Forgiveness at its Core: The Psychology Behind A Silent Voice

Dealing with heavy themes, Koe no Katachi struck a chord with me, as it probably has for many others. I wanted to elucidate some basic psychology concepts I noticed through the film, and praise Kyoto Animation, as well as mangaka Yoshitoki Ōima, for the realistic depiction of complex emotions.

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Joiner, Thomas, Ph.D. “Understanding and Overcoming the Myths of Suicide.” Understanding and Overcoming the Myths of Suicide. Psychiatric Times, 19 Jan. 2011. Web. 29 June 2017.


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Naoko Yamada

A Silent Voice