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A Silent Voice Coming to Theaters Next Month for 5th Anniversary

It’s been five years since the movie A Silent Voice came out, and to mark the occasion, it’s being shown in American theaters.

Iconic Events Releasing revealed that tickets are now on sale. You can reserve your tickets here. The movie will hit theaters across America and Canada on October 12, and will be available in both dubbed and subbed versions. These will be in-person screenings at the theater, not streaming.

Anime Expo and Eleven Arts are also both behind this AX Cinema Nights event. If you watch the dubbed version, Robbie Daymond plays Shoya Ishida, Lexi Marman Cowden plays Shoko Nishimiya, Kristen Sullivan plays Yuzuru Nishimiya, Graham Halstead plays Tomohiro Nagatsuka, Kira Buckland plays Naoka Ueno, Melissa Hope plays Miyoko Sahara, Amber Lee Connors plays Miki Kawai, Max Mittelman plays Satoshi Mashiba, Michael Sinterniklaas plays Kazuki Shimada, and Sara Cravens plays Miyoko Ishida.

Back in 2017, the Japanese Film Academy nominated A Silent Voice for Best Animated Film. While it didn’t end up winning the award, it was an honor just to be nominated.

A press release gave this description of A Silent Voice:

“Based on the best-selling manga series by Yoshitoki Oima, A SILENT VOICE is the poignant and moving story of Shoya Ishida, a school bully, and Shoko Nishimiya, a young girl with a hearing disability. The film was produced bythe famed studio, Kyoto Animation, directed by Naoko Yamada, and written by Reiko Yoshida. The story begins in sixth grade when Shoko transfers to Shoya’s elementary school and quickly finds herself bullied and isolated. Years later, the tables turn, and Shoya finds himself isolated and alone. A SILENT VOICE depicts the struggles and challenges of adolescence alongside coming-of-age outside the norm. The A SILENT VOICE manga series, on which the film is based, is published in North America by Kodansha.”

Source: Press Release


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.