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Koe no Katachi


Alt Names: alt A Silent Voicealt 声之形alt รักไร้เสียงalt 聲の形alt 聲之形alt 목소리의 형태alt La forma de la vozalt Sesin Şeklialt The Shape of a Voicealt هيئة الصوتalt Форма Голоса
Author: OOIMA Yoshitoki
Artist: OOIMA Yoshitoki
Genres: Award Winning Award WinningComedy ComedyDrama DramaPsychological PsychologicalRomance RomanceSchool Life School LifeSlice of Life Slice of Life
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: A grade school class accepts a girl with impaired hearing. Everything is not as happy as it seems.

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2117 Comments

Nominated for an Eisner Award!

This manga is so beautiful. I wish there was more to read, I must have more.

One of the best manga I've read. A treasure trove of character development, backstories and complex personalities. Top characters include Ishida, Mashiba, Yuzuru, Shouko, Ueno and Pedro. Argue all you want but that's my opinion!!!

 

Pedro = best girl

This story really resonates with me. Oddly enough, it's Ishida I sympathize with most. He inflicts far more punishment and suffering on himself for his actions than anyone else ever did. Kawai is a despicable character, the way she turns on the water works to garner sympathy and outs someone instantly to make herself look innocent. Seriously, she took off the glasses the first time to make sure everyone could see her cry. She's repulsive. Ueno is interesting. She can be hated for saying and doing the things she does at times, but she's also oddly likable and refreshing for having the brass set to be completely open and always voice what she's thinking and feeling. A lot of people don't have the fortitude to be that honestly straightforward.

This is a good story with complex characters that really makes you stop and think about the nature of relationships and human interaction.     

This manga really good ! ... can't believe it, it was tagged shounen where i think seinen is more suitable for this kind of story .... they are not somekind of cheap drama of hate and love ... everything was about redemption and how a guilty feelings keep haunting you back for something worse you did to someone else ..

 

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I'll be honest. This is one of my favorites of all time. 
Yeah, I've been watching anime and reading manga since the 90's and few have had the impact on me as this one has had. The pacing of the story, the honest and brutal way it handles the issues of communication, bullying, friendship, and self isolation. The art is great, and the character development is spot on. 
Whenever the movie comes out, I will definitely watch it. 

All of this manga is on Crunchroll

Honest, beautiful, real, and truly compelling. A work of art and love. Of the hundreds of manga I've read, I can safely say this stands in the shadow of none of them. It is in a league all its own. 

 

Read this. This is not a suggestion, it is a requirement.

i still come back every so often to see if there's an epilogue chapter...

If you like Deaf protagonists... new anime just started airing:

 

Gangsta

 

I didn't realize the guy was deaf until halfway through the first episode, I thought he was just an ass that didn't answer phones!

Warning though, lots of violence and prostitute sex.

I cried and cried.. It's so painful but I am glad I finished it. 

Rereading this and as I read the beginning again, my heart is just wrenching and torn knowing what I already know yet I also know that the pay off is great as well.....

Mmmm... Good manga but too sudden ending. I didn't even know that was the ending until just now coming back to the manga.

I find it so difficult to read this. When I read this , I am consumed by self-hatred. I hate those kids and those people who act that way, then I realize that I myself acted this way before. Always protecting myself by hurting others. I gave up reading after a few chapters, because it hurts my heart so much.

Wow! Wow...wow. That's so good! It immediately went to the top 5, easily!

 

I thought I'd never see a coming-of-age story on par with  Onani Master Kurosawa, but it seems I finally found it! The main difference is Onani is a story of redemption of a single person, right after his deeds. This story seems to be somewhat similar in this regard. However, it is much different. Though a coming of age alright, it is actually the simultaneous growth and redemption of both main characters, with a large gap between it all. Like a sorrowful but beautiful dance of the two, they awkwardly move forward. The other characters are good as well, though not given much the spotlight for me to attach to them.

 

My main gripe with the series was the pacing. It never stop to catch its breath. It is one thing after the other and when you blink, its over. There was much that could be explored, but perhaps that was envisioned from the start, given how late they are already on high school when it begins.

 

About the ending:

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Oh gosh, now I really want more of it. Then it would be a 11. That was a heavy and artful manga for a newcomer. Let's see what more can she show us.

glad i read this

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the story was great but I didn't like ending ie expected more but is ok, now I'll wait for the animation.

Great ending. Can't wait for the anime. This manga has great anime potential since the beginning.

 

 

Looks like that it will be a movie instead of an Anime:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-12-15/a-silent-voice-anime-project-is-a-theatrical-film/.82166

Honestly speaking, I've felt that the chapters have been rushed ever since Ishida got better.  It literally felt like an axed series, and while I admit that the ending... well, ended how I expected it would end, it still felt completely rushed as if the author no longer wanted to stay in this particular manga.

 

The manga was excellent for the message it meant to convey, but the ending left a lot to be desired.

I generally agree, I had very similar feelings.  I felt like the series hit its final major stride when Ishida was injured but the follow up act is probably by far the weakest of the entire series.

Honestly speaking, I've felt that the chapters have been rushed ever since Ishida got better.  It literally felt like an axed series, and while I admit that the ending... well, ended how I expected it would end, it still felt completely rushed as if the author no longer wanted to stay in this particular manga.

 

The manga was excellent for the message it meant to convey, but the ending left a lot to be desired.

el mangaka termino su manga cuando quiso terminarlo, no muchos mangakas tienen esa oportunidad porque terminan siendo cancelados

Actualizamos el capítulo final, añadiendo la entrevista de tres páginas realizada a la autora.

 

Gracias por todo su trabajo! ^_^

The girl with Hirose was supposed to be Shimada? Didn't see that one coming!

remind me, who?

Wait, what happened to chapters 31-43?

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