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Additional Staff and Character Designs Revealed for 'Koe no Katachi' Movie

by Sakana-san
Apr 8, 2016 8:40 AM | 53 Comments
The official website was launched for the movie adaptation of Koe no Katachi produced by Kyoto Animation. It reveals a new key visual, additional staff, a video and designs for the main characters. The movie is scheduled to premiere on September 17.

Script: Reiko Yoshida (Bakuman.)
Character Design: Futoshi Nishiya (Hyouka)

Shouya Ishida

Shouko Nishimiya

Drawn by Yoshitoki Ooima, the award-winning manga began publishing in Weekly Shounen Magazine in August 2013 and ended in November 2014. It uses themes of disability and bullying. Naoko Yamada (Tamako Love Story) will direct the adaptation.


Source: Official site

20 of 53 Comments Recent Comments

Looks great! Shouko looks so cute x3

Apr 14, 2016 9:10 PM by Kotarou_

I have yet to be disappointed but so far designs look good. Not sure if they will be able to fit 64 chapters into an hour and half long film.

Apr 13, 2016 9:09 PM by RenzyBlood

The PV and designs look great. Thanks KyoAni for bringing this. I hope they won't ruin this one.

The feels tho.

Apr 11, 2016 9:36 AM by NarukamiKen

Looks amazing, can't wait. Just praying that KyoAni will somehow be able to not butcher the pace.

Apr 11, 2016 5:30 AM by Yuki_Ookami

I'm really looking forward to this! I've never read it BUT I think the animation is pretty and the small, but interesting, synopsis looks good!

Apr 10, 2016 8:11 PM by Rocie

Just finished the manga, and oh my god it was so great and heartwrenching. I just hope they'll be able to make a movie that portrays the manga properly. Really looking forward to checking this movie out! C:

Apr 10, 2016 2:26 PM by thornessa

tragedydesu said:
kyoto animation = shit plot

Kyoani never made this plot, it's a manga adaptation...who's an award winner...

Apr 10, 2016 9:01 AM by Fabris

kyoto animation = shit plot
i may watch it for the animation and art

Apr 10, 2016 8:32 AM by tragedydesu

I'm happy with these character designs, they ring pretty true to the manga's art, if not better.
the ending to the manga was forgettable, so I'll happily watch this. besides, based kyoani... it'll be nice to look at, though I'll be interested to see how a lot of the scenes turn out. a lot of it was really hard to read because of how gut-wrenching it was, especially early on...

Apr 10, 2016 4:59 AM by Bird

Animation looks gorgeous, would expect no less from kyoani. That said I only read the one shot for this and I kinda despise it...
It felt too close in a bad way, but I'm still willing to give it a chance

Apr 8, 2016 10:11 PM by horitsubastudent

The character designs look different from most Kyoanis. Looks like something I'll be interested in.

Apr 8, 2016 7:20 PM by KaoruMatsuoka

Looking really good can't wait to watch this.

Apr 8, 2016 5:56 PM by Salamander2170

Z4k said:
They absolutely nailed the designs. Now I'm hoping this has an anime original ending since the manga was somewhat disappointing.

Knowing KyoAni I doubt the "romance" from the manga will be made any more explicit never mind

Well. maybe you felt the ending was dissapointing for some other reason.

Apr 8, 2016 3:45 PM by Boiiiiiiiiii

If I already started tearing up from the PV, I'll sure as heck be balling my eyes out when this movie gets subbed.

So excited for this C:

Apr 8, 2016 3:12 PM by Sharorara


urgh i love kyoani legs.

Apr 8, 2016 3:08 PM by Lemon

silverwalls said:
i haven't read the manga but i'm pretty excited to watch the movie.

Highly encourage you to read the manga before the movie.

Apr 8, 2016 2:48 PM by crestofhonesty

Kyoani are da gods.
This looks great, I wasnt a fan of the one shot but I cant wait for this.

Apr 8, 2016 2:47 PM by Shuhan

Oh, wow! They look completely lovely! Way better than I was anticipating them to be, to be honest. Getting even more excited for the movie. Just hope they nail the pacing.

Apr 8, 2016 2:47 PM by crestofhonesty

Can't wait for this!
I need to stock up on tissues.

Apr 8, 2016 2:41 PM by Chibi-Alice

Loving the art. The PV was a pretty good teaser,too.
Can't wait for the movie aaaaaa

Apr 8, 2016 2:38 PM by Konoetan

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