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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: None found, add some
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: Drama, School, Shounen
Duration: 2 hr. 10 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 9.161 (scored by 67,930 users)
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Ranked: #42
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Popularity: #258
Members: 209,874
Favorites: 5,584
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Ishida Shouya bullies a deaf girl, Nishimiya Shouko, to the point that she transfers to another school. As a result, he is ostracized and bullied himself with no friends to speak of and no plans for the future.

This is the story of his path to redemption.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Sahara, Miyoko
Ishikawa, Yui
Mashiba, Satoshi
Toyonaga, Toshiyuki
Ishida, Maria
Kawai, Miki
Han, Megumi


Yamada, Naoko
Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics
Ooima, Yoshitoki
Original Creator

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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
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)

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
Sep 22, 2016
WinkiePinkyCutie (All reviews)
Non-spoiler review
Story - 7
Art - 10
Sound - 10
Character - 7
Enjoyment - 10

Overall - 8

[I watched Koe no Katachi at United Cinema, Fukuoka, Japan on Sep 22nd, 2016](hope somebody will liscence it and get it abroad)

Short version; Kyoto Animation again brings great animation on to the table; The glittering eyes, cutesy-moe seifuku characters, great background, and much more. It is one of the finest animation quality out there, and if romance genre is your cup of tea, you will probably like the movie. Even if you don't like romance, it is not a disappointing film.

Ok, I'll start off by saying that I did not read the read more


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