©Yoshitoki Oima・Kodansha / "A SILENT VOICE" Movie Production Committee

Philippine terrestrial broadcaster ABS-CBN has announced that anime film A Silent Voice: The Movie and Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? will make its channel premiere this Holy Week.

As previously reported, the terrestrial broadcaster announced on Monday that Makoto Shinkai’s highly-popular 2016 anime film your name. will re-broadcast this April 09, as part of its special programming for the Holy Week.

A Silent Voice: The Movie will air on Good Friday, April 10, while Fireworks will air on Black Saturday, April 11, at 08:00pm PHT through ABS-CBN’s nationwide free-to-air channel and ABS-CBN HD.


A Silent Voice: The Movie
© Yoshitoki Oima・Kodansha / “A SILENT VOICE” Movie Production Committee

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 Pioneer Films)

A Silent Voice: The Movie is an anime film based on the 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 were handled by Reiko Yoshida, who also worked on the anime film Tamako Love Story.

Character designs was made by Futoshi Nishiya, which was produced by anime studio Kyoto Animation.


Philippine film distributor Pioneer Films has released A Silent Voice: The Movie in Philippine cinemas in May 2017, which lasted for about two weeks.

The anime film had its television premiere in Tagalog dubbing on ABS-CBN’s digital terrestrial channel Asianovela Channel in August last year, which was then re-aired on sister channel YeY! last February.



Fireworks, Should We See it from the Side or the Bottom?
©2017 “Fireworks, Should We See it from the Side or the Bottom?” Film Partners

One day during summer vacation, a group of boys try to view a fireworks display from the town lighthouse to see if they look round or flat when viewed from the side. Meanwhile, one of the boys, Norimichi, receives an invitation from his crush Nazuna to run away with her. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)

Fireworks, Should We See it from the Side or the Bottom? is a 2017 anime film adaptation based on a 1993 live-action television series of the same name, which was written and directed by Shunji Iwai.

Akiyuki Sinbo, who previously directed Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Nisekoi, is the chief director of the anime film, and co-directs with Nobuyuki Takeuchi, while Bakuman. live-action movie director Hitoshi One handled the screenplay.

Akio Watanabe, who worked on the popular Monogatari anime series, handled the film’s character designs, which was produced by anime studio SHAFT.


Pioneer Films had released Fireworks in Philippine cinemas in December 2017, which lasted for about a week.

The anime film made its television premiere through ABS-CBN’s digital terrestrial channel Asianovela Channel last December.


No word yet if there are plans to add the anime films on the broadcaster’s video on-demand service iWant after its television airing, similar to your name.