Animated Japanese box office hit A Silent Voice also received high critical praise, winning Best Animation in the country’s Movie Critics Awards.
And for good reason. It’s poignant and unflinching as it follows young man Shoya Ishida in his quest for redemption. In sixth grade he had been unrelenting in bullying Shoko Nishimiya, a shy and deaf classmate. So much so that she had to move to a different school. What he did comes to light, and Ishida in turn is ostracised.
The animation is stunning, radiant at times, which further helps to underline the dark themes of adolescent isolation, told with grace.
Release Date: 6 December 2017
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Aoi Yûki
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