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Koe no Katachi Opens with ¥410 Million in 3 Days

Kyoto Animations’ anime film adaptation of Yoshitoki Ooima’s Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice) manga has just released the past weekend and has racked up some impressive profits as it grossed over ¥410 Million (~ US$4.06 Million) in its first 3 days.

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The film debuted #2 at the Japanese box office in its opening weekend taking in ¥283 Million (~ US$2.8 Million), with Makoto Shinkai’s Kimi no Na wa. still in the #1 spot. The film opened at 120 screens across Japan and has sold more than 300,000 tickets over the 3 day period.

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, produced by Kyoto Animation, is currently out in theatres across Japan on  120 screens.

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

Source Article - Anime News Network

“Koe no Katachi”, “A Silent Voice”, images and all associated brands and titles © 2016 Yoshitoki Ooima, Kodansha, Kyoto Animation and the Koe no Katachi Production Committee

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