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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I understand the criticisms that the film is long and relies on some coincidences - some of that might be due to the fact that it is an adaptation of a much longer story in the source manga. However, not having read said manga, this still held together as a standalone film. The narrative structure was more in keeping with my own (Western?) expectations and thus easier to follow than some. Mournful and empathetic.
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?
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?
The human capacity for compassion and forgiveness knows no bounds. A nuanced romance with an unshakeable moral center, refusing to absolve its main character for his childhood cruelty until he fully restores his connections with the outside world. Yamada's fascination with micro-gestures is perfectly suited to the faithful reproduction of the precise movements of Japanese Sign Language.
The male lead is so well-realized; as is the depiction of deafness. It's really a shame that KyoAni takes the manga's worst melodramatic vices and condenses them into a manipulative highlight reel of a third act with characters constantly dropping to their knees (I think about a dozen times in five minutes), crying, and apologizing. It's a solid film, but proof positive to wield your cinematic tools carefully.
This movie surprised me because it really wasn’t what I expected (not that I thought that it was gonna be bad or just alright, I was really excited), there were so many parts of it that completely surprised me. I’m not gonna say how it surprised me cause I don’t wanna ruin it but this movie made me feel in ways nothing has done before. I would recommend this movie to anyone, it’s a movie that I think can really help
I liked the sentiment, but struggled with the sentimentality. I think I'm now too far removed from high school to really click with slice-of-life stuff, especially in a Key visual novel mode, but I've struggled with the question of when is the desperate desire to make amends and be accountable actually a form of selfishness? Can only dei ex machina provide redemption? I teared up a little at the crosses falling away.