A Silent Voice

A Silent Voice
  • 2016
  • Japan
  • 2h 10min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Naoko Yamada
  • Cast: Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Megumi Han
  • UK release: 17 March 2017

Shōko (Hayami) is a deaf girl who moves to a new primary school, where she is relentlessly bullied by Shōya (Irino); five years later, Shōya is a depressed and ostracised teenager who reaches out to Shōko in search of friendship and redemption. A gentle and intimate drama about emotional turmoil, with a moving and hard-earned climax.

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A Silent Voice

13 Mar 20174 stars

Tender and truthful anime reflecting on the ripple effects of bullying, from director Naoko Yamada

Like recent anime smash Your Name, A Silent Voice makes beautiful, affecting work of teenage emotional turmoil. In almost every other way, director Naoko Yamada and scriptwriter Reiko Yoshida's adaptation of prodigious young mangaka Yoshitoki Ōima's…

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