Romance rating: (Not rated)
🇯🇵 Eiga Koe no Katachi
🇬🇧 A Silent Voice
Adaption from: Manga
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|Title||Duration||Release date||Release season|
|Movie||Eiga Koe no Katachi||129 min||17. September 2016||Summer 2016|
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When they were children, Shouya Ishida bullied Shouko Nishimiya because she was deaf.
Once the bullying was reported, everyone blames him and starts bullying him, causing him to become anti-social and unable to see people’s faces.
When he understood the situation, he learned sign language and wanted to apologize to Shouko Nishimiya.
He also thought of committing suicide, but the meeting with Shouko Nishimiya made him change his decision.
Shouko Nishimiya was bullied by her classmates, not only by Shouya Ishida.
But despite all this, she always tries to stay positive and apologizes for being deaf.
After she meets Shouya Ishida again later, she begins to fall in love with him.
Remark on Shouko Nishimiya's younger sister:
Yuzuru Nishimiya is currently a middle school student.
She cut her hair short so that their mother would not cut Shouko Nishimiya’s, and has kept it that way ever since.
Because of this, she is often mistaken for a boy, with Shouya Ishida even thinking that she is Shouko Nishimiya’s boyfriend at first.
The story begins with the main characters in primary school (~12 years old), but skips to the present shortly after.
How much time passes?
Around 6 years.
Light violence including child bullying and suicide attempts.
Naoka Ueno was the second major instigator of Shouko Nishimiya’s bullying.
She was in love with Shouya Ishida and is jealous of Shouko Nishimiya since Shouya Ishida cares more about her.
Moreover, she blames Shouko Nishimiya for the whole situation at primary school and the bullying on Shouya Ishida.
Shouko Nishimiya makes a love confession to Shouya Ishida.But...
… Shouya Ishida didn’t understand it, since Shouko Nishimiya just said “Suki” (Like), but he confused it with “Tsuki” (Moon).
Will the couple get together?
But there”s no discussion that they will, since it”s implied in the manga ending. (For more information ➜ Ending?)
(Most likely they will even marry.)
Will the couple stay together?
Dead of a love partner?
Shouko Nishimiya blames herself for everyone’s problems and this leads her to hate herself and try to kill herself.
That’s why she tries to jump off a building during the festival.
But Shouya Ishida happens to see her and saves her, only for him to fall instead.
However, he does not die, Shouya Ishida only falls into a short coma.
When Shouya Ishida falls into a coma, Naoka Ueno takes care of him and prevents Shouko Nishimiya from visiting him.
After Shouya Ishida falls into a short coma, Shouko Nishimiya tries to apologize to everyone, and shortly after Shouya Ishida wakes up and is reunited with her.
(Read the spoiler “Death of a love partner?” to learn how he fell into a coma.)
Difference from the manga ending?
The manga is also a happy ending.
It just happens to be a bit different.
Instead of being at the school festival, it’s a reunion for former students.
And Shouya Ishida has the opportunity to hold Shouko Nishimiya’s hand.
There might not be a kiss or a clear confession, but you certainly will end up with a warm feeling in your chest.
In addition, in the manga Naoka Ueno becomes a model with the help of Miyoko Sahara.