"This is what animation actually is...the film is a tremendous sensory experience...one of the most powerful animated movies you'll watch" - Anime News Network
A gorgeous new film from Kyoto Animation and the director of K-On! is coming to cinemas across Australia from April 6 and New Zealand April 13 for a strictly limited season!
A Silent Voice took the Japanese box office by storm, grossing a total of ¥2.3 billion, the 19th highest-grossing film in Japan in 2016.
Based on the highly regarded, award winning manga by Yoshitoki Ōima, A Silent Voice is a poignant story about disability, bullying and friendship.
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…?
Original creator: Yoshitoki Ōima
Director: Yamada Naoko
Screenplay: Reiko Yoshida
Production Company: Kyoto Animation
Cinematography: Kazuya Takao