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Koe no Katachi

Koe no Katachi

Alternative Titles

Japanese: 聲の形


Type: One-shot
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: 1
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 8, 2011
Genres: Drama, School, Shounen
Authors: Ooima, Yoshitoki (Story & Art)


Score: 8.531 (scored by 19222 users)
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Ranked: #1182
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Popularity: #135
Members: 30,216
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A one-shot about a grade school class that tries its best to accept a girl with impaired hearing.


Although the one-shot Koe no Katachi won the 80th Weekly Shounen Magazine Newbie Best Mangaka Award in 2008, the vector of the content made it difficult for publication on any manga magazine until it was published—after months of legal dispute—in the February issue of Bessatsu Shounen Magazine in 2011, where it got first place in the questionnaires. Ooima Yoshitoki's debut became the manga version of Mardock Scramble instead of Koe no Katachi, for aforementioned legal disputes.

The one-shot was re-published in 12th issue of the 2013 Weekly Shounen Magazine.

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More reviewsReviews

Mar 7, 2013
leo22334455 (All reviews)
What Koe no Katachi has really done is amazing. Evoking such a range of emotions in such a short amount of pages. It's bold and brave and so very real. Its tackles this issue of bullying head on without faltering, the pure truth. The ignorance of the adults, children blaming one another and all of it is so heartbreakingly real. The ending is a good one, though that may not always be the case in real life, but opens the eyes to readers the full impact and effects of bullying. A beautiful story that wouldn't take you even 10 minutes to read but beautiful read more
May 7, 2013
Grumpy-Lee (All reviews)
It's rather rare for me to catalyze a motion of progress whenever I'm in a state of idleness. But having the thought of flipping a few pages of a sentimentally driven one-shot manga last night not being a bit of a drag, I astonishingly caught myself bawling inside.

Koe no Katachi is undoubtedly a work radiating with prominence. Being a one-shot written and drawn by Ooima Yoshitoki, a promising young mangaka, I marched my eyes forth to the manga without any excitement nor high expectations, only a neutral reading experience. And gratefully for that, my dwindling emotions suddenly underwent rapid maturation and eventually softened the walls read more
Mar 3, 2013
mad-inside (All reviews)
I've never been so angry, sad and happy reading a manga. It really is a beautiful story, makes you think about your actions and what you have to thank. Without a doubt, the best one-shot I've ever read in my life. I believe that if there was a serialization history could be worked deeper and can take it for better or worse, the only hope left.
Dec 16, 2016
mangacrisis (All reviews)
If you've read my review about the complete manga of Koe no Katachi, you can already predict the compliments that I make to the one-shot. I say that because, at least for me, the main problems I've found were results of the poor development through the 64 chapters, mostly after the first half. About this prototype, I think I can do a more positive analyse. Let's move on.

The story is about this deaf girl student called Nishimiya Shouko, that moved to a new school and finds herself into a hardcore bullying that includes exclusion, verbal and physical abuse. Major part of it comes from our read more


Recent News

Director and Studio of 'Koe no Katachi' Movie Adaptation Announced

Director and Studio of 'Koe no Katachi' Movie Adaptation Announced

The 46th issue of Weekly Shounen Magazine, which will go on sale on October 14, revealed that the previously announced Koe no Katachi anime movie adaptation will be ...read more

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