This week (actually, it opened last week on April 6th) in Australian cinemas we a have a Japanese anime film, A Silent Voice.
The film tells the story of Shoya and Shoko, both of whom are elementary school students. When Shoko, who is severely deaf, joins the class as the new girl, she is bullied by mischief-maker Shoya for her disability. Later in life, Shoya seeks Shoko out to atone for his sins.
Directed by Naoko Yamada (K-On!, Tamako Market), this is an adaptation of a well-regarded manga by Yoshitoki Oima.
Here’s a trailer:
The film is showing nationwide, and you can find more details on distributor Madman’s page for the film.