Hoshi no Koe


Voices of a Distant Star

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Alternative Titles

English: Voices of a Distant Star
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
Genres: Sci-FiSci-Fi, SpaceSpace, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, MechaMecha
Duration: 25 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.241 (scored by 6671266,712 users)
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Ranked: #25682
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Popularity: #1056
Members: 126,213
Favorites: 548
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Synopsis

It is the year 2046, Noboru Terao and Mikako Nagamine are close friends who will soon be graduating junior high school. But after an alien attack on humanity, Mikako is selected for the UN military space expedition set to retaliate against the aliens. Separated, Noboru and Mikako attempt to keep in touch by sending emails to each other with their cell phones. Yet as the expedition journeys farther from Earth, the time it takes for them to transmit and receive each other's messages increases substantially.

Hoshi no Koe revolves around the relationship between this couple as they try to stay connected despite the growing distance between them.

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


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Ending Theme

"Through The Years And Far Away" by Low



Jun 1, 2007
Stormy_77 (All reviews)
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
Aug 12, 2010
Shuu-chan (All reviews)
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
Apr 20, 2015
milnivek (All reviews)
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
Aug 20, 2013
Savepoints (All reviews)
“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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