The official website for SM Cinema has listed “Koe No Katachi” (A Silent Voice) on movies to be release soon on their cinemas.
Pioneer Films has previously teased that the movie will be released in the Philippines soon.
The film is based on Yoshitoki Oima’s manga of the same name.
The story revolves around Nishimiya Shoko, a grade school student who has impaired hearing. She transfers into a new school, where she is bullied by her classmates, especially Ishida Shouya. It gets to the point where she transfers to another school and as a result, Shoya is ostracized and bullied himself, with no friends to speak to and no plans for the future. Years later, he sets himself on a path to redemption.
The film earned JPY2.2 billion as of December 2016 and was listed 19th in the top 20 highest-grossing film in Japan for 2016 . The film also won grand prize for “Anime of the Year” (Film Category) in the Tokyo Anime Awards Festival this year and “Excellent Animation of the Year” in 40th Japan Academy Prize.
Koe No Katachi was released in Japan on September 17, 2016.