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A Silent Voice: The Movie (2016)

Koe no katachi (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Drama, Family | 17 September 2016 (Japan)
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A young man is ostracized by his classmates after he bullies a deaf girl to the point where she moves away. Years later, he sets off on a path for redemption.

Director:

Naoko Yamada

Writers:

Yoshitoki Oima (manga: "Koe no katachi"), Reiko Yoshida (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miyu Irino ... Shôya Ishida (voice)
Saori Hayami ... Shoko Nishimiya (voice)
Aoi Yûki ... Yuzuru Nishimiya (voice)
Kenshô Ono Kenshô Ono ... Tomohiro Nagatsuka (voice)
Yûki Kaneko Yûki Kaneko ... Naoka Ueno (voice)
Yui Ishikawa ... Miyoko Sahara (voice)
Megumi Han Megumi Han ... Miki Kawai (voice)
Toshiyuki Toyonaga Toshiyuki Toyonaga ... Satoshi Mashiba (voice)
Mayu Matsuoka ... Young Shoya Ishida (voice)
Sachiko Kojima Sachiko Kojima ... Young Kazuki Shimada (voice)
Hana Takeda Hana Takeda ... Young Keisuke Hirose (voice)
Fuminori Komatsu Fuminori Komatsu ... Takeuchi-sensei (voice)
Ikuko Tani Ikuko Tani ... Ito Nishimiya (voice)
Erena Kamata Erena Kamata ... Maria Ishida (voice)
Ayano Hamaguchi Ayano Hamaguchi ... Shoya's sister (voice)
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Storyline

The story revolves around Shôko Nishimiya, a grade school student who has impaired hearing. She transfers into a new school, where she is bullied by her classmates, especially Shôya Ishida. It gets to the point where she transfers to another school and as a result, Shôya is ostracized and bullied himself, with no friends to speak to and no plans for the future. Years later, he epicly sets himself on a path to redemption. Written by Ariodito Koestoer

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Sometimes the answer is as simple as learning to listen...


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At the very beginning of the movie (where "My Generation" by "The Who" plays), when Shoya and his friends enter his mother's hairdresser salon, Nishimiya with long hair can be seen looking at a magazine about hairstyles in the salon. The next day when Nishimiya starts to Shoya's school, she has short, bob-cut hair. See more »

Goofs

During Ishida and Ueno's conversation at the crosswalk, Nishimiya is seen holding the pouch that Ishida had given to her as a gift. However, it disappears after Ueno sprints across the street and removes Nishimiya's earpiece; it is nowhere to be seen on her person or on the ground. See more »

Quotes

Miyoko Sahara: I couldn't change. I couldn't protect you again. I was the same coward.
Shoko Nishimiya: You can change from now on.
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Crazy Credits

Though the official Roman-character title used on merchandise in Japan, and on the movie's posters, trailers, video boxes, video menus and so on in English-speaking countries is "A Silent Voice: The Movie" (often shortened to just "A Silent Voice"), the Roman-character title which appears on-screen in the full movie itself is instead "The Shape of Voice", which is an awkward mistranslation into English of "Koe no katachi". See more »


Soundtracks

My Generation
Written by Pete Townshend
Performed by The Who
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I was so into it, I was yelling at the screen for most of it...
9 March 2018 | by austinlsweeneySee all my reviews

A Silent Voice Is more than just a really good high school romantic drama. It is a captivating love story that deals with depression and friendship in a remarkably relatable way.

Without spoiling too much. I just really appreciate the believably of most of the film. Unlike Your Name where I found some parts to be overly cheesy or slow paced. A Silent Voice offers up nice character development and introduces a whole array of interesting side characters to the plot.

I do really like the idea of having a deaf friend. I've often thought about what that would be like and the whole learning sign language and writing on a book to communicate. It offers a-not often seen- perspective of that life. I found it quite invigorating and motivating to step up my own life.


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Country:

Japan

Release Date:

17 September 2016 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$121,732, 22 October 2017

Gross USA:

$644,391

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,490,447
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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