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.
Anime as exceptionally beautiful and insanely detailed as these two can show you a quality of the animation that's on a very high level. The atmospheres of both shows are very similar to each other and grab you without letting you go until it's over, leaving you almost speechless. If you want to check out the pinnacle (at the time) of animation quality, watch these two.
They are both made by the same director, Makoto Shinkai. And I must say, they have incredibly similar themes. Not in subject matter but they both concern themselves with matters of the heart and the distance between humans. One is a force separation while the other is a gradual drifting apart. If you like anime that makes you think, watch these two.
Two people in love separated by two things that will never close or come to an end. Time and distance. Both are beautifully done (as expected of Shinkai) and have that depth to them that makes you think of Miyazaki.
They are both same director's work, if you liked the style of one, you'll likely enjoy the other. They have also similar stories, since they are both about separation of lovers who try to communicate with each other. However, the artwork of voices of a distant star is not as good as 5 cm per second's.
Though these two movies of Shinkai Makoto present two different perspectives about the effects of distance and time in a relationship, they still give me the same melancholic feeling towards the end. Voices of a Distant Star is about two people who were separated by unfortunate situations, but their commitment to each other kept them close to each other emotionally. Despite their struggles, they held onto on maintaining their intimate connection.
On one hand, 5 Centimeters per Second shows more angles about the subject matter. Both physical distance (episode 1) and emotional gap (episode 2) are presented in the movie. Unlike VoaDS, the protagonist was the only one committed in the relationship. Overall, 5cm per second is much more mature, but seeing Voices of a distant star gives me an idea how Shinkai Makoto evolves. read more
They are made by the same director and are both visually stunning. The stories are both about a boy and a girl who like each other and get separated, but keep in touch by mail. In "Voices From A Distant Star" the girl goes into space to fight aliens and keeps in contact by sending text messages.The farther she gets the longer it takes to receive the messages. In "5 Centimeters Per Second" the boy moves and they keep in contact by sending letters to each other. But as time goes on they slowly start to separate. Both these movies are fantastic and are definitely worth watching. read more
Both have the same director. The art style is very similar, which is one of the things that i love most about Mokoto's work. The plot between 5 centimeters per second and Voices of a distant star are different, however they both follow the theme of young romance being separated due to distance.
>They are "similar" due they are by the same director.
>The art is kinda amazing in both the work, but personally I prefered the character art of Byousoku 5 Centimeter (5 cm per second).
>They are short (24 min and 60 min) so you can enjoy both in your free time.
>Both are sad, no way on how you look them ,they are sad.
>Both yells: "Carpe diem, don't waste your chances" and actually that was the thing I loved about them.
>Overall I prefered 5 cm per second, but they are both awesome anime.
-Same director, composer etc...
-Both shows share same themes - distance and speed.
-Both shows represent two people relationships after break for certain reasons.
-Both shows is pretty hard to fallow, since they both have dozens of symbols.
-As typical for Shinkai works, both represents ideas in scenery.
-Both shows has amazing soundtrack, however artwork in 5cm/s is more detailed, because it's newer.
-Both shows are very realistic, but 5cm/s hasn't whole sci-fi element.
Those who liked one show, will surely like other one.
The longing for a loved one to return is the main theme in both.
Both are amazingly unique. The emotional depth is very strong considering that most or all of the dialog is done by the two main characters. There is also a great deal of stunning animation.
The ending though is quite different. There is a manga to Hoshi no Koe which provides a bit more closure. I won't reveal it, but you might like the ending of one anime over the other.
Hoshi no Koe and Byousoku 5 Centimeters are both directed by Makoto Shinkai. Similar themes are present such as exchanging letters/messages between two people in a long distance relationship. Hoshi no Koe might be considered the spiritual prototype to Byousoku 5 Centimeter in many ways.
Both anime are directed by Makoto Shinkai, so they have similar style and elements. Both deal with long distance relationships, giving the watcher a similar melancholic feeling. Both feature first-person narratives and are quite touching.
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.
Both of these movies are highly artistic and thoughtful. They both share the same astounding animation and make enchanting stories. The Place Promised is longer, and more complex for it. Another incredible movie!
Kind of the same thing going on. Both the main girl and boy cannot communicate with each other face to face. The lead girl is lonely while the boy is trying to go on with his life. Both have the characters have their little monologues too.
Personally I'd recommend all Makoto Shinkai's films. The thing about these two is, though, one's a full-length film that feels like a short, and other's a short that feels like a full-length film. Shinkai's other shorts feel like shorts, and his other full-length films feel like full-length films. There's just something about these two.
Somebody called Hoshi no Koe "the serious and abridged version of Gunbuster". There is more than a little truth to this sentence. Shinkai's work was done, after all, in the true Gainax style: borrow a lot of things from everyone who did mecha anime in the past 20 years and blend them into something that nobody ever managed to create. Homages to the old Gainax OVA are completely evident (the uchuu kaiju are back, the Lysithea is a polished Exelion...) and many plot points are similar. Directorial style is much influenced by the 90's Hideaki Anno.
Similar stories where time-space distortion draws a young military girl and her classmates far apart from one another. Both deal with the uncertainty of knowing what's become of those you're separated from, and how, though living in separate worlds and aging at different rates, in the end, you're still the person your friends always knew.
Gunbuster and Hoshi no Koe relates to similar plots with sci-fi elements introduced to the audience. Influential or not, both anime deals with the concept of mecha warfare in a futuristic setting.
The characters become pilots and are a driving point to the main story. In their story also brings forth distance, tragedy, and a familiar mood bought about by consequences. Some of these consequences deals with loss because of an invasive force that threatens their existence. Otherwise, both anime possesses a familiar mood that will catch your attention in its eye catching ways.
Gunbuster also addresses the theme of differences in time frames, due to relativity, and, though not focusing on the melancholy of staying young while other get old, antecedes Voices of a Distant Star (2002).
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.
Both OVA takes place in the distant future that tells a tale of humanity and the truth of society.
Both series has a nice soundtrack that is appealing to the ears.
Both series has that melancholy feeling that seems to reflect emotions and sadness. Additionally, they also have science fiction themes that details humanity's future; a scientific touch in the anime world.
Both of these anime are short 25 minute movies about loneliness in a science fiction setting. Both of these anime spend most of their time illustrating this loneliness and both end without full resolution of the issues brought up.
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.
The setting and the atmosphere are quite similar. Both anime are really touching and leave strong feeling of melancholy in the end. Also, they both have great soundtracks, that perfectly matches their mood.
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.
No tengo nada que decir de esta película salvo que es preciosa. Incluso aunque la historia no contara nada visualmente es preciosa. Cada detalle está tan cuidado que en ocasiones es difícil saber si los escenarios que ves son dibujos o fotografías. Merece la pena verla sólo por gozar de la calidad del dibujo.
I have nothing to say about this movie except that it is beautiful. Even if the story did not tell anything, it is visually beautiful. Every detail is so well done that it is sometimes difficult to know whether the scenarios that you see are drawings or photographs. It's worth seeing just to enjoy the quality of the drawing. read more
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 became one of my favourite anime. read more
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.