Koe no Katachi Blu-Ray & DVD Releasing on May 17

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The official website of the anime film adaptation of Yoshitoki Ooima’s Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice) manga has revealed that the Blu-ray and DVD release of the film will be out in Japan on May 17th.

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There will be three versions available of the film’s home release, with early orders now open until April 20 on Kyoto Animation’s online store. There will be a limited edition Blu-ray that will retail at ¥8,640 (~ US $77.00), containing the film and the following goods:

  • a special box designed by character designer Futoshi Nishiya
  • a special booklet
  • behind the scenes footage
  • a picture of the greeting from the stage event
  • trailers, promotional videos and commercials
  • DTS Headphones audio option
  • audio commentary

The standard Blu-ray release will retail for ¥5,200 (~ US $46.35) and will contain the film, DTS Headphones audio option and audio commentary. The DVD release will retail for ¥3,800 (~ US $33.85).

All editions will come with Japanese subtitles.

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Koe no Katachi is the highest grossing film from Kyoto Animation, earning a total of ¥2.3 Billion (~ US $20 Million). The film debuted #2 at the Japanese box office in its opening weekend taking in ¥283 Million (~ US$2.8 Million). The film opened at 120 screens across Japan and has sold more than 300,000 tickets over the 3 day period. It topped ¥410 Million (~ US$4.06 Million) in its first 3 days

Here is the main cast of the anime:

  • Miyu Irino (Akito Hyuuga in Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito) will star as Shouya Ishida

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  • Saori Hayami (Yukino Yukinoshita from Oregairu) will be voicing as Shouko Nishimiya

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  • Saori Hayami will also voice young Shouko Nishimiya

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  • Mayu Matsuoka (Debut Anime Role) voices a young Shouya Ishida

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  • Aoi Yuuki (Madoka Kaname in Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica) as Yuzuru Nishiya

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  • Kensho Ono (Slaine Troyard from Aldnoah.Zero) voicing Tomohiro Nagatsu

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  • Yuki Kaneko (Midori Tokiwa in Tamako Market) will voice Naoka Ueno

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  • Yui Ishikawa (Mikasa Ackerman in Attack on Titan) voices Miyoko Sahara

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  • Megumi Han (Hunter x Hunter (2011)) is going to voice Miki Kawai

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  • Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Mikado Ryuugamine from Durarara!!) voicing the role of Satoshi Mashibasa

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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)
  • Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka (Amagi Brilliant Park, Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica)
  • Music: Kensuke Ushio (Ping Pong The Animation, Space☆Dandy)
  • Animation Studio: Kyoto Animation (Hyouka, Hibike! Euphonium)

Here is the film’s latest trailer:

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.

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The Koe no Katachi anime film will release on Blu-ray and DVD in Japan on May 17th. Early orders are available from the Kyoto Animation online store until April 20th.

You can visit the anime’s website here: http://koenokatachi-movie.com/
And follow their Twitter: @koenokatachi_M



Source Article - Koe no Katachi Anime Movie Website
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