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A Silent Voice English Dub to Debut in U.S. Theaters on February 2

posted on by Karen Ressler
Screenings not yet announced for Canada

Eleven Arts Anime Studio announced on Wednesday that it will debut the English dub of A Silent Voice in select theaters beginning on February 2. A list of U.S. theaters and showtimes is available on the company's website. No screening dates or locations have been announced for Canada yet.

Deaf actress Lexi Cowden plays Shoko Nishimiya in the film's English dub. The rest of the cast, under director Stephanie Sheh, is as follows:

U.K. distributor Anime Limited already released the English dub on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on October 30.

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 screened 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. The film has been submitted for consideration for Best Animated Feature for the 90th Academy Awards.

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