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CLIP: Naoko Yamada’s ‘A Silent Voice’ Now Available on Blu-ray

From Shout! Factory and Eleven Arts Anime Studio, anime feature from the creators of the critically acclaimed ‘Liz and the Blue Bird’ now available on Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack, DVD & Digital Download.

From Shout! Factory and Eleven Arts Anime Studio, Naoko Yamada’s ‘A Silent Voice’ is now available on Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack, DVD & Digital Download.

From ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio and Shout! Factory, the captivating anime feature A Silent Voice is now available on Blu-ray + DVD combo pack, DVD and digital download, and to help celebrate we have a clip from the movie to share!

Winner of the 40th Japan Academy Award for Excellent Animation of the Year, the home entertainment release of A Silent Voice follows its North American theatrical release in late 2017. This highly anticipated release is presented in both Japanese with subtitles and an English-language dub version.

A Silent Voice comes from the lauded director Naoko Yamada (Liz and the Blue Bird) and writer Reiko Yoshida. Among the film’s many accolades are Tokyo Anime Awards for Best Film and Best Screenplay and the Japanese Movie Critics Award for Best Animation. Based on the critically acclaimed manga by Yoshitoki Oima, A Silent Voice is a gorgeous anime film with a powerful message about bullying, depression and forgiveness. The moving coming-of-age drama depicts the struggles of adolescence through its memorable characters and stunning animation.

When a deaf elementary school girl named Shoko is forced to transfer to a new school after a boy named Shôya constant bullies her, Shôya suffers over the consequences of his guilt for years. Upon entering high school, Shôya finally decides he must find Shoko, to make amends for what he did in elementary school and to become her friend. Along the way, he meets new and old faces, and struggles with many complicated relationships and feelings in “this beautifully rendered anime” (Total Film).

Watch the clip, “Class Introduction,” which showcases the early crucial moment in the film when main character Shoko introduces herself to her class and reveals that she is deaf, in the player below:

 Source: ELEVEN ARTS/Shout! Factory

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.