Kyoto Animation to Produce Koe no Katachi Anime Film

The latest issue of Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine has revealed that the announced anime film adaptation of Yoshitoki Ooima’s Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice) manga will be produced by none other than Kyoto Animation (Hyouka, Hibike! Euphonium).


The first staff member of the anime film was also revealed in which Naoko Yamada (K-ON!, Tamako Market) will take the helm as director.


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 this year.

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.

Kyoto Animation will be producing the Koe no Katachi anime movie. The anime is currently in production and more information about the film will be revealed soon.

You can visit the manga’s website here:

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