A former class bully reaches out to the deaf girl he tormented in grade school. He feels unworthy of redemption but tries to make things right.
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Naoko Yamada, Japan 2016
Language: Japanese, subtitles: English
Although most Japanese pop culture materials are saturated with stories full of optimism and cheer, there are a few notable exceptions that break through and remind us how powerful tales of pain and despair can be. In 2013, Kodansha Japan published a one-shot manga in Weekly Shown Magazine that generated a great deal of controversy. It was a realistic look at the bullying of a young middle-school girl with a disability. The one-shot then became a 7-volume manga series that speaks to the problems people have in communicating with one another. Kyoto Animation, the studio behind some of the fans’ favorite anime series over the past 2 decades, brought this story, Yoshitoki Oima’s “A Silent Voice”, to life in a film that deserves the title of instant classic.
In cooperation with Kinjin
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