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Koe no katachi (2016)

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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miyu Irino ...
Shoya Ishida (voice)
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Shoko Nishimiya (voice)
Aoi Yûki ...
Yuzuru Nishimiya (voice)
Kenshô Ono ...
Yûki Kaneko ...
Naoka Ueno (voice)
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Miyoko Sahara (voice)
Megumi Han ...
Miki Kawai (voice)
Toshiyuki Toyonaga ...
Satoshi Mashiba (voice)
Mayu Matsuoka ...
Young Shoya Ishida (voice)
Sachiko Kojima ...
Young Kazuki Shimada (voice)
Hana Takeda ...
Young Keisuke Hirose (voice)
Fuminori Komatsu ...
Takeuchi-sensei (voice)
Ikuko Tani ...
Ito Nishimiya (voice)
Erena Kamata ...
Maria Ishida (voice)
Ayano Hamaguchi ...
Shoya's sister (voice)
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Storyline

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

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17 September 2016 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

A Silent Voice  »

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| (Mainland China Cut Version)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The opening song is "My Generation" by The Who. Naoko Yamada's previous work, K-On! (2009) and it's film companion Eiga Keion! (2011) also paid tribute to the famous British band. 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

Shoya Ishida: What the definition of 'friend'?
Shoya Ishida: Like what gives you the right to have friends?
Shoya Ishida: What makes you worthy?
Tomohiro Nagatsuka: Words and logic, friendship transcends those things.
Tomohiro Nagatsuka: Worthy of friendship?
Tomohiro Nagatsuka: There is no such thing.
Tomohiro Nagatsuka: Its all foolishness.
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Soundtracks

Ai wo Shita no wa (Loving Is)
Written and Performed by AIKO
Arranged by Kanou Kawashima
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Wonderful.
14 October 2017 | by (Hawaii) – See all my reviews

Make no mistake, this is not the best movie out there, there are some people who were really into this movie so I'd begun watching it with high expectations, it didn't disappoint me after all.

I can say everything is good about this movie, and most importantly, it succeeds at delivering the message, well let's say, many messages (Can't spoil). I liked everything about it, it is really good, but not the best, and sure as hell do I recommend it ! It felt a little bit long and it could've been shortened a little bit but no harm's been done. The ending was confusing, they could've invested a few more ideas on the ending.

8/10


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