A Silent Voice Anime's English Dub Cast Revealed
posted on by Karen Ressler
Deaf actress Lexi Cowden will play Shoko Nishimiya in the film. The rest of the cast is as follows:
- Robbie Daymond as Shoya Ishida
- Ryan Shanahan as Shoya Ishida (sixth grade)
- Lexi Cowden as Shoko Nishimiya
- Kira Buckland as Naoka Ueno
- Gia Grace as Naoka Ueno (sixth grade)
- Amber Lee Connors as Miki Kawai
- Annabelle Corigliano as Miki Kawai (sixth grade)
- Melissa Hope as Miyoko Sahara
- Catie Harvey as Mikoko Sahara (sixth grade)
- Brian Bekerle as Hirose (sixth grade)
- Michael Sinterniklaas as Kazuki Shimada
- Spencer Rosen as Kazuki Shimada (sixth grade)
- Kristen Sullivan as Yuzuru Nishimiya
- Lipica Shah as Yaeko Nishimiya
- Janis Carol as Ito Nishimiya
- Sara Cravens as Miyoko Ishida
- Graham Halstead as Nagatsuka
- Max Mittelman as Satoshi Mashiba
- AnnaBelle Deaner as Maria
Stephanie Sheh is the director and casting director on the dub. Amanda Winn Lee and Michael Sinterniklaas are providing additional directing and Clark Cheng is spotting. Lee and Cheng are also providing additional writing, and Lee is serving as consultant.
Naoko Yamada and Kyoto Animation's anime film is based on Yoshitoki Ōima's manga of the same name. Anime Limited screened the film with English subtitles in the United Kingdom and Ireland in March. Viz Media Europe acquired the rights to distribute the film in the European Union, Russia, Turkey, and French-speaking African countries. Eleven Arts Anime Studio will screen the film in The United States in Japanese with English subtitles beginning on October 20.
Crunchyroll describes the original manga's 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.
The film earned 2.3 billion yen in Japan, and was the 19th highest-grossing film released in Japan in 2016.
[Via Eric Dorcean]