Shouko Nishimiya

Shouko Nishimiya: Introduction

Shouko Nishimiya, In Japanese named as the Nishimiya Shōko and she is a character introduced in Koe no Katachi, anime series. Shouko is the female protagonist of the ‘A Silent Voice’ anime and manga series.

At the time, Shouko Nishimiya may not be completely deaf that is for that she has also given the hearing aids she possesses in both the ears; her hearing loss is very drastic enough to the point that she can be considered as clinically deaf. Instead of that, it has been also shown that though she cannot be able to clearly understand the single-single words, and she can hear the words in different pitches of tones in the voices of other people. Also, as it is stated in the Chapter 21 of the series, that Nishimiya is demonstrated to only wear the one hearing aid. This may be cause of the repercussion of Ishida’s act of pulling out her other hearing aid and make permanently damaging her ear in Chapter 03 of the anime. She also has speech problems with her voice whenever she talks out loudly, which is the reason that is why she communicates with Japanese Symbolic Languages.

Shouko Nishimiya: Personality

Shouko Nishimiya personality is that she is a very easy-going person, and she is really able to quickly forgive many people, such as Shouya- who is a person tries to bully her in the childhood. She is often seems to be clueless and doesn’t see herself as a special and prestigious individual that needs to be pitied. For Shouko it is very hard to show anger and very slow to cry, as she has endured a very long, painful life, aside with her to mother she has to leave her grandmother to look after the Nishimiya sisters.

Shouko Nishimiya
Creative looks: Shouko Nishimiya

Shoko is a quality to cares deeply for those who is around her and rather than blaming the world and people that have hurt her in between, she blames herself for that only. It has also been clearly mentioned that Shouko hates herself and fears that she is of no use. She sometime also knows she has been such a burden to the Naoka as classmates and also tries to reconnect her ties and help Naoka as much as possible and all she has ‘tarnished’.


In the childhood times, Shouko kept her hair in a style that is somewhat similar of a bob cut except her hair is straight around both the sides. Shouko usually seems to wear a dress whenever she is out of her school uniform.

In her teenage days, Shouko has perfectly grown into a pretty young lady with a petite build body. She is seemed to have light brownish-pink coloured wavy hair which reaches to her chest, and her hair bangs usually reaches till the bridge of her nose. Shoko’s eyes are dark brown in colour. She is mostly seen in only the school’s uniform only. Shoko’s school uniform consists of a navy-blue shade blazer, a blue ribbon to tie, a white shirt, a light brown sweater vest, a pale blue colour skirt with some light blue detailing, and a navy socks with a pair of the brown shoes.

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