It was only last week when we learned that Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale had joined the Netlix, but it looks like another of Anime Limited’s 2017 theatrical titles will join the streaming service’s growing anime catalogue next month, with Kyoto Animation’s critically acclaimed A Silent Voice.
According to a round-up by Mirror Online, the website for British newspaper Daily Mirror, the film will be available from 1st March 2018.The Disastrous Life of Saiki K Season 1 joins the service onon 1st March and science fiction series Steins;Gate is also listed as returning on 15th March – just in time for a pre-Steins;Gate 0 refresher. You can read our theatrical review of A Silent Voice here.
Anime Limited describe the story of A Silent Voice, as follows:
A new girl joins a primary school class. Shoko is a shy, immensely vulnerable girl who is disabled – she is deaf and has trouble speaking. Her arrival annoys a boy in the class, Shoya, who starts bullying Shoko, with the support of some of his classmates. The results of this persecution are terrible, for both Shoya and Shoko.
Five years later, the former bully Shoya is now a teenage pariah, tormented by his memories of what he did. He’s even thinking of suicide. Then he meets Shoko again, who seems able to forgive him for what he did, and he tries to make amends for his past actions. Shoya also makes new friends, and he even starts reconnecting with his childhood classmates. But can the wounds of the past be healed so easily?
Netflix Original anime titles joining the service in March are B: The Beginning on 2nd March, A.I.C.O. Incarnation on 9th March, Children of the Whales on 13th March and SWORDGAI The Animation on 23rd March. You can read more about those series, in our previous Netflix round-up.
In related news, the DreamWorks Animation and Studio Mir’s Voltron: Legendary Defender returns for its fifth season on 5th March.
We have reached out to Anime Limited, who have confirmed the story. Credit to mercenary_1994 for the tip.