ELEVEN Arts and Fathom Events have teamed up to bring Naoko Yamada’s animated coming-of-age drama A Silent Voice back to U.S. theaters for a special two-day engagement. The feature film will play Monday, January 28 and Thursday, January 31 on more than 500 screens nationwide — accompanied by a short film and interview with Lexi Cowden, the English dub voice of Shoko Nishimiya and member of the deaf community, about her personal experience and how it relates to the film.
Tickets are available now from www.FathomEvents.com and at participating theater box offices. The Jan. 28 showing is in Japanese with English subtitles, while the English dub version will run on Jan. 31. Both screenings will be held at 7 p.m. local time.
A Silent Voice is based on Yoshitoki Oima’s manga of the same name, and the plot centers on a deaf girl, Shoko Nishimiya. After transferring into a new school, Shoko is bullied by the popular Shoya Ishida. As Shoya continues to bully Shoko the class turns its back on him. Shoko transfers and Shoya grows up as an outcast. Alone and depressed, the regretful Shoya finds Shoko to make amends.
The English dub cast includes Robbie Daymond as Shoya Ishida, Ryan Shanahan as Shoya (older), Kira Buckland as Naoka Ueno, Gia Grace as Naoka (older), Amber Lee Connors as Miki Kawai, Annabelle Corigliano as Miki (older), Melissa Hope as Miyoko Sahara, Catie Harvey as Miyoko (older), Michael Sinterniklaas as Kazuki Shimada, Spencer Rosen as Kazuki (older),Kristen Sullivan as Yuzuru Nishimiya, Lipica Shah as Yaeko Nishimiya, Janis Carol as Ito Nishimiya, Sara Cravens as Miyoko Ishida, and Graham Halstead as Nagatsuka.
“We are pleased to partner again with our friends at ELEVEN Arts to bring another highly-anticipated title to American shores,” Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. “Beyond its sheer entertainment value, the hit A Silent Voice deals with timely themes and important subject matter.”