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Hoshi no koe (2003)

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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)
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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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We're probably the first generation of lovers to be torn apart by Earth and space. See more »


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2 February 2003 (Japan)  »

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Voces de una Estrella Distante  »

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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: We are far, far, very, very far apart... but it might be that thoughts can overcome time and distance. Noboru, have you ever thought about something like that? If...
Noboru Terao: If for even one instant, something like that could happen.
Mikako Nagamine: What I would think?
Noboru Terao: What would Mikako think?... there is probably one thing we would think.
Mikako Nagamine: Say Noboru, I Am Here
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Referenced in Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.62 (2014) See more »

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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Very touching, different and well done.
1 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

Well, this one caught me off guard! I was very surprised of it... Art is done fantastically... still can't believe that it's done by one person! Can't wait for the second! Just go ahead and see if you can find one! Its translated title is "Voices of a Distant Star".


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