When it comes to recent animation successes, Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name has taken the world by storm. And while many fans believe that the film deserved an Oscar nomination, little did many fans know that there is another animated film that is silently carving its way through the mainstream barrier.
Giving Your Name a run for its money, A SILENT VOICE is the latest animation hit to reach Australia and NZ. With its limited screening season starting from April 6th, there is no doubt that it will be a box office hit with Australian anime fans.
A poignant story about disability, friendship and redemption, A Silent Voice revolves around Shoya Ishida who starts bullying the deaf girl in class, Shoko Nishimiya. Many years later, Shoko and Shoya somehow meet again, and the older (and wiser) Shoya becomes tormented by his past behaviour. Can he make amends for his behaviour?
Produced by Kyoto Animation, A Silent Voice is based on Yoshitoki Ōima’s award-winning manga that has already grossed more than ¥2.3 billion in Japan. Silent yet powerful, this film is not only visually gorgeous but the story’s concept itself will touch many people’s hearts.