“Shoya is a bully. When Shoko, a girl who can’t hear, enters his elementary school class, she becomes their favorite target, and Shoya and his friends goad each other into devising new tortures for her. But the children’s cruelty goes too far.”
Note: I will be reffering to the movie by the japanese name because that is how the movie was promoted for me, while the Manga had the title translated.
I recommend reading my review of the first volume before reading this. There are no major spoilers. The original review can be read here.
When I first talked about the manga “A Silent Voice”, I described it as pretty good when dealing with the topic of bullying, but as for Shoko, the deaf girl who was so important to what was going on, I felt it fell short and she wasn’t given the focus she should have.
I eventually read beyond the first volume and, as I had hoped, we got much more focus on her and her own struggles.
When I got the chance to see this movie, I wondered what would the movie consider to focus on. I am relieved to say they focused on what was important.