A Silent Voice

2017 • 129 minutes
4.9
305 reviews
95%
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Shoya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shoko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, 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...?

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4.9
305 reviews
Storm fly
May 22, 2017
Great story with good pacing and an amazing soundtrack. Art design is up to KyoAni's high standards and the characters are very well done considering the time constraints. Much of the cinematic style was pretty interesting and managed to represent the characters emotions quite well (Focusing on legs/chests as he avoided looking at faces, and literally blocking the faces he blocked out) and the Voice acting was phenomenal during certain scenes. Compared to the Manga, each character and arc is given far less time, and could be seen as a negative to manga readers, but not much could be done without adapting a series. Having not read the manga (Yet. I want to now) I can't elaborate further. After managing to catch Your Name (Kimi no Na wa) in cinema last year, I was pretty annoyed when I missed this when it was showing near me. Having since seen the film I am relieved that I didn't have to act like that in public. Not going to say this film will make you cry, but I cried ugly.
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A Clean Person
June 26, 2017
For a film adaptation of the original written manga, it flows really well. Some might complain it missed out segments, but for a film, you can't fit 100% everything in. But this film captured the Life & Emotion from what i read in 2015 perfectly, Such a beautifully made story, really grabs your heart~ <3 Definately a good recommendation for any film/story enthusiast.
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David Khachaturov (Davidobot)
May 22, 2017
An amazingly touching and insightful movie, from the well-renowned Kyoto Animation (Haruhi Suzumiya, Clannad and Little Busters). A story of teenage struggle of keeping friendships together, bullying and seeking redemption. The less you know going in - the better. The animation is beautiful, the soundtrack is perfect and the voice acting - golden. Honestly, just watch it.
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