Hoshi no Koe

Voices of a Distant Star

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Japanese: ほしのこえ
English: Voices of a Distant Star
German: Voices of a Distant Star
French: Voices of a Distant Star
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 2, 2002
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: ADV Films, GKIDS
Studios: CoMix Wave Films
Source: Original
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, SpaceSpace
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.131 (scored by 7732577,325 users)
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Ranked: #34702
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Popularity: #1389
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