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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 »
User Reviews:
really well done, just as all Shinkai's work. See more (38 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)

Directed by
Makoto Shinkai 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Makoto Shinkai  written by

Produced by
Yoshihiro Hagiwara .... producer
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
Stanley Thomas .... adr engineer
 
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
Janice Williams .... dvd coordination
 

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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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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »

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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:It's stopped raining, hasn't it? Hey, look The sky It's a Tracer. It's pretty, isn't it?
Mikako Nagamine:Yeah... Say, Noboru... You know, I... I am going to be onboard that.
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Soundtrack:
Through the Years and Far Away (Hello Little Star)See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
really well done, just as all Shinkai's work., 26 May 2008

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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This was a disappointing anime, there's much better titles out there! notaharrypotterfan
about the part where she sees herself (possible spoilers) Zaphod88
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