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.
(Source: MyAnimeList – Koe no Katachi)
A deaf elementary school girl, Shoko Nishimiya, upon transferring, meets a boy named Shoya Ishida in her new class. Shoya, who is not deaf, leads the class in bullying Shoko, because she is deaf. As the bullying continues, the class starts to bully Shoya for bullying Shoko. After graduating from elementary school, Shoko and Shoya do not speak to each other… until later, when Shoya, tormented over his past, decides he must see Shoko once more. Shoya wants to make amends for what he did in elementary school and be Shoko’s friend. (from manga)
I just saw this on my newsfeed and I looked it up, turns out the studio for this anime is Kyoto Animation. I’m interested in anime that KyoAni animates. KyoAni has been one of my favourite anime studios up to now. It is because of the very moe animation and style. One thing that I liked about the animation of KyoAni is how the eyes are drawn. Y’know the sparkly eyes like in the PV above. I read some information about this manga and it seems that it’s going to have an emotional impact to the viewer/reader. So, this excites me because I’m into anime that have emotional content and the drama genre. Plus, it’s animated by one KyoAni, making me want to see this movie as soon as possible. So, I’ll just wait and I won’t read the manga to keep myself away from spoilers.