A Silent Voice Movie Review

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A Silent Voice Movie Review

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The storyline of A Silent Voice Movie Review

Last night I was watching A Silent Voice Movie. So I am going to review the Movie this movie is one of the best movies I have ever seen and this movie is made me cry. The main character of the Movie is Shoya Ishida a high school student in elementary school with his friends. In these days Shoya was an indifferent child and the entry of new student Shoko

A silent voice movie review

She was unable to hear and talk. She was trying hard to make friends and teachers and other students were also help her but Shoya and his friends being too hard her . when the principal hear this news Shoya is singled out as the culprit and his friends betray him. And Shoko was transferred to another school.N ow in high school, Shoya is rejected social life for his punishment. he has guilt in his mind so he is unable to make eye contact with other. Be the help Tomohiro Nagatsuka and they become friends. Shoya going to sign language and learn sign language to talk with Shoko but her younger sister Yuzuru she doubts of Shoya intention so she can’t afford to meet them but Shoya’s friend Tomohiro Nagatsuka help him for the meeting. After meeting Shoko and Shoya became friends Shoko soon gives Shoya a gift to confesses her feelings for him, he can’t understand her language and Shoko was upset. After that Shoya invites her to go to an amusement park with him and his group of classmates. After some time her grandmother died. to cheer up Shoko, Shoya takes her to the country outside. but she blames her for everything, Desperate to reassure and change her mindset, Shoya regularly meets with her sister. In the fireworks festival, Shoko goes home early to schoolwork, then Yuzuru ask Shoya to get her camera, so he was going her home and find out that Shoko was going to herself died but Shoya was successfully grabbing her hand and bring her up but suddenly he falls in the down and goes to coma. One night Shoya dream that Shoko was waiting in the bridge. And he wakes up and goes to meet her and he formally apologizes to her for everything he asks her to stop blaming herself. he has since decided against it. Shoya then asks her to help him continue to live. And Shoya is going to the school festival with Shoko. he finds that his friends still care about him. After that soya request him to go to the fire festival with everyone. During the festival shoya finally able to look in the people eyes. As he cries and realizes that he has found forgiveness at last.

A quick overview:

A Silent Voice is a very well done film, although not without shortcomings, and which has dealt with (a) complex issue(s), and which leaves the viewer with questions but no easy conclusions. It is a powerful enough film to remember and ponder over, and people may draw different lessons, or perhaps none.


The sound and vision (KnK is top-notch Japanimation. I dare say that in some aspects, it is better than a Ghibli film). The ambient piano background music really matches with parts of the film, and the use of marimbas and even silence at the dramatic climax worked out well. Shoko Nishimiya is adorable when she has that half-proud and half-shy face when she does ponytail. Cute, but elegantly done and not unpleasant. However, was this better than Tamako Loves Story – I cannot tell. There were recognizably magical rooftop sequences in Yamada’s K-On! and at the classroom and school ground with Midori in Tamako Love Story. I am not sure whether KnK had such “magic” moment despite its very fluid art.

Voice actors have all done a great job. Saori Hayami, Yuki Aoi, Miyu Irino were expectedly good, and Kaneko Yuki (who played Midori in Tamako) was a great pick for Ueno, another difficult character.



I feel that the original manga’s theme was very challenging for a very young manga artist to deal with; I also felt that some themes weren’t fully explored or developed properly. Besides the bullying/redemption theme, there is an attachment/detachment in relationship theme, and on top of that, a male-female friendship and romance theme. Those themes coexisted and had resonated against each other for sure, but it’s not done in a well-calculated and clear-cut way. That was the main issue of the serial manga, and to explore those themes, the manga author had to involve the characters to comes to terms with each other in a slightly forced situation (like the movie club and the event of going to a theme park). 

Although the storyline of the movie club was completely cut and altered, the theme park sequence was saved for the film- which still felt forced. However, I felt that Reiko Yoshida has done a nearly perfect job with script-writing and editing the story to be able to fit in for a two hours film. My only grievance is that the reason behind Nishimiya’s decision at the climax was not convincingly told (which was as in the manga- but the Manga fully told Shoko’s mother’s sufferings of being divorced because of her child’s disabilities and sis Yuzuru’s side story of being bullied because of the same reason- so there was a more natural reason why Shoko should have cumulative feeling of guilt that she was making other people involved with her unhappy [and not just that sense of guilt towards breaking up Shoya’s relationship with others]). Viewers might be puzzled then why Shoko had to make that decision in the climax (as it was already not exactly written convincingly to start within the original manga).

Final Words:

Having written down the cons, this is a very challenging work of art (yes, “art”, which is not simple “entertainment”), and it did choke my heart at several moments. This won’t be everyone’s favorite, as it deals with a serious and dark issue, and as it’s not all straightforward (as in Tamako Love Story) – but it leaves viewers questioning about their own relationship with other people in the past and present.

I think that’s enough review or whole story to watch the movie.

A Silent Voice Movie Review

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