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English Dub Cast for A Silent Voice Announced

The English dub cast for A Silent Voice, Kyoto Animation’s hit 2016 film (and one of our favorites from that year) has been announced.

The announcement was made by UK company Anime Limited, who will be releasing the film on home video in that country October 30.

The English dub was produced at NYAV Post, and was directed by Stephanie Sheh.

Perhaps the most notable bit of casting in the dub is Lexi Cowden, the actress who plays the role of deaf character Shoko Nishimiya, because Cowden herself is deaf. In the Japanese version of the film, Shoko was played by voice actress Saori Hayami.

The complete cast is as follows:

Shoya Ishida: Robbie Daymond

Shoya Ishida (in year 6 at school): Ryan Shanahan

Shoko Nishimiya: Lexi Cowden

Naoka Ueno: Kira Buckland

Naoka Ueno (in year 6 at school): Gia Grace

Miki Kawai: Amber Lee Connors

Miki Kawai (in year 6 at school): Annabelle Corigliano

Miyoko Sahara: Melissa Hope

Mikoko Sahara (in year 6 at school): Catie Harvey

Hirose (in year 6 at school): Brian Bekerle

Kazuki Shimada: Michael Sinterniklaas

Kazuki Shimada (in year 6 at school): Spencer Rosen

Yuzuru Nishimiya: Kristen Sullivan

Yaeko Nishimiya: Lipica Shah

Ito Nishimiya: Janis Carol

Miyoko Ishida: Sara Cravens

Nagatsuka: Graham Halstead

Satoshi Mashiba: Max Mittelman

Maria: AnnaBelle Deaner

Anime Limited also posted a preview of the English dub on YouTube, and promised more in the weeks to come.

A Silent Voice, which centers around Shoya Ishida, who comes to regret bullying his deaf classmate Shoko when he was a child, learning sign language in order to apologize and make amends for his past.

The film earned praise from Japanese parliament member Rie Saito, who herself is deaf.

Eleven Arts will screen A Silent Voice in U.S. theaters this October. Those screenings appear to be the English-subtitled Japanese version of the film.

Source: All the Anime

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.