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Voices of a Distant Star (2002)

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.

Director:

Makoto Shinkai

Writer:

Makoto Shinkai
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Credited cast:
Mika Shinohara Mika Shinohara ... Mikako Nagamine (voice)
Makoto Shinkai ... Noboru Terao (original version) (voice)
Sumi Mutoh Sumi Mutoh ... Mikako Nagamine ('seiyuu' version) (voice)
Chihiro Suzuki Chihiro Suzuki ... Noboru Terao ('seiyuu' version) (voice)
Donna Burke ... Operator ('seiyuu' version) (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adam Conlon Adam Conlon ... Noboru Terao (voice)
Cynthia Martinez Cynthia Martinez ... Mikako Nagamine (voice)
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Storyline

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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youth | crying | ova | love | text message | See All (27) »

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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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Trivia

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

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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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 proxops-peteSee 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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2 February 2003 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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