Hoshi no Koe


Voices of a Distant Star

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Alternative Titles

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: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, SpaceSpace
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.131 (scored by 7662076,620 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #33862
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1361
Members: 147,949
Favorites: 518

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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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Background

Winner of the 2003 Seiun Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.

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


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"Through The Years And Far Away" by Low



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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Hoshi no Koe Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 )
then - Aug 16, 2008
203 replies by bushman66 »»
Oct 10, 7:34 PM
Where to watch this
MoustacheDino - Nov 7, 2021
3 replies by Knight-Ender »»
Nov 7, 2021 3:52 PM
Anime or manga?
FurySlasher - Oct 27, 2021
3 replies by TranHieu120102 »»
Nov 1, 2021 5:45 PM
Would be great if they remade this.
TheMasterSword - Apr 8, 2020
3 replies by removed-user »»
Jan 21, 2021 6:16 AM
If someone really looks here, a question about the ending
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