A Silent Voice details
Koe no Katachi
Genres: Drama, School, Shounen
Aired: ??? to ???
Shouya Ishida, a boy always looking for ways to beat boredom, ends up looking for it in the wrong place. Weirded out by his new classmate, a deaf transfer student named Shouko Nishimiya, he deems her as the target of his ostracizing and bullying. Day after day, Shouya picks on Shouko, unaware of the effects of his thoughtless actions. He finally understands the pain he has inflicted on her when one day, his bullying culminates in her leaving the school, and his classmates begin to shun and harass him every chance they get instead. Determined to right his wrongs, five years later, Shouya, now a third year high school loner, meets Shouko again. Thus begins the story of a young man's path to redemption.
Before Koe no Katachi was serialized, Kodansha's Legal Department had an extensive consultation with the Japanese Federation of the Deaf. The series won first place in the Male Readers category of the 2015 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! and the New Creator Prize in the 19th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize. It was also nominated for the 8th Manga Taishou Award, where it ranked third place, and the 38th Kodansha Manga Award for best shounen category. The series was published in English by Kodansha Comics USA as A Silent Voice from May 26, 2015 to May 31, 2016, and again in a complete box set on December 19, 2017. Crunchyroll simultaneously published the series. It was also published in Spanish by Milky Way Ediciones from February 24, 2015 to February 23, 2016 and also published in Indonesia by M&C!.