12 Days of Anime: #04 – The Shape of Voice

Koe no Katachi

I try to stay away from one-shot stories because sometimes they end up really good with interesting characters that you want to see more of but, well, no, that’s the end of it. Because of that no matter how interesting the story sounds (perhaps ESPECIALLY if it sounds that interesting) I don’t read them. This is an exception though since at the time, absolutely everyone was raving about it. It’s highly likely I might have even read the original Koe no Katachi one shot in 2012 but it wasn’t until the summer of 2013 that an actual series happened.

It doesn’t manage to completely evoke the emotion that the one shot did (maybe because it was so short?) but I adored the original so much that I love this one as well. It fleshes the characters out in new, unexpected ways. Ending up a little darker than I had imagined (but since Punpun ruined me, nothing to really blink at as well).

While Koe no Katachi might not be one of those oneshots that I was vying for more of, it’s still a refreshing, bittersweet story that I love. So even if it didn’t need to be continued, I’m still anticipating where these two characters might go. From what I’ve heard, the series hasn’t been doing so bad either. Would hoping for an adaption one day be too unlikely? I don’t know if I’d be able to handle that but my excitement would never end.


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