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Makoto Shinkai (written by)
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Release Date:
2 February 2003 (Japan) See more »
Tagline:
A love story that transcends time and space
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A visual 'haiku' on love, separation, and war. See more (36 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
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)

Donna Burke ... Operator ('seiyuu' version) (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adam Conlon ... Noboru Terao (voice: English version)
Cynthia Martinez ... Mikako Nagamine (voice: English version)
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Directed by
Makoto Shinkai 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Makoto Shinkai  written by

Produced by
Yoshihiro Hagiwara .... producer
John Ledford .... executive producer (english version)
Makoto Shinkai .... producer
Mark Williams .... executive producer (english version)
 
Original Music by
Tenmon 
 
Cinematography by
Makoto Shinkai 
 
Film Editing by
Makoto Shinkai 
 
Casting by
Toshiki Kameyama 
 
Art Direction by
Makoto Shinkai 
 
Art Department
Makoto Shinkai .... character designer
Makoto Shinkai .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Steven Foster .... adr director
Youji Nishimura .... sound recordist
Kiyoshi Okabe .... sound designer
 
Animation Department
Makoto Shinkai .... animation director
Makoto Shinkai .... animator
 
Music Department
K. Juno .... lyrics: original song
Ai Miyoko .... performer: original song
Tenmon .... composer: original song
 
Other crew
Steven Foster .... adaptation: English dialogue
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hoshi no koe" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
25 min
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Trivia:
"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:In this way, my first quarter at high school passed by while exchanging mail with Mikako.
Noboru Terao:[looking at mobile phone: No message has been received] The further Mikako goes from the Earth, the more the time it takes to exchange mail lengthens.
Noboru Terao:[Again looking at mobile phone: No message has been... ] It's just that... I will become someone who only waits for Mikako's mail.
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Soundtrack:
Through the Years and Far Away (Hello Little Star)See more »

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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
A visual 'haiku' on love, separation, and war., 5 November 2003
Author: GreyinBeard from North Carolina, USA

Not the typical 'smash and blast' mech-warrior tale. And those looking for one will probably be disappointed, even though there are a few battle scenes.

A written haiku can give the fullness of something in a few words. The evocative images, minimalist dialogue, and soundtrack of this short file capture the full essence of two people in love, separated by war, in the same way. I don't believe a longer film could have done this.



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about the part where she sees herself (possible spoilers) Zaphod88
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