themes and messages once you get to the end. They both deal with issues of life and death, self-loathing, regret, and trying to understand others. While Death Parade certainly focuses on it's style and aesthetic, which it has in spades, it never strays from the root message it is trying to convey. Koe no Katachi contains similar messages, mainly about the value of human life and what it means to connect to others. Both Death Parade and Koe no Katachi attempt to not only show the viewer the  read more 
report Recommended by Xaeveax
Kids with a disability cause feels, for Silent Voice it's deafness and being too passive when making friends followed by the bullies point of view, for Kotoura it's ESP paired with social skills that never develop. Kotoura has a much shorter story with lots of filler in the middle but while Koe no Katachi takes it's time a bit it never feels as filler-y. Kotoura adds an interesting supernatural element to a slice of life comedy while Koe no Katachi plays a real issue straight forward. Both have girls beaten down because of something they can't control and the bully realize it was wrong and  read more 
report Recommended by Ptrico94
Although both anime have different genres (NGE is a mecha action anime, while Koe no Katachi is a slice of life drama) both have a male protagonist who is always suffering, and has a traumatic, mentally scarring plot and premise, although NGE has more blood, gore, and violence. 
report Recommended by Markdoka
Well, both anime involve a Main Character who gets bullied/humiliated by the other Main Character. Also, both MCs have a notebook which is very precious to them. OreShura is more comedic & lighthearted (where our main protagonist didn't really care about getting humiliated), while Koe no Katachi is more serious & darker. 
report Recommended by renzospark
Both feature a Male Protagonist who try to save the girl(s) even though he always suffering. Aside from that, both anime are very different. Re:Zero is a fantasy anime (with battles, of course), while Koe no Katachi is an anime focused on teenager problems (more precisely on the victims of bully). 
report Recommended by renzospark
Ishida and Legosi. Both MC males have committed a sin to a girl and they are both atoning for what they have done.  
report Recommended by trafalgarxd
In contrast to the fairly serious Koe no Katachi, Sakurasou is heavily laced with tasteless humor and fan service. However, both shows focuses on two characters that struggle to communicate with each other and are desperately trying to understand one another.  
report Recommended by pikachiu24
Both stories tell us about the reunion of two people, who after some time will seek to settle their conflicts of the past with the goal of becoming friends and being able to remove the remorse from above. 
report Recommended by Rising_Sun
It's another sweet slice of life anime which deal with the friendship and how to fix the things that are broken 
report Recommended by Anime_Lover_JR
+ Self conscious main character + Theme of bullying/ depression/ self-doubt/ anxiety + "Hero" type romantic interests + Cute romantic interactions + Moments of worry/suspense  
report Recommended by Halie-Chan
Both main characters had suffered bullying. Both main characters are in a "special" or different condition from the rest of their group. 
report Recommended by shiro_kai
While Koe no Katachi occurs during middle school and high school, and Hachimitsu to Clover occurs during college and early adulthood, their stories feature a cast of complex characters who struggle to discover and accept themselves through important moments of their lives. Both anime portray emotional subjects with integrity and sincerity that makes the characters deeply relatable.  
report Recommended by lancelot200
Very powerful emotionally. Centers around a girl struggling with her confidence, her health or an impairment and her social life. 
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