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A Silent Voice - Koe no Katachi Manga to End on November 12

posted on by Kyle Cardine
Kodansha will publish 7 volumes total

An editor of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine announced on Twitter on Monday that the A Silent Voice - Koe no Katachi manga will end in this year's 51st issue of the magazine on November 12. The seventh volume will be the last.

Manga creator Yoshitoki Ōima reported in March that the manga would end in about three more volumes.

Ōima began the manga as a one-shot in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2011, and then turned the story into a full series in the main Shonen Magazine last August. Kodansha published the fourth volume in June and Kodansha USA announced in July that it licensed the series for North America. Crunchyroll is releasing the series as Kodansha publishes the manga in Japan.

Crunchyroll describes the story:

I wish we had never met. I wish we could meet once again. A boy who can hear, Shoya Ishida, and a transfer student who can't, Shoko Nishimiya. One fateful day, the two meet, and Shoya leads the class in bullying Shoko. But before long, the class shifts its target from Shoko to Shoya. Years later, Shoya feels strongly that he must see Shoko once again.

Ōima herself adds, “People living in isolation. I wrote this story out of a desire to write about people living distant, isolated lives. Nothing would make me happier than if you all read my story.”

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