Watch: A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi)
A Silent Voice– an animation film promoting hearing awareness is one of the most anticipated anime films in Asia. The film has been nominated for several awards back in Japan and even won the Excellent Animation of the Year award for the annual 40th Japan Academy Prize.
A deaf elementary school girl, Shoko Nishimiya, upon transferring, meets a boy named Shoya Ishida in her new class. Shoya, who is not deaf, leads the class in bullying Shoko, because she is deaf. As the bullying continues, the class starts to bully Shoya for bullying Shoko. After graduating from elementary school, Shoko and Shoya do not speak to each other… until later, when Shoya, tormented over his past, decides he must see Shoko once more. Shoya wants to make amends for what he did in elementary school and be Shoko’s friend. The film will be showing in Singapore on 9 March 2017 and in Malaysia and Korea in April 2017.