‘A Silent Voice’ UK Home Video Release Details

September 26, 2017 · 4 comments

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.

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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 –


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 –

A Silent Voice – English cast list
Character Actor
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
Nagatsuka Graham Halstead
Satoshi Mashiba Max Mittelman
Maria AnnaBelle Deaner
Additional Voices Christine Marie Cabanos
Marc Diraison
Amanda Winn Lee
Michael Schneider
Michael Sinterniklaas
Stephanie Sheh
Michael Sorich
In terms of the team of people involved in the production of the English language audio, we’re happy to confirm the following were involved –
Director: Stephanie Sheh
Additional directing by: Amanda Winn Lee, Michael Sinterniklaas
Spotting: Clark Cheng
Casting director: Stephanie Sheh
Additional writing: Amanda Winn Lee, Clark Cheng
Consultant: 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.


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 – 

Ltd Collector's Ed.
Ltd Collector’s Ed.

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
  • Gallery
  • Storyboards
  • 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!

AllTheAnime.com Exclusive Bundle
AllTheAnime.com Exclusive Bundle – while stock lasts

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.



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. 

AllTheAnime.com listings

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 –

Order at Amazon UK Order at Base.com Order at HMV Online Order at Anime-On-Line


Frequently Asked Questions about the UK HOME VIDEO Release of ‘A Silent Voice’


–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.



–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.

Signing out~!



  • Avatar for Justin Johnston

    Justin Johnston

    October 6, 2017 10:48 pm

    Will it play on a United States blue ray player?? Or a PS3?

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    Justin Johnston

    October 7, 2017 12:23 am

    Is this region free

    • Avatar for jeremy


      October 10, 2017 9:25 am

      Hi Justin, we do mention this in the FAQ section of this post, but in case you missed it this release coded for Region B on Blu-ray and Region 2 on DVD. Hope this helps. ^JG

  • Avatar for Hanzo


    September 8, 2019 5:22 pm

    I watched this movie on Netflix after hearing so many great reviews of it. I can definitely see why it one so many awards. I saw someone asked if the Blu-Ray version can play on a PlayStation. Does it matter if it's a UK version?


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