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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
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: CoMix Wave Films
Source: Original
Duration: 25 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.361 (scored by 59,736 users)
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Ranked: #22372
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Popularity: #879
Members: 110,580
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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. 
report Recommended by Krelian
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. 
report Recommended by Krelian
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. 
report Recommended by rocket
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. 
report Recommended by Cinnamonsylph
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. 
report Recommended by Guybrush
Both involve a girl facing her crushing loneliness, unable to reach those she loves due to a separation of space and time. 
report Recommended by Kelvets
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.  
report Recommended by Teddy
Essentially the same thing, except this one is shorter and has mechs. 
report Recommended by ocdc
Both are space-story. Both about relationship and romantic. 
report Recommended by ZerOne01
They are directed by Makoto Shinkai They talk about a distant relationship and between them there's a way they can talk but always with time between them. I the two movies there are references about the sky world, the stars, and the different worlds.  
report Recommended by Geek_Boy
While Cencoroll is the wierder of the two shows, they are both single episode sci-fi anime that are the work of one man. In the case of Cencoroll, that man is Uki Atsuya. 
report Recommended by Archaeon
Both of these hard science fiction anime stories are united by similar setting (middle of the XXIth century) and similar motif of love separated by space and time. 
report Recommended by Arandelix
Hoshi no Koe and Serial Experiments Lain both contain the crushing feeling of adolecense and loneliness. There are heavy sci-fi elements in both, not to mention a similar style of animation. 
report Recommended by Third-Impact
Both series contains science fiction theme that explores a romance relationship that is doomed to fail. Both anime features tragedy that offers romance, drama, action, and emotions.  
report Recommended by Stark700
After watching Eureka Seven, it instantly reminded me of Voices of a Distant Star. - Both protagonist in each story share a deep bond and love for one another, and are around similar ages (teens). - Sci-fi & drama: Involve similar battling concepts using robots (Tracers/LFO's) for combat. - Both take place in the future  
report Recommended by Mr_DaftPunk
The general for these films is technologies which have negative impact on a situation. In one film technology didn't destroy mankind nearly, and in other film imperfection of technologies force two people feel lonely.  
report Recommended by kaonasi_mV
The similarity of the two works is the presence of the main characters, who are traveling in space. 
report Recommended by kaonasi_mV
Both are visually stunning pieces of anime that are a treat for the eyes, especially during action sequences. But more importantly, they both share the "human race at war with aliens" kind of story. 
report Recommended by ZachM
Both are sci-fi anime that involve mecha, which focus a lot on love and relationships. Both have space battles between humans and aliens, while at the same time, developing the romance between the male leads. Both have some sort of melancholic feel and create a similar atmosphere. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
Both are about a pair of lovers who communicate over insurmountable distances of space-time using their cell phones.  
report Recommended by Imosa
If you like emotional Anime, I really recommend 'Angel Beats', an anime series with beautiful courage, love, and friendship. Otonashi awakens only to learn he is dead. A rifle-toting girl named Yuri explains that they are in the afterlife, and Otonashi realizes the only thing he can remember about himself is his name. Otonashi decides to join the SSS and battle Tenshi, but he finds himself oddly drawn to her. While trying to regain his memories and understand Tenshi, he gradually unravels the mysteries of the afterlife. 
report Recommended by 1mke
The similarities in setting and sci-fi technology are striking, and it seems that VoaDS must have been a great influence when creating the world of Macross Frontier. 
report Recommended by Lazhward
Both story's point out the world has emerged vastly and main characters evoke there past lives memory's and thoughts to keep whatever semblance with them in the ever so different environment they seem to be living in now. 
report Recommended by m33rkAT
Aliens attack Earth and they use pilots in mechas to force back the invasion. Similar color scheme and lots of angst. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Despite of "top wo nerae 2" has more mecha and action, they both have an awesome atmosphere about the big universe.  
report Recommended by Hipsipila
both have the same bitter, bitter, bittersweet taste and feeling to it. shows the harsh realities of love, and the problems of life entwined. excellent romances which tear at your heart strings. even the composition of how it is 'filmed' is the same. 
report Recommended by sugarplumfairy
Romantic drama with sci-fi elements. High school characters, broken hearts and bitter-sweet mood. I love both movies. 
report Recommended by AnGeLZzZ
Both are made by one individual, and while both have similar flaws because of this, Hoshi no Koe is the better of the two. 
report Recommended by Archaeon
Short movie about existence, loneliness and the same art style, from Makoto Shinkai 
report Recommended by Hipsipila
I thought Black Rock Shooter was very similar to Voices of a distant star. For one, the art was interesting. But story plot wise, They were both about people that were good friends and something took them away from eachother. In Voices of a Distant Star, it literally was distance and in Black Rock Shooter, another character took them apart. They both had quit a bit of action in them too as well as being sad. 
report Recommended by kikima34
Both: made entirely by a single man. Art styles could use improvement. Main theme is war. 
report Recommended by lanblade
Both are somewhat about a mission for our futur and both have similar love stories that will make your heart ache. 
report Recommended by AnaMustacho
Not really the same storyline or anything, but they both fall under a couple of the same genres. Which would be mecha and romance. 
report Recommended by UserDeleted
Despite a lot of differences such as VoaDS being a short movie whereas FMwS is a extremely long TV series. Or the dramatic difference in animation quality, VoaDS is noticeably better looking than FMwS. Not to mention the fact that some might view FMwS to target a different audience, they may say FMwS is childish whereas VoaDS is more mature. It is my humble opinion that a lot of people who liked VoaDS would also like FMwS if they give FMwS a decent try. Note: I myself got turned off FMwS after watching the first ep. However once I got pass the first ep FMwS  read more 
report Recommended by helms
Art in both OVAs is similar. They also share the same feeling and in both a cell phone plays an importand role. Only difference is that Kono Danshi, Uchuujin to Tatakaemasu is labeled as (very light) shounen ai and Voices of a Distand Star is normal romance. 
report Recommended by tameiiki