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In A Silent Voice, Shoya lives with his mom and a little girl named Maria. He refers to Maria as his little sister, but the two have different skin colors.

How are Shoya and Maria related?

Shoya and Maria

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It explain pretty well in manga and anime. She's not his sister, but she's his niece. Her mother is Shoya's sister and her father is a Brazilian. Maria's MAL page also mentioned

Ishida's young niece who lives with Ishida and his family. Maria is half-Japanese from her mother's side and half-Brazilian from her father's side.

This is her father

Maria's father

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