Back in March we brought the film A Silent Voice (aka Koe no Katachi) to cinemas in the UK & Ireland and almost immediately we were getting questions about a home release. Since then those questions have continued to come in but today is the day tell you what to expect from our release due on 30th October 2017.
ABOUT A SILENT VOICE
Synopsis: “Shoya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shoko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the rest of the class starts to turn on Shoya for his lack of compassion. When they leave elementary school, Shoko and Shoya do not speak to each other again… until an older, wiser Shoya, tormented by his past behaviour, decides he must see Shoko once more. He wants to atone for his sins, but is it already too late…?”
Do have a watch of our theatrical trailer, used to promote the film when it was cinemas earlier this year –
ENGLISH DUB CAST
One of the things we’re most excited about with our release of A Silent Voice is the fact that we have dubbed the film into English produced by NYAV Post (Your Name, Napping Princess, A Letter To Momo) so that the many fans who couldn’t or weren’t able to experience the film at the time due it only being available in Japanese with subtitles will now be able to enjoy it again and again.
Today we can also reveal the complete English cast list –
|Shoya Ishida||Robbie Daymond|
|Shoya Ishida (in year 6 at school)||Ryan Shanahan|
|Shoko Nishimiya||Lexi Cowden|
|Naoka Ueno||Kira Buckland|
|Naoka Ueno (in year 6 at school)||Gia Grace|
|Miki Kawai||Amber Lee Connors|
|Miki Kawai (in year 6 at school)||Annabelle Corigliano|
|Miyoko Sahara||Melissa Hope|
|Mikoko Sahara (in year 6 at school)||Catie Harvey|
|Hirose (in year 6 at school)||Brian Bekerle|
|Kazuki Shimada||Michael Sinterniklaas|
|Kazuki Shimada (in year 6 at school)||Spencer Rosen|
|Yuzuru Nishimiya||Kristen Sullivan|
|Yaeko Nishimiya||Lipica Shah|
|Ito Nishimiya||Janis Carol|
|Miyoko Ishida||Sara Cravens|
|Satoshi Mashiba||Max Mittelman|
|Additional Voices||Christine Marie Cabanos|
|Amanda Winn Lee|
And following on from the English cast announcement we’re delighted to bring you an exclusive first glimpse at the English language version of A Silent Voice! Check out the clip below for an excerpt taken from early on in the film –
UPDATE, 3RD OCTOBER – Second English cast preview clip published
UPDATE, 10th October – Third English cast preview clip published
Over the coming weeks we’ll be giving you more previews of the English language version of A Silent Voice; and also worth mentioning that if your in Edinburgh on Tuesday 17th October, it will be the World Premiere screening of the dub at the Filmhouse cinema as part of the Scotland Loves Anime Film Festival. Ticket information HERE.
DETAILS ON THE UK Home Video RELEASE
In total there will be three versions available (plus a special bundle that will be exclusive to AllTheAnime.com; we’ll tell you about that in a moment). There will be –
- Ltd Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+DVD set
- Standard Blu-ray
- Standard DVD
Contents of the Ltd Collector’s Edition Version –
This will come packed in a rigid case with a digipack to hold the Blu-ray and DVD discs. Also included is 76 page book that includes –
- An introduction about A Silent Voice
- Character profiles
- Plus we have articles included analysing A Silent Voice written by Andrew Osmond (author of 100 Japanese Animated Feature Films) and Jonathan Clements (author of Anime: A History)
AllTheAnime.com Exclusive ‘A Silent Voice’ Bundle –
We know a lot of you love the visuals around the film and that you would like to be able to have some of the theatrical style posters as seen in cinemas. There’s been a lot of work behind-the-scenes to see if this would be possible and we’re happy to say we are able to offer special bundle that will be exclusive to our AllTheAnime.com web shop (while stock lasts) where you will receive the Ltd Collector’s Edition set AND also get two A3 posters!
UPDATE – 7th Nov. 2017: Image above updated with final poster designs
The posters are not signed off (at time of writing) which is why they’re appearing as TBC in the image above, but to give you a hint as to what we’re hoping for here, one would (hopefully) be in similar style to our theatrical poster as seen in cinemas around the time of our theatrical release earlier this year, and the other (also hopefully) will be utilising certain imagery that’s featured in the Japanese home video release, that we were not able to include in our home video release.
The bundle is simply our Ltd Collector’s Edition version along with the two posters. The posters will be shipped separately in a poster tube in November 2017; the release date of the product itself is 30th October. The reason they will be shipped later is simply due to production time.
WHAT’S ON THE DISCS?
The contents on the discs themselves are all identical. So no matter which version you purchase you it will include the following –
- The main feature “A Silent Voice” in both English and Japanese with English subtitles
- Audio: English 5.1, English Stereo, Japanese 5.1, Japanese Stereo
- Subtitles: Dialogue+Signs & Songs (this is the subtitle setting to accompany the Japanese audio), Song & Signs only, Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- On-disc extras are as follows
- Music Video: “Koi wo Shita no wa” by AKIO
- Music Video: “Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice)” by Speed of Youth
- Trailer and TV Spots
- UK TV Spot (NOTE: this is a shorter version of our theatrical trailer)
- Real-Life Locations
- Interview with Director Naoko Yamada
- Interview with Character Designer Futoshi Nishiya
- Interview with Art Director Mutsuo Shinohara
- Interview with Music Composer Kensuke Ushio
Pre-orders for all versions of A Silent Voice will commence at AllTheAnime.com during the week commencing 2nd October 2017.
But if you want to get in early you can pre-order your copy of the Ltd Collector’s Edition, standard Blu-ray and standard DVD versions from the following retailers –
Frequently Asked Questions about the UK HOME VIDEO Release of ‘A Silent Voice’
GENERAL RECURRING QUESTIONS –
–What’s the release date?
30th October 2017
–When is AllTheAnime.com going to start taking pre-orders for A Silent Voice?
During the week commencing 2nd October 2017 is when pre-orders for all versions of our release will open at our web shop. This will only be available to order while stock lasts.
–Is there any way to get hold of the posters that will come with the AllTheAnime.com exclusive version separately?
No. These are exclusive to our web shop bundle only and will not be available separately.
–How will the posters in the AllTheAnime.com Exclusive version be shipped?
These will be shipped separately to the product itself in a poster tube after the date of release, during November 2017.
QUESTIONS RELATING TO THE RELEASE ITSELF –
–What is the subtitle option “Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing”
This is a subtitle option that includes extra details, such as character names of dialogue for when someone is speaking off-screen or perhaps highlights a sound effect.
–Are the Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing based on the English or Japanese audio script?
They are based on the Japanese subtitle script.
–What region code are the discs?
All of our releases for are UK & Ireland, so they are coded to Region B on Blu-ray and Region 2 on DVD only.
If you’ve read this far, then you’re probably as hyped as we are for this release! As we said, AllTheAnime.com will be taking pre-orders during the week commencing 2nd October 2017.