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



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  • Ewen Flames

    I just went to watch this movie in the cinema, and all i can say is it is truly beautiful and will bring you to tears. It makes me wish it didn’t have to end, the way Nishimiya and Ishida are portrait, you just have to watch it. This movie made be cry so many times. I love it. In my opinion this movie is better than Kimi no na wa, but saying that is just asking for trouble. They’re both good movies but I feel like Koe no Katachi is going to be shadowed by Kimi no na wa since they came out around the same time.

    • fabian

      Did you read the manga before watchig the movie?

  • Itsurata

    2 more months to go… MY SUFFERING CONTINUES

  • Yuzuru Otonashi

    I have been waiting forever for this to come out for streaming. Looks like ill have to wait for another 2 or 3 months. My suffering continues onward. 🙁