Ishida Shouya bullies a deaf girl, Nishimiya Shouko, to the point that she transfers to another school. As a result, he is ostracized and bullied himself with no friends to speak of and no plans for the future.
This is the story of his path to redemption.
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Visually beautiful and with real emotional impact, as expected from an ambitious KyoAni project like this. However, the character of Nishimiya was a bit too one-dimensional, especially in the first half, and the ending was contrived and cliché.
The sentimental scenes are repetitive and needlessly drawn out. 90 minutes would suffice for this story. Also why did it take the guy years to meet her again yet after that he ran into her on the street all the time?
it's not perfectly wrapped, so much coincidences and loophole that almost botched the story into a cliched one, but the makers still got the perfect idea of the story, not just about bullying, but about self-loathing and how 'egotistical' it could be--closing your ears from listening, and how actually, almost all of us do the same thing. So yeah, disappointing as it is, but still..it's a terrible day to rain, eh?
A well-structured film. Addresses themes of bullying, differences in people, self-acceptance and suicide. Heavy for an anime movie. Very well-developed characters that I can believe are 100% real. Only thing I dislike about this film is the ending.
(Vu Kekparsurleweb) Une superbe adaptation par le studio Kyoto Animation (et par une femme, c'est assez rare pour être signalé!) d'un déjà très beau manga! Partant d'un thème fort, la surdité et la capacité de la société à s'adapter au handicap, l'histoire se développe en un drame romantique poignant, tout en sensibilité et très loin de toute eau-de-rose. Bref, foncez si vous aimez les grand-huit émotionnels! ;-)
while I can't say that this is bad.. I'll say the one-short manga ver is far more powerful than this 129 minutes film. I remember pouring my tears a lot when I first read the manga years ago. but watching this film, somehow I don't feel the same
Film anime paling ditunggu sekaligus berakhir paling mengecewakan. Ceritanya gag digali sedalam komik, durasi 2 jam seharusnya bukan alasan, masih diperparah dgn penyutradaraan Yamada yg terlampau lemah