Hoshi no Koe
Voices of a Distant Star
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Hoshi no Koe

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Synonyms: The Voices of a Distant Star
Japanese: ほしのこえ
English: Voices of a Distant Star
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 10
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 25, 2004 to Dec 25, 2004
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Theme: Mecha Mecha
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Afternoon
Authors: Shinkai, Makoto (Story), Yumeka, Sumomo (Art)


Score: 7.891 (scored by 89408,940 users)
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Ranked: #9142
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Popularity: #681
Members: 21,578
Favorites: 344

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Voices of a Distant Star
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To what distance would you go for your one true love? In the midst of an alien invasion, Mikako joins the resistance, leaving behind the one young man she loves. As she goes deeper into space, Mikako's only connection with her boyfriend is through cell-phone text messages. The war rages on and years pass, but Mikako barely ages in the timelessness of space while Noboru grows old. How can the love of two people, torn apart by war, survive?

(Source: Tokyopop)


Hoshi no Koe was published in English as The Voices of a Distant Star: Hoshi no Koe by Tokyopop on August 1, 2006. Vertical Inc. republished the series as Voices of a Distant Star on February 20, 2018. The series was also published in Brazilian Portuguese by Panini Comics/Planet Manga in November 2010 and in Russian as ГОЛОС ДАЛЁКОЙ ЗВЕЗДЫ by Istari Comics in 2012.

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Feb 4, 2009
Natsuriko (All reviews)
Hoshi no Koe, or "Voices of a Distant Star", is an outstanding manga about life, love and waiting. When I first watched the anime, I felt totally blinded by the message carried within the characters, their thoughts and their relationship. But, for some reason, that same feeling grew on me when I finished the manga version.

First of all, the art! If you didn't like this aspect in the anime, you'll be completly amazed when you read the manga version. Yumeka Sumomo did a great job by creating beautiful landscapes and places, just as the anime version did. One aspect that I found very pleasant were read more
Dec 26, 2009
lightwizar19 (All reviews)
Hoshi no Koe, Voices of a Distant Star is a short read with roughly 250 pages, although in those 250 pages the message portrayed is powerful. An emotional sledgehammer. Within the first two chapters, as you read of this tale of two lovers separated by time itself, you sympathize with their feelings. Separated by the vastness of space, having time itself as their enemy, this allegory is a parallel to all long distance relationships.

This manga is no more story than it is a representation of the fragility of human emotions and how love and feelings for others in far off places are difficult to maintain; read more
Aug 25, 2015
Nervin (All reviews)
What would you do if the person you love goes into space? Would you be able to love that person even it means to possibly never see that person again? How will you face that dilemma? Will you be able to move on with your life? Hoshi no Koe tries to explain these issues to the reader, which was successfully done in my opinion, though it may lack some depth for other readers.

Hoshi no Koe revolves around two teenagers in love, Noboru and Mikako; Mikako goes into space to fight extraterrestrial creatures, the tarsians, while Noboru stays on Earth. These two will communicate with eachother read more
Jun 9, 2015
Playcool (All reviews)
I came to read this after the anime movie, left me with mixed feelings, the setting was very different and interesting for your usual romantic story, but the pacing of the movie didnt let the story get the needed development for it to become something more.

Enters the manga, 2 years after the movie was released.
The plotline didnt change much from the movie, but was extend enough, there is alot more development for the beggining, before Mikako goes into space, there are some new faces and situations, but all in all it follows the anime story, uses its potential to the fullest and manages to give read more

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