A Silent Voice

Showing From: Thursday 11 May 2017

聲の形 (Koe no Katachi)
Cinema 11 May to 5 June

Classification: M mature themes
Run time: 129 min
Genre: Animation, Manga, Drama, Romance
Director: Yamada Naoko
Staring: Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Aoi Yuki
Language: Japanese, English subtitles
Shoya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shoko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the rest of the class starts to turn on Shoya for his lack of compassion.

When they leave elementary school, Shoko and Shoya do not speak to each other again… until an older, wiser Shoya, tormented by his past behaviour, decides he must see Shoko once more.

He wants to atone for his sins, but is it already too late…?

Produced by Kyoto Animation, Directed by Naoko Yamada and Written by Reiko Yoshida, featuring character designs by Futoshi Nishiya and music by Kensuke Ushio

Tokyo Anime Awards 2017
Winner: Best Film Award
Winner: Best Screenplay/Original Story