A Silent Voice was released five years ago, but fans still can’t get enough of its poignant, memorable story. As earlier announced, the award-winning anime drama film is set to return to the big screen to celebrate its fifth anniversary. Screenings of the movie will begin on Oct 12, and fans can secure tickets for the show as early as today.
Anime Expo and Eleven Arts have partnered to make the limited screenings possible. A Silent Voice will be available in nearly 300 theatres across North America as part of the latest AX Cinema Nights, an in-person movie event series. Fans may also choose to watch the film in English dubbed or in the original Japanese with subtitles.
A Silent Voice premiered in Japan in 2016. It came to U.S. theatres a year later in October 2017. The film is based on a popular manga of the same name by Yoshitoki Ōima. It follows the story of Shōya Ishida, a former school bully. Condemend by his peers and shunned by his friends, Ishida decided to look for the deaf girl he once tormented in elementary school in hope of taking accountability for his past actions.
Eleven Art summarizes the film as follows:
A deaf elementary school girl, Shoko Nishimiya, upon transferring, meets a boy named Shoya Ishida in her new class. Shoya, who is not deaf, leads the class in bullying Shoko, because she is deaf. As the bullying continues, the class starts to bully Shoya for bullying Shoko. After graduating from elementary school, Shoko and Shoya do not speak to each other… until later, when Shoya, tormented over his past, decides he must see Shoko once more. Shoya wants to make amends for what he did in elementary school and be Shoko’s friend.Eleven Art
Check out the trailer below:
Poignant, moving, and unforgettable, the movie is a remarkable coming-of-age that tackles childhood innocence and cruelty, guilt, and atonement. It amassed over $30 million worldwide and won the Japanese Movie Critics Awards for Best Animated Feature Film.
You can buy a ticket for the anniversary screenings here.