The award-winning modern classic about a girl who can't hear and her bully, which inspired the acclaimed anime film from Kyoto Animation, returns in a beautiful, two-volume collector's edition. Each extra-large, deluxe hardcover contains over 700 pages of manga on crisp, premium paper, and more than fifty pages of new content.
Voices Come in Many Forms
In elementary school, Shoya Ishida led his peers in tormenting a classmate who couldn't hear, Shoko Nishimiya. When Shoko transfers schools, Shoya finds he has gone from bully to bullied, and he's left completely alone. Six years later, Shoya struggles to redeem himself in Shoko's eyes and to face the classmates who turned on him.
This deluxe, large-sized hardcover includes the first half of this award-winning manga as well as over fifty pages of content never published in English before. Enjoy color art and concept sketch galleries, early drafts of the story, and interviews with creator Yoshitoki Oima and others, packed with behind-the-scenes details!
YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens Top Ten Selection; Eisner Award Nominee
“A tender portrayal of adolescence and the longing to be accepted.” -The New York Times
"A Silent Voice isn't just a potential conversation starter about bullying, it also teaches empathy and has the potential to change behavior." -School Library Journal
"A very rare chance to see characters with disabilities represented on the page and a harsh light shed on the way that Japanese culture handles this difficult topic." -Comics Bulletin
“A very powerful story about being different and the consequences of childhood bullying… Read it.” -Anime News Network
“The word heartwarming was made for manga like this.” -Manga Bookshelf
“A story of transformation…A Silent Voice [depicts] a truly egalitarian view of love, something we can all obtain by our own capacity to love, rather than something limited to a perfect relationship.” -Polygon