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Naoko Yamada’s ‘A Silent Voice’ Arrives on Disc April 2

Shout! Factory and ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio to release anime feature from the director of the critically acclaimed ‘Liz and the Blue Bird’ on Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack, DVD & Digital Download.

LOS ANGELES -- The captivating anime feature A Silent Voice will be released on Blu-ray + DVD combo pack, DVD and digital download on April 2, 2019 from ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio and Shout! Factory. Winner of the 40th Japan Academy Award for Excellent Animation of the Year, A Silent Voice makes its highly anticipated debut on home entertainment following its North American theatrical release in late 2017. This release is presented in Japanese with subtitles, and with an English dub.

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).

Source: ELEVEN ARTS/Shout! Factory