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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: 9.031 (scored by 356,879 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #102
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #63
Members: 601,264
Favorites: 25,098


After watching Kimi no Na Wa, I proceed to watch Koe no Katachi. I was like "Wow. They're actually somewhat similar in comparison.". Heartwarming, yet subtle, focusing on our main hero and heroine. One about deafness and other switching bodies. I think its "trouble communicating others with a disadvantage and you really have to know a person to understand their struggles" sort of thing. 
report Recommended by Onininichi
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
Deals with a depressed kid and really conveys the emotion fantastically 
report Recommended by stratoge
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
This recommendation isn't to say that you'll enjoy Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso if you liked Koe no Katachi, but if you liked Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, it's very likely you'll like Koe no Katachi. Describing why this is the case is difficult. Too difficult In both this cases I recommend the sub, although the english dubs of both are also very well made. The issue is that the translations are too literal for Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso and too loose for Koe no Katachi.  
report Recommended by Tenderizer17
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
Both has amazing Drama and romance. 
report Recommended by DeltaNemesis
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 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 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
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
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 anime covers the themes of sensory disabilities, stress and how they can correlate to each other. There is a good direction in drama in both pieces of media. 
report Recommended by DeltaNemesis
Very powerful emotionally. Centers around a girl struggling with her confidence, her health or an impairment and her social life. 
report Recommended by Voldo
Its got the same bittersweet feels and its very chill and emotional 
report Recommended by Premiumsoybeans
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_
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
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 _dongdong
-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
The beginning is equally impacting, both movies are dramatic and feature great character development. 
report Recommended by Erforscht
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
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
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
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
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 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
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. Also in the beginning the main guy dislikes her. The main characters also feel and look similar. Other than that, the themes are different but both have beautiful stories. You should definitely check out High Score girl if you liked Koe no Katachi for those aspects :) 
report Recommended by Lylaaz
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
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
- 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
Both movies go over the aspect of overcoming prejudice and discrimination by "putting oneself in the other's shoes". 
report Recommended by charlyb3goode
+ 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
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
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
It's sad from beginning to end and has great art. 
report Recommended by Niveen_Sleem
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
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