"A Silent Voice" Anime Movie Listed For Over Two Hours

Kyoto Animation production planned for September 17th

Kyoto Animation's anticipated anime movie adaptation of acclaimed manga A Silent Voice hits Japanese theaters on September 17th, with preview screenings scheduled for this month. Leading into these, theater and movie site have begun consistently listing that the feature will run 129 minutes, or two hours and nine minutes. Mo

 

 

 

 

In other news, a two part novelization of the movie (rather than the manga) has been scheduled.

Cast includes

Shoyo Ishida: Mayu Irino
Shoko Nishimiya: Saori Hayami
Yuzuru Nishimiya: Aoi Yūki (My Hero Academia's Tsuyu Asui)
Tomohiro Nagatsu: Kenshō Ono (Bungo Stray Dogs' Ryūnosuke Akutagawa)

Naoka Ueno: Yuki Kaneko (Tamako Market's Midori Tokiwa)
Miyoko Sahara: Yui Ishikawa (Attack on Titan's Mikasa Ackerman)
Miki Kawai: Megumi Han (Hunter x Hunter's Gon)
Satoshi Mashiba: Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Bungo Stray Dogs' Jun'ichirō Tanizaki)
Shoyo Ishida (elementary school-age): Mayu Matsuoka

 

Staff includes:

 

  • Original work: A Silent Voice by Yoshitoki Oima (published in Weekly Shonen Magazine by Kodansha)
  • Director: Naoko Yamada
  • Screenplay: Reiko Yoshida
  • Character design: Futoshi Nishiya
  • Animation production: Kyoto Animation
  • Production: A Silvent Voice Production Committee
  • Distributor: Shochiku

 

An English language version of A Silent Voice is released in print by Kodanasha and distributed digitally by Crunchyroll, who describe the story as follows:

 

"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."

 

 

via ultimatemegax

 

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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