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‘A Silent Voice: 5th Anniversary’ Coming to North American Theaters this October

Based on the hit manga series by Yoshitoki Oima, the anime feature tells a poignant coming-of-age tale about bullying and redemption.

Iconic Events Releasing has announced that tickets are on sale now for nationwide screenings of the anime film A Silent Voice: 5th Anniversary, presented in partnership with Anime Expo and Eleven Arts for the latest installment of AX Cinema Nights.

The limited engagement screenings begin October 12th at nearly 300 U.S. and Canadian theatres, in both subbed and dubbed versions.

Based on the hit manga series by Yoshitoki Oima, A Silent Voice is the moving story of Shoya Ishida, a school bully, and Shoko Nishimiya, a young girl with a hearing disability.  The story begins in sixth grade when Shoko transfers to Shoya’s elementary school and quickly finds herself bullied and isolated. Years later, the tables turn, and Shoya finds himself isolated and alone. A Silent Voice depicts the struggles and challenges of adolescence alongside coming-of-age outside the norm.

The English dub cast for A Silent Voice: 5th Anniversary includes Robbie Daymond as Shoya Ishida; Lexi Marman Cowden as Shoko Nishimiya; Kristen Sullivan as Yuzuru Nishimiya; Graham Halstead as Tomohiro Nagatsuka; Kira Buckland as Naoka Ueno; Melissa Hope as Miyoko Sahara; Amber Lee Connors as Miki Kawai; Max Mittelman as Satoshi Mashiba; Michael Sinterniklaas as Kazuki Shimada; and Sara Cravens as Miyoko Ishida.

The Japanese Film Academy nominated A Silent Voice for Best Animated Film in 2017.  Kyoto Animation produced the film, with Naoko Yamada directing. The film was written by Reiko Yoshida.

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Whitney is a freelance writer focusing on VFX-driven fantasy film & TV as well as preschool animation.