As one of the most successful animated films of modern times, fans wonder if A Silent Voice will ever get a second movie?
Kodoani.com – Back in 2016, two anime series were released in Japan just weeks apart, and wowed audiences and critics alike with the sheer sophistication and complexity of their storytelling and characters. object. They created a huge buzz both domestically and internationally, quickly becoming two of the most successful and popular anime series of the modern era. One of these movies is Your Name, and the other is A Silent Voice by Kyoto Animation. But A Silent Voice had a stronger connection with the audience by portraying a more sensitive and therefore more emotional story.
Directed by Naoko Yamada and written by Reiko Yoshida, the film quickly won hearts for its sentimental themes deeply rooted in the complexities of reality. As the film’s climax leads to a surprising ending, some fans are eager to know if a sequel will ever get the green light.
The Story and Success of A Silent Voice
Based on the manga written and illustrated by Yoshitoki Oima, A Silent Voice follows a boy named Ishida Shoya. While in elementary school, a deaf girl, named Shoko Nishimiya, transferred to the guy’s class, but most were dissatisfied with her or her disability. As a cruel amusement, Ishida and other classmates bullied Nishimiya relentlessly. However, when she transfers to another school, Ishida is only blamed for all the mistreatment towards Nishimiya. As a result, Ishida became bullied and shunned by her classmates. Now in high school, Ishida is a much different person and is haunted by her past actions. Now he sought to make amends and atone for his wrongdoings.
Although it has been 5 years since the first release, the film is still widely received and loved by the audience to this day. The anime has won several awards, including Anime of the Year (film) at the Tokyo Anime Awards Festival and Best Anime of the Year at the Japan Film Critics Awards, among others. A major reason for the film’s massive success is the result of the way it tackles such powerful themes as bullying, mental health, friendship, and compassion. A Silent Voice takes on such heavy themes as dispassionate and raw, allowing a heavy emotional story that’s bound to pull at the audience’s heart.
Will There Be A Monday Movie?
Unfortunately, a sequel is not likely to happen. While there’s certainly some potential to follow these characters and their journey through high school – like exploring Nishimiya’s struggles transitioning into adulthood as a deaf person or elaborates on the moving love story between Ishida and Nishimiya – the film perfectly wraps up the characters and original story lines introduced to the audience. Furthermore, the series adapted all 7 episodes and 64 chapters of the written source material, meaning there is no more story to adapt. A possible sequel could even break the satisfying ending of the original film.
That said, the fact that A Silent Voice was adapted into an anime is completely undisputed. In the fall of 2020, Ufotable Studios released Demon Slayer: Infinity Train, which is a film adaptation of the “Infinity Train” part of the Demon Slayer manga. However, in the fall of 2021, a series of television series based on the same story was released in 7 episodes. The only difference is that the TV series sometimes adds new scenes, expands on pre-existing scenes, or shuffles them around. While the story hasn’t changed and the film adaptation and TV series remain essentially the same, there’s a huge benefit to giving A Silent Voice a series of its own.
Is There Potential For Brands?
The film received a warm reception, but many manga readers felt indifferent to the film. That’s because many details related to the story and character bios were cut to fit a single movie. Having said that, A Silent Voice has a running time of just over 2 hours, which is a rarity in anime movies, and the film has won a lot of hearts during that time. But the potential to further clarify the story and the complexity of the characters is still present and could reasonably be addressed in a series.
There is also the potential for more new media to emerge from what has already been adapted. For example, a spin-off series that follows supporting characters such as Nishimiya Yuzuru, Nishimiya Shoko’s younger sister, could continue to develop and explore her life after the film’s epilogue. In addition, a particular game is a visual novel based on the movie’s plot, which can delve deeper into the world and is another great opportunity to experience side stories that help develop other characters. .
While a second movie after A Silent Voice seems unlikely, there is hope for new canon content thanks to its considerable popularity.