Yesterday, Madman Entertainment announced its plan to bring the animated film adaptation of Yoshitoki Ouima’s award-winning manga series A Silent Voice to cinemas across Australia and New Zealand in April 2017. It will be screened for a limited time in Australia from April 6 and in New Zealand from April 16.
The film adaptation was produced by Kyoto Animation and directed by Naoko Yamada, who previously directed the popular anime series K-On!. Reiko Yoshida wrote the screenplay, and Takao Kazuya handled the cinematography. The film has earned ¥2.3 billion in Japan. Tickets and more details about the cinema run will be available soon. Madman’s synopsis of the film and its official trailer are featured below.
“Shoya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shoko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the rest of 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…”