Anime Expo 2017: A Silent Voice Coming to U.S. Theaters

UPDATE 8/28: A date for the U.S. release of the film has been announced:

It was announced at Anime Expo that Yoshitoki Oima’s A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi) will be coming to U.S. theaters this October! There will be a screening at Anime Expo on Monday, July 3 at 4:00 PM PDT! The film was produced by Naoko Yamada and Kyoto Animation and made its debut in Japanese theaters on September 17, 2016. describes the story of the film as follows:


As a wild youth, elementary school student Shouya Ishida sought to beat boredom in the cruelest ways. When the deaf Shouko Nishimiya transfers into his class, Shouya and the rest of his class thoughtlessly bully her for fun. However, when her mother notifies the school, he is singled out and blamed for everything done to her. With Shouko transferring out of the school, Shouya is left at the mercy of his classmates. He is heartlessly ostracized all throughout elementary and middle school, while teachers turn a blind eye.

Now in his third year of high school, Shouya is still plagued by his wrongdoings as a young boy. Sincerely regretting his past actions, he sets out on a journey of redemption: to meet Shouko once more and make amends.

Koe no Katachi tells the heartwarming tale of Shouya’s reunion with Shouko and his honest attempts to redeem himself, all while being continually haunted by the shadows of his past.

The Outerhaven’s Karl Smart also as a review of the movie which can be read by clicking here:


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