“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.
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Did you know adopted childrens have no responsibility towards their biological parents? because you may be surprised to know some people do think that.
It is often said “Blood is thicker than Water” as a way to reffer to the importance Family Unity. Likewise, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” often reffers to childrens ending up like their parents. The idea being that the blood connection between individuals means one has a responsibility towards those they share a biological connection with or that they are somehow destined to be like them because they have the same blood.
Oddly enough, those words, when applied to adopted childrens, are rarely used to reffer to their adoptive parents, but rather to their biological, “real” parents.
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Despite being more than a Year since the original manga Naruto ended in November of 2014, the franchise is still going strong, what with a sequel starring the childrens of the previous cast, Videogames, movies, novels and the Anime still airing.
The franchise that started back in 1999 from the hand of Masashi Kishimoto not only still has a lot of life in it, it still remains one of the most recognizable and popular manga & anime worldwide.
Of course, this doesn’t mean it is above any sort of criticism.
Continue reading Analysis: Naruto and the missing opportunity with Kushina