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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


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


Score: 9.051 (scored by 249,391 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: #89
Members: 443,114
Favorites: 16,687


Not similar in the sense of storyline, but a sort of similar style. Both deeply moving. Both involve two main characters and their journeys of understanding themselves and those around them. 
report Recommended by Zerelada
Very similar settings, both main heroines have a disability and there are romance aspects in both movies. 
report Recommended by anonypc
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 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
Deals with a depressed kid and really conveys the emotion fantastically 
report Recommended by stratoge
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
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
To keep it simple: impossible love story 
report Recommended by FalseSkin
A girl between the two dead or alive. And, the backsound soundtrack is very interesting with the theme of sadness, happiness, doubts and others.Even both heroine is different 
report Recommended by Yukisa-Nanase
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
If you like crying, watch these. If you dont cry here, guaranteed, you dont have a heart. 
report Recommended by bjornicles
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
-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 skyz_xd
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 Majoca
The beginning is equally impacting, both movies are dramatic and feature great character development. 
report Recommended by M4DMAX
Well, those two shows doesn't look the same for the scenario but have some similar points. 1- Those two shows speak about child harassment. The main character will try to save or to redeem himself from the other main character, the girl. 2- The atmosphere is oftenly sad but got some funny moments. In those two shows, the main character got a good friend who'll be helpfull (Nagatsuka and Kenya). 3- Minor characters look pretty similar, for exemple: the mother is there without her husband and try to help her son. 
report Recommended by _Rayx_
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
Its got the same bittersweet feels and its very chill and emotional 
report Recommended by Premiumsoybeans
Very powerful emotionally. Centers around a girl struggling with her confidence, her health or an impairment and her social life. 
report Recommended by zodd0
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
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
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
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
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
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
- 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
It's sad from beginning to end and has great art. 
report Recommended by Niveen_Sleem
Both movies go over the aspect of overcoming prejudice and discrimination by "putting oneself in the other's shoes". 
report Recommended by charlyb3goode
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
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
+ 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