Philippines' Asianovela Channel Airs A Silent Voice Film on August 25

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Film by Naoko Yamada, Kyoto Animation opened in the Philippines in May 2017

Philippine media company ABS-CBN's Asianovela Channel announced on Saturday that it will air Naoko Yamada and Kyoto Animation's A Silent Voice anime film on August 25 at 11:00 a.m., with an encore at 9:00 p.m. on the same day.

Pioneer Films opened A Silent Voice in the Philippines in May 2017. The film earned 2.3 billion yen in Japan, and was the 19th highest-grossing film released in Japan in 2016. The film surpassed the box office earnings of Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 3: Rebellion, which earned a total of 2.08 billion yen during its theatrical run in Japan when it opened in October 2013. A Silent Voice also surpassed the earnings of the K-ON! anime film, similarly animated by Kyoto Animation and directed by Naoko Yamada, which earned 1.9 billion yen at the box office in 2011.

ABS-CBN previously announced that the film would air on its TAG channel in 2017, but the channel ceased operations before the film aired.

The film is based on Yoshitoki Ōima's manga of the same name. The story centers on two protagonists: Shoya Ishida and Shoko Nishimiya. Shoko is a deaf transfer student who is bullied by her classmates, with Shoya leading the bullying. Eventually, when the class is forced to take responsibility for bullying Shoko, the class turns to bullying Shoya to shift the blame. Years later, both Shoko and Shoya reunite.

Update: Corrected information on TAG airing. Thanks @knightkiraPAN

Source: Anime Pilipinas (JM Melegrito)

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