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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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 (From Twitch. 11 April 2012, 5:18 AM, PDT)

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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
 
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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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This film was written, directed and produced entirely by Makoto Shinkai on his Power Mac G4. Makoto and his wife, Miko provided the voice acting for the working dub (A second Japanese dub was later created for the DVD release with professional voice actors).See more »
Quotes:
Mikako Nagamine:You know, Noboru, I have a lot of things I reminisce about, After all, I have nothing here. For example, you know: For example, things like summer, clouds and like cold rain... Things like the smell of a fall breeze. Like the sound of rain drops hitting an umbrella...
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Soundtrack:
Through the Years and Far Away (Hello Little Star)See more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Makes You Wish It Were Longer, 18 June 2008
Author: Joseph Sylvers from United States

Fantastic short film, all made by one man on a mac. Voices Of A Distant Star is the story of a future intergalactic war, and young couples separated by minutes, months, and eventually years communicating via texts, in one of the most entertaining movies about long distance relationships I've ever seen (the first one with space fights anyway). The direction alternates between simple objects and images caught in daytime shadows, and grandiose sweeping shots of ultra violet skys and vast alien landscapes and space. Likewise the plot alternates between introspective voice overs about longing and the passage of time, wonder at the magnitude and beauty at the psychical world, and anime style space battles with giant mech soldiers, aliens who resemble T1000esque Crustaceans, and Space Vessels which look like swans. Emotionally and visually moving anime, about growing up and growing apart.

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This was a disappointing anime, there's much better titles out there! notaharrypotterfan
Quite amazing... AceholeO182
So I Read the Extended Ending From the Novel(SPOILERS INSIDE) Stats87
about the part where she sees herself (possible spoilers) Zaphod88
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