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Voices of a Distant Star (2003)
"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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Credited cast:
Mika Shinohara ...
Mikako Nagamine (voice)
Makoto Shinkai ...
Noboru Terao (original version) (voice)
Sumi Mutoh ...
Mikako Nagamine ('seiyuu' version) (voice)
Chihiro Suzuki ...
Noboru Terao ('seiyuu' version) (voice)
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Operator ('seiyuu' version) (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adam Conlon ...
Noboru Terao (voice)
Cynthia Martinez ...
Mikako Nagamine (voice)
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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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A love story that transcends time and space


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2 February 2003 (Japan)  »

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"Hoshi no Koe" was shown for one month by small theater "Tollywood" in Shimokitazawa (a town in the west area of Tokyo), but the many people who had watched the trailer on the Web thronged there. Tollywood has only 46 seats, but 3000 or more persons watched it through the month. See more »

Quotes

Noboru Terao: The time between Mikako and I drifts further and further apart. That is why I have made a goal: to make my heart harder, colder and stronger. The door that I know will never open. I won't knock on it eternally. I will become an adult, even alone.
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Through the Years and Far Away (Hello Little Star)
Music by Tenmon
Lyrics by K. Juno
Performance by Ai Miyoko
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Wonderful little film!!
28 February 2005 | by (Saint Louis) – See all my reviews

Makoto Shinkai could direct traffic and I would watch. This was an amazing anime. You could feel the distance and loneliness of the two main characters. Shinkai wrote, directed and made this all on one computer and you can feel the very personal feel that it gave this animation.

I heard a lot of good things about this anime movie long before I watched it and did not think too much about actually picking it up. But I have to tell the truth when I saw it on sale that pushed me over the line to get it and I am very glad I did. It is was wonderful addition to my collection.

Even the bonus that comes on the DVD version about a cat is great, it is only 5 minutes long but he makes it great. I look forward to his works, I am sure it will be tugging at the heart-strings as he weaves his tale into our hearts.


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