The most recent issue of Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine has revealed that Kyoto Animation (Amagi Brilliant Park, Hibike! Euphonium) will be producing the upcoming anime adaptation of Yoshitoki Ooima’s Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice/The Shape of Voice) manga. The issue has also revealed that Naoko Yamada (K-ON!, Tamako Market) will be directing the movie.
The anime adaptation announcement was first announced on the cover page for the final chapter of the manga.
Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice, The Shape of Voice) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshitoki Ooima. Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice, The Shape of Voice) was originally published as a one-shot in the February 2011 issue of Bessatsu Shounen Magazine. A remake of the story began serialization in August 2013 in Weekly Shounen Magazine. The series has been green-lit for an anime adaptation.
Koe no Katachi one-shot synopsis from MAL:
A one-shot about a grade school class that accepts a girl with impaired hearing. Although this one-shot won the 80th Weekly Shounen Magazine Newbie Best Mangaka Award, the vector of the content made it difficult for publication on any manga magazine, until it was picked up, after months of legal dispute, by the February edition of Bessatsu Shounen Magazine, where it got first place despite its being a one-shot. This one-shot was recently re-published in 12th issue of the 2013 Weekly Shounen Magazine.
Koe no Katachi synopsis from Haruhichan:
Ishida Shouya bullies a deaf girl, Nishimiya Shouko, to the point that she drops out of school. As a result, he is ostracized and bullied himself with no friends to speak of and no plans for the future.
This is the story of his path to redemption.
Kyoto Animation will be producing the Koe no Katachi anime movie. Further information about the film will be revealed at a later date.
Source – Anime News Network
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