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A Silent Voice Anime Film's Long Promo Video Introduces Main, Supporting Cast

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Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami star in film premiering on September 17

The official website for Kyoto Animation's anime film adaptation of Yoshitoki Ōima's A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi) manga began streaming a long promotional video for the film on Saturday. The video introduces the film's main and supporting cast, and previews the film's theme song "Ai wo Shita no wa" (Loving Is) by AIKO.

The film's cast includes:

Miyu Irino as Shōya Ishida
Saori Hayami as Shōko Nishimiya
Aoi Yūki as Yuzuru Nishiya
Kensho Ono as Tomohiro Nagatsu
Yuki Kaneko as Naoka Ueno
Yui Ishikawa as Miyoko Sahara
Megumi Han as Miki Kawai
Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Toshi Mashibasa
Mayu Matsuoka as Shōya Ishida as an elementary school student

The film will open in Japan on September 17. Ōima is drawing a new episode of the manga for filmgoers, which will appear in a book titled "Eiga 'Koe no Katachi' Special Book." The manga will portray a story not in the original manga, and will not be present in the film. The manga will go deeper into Shoko's family life, and her mother and grandmother will appear in the story.

Naoko Yamada (Tamako Market, Tamako Love Story, K-ON's two anime seasons and anime film) is directing the film at Kyoto Animation. Reiko Yoshida (Non Non Biyori, K-ON!, Yowamushi Pedal) is writing the script, and Futoshi Nishiya (Free!, Hyōka, Nichijō) is designing the characters for animation. kensuke ushio (Space Dandy, Ping Pong) is composing the music at Pony Canyon. Shochiku will distribute the film.


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