Now that anime films like Your Name and Dragon Ball Super: Broly have proven that these movies can make serious cash in the West, it seems like more movies from this genre will be getting theatrical releases. Anime fans will be stoked to hear that A Silent Voice, one of the best anime films of recent memory, is getting a Western release this April.
Crunchyroll confirmed that the film would be hitting the West via a single package that contains the Blu-Ray, DVD, and digital versions of the movie. This is great since it fulfills all of the needs certain fans might have, though they will have to pay a hefty price. Still, when you consider just how good this movie is, that price might be worth it.
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A Silent Voice is a raw look at the bullying, depression, suicide, and a number of difficult topics that a lot of people might be able to relate to. There are moments that might be too hard to watch for some but the narrative and writing is all worth it.
When a deaf elementary school girl named Shoko is forced to transfer to a new school after a boy named Shôya constantly 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.
A Silent Voice will be available on April 2.