Koe no Katachi

A Silent Voice

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Shape of Voice
Japanese: 聲の形
English: A Silent Voice
German: A Silent Voice
Spanish: Una Voz Silenciosa
French: A Silent Voice
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 17, 2016
Licensors: Eleven Arts, NYAV Post
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, DramaDrama
Theme: Romantic SubtextRomantic Subtext
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 2 hr. 10 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.931 (scored by 15682111,568,211 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #192
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #20
Members: 2,260,873
Favorites: 85,528

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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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Koe no Katachi won the following awards: Japanese Movie Critics Awards for Best Animation Feature Film in 2016; Japanese Academy Award for Excellent Animation of the Year in 2016; Tokyo Anime Award Festival for Anime of the Year (movie) & Best Screenplay / Original Story (Reiko Yoshida) in 2017; Japan Media Arts Festival for Animation Division - Excellence Award in 2017; Japan Movie Critics Awards for Best Animation of the Year in 2017; and Camera Japan Festival for Feature Film in 2017.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Iizuka, Toshio
Senami, Riri
Assistant Producer


Opening Theme

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


Nov 25, 2023
I watched more than 400 anime ingridient so far. but it was a special one inside of them. ı felt so many feeling on the time I'm watching.
I found myself and this movie show me a road. ı don't know how am I spoosed to explain this feeling but. This anime movie is the only anime I cried something besides a character ı love died. I cried in this movie because I see myself, because ı understand the feelings of the every character, it was a real masterpiece. I recommend to everyone. But you have to watch it at night alone. If you feel depressed ...
Oct 15, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Warning: this is not a detailed breakdown that takes everything into account and try to be as objective as possible, it's a personal opinion. I share it with you to to explain my score and for people who might feel similarly.

Greetings everyone.

I could write a lenghty synopsis but I'll jump to the point, the thing you are probably here for. Why didn't I like this wonderful show?

First of all, I don't want to offend anyone. If you liked this show, good for you. However, it didn't work for me and I'll explain why. One thing I realised after reading countless of anime reviews is that ...
Nov 21, 2023
[Story] 0 - The feelings of a sadistic boy for a masochist girl.
[Art] 7- 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] 0-The two main characters are sadist and masochist. Side characters with bad personalities like the main characters. The only good people in the anime are their mothers.
[Enjoyment] 0 - I wanted to smash the monitor for the first 30 minutes. I could barely stop myself. Actually, since it is a popular romantic anime, I thought maybe I would like it if I continued it. ...

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