The official website of the upcoming anime film adaptation of Yoshitoki Ooima’s Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice) manga has launched revealing that the movie will be releasing in Japanese theatres on September 17th. Additionally, the the first trailer video was revealed.
The website also revealed a new visual:
The character designs for the main characters have been revealed. The voice cast of the characters have yet to be revealed:
The production staff of the Koe no Katachi anime includes:
- Director: Naoko Yamada (K-ON!, Tamako Market)
- Series Composer: Reiko Yoshida (Bakuman, Non Non Biyori)
- Anime Character Designer: Futoshi Nishiya (Free!, Hyouka)
- Animation Studio: Kyoto Animation (Hyouka, Hibike! Euphonium)
Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice) is a manga series written and illustrated by Yoshitoki Ooima. The series began as a one-shot in the February 2011 issue of Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shonen Magazine. A full manga series was then produced in August 2013 where it was published weekly in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine. The series itself ended on the 12th this month for a total of 61 chapters compiled into 7 volumes, with the last volume releasing on December 17th. Since its publication, the series has sold over 700,000 copies as of May 2014.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
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.
The Koe no Katachi anime film, produced by Kyoto Animation, will be scheduled to release in Japan on September 17 this year. Additional information about the anime will be revealed at a later date.