Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Manga Review: A Silent Voice, Volume 7, by Yoshitoki Oima

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Release Date: May 2016
Volumes: 7.
Spoilers?: Some.
Volume: 1. 6.

Goodreads Synopsis:


Shoya’s life hangs on by a thread after he jumped just in time to save Shoko. Despite the despair, Shoko is determined to move forward and get back what she thinks she has ruined… But broken friendships can heal, too. Quietly, but surely, the disbanded crew finds their spirit — the show must go on! As the movie-making reconvenes, the kids begin to transform the world that had once been so cruel to them. What could the future hold for everyone?

Final volume!


I was a little afraid to read this, but I’m actually quite happy with how it ended.
After everything that happened, Shoya is forced to really understand how he’s been viewing the world, and decides that he needs to change it. It’s finally relieving to see him giving people a real chance, letting people in and not viewing everyone as an enemy anymore. It’s good for him, and I believed the way it progressed. Him and Shoko have a talk, too, and I think that helped her.
They finished the movie while he was out, and they show it at school, and then even enter it in a contest, where they’re pretty much obliterated by the judge. It's harsh, but I suppose it's probably realistic. They eventually decide to use that to work even harder in the future, to get even better.
As the story wraps up, we get to see what each character intends to do next, where they plan on going and what they're working on. There’s some conflict, and the ending is a little open at the last page, but I actually am quite happy with it. I think that it makes sense for each of them, and is what they needed. I’m happy with this series. 
It is more than worth reading, and I would definitely recommend it.

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