A Silent Voice Manga Has Anime in the Works

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Final chapter of Yoshitoki Ōima's Koe no Katachi manga to be published on Wednesday

The cover page of the final chapter of Yoshitoki Ōima's A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi, or The Shape of Voice) in this year's 51st issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine is listing that the manga has an anime that is currently in the planning stages. The final chapter will be published on Wednesday.

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 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 will publish the seventh volume on December 17, 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.

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