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Hoshi no Koe


Alternative Titles

English: Voices of a Distant Star
Synonyms: Hoshi no Koe
Japanese: ほしのこえ

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 2, 2002
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: CoMix Wave Films
Source: Original
Duration: 25 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.571 (scored by 45,944 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #13502
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #653
Members: 79,015
Favorites: 453
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Episodes: /1

Synopsis

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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Characters & Voice Actors

Nagamine, Mikako
Nagamine, Mikako
Main
Mutou, Sumi
Japanese
Mutou, Sumi
Shinohara, Mika
Japanese
Shinohara, Mika
...
Terao, Noboru
Terao, Noboru
Main
Suzuki, Chihiro
Japanese
Suzuki, Chihiro
Shinkai, Makoto
Japanese
Shinkai, Makoto
...

Staff

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


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"Through The Years And Far Away" by Low



More reviewsReviews

Stormy_77
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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Shuu-chan
Aug 12, 2010
After watching the amazing 5 Centimeters Per Second, I figure I owed it to myself to watch Shinkai Makoto's first work Voices of a Distant Star. Reviews praised it and I assumed that it must be good. Well you know what they say about assuming.

Story:
Right off the bat I was unsure about the story. I liked the concept of love separated by distance as it worked quite well in 5cm Per Second, but the idea of lagging text messages is just ludicrous. You'd think that in the year 2046 we'd have invented a more effective form of communication, but I guess Shinkai Makoto didn't think read more
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milnivek
Apr 20, 2015
I first watched this movie in 2004 in university and remember being blown away by the sheer depth of emotions and feelings that this short film manages to convey in the time that the typical shounen anime may have managed to advance the plot by about 2 screams, a power-up and a fireball.

Coming back to this film over 10 years later, I was apprehensive at how my memories of the film would hold up to a rewatch by my older, cynical, 30-something self.

The art is pretty mediocre especially given the advances in animation in the past decade. The faces especially tend to be distorted and read more
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Savepoints
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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