The anime movie Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice) has risen to become a smash hit movie after successfully achieving a box-office revenue of 2.3 billion yen.
On February 1, the movie had a special stage greeting show at Shinjuku Piccadilly Screen 1 in celebration of their win at the 40th Japan Academy Prize Award for ‘Excellent Animation Work.’ During this stage greeting event, it was announced that the movie’s Blu-ray & DVD is scheduled to come out on May 17, 2017.
Director Naoko Yamada (from Kyoto Animation) and the heroine’s voice actress Saori Hayami showed up on stage. In response to winning the 40th Japan Academy Prize Award for excellent animation work, the director Naoko Yamada said, ‘I believe this award is all thanks to everyone’s great efforts. Congratulations.’ Saori Hayami said, ‘Congratulations. Although I still can’t believe it, I’m really delighted to be able to greet everyone once again.’
A message from the absent Shoya Ishida’s voice actor Miyu Irino was read aloud to the audience, ‘I would be happy if this one achievement becomes a good stimulus to further spread Koe no Katachi to more and more people. Congratulations to the staff, cast and everyone at the venue and thank you very much.’
The first limited edition of the Blu-ray will contain some enticing rare bonus items: a special case featuring an original illustration by character designer Futoshi Nishiya and special video footage (long version) that shows the making of the movie.
Blu-ray & DVD Info
To be released on Wednesday May 17, 2017
Length: 129 minutes
Blu-ray first limited edition (BD movie disc + BD bonus disc): 8,000 + tax
Blu-ray regular edition (movie disc): 5,200 + tax
DVD (movie disc): 3,800 + tax
Production: Kyoto Animation, Movie Koe no Katachi Production Committee
Distribution: Pony Canyon
~Blu-ray first limited edition bonus
– Special case featuring an original illustration by the character designer Futoshi Nishiya
– Special booklet
~Blu-ray first limited edition’s on-disc bonus
– Movie Koe no Katachi release commemoration special – Journey of the movie Koe no Katachi – long version
– Footage video of the stage greeting event
– Long promotional video
– TV-SPOT 1/TV-SPOT 2
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