Born from the theme ‘Disability & Bullying’ a new anime work will be created!
The expectations of Japanese fans as well as of fans from overseas for this work by Kyoto Animation Production are very high.
The title would suggest that the main topic of this anime is all about ‘disability’, but instead it focuses more on the difficulty of humans to tell each other their true feelings.
For modern people who tend to connect to other people through the internet it seems to be an inevitable theme.
The PV of the anime, which will be published in September, is very beautiful and the characters in it have a very friendly appearance which lets you kind of feel their personalities.
Through the very emotional drawings by director Naoko Yamada, the expactations of how realistic the human relations will be presented increased.
There is a “voice” I want to speak with. And a “voice” I want to hear.
“Koe no Katachi(A Silent Voice)” is a comic series written by Yoshitoki Ooima, that was serialized on the Weekly Shonen Magazine and received various awards.
This best-selling comic series will be made into an animation movie by Kyoto Animation that has been producing lots of works including the movie “K-On!” (2011) which has received the Japan Academy Award.
For director, Kyoto Animation’s Naoko Yamada whose debut work is “K-On!” and who received the Rookie of the Year award in the sector ‘Animation’ at Japan Media Arts Festival with his other work “Tamako Love Story” (2014), was selected.
As for story, Reiko Yoshida who is working on the big hit series “Girls und Panzer” was selected, realizing the collaboration since the movie “K-On!” and “Tamako Love Story”.
Futoshi Nishiya, who worked on “Hyouka” (2012), the TV series “Free!” (2013 and 2014) and the movie “High Speed! Free! Starting Days” (2015), is doing the character design.
From pain the warmth is born, we will present you beautiful scenes that leave behind a deep impression that sticks to your heart.
Shouya Ishii is a boy who hates “getting bored” above anything.
In his elementary school days when he was the cock of the school, he took an innocent interest in Shoko Nishiyama, a transfer student.
Her appearance triggered the start of the exciting days for the boy.
However, Shouya got left isolated due to an incident with Shoko.
After 5 years, they have grown to high schoolers, each going to different schools.
Shouya who shut his mind after “the incident” makes an appearance.
This is a story in which a boy tries to accept a girl, the surrounding people and himself.
“A Silent Voice” is a comic series written by Yoshitoki Ooima, that was serialized on the Weekly Shonen Magazine from 2013 to 2014.
It received various awards as it produced a lot of reaction, mainly among boys and girls.
Supported by a wide range of age groups, it became a big hit comic series that sold over 2.5 million comic books combining the sales of all 7 volumes.
Shouya Ishida (Character Voice : Miyu Irino)
Shouya Ishida is the cock of the flock in elementary school.
However, he got left out on a limb because of him teasing Shouko.
Since then, he has been spending his time fighting with loneliness and self-hatred.
Shouko Nishimiya (Character Voice : Saori Hayami)
Shouko Nishiyama is a girl who has a congenital hearing loss.
As she has experienced difficulties and failures in communicating with people, putting on a fake smile became her habit in order to avoid conflicts.
Original : “Koe no Katachi(A Silent Voice)” Yoshitoki Ooima (Kodansha Comics)
Director : Naoko Yamada / Storyboard : Reiko Yoshida/ Character design : Futoshi Nishiya
Art director : Mutsuo Shinohara/ Color design : Naomi Ishida/ Set : Seiichi Akitake/ Cinematographer : Kazuya Takao
Music director : Youta Tsuruoka/ Music : Kensuke Ushio/ Music production : Pony Cannon
Animation : Kyoto Animation
Production : Movie “A Silent Voice” Production Committee (Kyoto Animation/ Pony Cannon/ Asahi Broadcasting Corporation/ Quaras/ Matsutake/ Kodansha)
Distributor : Matsutake
Opening : Saturday, September 17th of 2016
Distribution Scale : At Shinjuku Piccadilly and others across the country (121 theaters)
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