Anime 28851 Koe No Katachi

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Shape of Voice
Japanese: 聲の形
English: A Silent Voice
German: A Silent Voice
Spanish: Una Voz Silenciosa
French: A Silent Voice


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 17, 2016
Licensors: Eleven Arts, NYAV Post
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, DramaDrama
Theme: Romantic SubtextRomantic Subtext
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 2 hr. 10 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.931 (scored by 16088101,608,810 users)
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Ranked: #172
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #20
Members: 2,321,724
Favorites: 87,513

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Ranked #17Popularity #20Members 2,321,724


As a wild youth, elementary school student Shouya Ishida sought to beat boredom in the cruelest ways. When the deaf Shouko Nishimiya transfers into his class, Shouya and the rest of his class thoughtlessly bully her for fun. However, when her mother notifies the school, he is singled out and blamed for everything done to her. With Shouko transferring out of the school, Shouya is left at the mercy of his classmates. He is heartlessly ostracized all throughout elementary and middle school, while teachers turn a blind eye.

Now in his third year of high school, Shouya is still plagued by his wrongdoings as a young boy. Sincerely regretting his past actions, he sets out on a journey of redemption: to meet Shouko once more and make amends.

Koe no Katachi tells the heartwarming tale of Shouya's reunion with Shouko and his honest attempts to redeem himself, all while being continually haunted by the shadows of his past.

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Koe no Katachi won the following awards: Japanese Movie Critics Awards for Best Animation Feature Film in 2016; Japanese Academy Award for Excellent Animation of the Year in 2016; Tokyo Anime Award Festival for Anime of the Year (movie) & Best Screenplay / Original Story (Reiko Yoshida) in 2017; Japan Media Arts Festival for Animation Division - Excellence Award in 2017; Japan Movie Critics Awards for Best Animation of the Year in 2017; and Camera Japan Festival for Feature Film in 2017.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Iizuka, Toshio
Senami, Riri
Assistant Producer


Apr 11, 2024
This movie is actually a solid 10/10 for me, but it's not your straight romance movie. It focuses more on the personal development and journey of the characters, which is really the heart of the story.

Just a note - some parts aren't as down to earth as the manga, and the ending can leave you a bit hanging. If you want more information or a little closure, the manga does a great job of filling in those blanks.

Although there are some romances, the main attraction is the film’s handling of issues such as research and understanding others. The animation is great, but the story is ...
Feb 1, 2024
Mixed Feelings
gotta be honest, i thought this turned out to be really overhyped. like mannn i really wished i liked this more.

it looked undeniably beautiful the whole time and i felt immersed in its world it presented.
the length of this movie is soo peculiar because it felt like this movie never really justified its length. the story was soo shallow and melodramatic. whiny characters. every 5 minutes some certain character just start yappin about the mistakes they made in the past and complain how much they hate their lives.

its very annoying storytelling and feels forced. and you're getting this experience for 2 hours. ...
Feb 7, 2024
Objectively a stunning and beautifully well animated film with a premise that sounds interesting. However, falls flat with the express focus on making the abled-bodied comfortable with Shoko being a mary-sue that forgives her bully in the end (not stating that she has to be cruel to her bullies or that redemption isn't good, it just comes across as being flat and disinteresting with how little Shoko is fleshed out beyond her traumatic incidents) and has no further personality than being a shy, sweet, loveable but sad damsel in distress. I find this extremely distressing given the topic matter, and my own experiences with being ...

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