Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Manga / ASilentVoice

Go To



* CerebrusCallback: Ishida often got in trouble as a child for jumping off a bridge into the water with his friends, which was treating as just a dumb childish thing he liked to do when he was younger. Later, after he [[spoiler:saves Shouko from her suicide attempt, he falls into the river far below the balcony and is rendered comatose.]]

to:

* CerebrusCallback: CerebusCallback: Ishida often got in trouble as a child for jumping off a bridge into the water with his friends, which was treating as just a dumb childish thing he liked to do when he was younger. Later, after he [[spoiler:saves Shouko from her suicide attempt, he falls into the river far below the balcony and is rendered comatose.]]


** [[spoiler:Miki Kawai]] comes off as a much worse person in the manga than in the movie, because in the manga, [[spoiler:we see Kawai ''joining in'' on Nishimiya's bullying by laughing along with it, so Kawai looks like a hypocrite when she cries about her innocence later]]. But in the movie, [[spoiler:we really only see Kawai being nice to Nishimiya, so the only real hint of Kawai's original manga characterization is when she gets Ishida in trouble by telling everyone about his past misdeeds, so Kawai comes off as much nicer in the movie]].

to:

** [[spoiler:Miki Kawai]] comes off as a much worse person in the manga than in the movie, because in the manga, [[spoiler:we see Kawai ''joining in'' on Nishimiya's bullying by laughing along with it, so Kawai looks like a hypocrite when she cries about her innocence later]]. But in the movie, [[spoiler:we really only see Kawai being nice to Nishimiya, so the only real hint of Kawai's original manga characterization is when she gets Ishida in trouble by telling everyone about his past misdeeds, which can still be interpreted as her simply being scared of being tarred with GuiltByAssociation by her peers, so Kawai comes off as much nicer in the movie]].



** Sahara as well, although it isn't really commented on in the story.



** Ueno refuses Shouko's offers of an umbrella when it's raining.

to:

** Ueno refuses Shouko's offers of an umbrella when it's raining.raining several times before finally giving in.



** When all the baggage comes out in the present concerning the bullying of Shoko in elementary school, Ueno is shown to have little patience for Kawai's WoundedGazelleGambit and calls her out on it.



* ShadowArchetype: Shouya has changed, Ueno hasn't. She now represents a lot of what Shouya hates about his past.

to:

* ShadowArchetype: Shouya has changed, Ueno hasn't. If anything, she's become worse. She now represents a lot of what Shouya hates about his past.


* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Ueno - pretty much all of her actions (even the seemingly benevolent ones) stem from simply wanting Ishida for herself.

to:

* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Ueno - pretty much all of her actions (even the seemingly benevolent ones) stem from simply wanting Ishida for herself. Ueno, who at first seems like she's gotten better with age only to reveal that she's somehow become worse.


** Kawaii is a [[spoiler:piece of work and a Drama Queen]]. She also rightfully tells off Ueno for [[spoiler:barring everyone from visiting a comatose Shouya in the hospital]].

to:

** Kawaii is a [[spoiler:piece of work and a Drama Queen]].DramaQueen]]. She also rightfully tells off Ueno for [[spoiler:barring everyone from visiting a comatose Shouya in the hospital]].


** [[spoiler:Miki Kawai]] comes off as a much worse person in the manga than in the movie, because in the manga, [[spoiler:we see Kawai ''joining in'' on Nishimiya's bullying by laughing along with it, so Kawai looks like a hypocrite when she cries about her innocence later]]. But in the movie, [[spoiler:we really only see Kawai being nice to Nishimiya, so the only real hint of Kawai's true character is when she gets Ishida in trouble by telling everyone about his past misdeeds, so Kawai comes off as much nicer in the movie]].

to:

** [[spoiler:Miki Kawai]] comes off as a much worse person in the manga than in the movie, because in the manga, [[spoiler:we see Kawai ''joining in'' on Nishimiya's bullying by laughing along with it, so Kawai looks like a hypocrite when she cries about her innocence later]]. But in the movie, [[spoiler:we really only see Kawai being nice to Nishimiya, so the only real hint of Kawai's true character original manga characterization is when she gets Ishida in trouble by telling everyone about his past misdeeds, so Kawai comes off as much nicer in the movie]].


* PreludeToSuicide: Shouya tries to make amends with Shouko before he kills himself. He ultimately doesn't go through with the attempt, though.



** Yuzuru by taking photos of dead creatures [[spoiler:hopes to convince Shouko to not commit suicide. It doesn't work because people contemplating suicide need more than ToughLove to help them.]] Also on that note, she does her best to [[spoiler:watch over her sister, but the strain of being on constant suicide watch wears on Yuzuru and makes her overprotective of Shouko. Despite her efforts, Shouko nearly does commit suicide.]]

to:

** Yuzuru by taking photos of dead creatures [[spoiler:hopes to convince Shouko to not commit suicide. suicide]]. It doesn't work because people [[spoiler:people contemplating suicide need more than ToughLove to help them.]] Also on that note, she does her best to [[spoiler:watch over her sister, but the strain of being on constant suicide watch SuicideWatch wears on Yuzuru and makes her overprotective of Shouko. Shouko.]] Despite her efforts, Shouko [[spoiler:Shouko nearly does commit suicide.]]


Added DiffLines:

* SuicideWatch: [[spoiler:Yuzuru]] has been watching her secretly suicidal sister for years. It ultimately doesn't work as [[spoiler:Shouko tries to jump off a balcony anyway]]


* AllLovingHero: Nishimiya Shouko, who forgives her former bully, and accepts his offer for friendship.

to:

* AllLovingHero: Nishimiya Shouko, who forgives her former bully, and accepts his offer for friendship. Even after being tormented and even assaulted by Ueno, she insists she doesn't hate her and just wants to get along.



* AmbiguousSituation: After Ishida's mother forces him to go to the Nishimiyas' to apologize for bullying Shouko, his she returns with one earring missing and blood running down her neck. It's unclear if this is real and Shouko's mother ripped the earring from her ear, or if Ishida's just imagining his mother with a wound similar to what he did to Shouko, possibly as the start of his remorse.



* TheAtoner: Shouya after the TimeSkip.
** Taken UpToEleven in Chapter 43. [[spoiler: He notices a scar by Nishimiya's ear, from when he ripped out her hearing aid when they were younger, and he wonders if he ever properly apologized to her for that. He does this while falling to what he recognizes might be his death, which happened because he saved Nishimiya from a suicide attempt.]]

to:

* TheAtoner: TheAtoner:
**
Shouya after the TimeSkip.
**
TimeSkip. Following his years of being bullied himself, along with a lot of time to think and mature, he's become very, ''very'' remorseful for what he's done to Shouko in the past. The plot is kicked off by his attempts to befriend her, with the reveal that he's learned sign language the first sign that he's very serious about making ammends. Taken UpToEleven in Chapter 43. [[spoiler: He notices a scar by Nishimiya's ear, from when he ripped out her hearing aid when they were younger, and he wonders if he ever properly apologized to her for that. He does this while falling to what he recognizes might be his death, which happened because he saved Nishimiya from a suicide attempt.]]



* BrokenBird: Ishida and Shouko. But specially Shouko.
** Shouko's mother as well. With her ex-husband putting all the blame for Shouko's disability on her - as well as divorcing her for having a deaf daughter - Ms. Nishimiya has had the responsibility of raising two daughters, one with special needs, with only the assistance of her mother to get by while having to become a breadwinner.

to:

* BrokenBird: Ishida and Shouko. But specially Shouko.
Ishida is a former school bully who has dealt with years of bullying himself, now overridden with anxiety and without a friend to speak of. By the time the story begins, he's contemplating suicide, and is only stopped by his mother. Shouko, meanwhile, has had to deal with being tormented for her disability all her life. Even though she and Ishida becomes friends and she and the others come back together, she's been contemplating suicide, too, since before the main plot. [[spoiler:This drives her to jump off a balcony after the friend group disband from an argument on who bullied her and why. She's only saved by Ishida's interference, but then has to deal with him falling into a coma because of it.]]
** Shouko's mother as well. With her ex-husband putting all the blame for Shouko's disability on her - as well as divorcing her for having a deaf daughter - Ms. Nishimiya has had the responsibility of raising two daughters, one with special needs, with only the assistance of her mother to get by while having to become a breadwinner. [[spoiler:Halfway through the film, her mother dies, and a montage of Yuzuru dealing with her grandmother's loss shows Ms. Nishimiya crying in grief.]]
* {{Bromance}}: Nagatsuka is Ishida's best friend, and he will get ''very angry'' at whoever says otherwise. Throughout the story, he is strongly supportive and defensive of Ishida, immediately getting angry at those who cause him trouble. When he finally sees him again after [[spoiler:Ishida's coma]], Nagatsuka breaks down in tears and begs him not to leave him ever again, even saying that he can't lose him.



** Ueno seems to believe that this is the best way to go about things compared to bottling up your true feelings.

to:

** Ueno seems to believe that this is the best way to go about things compared to bottling up your true feelings. While she and Shouko are on the Ferris wheel, she tells her plain and simple that she hates her and doesn't at all regret bullying her.



* CerebrusCallback: Ishida often got in trouble as a child for jumping off a bridge into the water with his friends, which was treating as just a dumb childish thing he liked to do when he was younger. Later, after he [[spoiler:saves Shouko from her suicide attempt, he falls into the river far below the balcony and is rendered comatose.]]



** Shouko occasionally tells off Yuzuru for being overprotective. Namely, she gets mad at Yuzuru for the FrameUp.

to:

** Shouko occasionally tells off Yuzuru for being overprotective. Namely, she gets mad at Yuzuru for the FrameUp.FrameUp in which she posted a video of Ishida jumping off the bridge to get Shouko's book.



** After being pushed deep into despair, [[spoiler: Shouya attempts to do this, but after meeting Nishimiya again]] it becomes HappilyFailedSuicide.

to:

** After being pushed deep into despair, [[spoiler: Shouya attempts to do this, but after meeting Nishimiya again]] it becomes HappilyFailedSuicide. Prior to this, it was his mother who put two and two together, and made him promise not to do it.



** Shouya develops this as a teen. He tells off Ueno for stealing Shouko's hearing aids again.

to:

** Shouya develops this as a teen. He tells off Ueno for stealing Shimada first begins to turn against Ishida when he rips Shouko's hearing aids again. aid out and makes her bleed, which he says was going too far. Considering all the bullying he does to Ishida and Shouko both, it seems his only line in the sand is physical assault.



* EtTuBrute: Shouya's old friends turn on him, the moment he becomes a scapegoat.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: [[spoiler: On the chapters following her attempted suicide,Shouko wears her hair in an unkempt fashion, reflecting her current demeanor.]]
* ExtremeDoormat: What Ueno and most others see Sahara as. [[spoiler:Which makes her throwing herself inbetween Ueno and Shouko to stop the former's attack on the latter and standing her ground despite Ueno's threats that much more surprising and [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome awesome]].]]

to:

* EtTuBrute: Shouya's old friends turn on him, the moment he becomes a scapegoat.
scapegoat. This includes his best friends who assisted in the bullying they blame him for.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: [[spoiler: On the chapters following her attempted suicide,Shouko suicide, Shouko wears her hair in an unkempt fashion, reflecting her current demeanor.]]
* ExtremeDoormat: What Ueno and most others see Sahara as. [[spoiler:Which makes her throwing herself inbetween Ueno and Shouko to stop the former's attack on the latter and standing her ground despite Ueno's threats that much more surprising and [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome awesome]].surprising.]]



* {{Hypocrite}}
** Ishida's former best friends assisted and/or watched as he tormented Shouko relentlessly, but once it came time for someone to take the fall for it, they pin the blame all on him. On top of this, they bully ''him'' afterwards in much the same way. Ishida couldn't make friends because Shimada spread the word that he was a bully--this, coming from the boy who is ''also'' a bully.
** Kawai heatedly calls out Ishida, Ueno, and other classmates for their bullying of Shouko back when they were children. When confronted with the fact that she ''also'' contributed to the bullying, she balks in offense.



* ImagineSpot: In Chapter 51, Shouko has one about [[spoiler: what life could have been like if she wasn't bullied and if her father never abandoned the family.]] It's a downright TearJerker.

to:

* ImagineSpot: In Chapter 51, Shouko has one about [[spoiler: what life could have been like if she wasn't bullied and if her father never abandoned the family.]] It's a downright TearJerker.



* {{Jerkass}}: ''Oh, aren't there a plenty.'' First, there was Ishida and his friends as kids. After he was bullied for several years, he grew out of it. His friend Ueno, did ''not''. [[spoiler: However, even worse than them is Shouko's father and paternal grandparents, who divorce her mother when they find out their granddaughter is deaf, blaming her mother the whole time.]]

to:

* {{Jerkass}}: {{Jerkass}}:
**
''Oh, aren't there a plenty.'' First, there was Ishida and his friends as kids. After he was bullied for several years, he grew out of it. His friend Ueno, did ''not''. [[spoiler: However, even worse than them is Shouko's father and paternal grandparents, who divorce her mother when they find out their granddaughter is deaf, blaming her mother the whole time.]]



* JerkassHasAPoint:
** For all of his shallowness, Takeuchi-sensei is right about one thing -- everything that happened in the past did change Shouya for the better.
** Yuzuru is correct when saying that her mother has no right to judge whom she and Shouko befriend, especially after their mother tried to invoke MiseryBuildsCharacter.

to:

* JerkassHasAPoint:
**
JerkassHasAPoint: For all of his shallowness, Takeuchi-sensei is right about one thing -- everything that happened in the past did change Shouya for the better.
** Yuzuru is correct when saying that her mother has no right to judge whom she and Shouko befriend, especially after their mother tried to invoke MiseryBuildsCharacter.
better.



* KarmaHoudini: After the major DramaBomb in chapter 38, many characters end up suffering in their own way. Everyone except Kawai, the one who ''instigated'' the DramaBomb to begin with!

to:

* KarmaHoudini: KarmaHoudini
**
After the major DramaBomb in chapter 38, many characters end up suffering in their own way. Everyone except Kawai, the one who ''instigated'' the DramaBomb to begin with!



* KidsAreCruel: The plot was jump-started due to this.

to:

* KidsAreCruel: The plot was jump-started due to this. The deaf Shouko was at first welcomed, albeit a bit awkwardly, into the class despite her deafness. Once Ishida began the bullying however, Ueno, Hirose, Shimada, Kawai and others happily join in on the tormenting until Shouko has to transfer schools again. When confronted with the consequences, all the blame is heaped upon Ishida, and he's subjected to the same bullying as a scapegoat.



* MeaningfulEcho: Chapter 1 begins with a brief scene in the present - Ishida seeing Nishimiya and noting how he hated her. In Chapter 6, the manga returns to the scene and briefly goes to Yuzuru Nishimiya's view... where she notes that she hates Ishida. [[spoiler: Another echo happens when Nishimiya tells Ueno, who outright says that she hates Nishimiya, that Nishimiya hates herself - just as Ishida admitted to Nishimiya when he found her again that he hated himself a few pages after she mentally notes that she hates him.]]

to:

* MeaningfulEcho: MeaningfulEcho
**
Chapter 1 begins with a brief scene in the present - Ishida seeing Nishimiya and noting how he hated her. In Chapter 6, the manga returns to the scene and briefly goes to Yuzuru Nishimiya's view... where she notes that she hates Ishida. [[spoiler: Another echo happens when Nishimiya tells Ueno, who outright says that she hates Nishimiya, that Nishimiya hates herself - just as Ishida admitted to Nishimiya when he found her again that he hated himself a few pages after she mentally notes that she hates him.]]



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: In chapter 45, in the aftermath of the fighting, Ueno breaks down in tears and admits that all the things she's done just push Ishida away from her, and that her most recent move (attacking Shouko when the latter has a sprained or broken arm) might be final impetus for him to push her away for good.

to:

* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: MyGodWhatHaveIDone
**
In chapter 45, in the aftermath of the fighting, Ueno breaks down in tears and admits that all the things she's done just push Ishida away from her, and that her most recent move (attacking Shouko when the latter has a sprained or broken arm) might be final impetus for him to push her away for good.



* {{Mukokuseki}}: Averted.
* {{Narcissist}}: Kawai is basically a textbook example and comes off far closer to the real life version, an actual personality disorder, than the more common fictional version of simply being in love with oneself.

to:

* {{Mukokuseki}}: Averted.
* {{Narcissist}}:
{{Narcissist}
**
Kawai is basically a textbook example and comes off far closer to the real life version, an actual personality disorder, than the more common fictional version of simply being in love with oneself.



* NewTransferStudent: How Nishimiya is introduced into the story.
* NiceGirl: Sahara is far and away the nicest, most understanding character in the series.

to:

* NewTransferStudent: How Nishimiya is introduced into the story.
*
story as a girl who enters Ishida's class. Unfortunately, her time at the school doesn't last long, as the rampant bullying drives her to transfer again.
%%*
NiceGirl: Sahara is far and away the nicest, most understanding character in the series.



** Shouko's initial reaction when she encounters Shouya again. She runs away and ends up in a TroubledFetalPosition.

to:

** Shouko's initial reaction when she encounters Shouya again. She runs away and ends up in a TroubledFetalPosition. Very justified, considering the last time she saw him, he was her worst bully.



** Holding someone with only one arm, especially if you are not athletic or muscular, is a very difficult thing to do. [[spoiler:Ishida just barely manages to keep a hold on Shouko while he's saving her from her suicide attempt, and is sweating and groaning in pain all the while. He manages to save her, but the force it takes to pull her up sends him over the railing instead.]]



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech
** Kawai tries to give one to Ishida in front of her crush and the other classmates, tearing into him for all the bullying and torment he put Shouko throughout the years. It doesn't work when he points out that she was also an instigator, which she balks at. She later tries it again when everyone is arguing, but Ishida shuts her down hard once again, and she leaves in a huff.
** Ueno gives a villainous one to Shouko twice, once on the Ferris wheel and once after [[spoiler:Ishida is put into a coma.]] She tells Shouko point-blank that she hates her, all the bullying is Shouko's own fault, and all the arguing and drama happening between everyone falls on Shouko's shoulders, too.
** Ishida gives a quiet but harsh one to everyone in turn when they're all on the bridge. He calls out Kawai for acting like she had nothing to do with Shouko's bullying, Ueno for being a hateful person in general, and Mishiba for judging him for what happened despite only joining the group as of very recent. Unfortunately, he also goes for Nagatsuka, shutting down his unstoppable support considering he doesn't know him very well.



* SelfServingMemory: Nagatsuka's first script draft plays out like one of these, with the pivotal meeting that led to his friendship with Ishida turning from the latter meekly trying to deflect a bully's attention and scorn from the former into an action-filled sequence, complete with a TakeThat against Ueno for scorning Nagatsuka's feelings. It even turns Ishida's meek distraction, "Uh... you can borrow my bike," into a PreAsskickingOneLiner (albeit about a car). Played with in that it primarily tries to make Ishida look better instead, although Nagatsuka does look cooler in the story.

to:

* SelfServingMemory: SelfServingMemory:
**
Nagatsuka's first script draft plays out like one of these, with the pivotal meeting that led to his friendship with Ishida turning from the latter meekly trying to deflect a bully's attention and scorn from the former into an action-filled sequence, complete with a TakeThat against Ueno for scorning Nagatsuka's feelings. It even turns Ishida's meek distraction, "Uh... you can borrow my bike," into a PreAsskickingOneLiner (albeit about a car). Played with in that it primarily tries to make Ishida look better instead, although Nagatsuka does look cooler in the story.



* ShonenHair: Shouya.

to:

* ShonenHair: Shouya.Shouya's hair is very spiky both as a child and a teenager.



* TimeSkip: The series starts in Elementary School and skips to five years later in High School in Chapter 5.

to:

* TimeSkip: TimeSkip:
**
The series starts in Elementary School and skips to five years later in High School in Chapter 5.



* {{Tsundere}}: Ms. Nishimiya is a non-romantic version towards Ishida after he helps track down Shouko during a rainstorm. She treats him brusquely, clearly not quite forgiving what he did in the past, but she's willing to tolerate him for the sake of her daughters. [[spoiler: She starts showing him some warmth after her own mother's death, and she drops it completely after Shouko's suicide attempt.]]

to:

* {{Tsundere}}: {{Tsundere}}:
**
Ms. Nishimiya is a non-romantic version towards Ishida after he helps track down Shouko during a rainstorm. She treats him brusquely, clearly not quite forgiving what he did in the past, but she's willing to tolerate him for the sake of her daughters. [[spoiler: She starts showing him some warmth after her own mother's death, and she drops it completely after Shouko's suicide attempt.]]



* WeUsedToBeFriends: Virtually every relationship is either this or an inverted "We Used To Be ''Enemies''."

to:

* WeUsedToBeFriends: Virtually every relationship is either this or an inverted "We Used To Be ''Enemies''."" This is mostly due to Ishida becoming everyone's scapegoat for the bullying, justifiably severing ties.



* WoundedGazelleGambit: Kawai's main tactic. When everyone turned on Ishida in elementary school, she immediately turned on the tears when he tried to bring up how she let the bullying happen. [[spoiler: In a later chapter, when Ishida again brings up how she was just as bad as him, she turns on the tears and announces to the entire class that Ishida was the one who bullied Nishimiya.]]

to:

* WoundedGazelleGambit: WoundedGazelleGambit:
**
Kawai's main tactic. When everyone turned on Ishida in elementary school, she immediately turned on the tears when he tried to bring up how she let the bullying happen. [[spoiler: In a later chapter, when Ishida again brings up how she was just as bad as him, she turns on the tears and announces to the entire class that Ishida was the one who bullied Nishimiya.]]


The class and teacher refuse to take responsibility for their complicity in the bullying and instead push all of the blame onto a single participant: Shouya Ishida. He is ostracised by his former friends and becomes a victim of their bullying himself, forcing him to spend the rest of his schooldays alone and bitter. He falls into a deep depression and comes to realise the gravity of what he did to Shouko, attempting to make amends in his own small ways (such as taking a sign-language class).

Years later as a high schooler, by sheer chance he happens to meet Shouko once again and finally has a chance to apologise for his past actions. The story unfolds as Shouya and Shouko get to know each other as real people and struggle with the emotional scars stemming from their pasts.

to:

The class and teacher refuse to take responsibility for their complicity in the bullying and instead push all of the blame onto a single participant: Shouya Ishida. He is ostracised by his former friends and becomes a victim of their bullying himself, forcing him to spend the rest of his schooldays alone and bitter. He falls into a deep depression and comes to realise the gravity of what he did to Shouko, attempting to make amends in his own small ways (such ways, such as taking a sign-language class).

class.

Years later as a high schooler, by sheer chance he happens to meet Shouko once again and finally has a chance to apologise for his past actions. The story unfolds as Shouya and Shouko get to know each other as real people and struggle with the emotional scars stemming from of their pasts.


* UnstoppableRage: [[spoiler:When Ueno finds out that Shouya was sent to the hospital for trying to save Shouko for an attempted suicide, Ueno lets out all her rage on Shouko both physically and verbally and doesn't stop despite pleas from Sahara, even taunting her after she fails to move aside. It takes a slap from Shouko's mom to get her to stop.]]

to:

* UnstoppableRage: [[spoiler:When Ueno finds out that Shouya was sent to the hospital for trying to save Shouko for an attempted suicide, Ueno lets out all her rage on Shouko both physically and verbally and doesn't stop despite pleas from Sahara, even taunting her after she fails to move aside. It takes a slap from Shouko's mom to get her to stop.stop, and even then only a while after trying to attack her as well.]]


** When Shouya meets Shouko again after five years, she ''forgives'' him and even wants to be his friend. The problem is the girl's mother, sister and Ishida himself aren't so forgiving of his actions.

to:

** When Shouya meets Shouko again after five years, she ''forgives'' him and even wants to be his friend.friend after initially running away from him. The problem is the girl's mother, sister and Ishida himself aren't so forgiving of his actions.


Added DiffLines:

* EveryoneHasStandards:
** Shouya develops this as a teen. He tells off Ueno for stealing Shouko's hearing aids again.
** Kawaii is a [[spoiler:piece of work and a Drama Queen]]. She also rightfully tells off Ueno for [[spoiler:barring everyone from visiting a comatose Shouya in the hospital]].


Added DiffLines:

* HeelRealization:
** After Shouko transferred in elementary school, Shouya realized what he did was wrong as he became the class pariah. Especially when much later on he catches sight of a scar on her ear from when he ripped out her hearing aids.
** Ueno in the manga ends up in a TroubledFetalPosition after it sinks in that [[spoiler:she beat up on a deaf Shouko, whose arm was in a sling, and blaming her for Shouya's coma. She also beat up Sahara for getting in the way and stopping her. When Sahara comes to check on her, Ueno's apologetically saying they're not friends because what sort of friend would do that to another]]? Then she flashes back to how she never stood up for Shouya after he got bullied in turn, and her attempts to have him reconcile with his schoolday friends backfired horribly. Afterward, while she is still angry at Shouko, [[spoiler:she doesn't stoop to such means again and is much more direct]].


* OneSteveLimit: Ishida and Nishimiya are nicknamed "Sho-chan" by their mothers. In the present, it serves to underline the similarities between the two. In the past, it seemed to serve as one of the reasons that Ishida decided to bully Nishimiya.

to:

* OneSteveLimit: Ishida Played with; Shoya and Nishimiya are Shoko's names sound very similar, but they're each written with different kanji. However, they're both nicknamed "Sho-chan" by their mothers. In the present, it serves to underline the similarities between the two. In two, while in the past, it seemed to serve as one of the reasons that Ishida Shoya decided to bully Nishimiya.Shoko.


** Ishida as the Beast from [[{{Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast}} Beauty and the Beast]]. Both of them were introduced as arrogant, cruel and selfish towards those around them; as punishment for their horrible behavior, they become 'cursed' to [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer live in solitude as an outcast until they find someone/people who can love them for who they were]]. And of course their character arcs about them [[TheAtoner learning to overcome their former selves and change into better people]].

to:

** Ishida as the Beast from [[{{Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast}} Beauty and the Beast]]. Both of them were introduced as arrogant, cruel and selfish towards those around them; as punishment for their horrible behavior, they become 'cursed' to [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer live in solitude as an outcast until they find someone/people who can love them for who they were]]. And of course their character arcs are about them [[TheAtoner learning to overcome their former selves and change into better people]].


* FairytaleMotifs: Several of the main characters follow certain themes found in several fairy tales.

to:

* FairytaleMotifs: Several Some of the main characters follow certain themes found in several have various similarities with specific fairy tales.tale characters.


* {{Foreshadowing}}: Early in the series, one of friends comments on how his habit of jumping off the bridge was going to come back and bite him in the butt someday. [[spoiler: Although the frame-up is a LighterAndSofter take on the foreshadowing - Shouya's planned suicide was to be a jump off a bridge.]] Further, it takes a darker turn in [[spoiler: Chapter 43, when Shouya's attempt to prevent Shouko's suicide succeeds, but the effort carries Shouya over a balcony's edge into water.]]



** {{Foreshadowing}}: Early in the series, one of friends comments on how his habit of jumping off the bridge was going to come back and bite him in the butt someday. [[spoiler: Although the frame-up is a LighterAndSofter take on the foreshadowing - Shouya's planned suicide was to be a jump off a bridge.]] Further, it takes a darker turn in [[spoiler: Chapter 43, when Shouya's attempt to prevent Shouko's suicide succeeds, but the effort carries Shouya over a balcony's edge into water.]]


** Nagatsuka as the FairyGodmother from [[{{Literature/Cinderella}} Cinderella]]. In some versions of the tale, the Fairy Godmother would provide a SecretTestOfCharacter for the protagonist in order to prove her worth; once she passes, the fairy would use her magic to make her dreams come true. The same thing happens in the plotline where Nagatsuka is facing a bully and calls to Ishida for help. And once Ishida gives up his bike to help him, Nagatsuka becomes his closest friend and offers him emotional, [[SecretlyWealthy and financial,]] support without question.

to:

** Nagatsuka as the FairyGodmother from [[{{Literature/Cinderella}} Cinderella]]. In some versions of the tale, the Fairy Godmother would provide a SecretTestOfCharacter for the protagonist in order to prove her worth; once she passes, the fairy would use her magic to make her dreams come true. The same thing happens in the plotline story where Nagatsuka is facing confronted by a bully and calls to for help with Ishida for help.in earshot. And once Ishida gives up his bike to help him, Nagatsuka becomes his closest friend and offers him emotional, [[SecretlyWealthy and financial,]] support without question.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 68

Top

Example of:

/
/

Feedback