Ranked #1046
Hoshi no Koe

Hoshi no Koe

Alternative Titles

English: Voices of a Distant Star
Japanese: ほしのこえ


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 2, 2002
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.681 (scored by 39339 users)
Ranked: #10462
Popularity: #495
Members: 65,180
Favorites: 384
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drama mecha romance sci-fi


Hoshi no Koe, using full 2D and 3D digital animation, is a story of a long distance love and mail messages between a boy and girl. Set in 2046 after the discovery of the ruins of an alien civilization on Mars, man has been able to make leaps in technology and is planning to send an expedition into space in the next year. Nagamine Mikako and Terao Noboru are junior high school students. However, while Noboru will be entering senior high next winter, Mikako is selected to join the space expedition.

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Adaptation: Hoshi no Koe

Characters & Voice Actors

Nagamine, Mikako
Nagamine, Mikako
Martinez, Cynthia
Martinez, Cynthia
Mari, Valentina
Mari, Valentina
Terao, Noboru
Terao, Noboru
Suzuki, Chihiro
Suzuki, Chihiro
Raffaeli, Daniele
Raffaeli, Daniele


Shinkai, Makoto
Producer, Director, Script, Character Design, Animation Director, Executive Producer
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement, Music
Foster, Steven
ADR Director

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Mar 5, 2015
Have you ever tried having a long distance relationship? It’s not easy, believe me. I once tried it for a year and a half and it was really hard. The trust issues men, they’re killer. You don’t know what she’s really doing because you are not always together. Though she tells you want you want to hear, you will not know if it’s really the truth. After the relationship, we became friends (can you believe it?) and she told me she was having an affair during that time. What a bitch! Anyway, my situation was just one of the millions of long distance relationships all read more
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Jun 1, 2007
Another hidden gem gets reviewed.

I randomly picked this DVD up at Blockbuster's Anime section and expected nothing much from it and 25 minutes later I was ...... !!!!!! The next day I told 10 people about this movie. That's how much it *got* to me.

Hoshi no Koe ~The Voices of a Distant Star~, is essentially a story of a long distance love and mail messages between a boy and girl. The movie is really short, but in that time you discover that the two of them are friends, the girl is sent out with space forces, but they "text" each other. As time passes (on read more
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Aug 20, 2013
“There is no long distance about love, it always finds a way to bring hearts together no matter how many miles there are between them.”

Telling a good story in only 25 minutes can be a difficult task, but Shinkai Makoto (almost) single-handedly managed to do so with Hoshi no Koe. However, since it was in fact only made by one person, it does have its fair share of flaws (some more prominent than others).

Story: (8 / 10)
The story is simple. Two childhood friends are separated, but try to stay in contact with each other, even as the distance between them grows. This creates a rather read more
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Jan 17, 2010
The story line is just simple but how they portrayed it was just FANTASTIC. We all probably can think of a story like this one but its how the story was full of passion between the two characters which made this anime's story so beautiful. This anime shows how easily love can determine one's future and thoughts.

Although the story was good there were some "not gonna happen, even for an anime" moments, which was the heroine was still in high school and was going out to the universe. Although, this gave the anime a dramatic effect to it.

It was interesting to see how read more
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They're from the same director, so you can expect the style to be quite similar. Voices of a Distant star is a bit short in comparison, but quite similar otherwise. 5cm doesn't have the whole sci-fi element involved though... at least not as it stands after the first episode.
They're from the same director, so you can expect the style to be quite similar. Voices of a Distant star is a bit short in comparison, but quite similar otherwise. Both focus heavily on the relationships between main characters, and both have the whole near-future sci-fi thing going on.
Gunbuster is the original pretty girls in mecha with heart wrenching emotions anime. VoaDS updates this theme to post Eva levels of teen angst. If you've seen one, you must see the other.
Both Mikako of Voices and the protagonists of Pale Cocoon are forcibly alienated from Earth. Both stories take place in a depopulated and dystopic future, and emphasize a kind of ethereal nostalgia for the "Home Planet." Both involve elements of ambiguous romance.
In both animes there is a girl who's fighting against aliens to save the Earth. In both animes it get's really dramatic and there's a romance thing going on to. Both are very sad. If one got you you'd definitely like the other one too.
Both a very sad and angsty story about two unappreciated loves, in times of war. In both anime, there are lots of science-fiction elements and the significant other of the protagonist is used as a weapon. Very similiar.
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"Through The Years And Far Away" by Low

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