This lovely, full-blown epic fantasy tells its story in an unhurried and linear fashion. It manages to be simple, emotionally powerful and to engage with its deployment of fantasy elements.
Anime Limited promises distribution of “the cutting edge of what Japanese animation has to offer” and A Silent Voice certainly fits their remit. Close-Up were full of praise with the last film of theirs Your Name. The latest pushes the envelope of animation even further, but the message is somewhat lost in the post.