|Shoya and Shoko (Sixth Grade) 1st Manga Cover|
We silently prayed that he would enjoy the film and thankfully he did. It might be set in Elementary and High School, but the problems and challenges are deep. Even adults undergo them, ergo, everyone can relate.
Mom does not want to use a hearing aid so when we talk to her, it's usually in a loud voice. Hours later, I still couldn't control my voice or I don't know my decibels are still extra high. Sometime it's the other way around. I thought I was singing loud enough, but it turned out that people could barely hear me.
Sometimes it gets so frustrating that I stopped going to places with the Deaf Ministry. They are all in my heart and I love them, but if I am to serve them, I should serve my mother wholeheartedly first.
In High School, unless we were on a first name basis especially if we were friends, people would refer to us by our family name. I have a global kind of surname, so sometimes a lot of people would turn around when someone calls out my family name.
In this movie, lest you get confused, they alternate the use of the surname and the given name, but it's mostly the surname that is used.
Elementary and High School have both bitter and sweet memories, but thankfully, there are sweeter memories than the bitter ones.
Naoka was mad at Shoko, but it's more of frustration and jealousy than hatred.
Why is hearing important?
|Character(Block letters: Given Name)||Voice actor|
|Shōya Ishida (石田将也? Ishida Shōya)||Miyu Irino|
|Mayu Matsuoka (elementary school student)|
|Shōko Nishimiya (西宮硝子? Nishimiya Shōko)||Saori Hayami|
|Yuzuru Nishimiya (西宮結絃? Nishimiya Yuzuru)||Aoi Yūki|
|Tomohiro Nagatsuka (永束友宏? Nagatsuka Tomohiro)||Kenshō Ono|
|Naoka Ueno (植野直花? Ueno Naoka)||Yūki Kaneko|
|Miyoko Sahara (佐原みよこ? Sahara Miyoko)||Yui Ishikawa|
|Miki Kawai (川井みき? Kawai Miki)||Megumi Han|
|Satoshi Mashiba (真柴智? Mashiba Satoshi)||Toshiyuki Toyonaga|
|Kazuki Shimada (島田 一旗? Shimada Kazuki)||Ryo Nishitani|
|Sachiko Kojima (elementary school student)|
|Keisuke Hirose (広瀬 啓祐? Hirose Keisuke)||Takuya Masumoto|
|Hana Takeda (elementary school student)|
|Takeuchi (竹内?)||Fuminori Komatsu|
|Miyako Ishida (石田 美也子? Ishida Miyako)||Satsuki Yukino|
|Yaeko Nishimiya (西宮 八重子? Nishimiya Yaeko)||Akiko Hiramatsu|
|Shōya's sister (将也の姉? Shōya no Ane)||Ayano Hamaguchi|
|Maria Ishida (石田 マリア? Ishida Maria)||Erena Kamata|
|Ito Nishimiya (西宮 いと? Nishimiya Ito)||Ikuko Tani|
|Pedro (ペドロ? Pedoro)||Ryunosuke Watanuki|