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A SILENT VOICE

A SILENT VOICE artwork

A SILENT VOICE

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 129m 34s

Release date 17/03/2017

BBFCInsight scenes of emotional upset, occasional bloody images

Genre(s) Animation, Drama

Director(s) Naoko Yamada

Cast includes Miyu Irino (voice), Saori Hayami (voice), Megumi Han (voice), Yui Ishikawa (voice), Yûki Kaneko (voice), Mayu Matsuoka (voice)

Summary SILENT VOICE is an animated Japanese drama in which a hearing-impaired girl starts at a new school.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 07/03/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

A SILENT VOICE is an animated Japanese drama in which a hearing-impaired girl starts at a new school.

Theme

There are scenes of emotional upset arising from various situations which include a character's hearing impairment, bullying and the exclusion of young characters from social circles. Some of this distress leads characters to suicide attempts which are either implied or presented in a stylised and sensitive way.

Injury detail

There are occasional bloody images as a character dreams of seeing dead pigeon which transforms into a dead human figure, both with pools of blood under their heads. In another scene, a character falls from a building into an ornamental pond where some blood clouds the water.

There is also mild and very mild bad language ('pissed off', 'crap', 'Jeez', 'jerk', 'bummer', 'moron', 'damn') and mild suggestiveness in a passing reference to a 'love hotel'.

Details

Title
A SILENT VOICE
Also known as
KOE NO KATACHI
Year
2017
Distributor(s)
Anime Ltd
Classified date(s)
08/02/2017
Main language
Japanese
Submitted run time
129m 34s
Approved footage
11661+0
BBFC reference
AFF348627
Registration number
CFJ41458
Remarks
Subtitled

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