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A SILENT VOICE
Koe no katachi PG
Director: Naoko Yamada
Stars: Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Aoi Yûki
Genre: Anime, Drama
Duration: 129 minLanguage: In Japanese with English & Chinese subtitles

Based on the popular manga series by Yoshitoki Ōima, A SILENT VOICE follows the poignant and moving story of Shōya Ishida, a school bully, and Shōko Nishimiya, a young girl with a hearing disability. Their story begins in sixth grade when Shōko transfers to Shōya’s elementary school and quickly finds herself bullied and isolated due to her hearing disability. Years later, the tables turn, and Shōya finds himself the victim. A Silent Voice depicts the struggles and challenges of adolescence alongside coming-of-age outside the norm.