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Voices of a Distant Star (2002)

Hoshi no koe (original title)
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The love of Japanese high school students Mikako Nagamine and Noboru Tera is tested when Mikako is sent to fight aliens in a distant universe and voice mails to and from Earth become months to years in transmission.

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Makoto Shinkai

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Makoto Shinkai
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mika Shinohara Mika Shinohara ... Mikako Nagamine (voice)
Makoto Shinkai ... Noboru Terao (original version) (voice)
Sumi Mutoh Sumi Mutoh ... Mikako Nagamine ('seiyuu' version) (voice)
Chihiro Suzuki Chihiro Suzuki ... Noboru Terao ('seiyuu' version) (voice)
Donna Burke ... Operator ('seiyuu' version) (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adam Conlon Adam Conlon ... Noboru Terao (voice)
Cynthia Martinez Cynthia Martinez ... Mikako Nagamine (voice)
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Storyline

The story of the high school students Mikako Nagamine and Noboru Terao. When the alien Tarsians attack, Mikako volunteers to be a pilot in the space force that will protect mankind. The lovers try to remain in contact using cellular telephone text messages, but as each battle takes Mikako further from the Earth, each message takes longer to arrive. Will their love stand the tests of time and distance? Written by Patrick Graydon <imdb@pgraydon.org>

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youth | crying | ova | love | text message | See All (27) »

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A love story that transcends time and space See more »


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2 February 2003 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Voices of a Distant Star See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Makoto Shinkai animated the film entirely by himself using his apple computer. See more »

Quotes

Mikako Nagamine: But I just want to see Noboru again... and just tell him, ''I love you!''
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Soundtracks

Through the Years and Far Away (Hello Little Star)
Music by Tenmon
Lyrics by K. Juno
Performance by Ai Miyoko
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really well done, just as all Shinkai's work.
26 May 2008 | by orozcosamuel1See all my reviews

First of all, it is really really good.

What amazed me the most is how in such a short period of time Makoto Shinkai is able to create such a wonderful, clear, interesting and beautiful story.

This 25 minute ova tells the story of two friends who are separated because of military reasons. as the distance between them grows, it is harder for them to communicate. Just as Makoto Shinkai's other movies the story basically tries to explain how time and distance make people grow apart even when they love each other. This movie however is still in every aspect bellow 5 minutes per second. The reason I didn't like it as much as other Shinkai's movies is because animation was not very good, or maybe I just didn't like it. Never the less, its still a great movie which I recommend to everyone, (anime fan or not). Its easy to follow, very well built, and as I already said, is by far the best work I've ever seen in such a short period of time. Very very good. p.s: watch 5 minutes per second (also by the same director) is the best!!


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