Local movie distributor Pioneer Films has released the list of cinemas that will screen the much-awaited anime movie A Silent Voice.
The film is set to premiere in local cinemas on Wednesday, May 10, in theater outlets nationwide.
As of 12:00pm of May 09, 2017
WITHIN METRO MANILA
SM Mall of Asia (Pasay City)
SM Megamall (Mandaluyong City)
SM City North Edsa (Quezon City)
SM City Sta. Mesa (Manila)
SM City Fairview (Quezon City)
SM City San Lazaro (Manila)
SM City Manila (Manila)
Robinsons Ermita (Manila)
Robinsons Galleria (Quezon City)
Robinsons Magnolia (Quezon City)
Robinsons Metro East (Pasig City)
Robinsons Las Piñas (Muntinlupa)
Robinsons Pioneer (Mandaluyong)
Alabang Town Center (Muntinlupa)
Fairview Terraces (Quezon City)
Glorietta (Makati City)
Market Market (Taguig City)
Trinoma (Quezon City)
Commercecenter (Muntinlupa City)
Eastwood (Quezon City)
Filinvest Alabang (Muntinlupa)
Gateway (Quezon City)
Greenhills (San Juan)
Powerplant (Makati City)
Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall (Cainta, Rizal)
OUTSIDE METRO MANILA
SM City Bacolod
SM City Bacoor
SM City Cabanatuan
SM City Cebu
SM City Consolacion Cebu
SM City Dasmariñas
SM City Davao
SM City General Santos
SM City Iloilo
SM City Pampanga
SM City Rosales
SM Seaside Cebu
SM City Tarlac
SM City Taytay
SM City Trece Martires
Robinsons General Santos
Robinsons Gen Trias
Robinsons Jaro Iloilo
Robinsons Sta. Rosa
Kcc General Santos
The story revolves around Nishimiya Shoko, a grade school student who has impaired hearing. She transfers into a new school, where she is bullied by her classmates, especially Ishida Shouya. It gets to the point where she transfers to another school and as a result, Shouya is ostracized and bullied himself, with no friends to speak to and no plans for the future. Years later, he sets himself on a path to redemption. (Synopsis from SM Cinema)
A Silent Voice is an anime film adaptation of a seven-chapter manga series by Yoshitoki Oima, which was published in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine from August 2013 to November 2014.
Naoko Yamada, who worked on anime titles like K-ON! and Sound! Euphonium, directed the anime film, while the scripts was handled by Yowamushi Pedal scriptwriter Reiko Yoshida. Character designs were made by Futoshi Nishiya, which was produced by anime studio Kyoto Animation.
The Japanese voice cast are lead by Miyu Irino as “Shoya Ishida” and Saori Hayami as “Shoko Nishimiya”. Both voice actors previously worked together in the highly-popular drama anime anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day as Jinta “Jintan” Yadomi and Chiriko “Tsuruko” Tsurumi respectively.
A Silent Voice was released in Japanese theaters on September 2016, which earned about JP¥2.3 billion (about PHP1.02 billion) in gross sales. The movie was tied with Death Note: Light Up the New World live-action movie, which was recently released in the Philippines, as 19th highest grossing film in Japan.
The film was also recognized by several award-giving bodies in Japan, including Excellent Animation of the Year in the 40th Japan Academy Prize and Grand Prize for Anime of the Year (Film Category) in Tokyo Anime Award Festival.
Pioneer Films, the distributor of the popular anime movie, has previously scheduled to premiere on April 15, but was scrapped a couple of days before the screening date due to “unavailability of theaters”.
1 PHP = 2.27 JPY as of May 9, 2017