• Koe no Katachi info revealed

    The official website for Kyoto Animation's anime film adaptation of Yoshitoki Ōima's A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi) manga revealed the film's trailer and a new visual on Thursday. The video previews AIKO's theme song "Ai wo Shita no wa" (Loving Is).



    The website also revealed more of the film's cast and character designs.

    Aoi Yūki as Yuzuru Nishiya

    Kensho Ono as Tomohiro Nagatsu

    Yuki Kaneko as Naoka Ueno

    Yui Ishikawa as Miyoko Sahara

    Megumi Han as Miki Kawai

    Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Toshi Mashibasa

    Mayu Matsuoka as Shōya Ishida as an elementary school student

    The cast joins the following main cast:

    Miyu Irino (Mr. Osomatsu's Todomatsu, Seraph of the End's Yuichiro Hyakuya) as Shōya Ishida

    Saori Hayami (Snow White with the Red Hair's Shirayuki, Bakuman.'s Miho Azuki) as Shōko Nishimiya

    The film will open in Japan on September 17.

    Naoko Yamada (Tamako Market, Tamako Love Story, K-ON's two anime seasons and anime film) is directing the film at Kyoto Animation. Reiko Yoshida (Non Non Biyori, K-ON!, Yowamushi Pedal) is writing the script, and Futoshi Nishiya (Free!, Hyōka, Nichijō) is designing the characters for animation. kensuke ushio (Space Dandy, Ping Pong) is composing the music at Pony Canyon. Shochiku will distribute the film.

    Crunchyroll describes the original manga's story:

    I wish we had never met. I wish we could meet once again.
    A boy who can hear, Shoya Ishida, and a transfer student who can't, Shoko Nishimiya. One fateful day, the two meet, and Shoya leads the class in bullying Shoko. But before long, the class shifts its target from Shoko to Shoya. Years later, Shoya feels strongly that he must see Shoko once again.