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Update: So we managed to get in touch with Pioneer Films and they’ve responded to our inquiries on the cancellation of Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice) in The Philippines. For now, the movie’s release date has been postponed indefinitely until they can secure a new release date for it in Philippine theatres.

As for why the theatres did not pick up the movie for the original April 15 weekend release, the representative from Pioneer Films that answer our inquiry said:

“There are a lot of competition for the April 15 release date, and for some reason, the theatres chose not to pick A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi) for screening.”

As for that reason, we believe it’s because 15 April marks the end of the Holy Week in the Philippines making it an ideal day for movie releases. And with potential blockbuster movies having the same release date (from what we understand Fast and Furious 8, The Boss Baby and Can’t Help Falling in Love will be releasing on that day), it isn’t a far stretch to see why the theatres would rather prioritise those movies instead.

Whatever it is though, at least anime fans in The Philippines can breathe a sigh of relief as Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice) has yet to be cancelled and is just awaiting a new release date to be announced. Once the new date has been announced, you can be sure we’ll be informing all of you when it is!

Original Story:

Philippines anime fans, here’s a bit of sad news for you. It seems that will NOT be hitting theatres on 15 April in the Philippines. The cancellation of the film was announced recently by the film distributor, Pioneer Films.

The reason given for the cancellation; the unavailability of theatres to show the movie. Now while the movie has been cancelled for April 15, it hasn’t been confirmed that the movie has been totally cancelled from showing in the Philippines.

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It is possible that they might have to push the release date to another day. So far, no other details have been released and we’ve reached out to Pioneer Films for confirmation if this will be a full cancellation or just a delay. So stay tuned for updates!

Koe no Katachi or A Silent Voice follows the story of a deaf elementary school girl, Shoko Nishimiya. Upon transferring, meets a boy named Shoya Ishida in her new class. Shoya, who is not deaf, leads the class in bullying Shoko, because she is deaf. As the bullying continues, the class starts to bully Shoya for bullying Shoko. After graduating from elementary school, Shoko and Shoya do not speak to each other… until later, when Shoya, tormented over his past, decides he must see Shoko once more. Shoya wants to make amends for what he did in elementary school and be Shoko’s friend

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  • Ayame Kajou

    PUTANGINANYO!

  • Why did you do this ? T.T
    We’ve waited so long for this ! T.T

  • Julian Lugod

    They’ll definitely move the schedule for sure.

  • DONT CANCEL “NO SILENT” IN PH

    nooooooooooo, i been waiting for this. i definitely watch it on cinema thou, i hoping that it will not cancel! T_T

    • DONT CANCEL “SILENT VOICE”

      “Silent Voice”

  • Sensei Rain

    Potangina diz

  • Carlo Balmediano

    Why keep on breaking our heartss… Antagal ko inaantay huhuhu

  • Kyrielight

    The DVDs are coming this month so…yeah there’s no point in going now

  • Rory Mercury

    disastaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • Touka

    Deeeeeeyyymmmmmm

  • Zaina

    wow. then remove the other trash movies in the cinemas and make way for masterpieces like this one.

    • Rico Balagbag

      Tell me again why those two cunts are famous? Most of the local actors aren’t known for their acting skills but rather looks.

      Our countrymen do not know and cannot differentiate what is good or not, and always has a negative response to criticism. Hence why this country is fucked despite having a President who is a good leader.

  • Hommie Bitch

    so many trash movies has been release in april 15 fuck that….

  • Hommie Bitch

    im hoping this anime will release after holy week …

    • ItsKairadesu

      It’s in the first week of May

      • TaigaXRyuuji

        Hentai haven amputaaaa hahahahaha

    • Ivan Delunas

      haup ka hentai pa gago

  • Orange Raven

    Better postponed than cancelled, meaning there’s still a chance for the movie to be shown. I already expected this since it’s Holy Week.

  • JohnDoe

    makes me a bit angry because I honestly don’t care for the movies that are competing with this film. Fast and furious? baby boss? are you kidding me.

  • sweet princess

    no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JUSTICE FOR OTAKU FILIPINO FANS!!! T___T

  • Kate Ang

    in a way, it really is better to postpone than to cancel. plus, its holy week so less people can and will go out. hopefully this movie will be out soon cause it’ll be the first movie i can watch in the theaters with my deaf bf 🙂

    pero punyeta yang taeng katniel! walang kwenta yan. tanga na nga yung mga pilipino, tatanga nyo pa sila lalo sa paulit ulit na pinapakita nyo! mas orig tong koe no katachi!!!

    • sweet princess

      tama ka po ate, kakaimbyerna!!! YUNG FEELING NA NAGTSATSAGA KA SA TRAILER TAS BIGLANG POSTPHONE!!! WTF! LNG T____T

  • NeO

    Pucha naghintay ako ng 4 taon at ganito ipapakita nyo saakin pilipinas ayokko na gusto na pumunta sa japan o usa

    • Hahahhaah d po toh attack on titan. Koe no katachi po to last year po release date nito hahhaha

      • NeO

        Syempre jk lng un di ko nm talga alam kung kailan lumabas sa manga yan ihhh kakabasa ko lng yan noong febuary pa XD

    • Kousei アリマ

      lol last 2014 lang tong manga ii XD

  • george

    wag na kayo pumunta sa sm mag uupload nalang ako sa cam ko don sa fb page ko

  • Mae El Nuñez Obuyes

    no offense to the other movies that were shown, but i think Koe No Katachi deserves the slot more than they do. This movie has more essence than the others that were schedule with it, so it deserved that date which those grossers feel that they do…

  • varcharTV

    Taena wala pa rin announcement

  • DuoMaxim

    Mas pipiliin ko si Shoyo kesa kay Daniel

  • Ledo

    well, people wont watch this coz they think it’s CARTOON and that made me mad ahhhhhh i want to watch it RN.