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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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Cast

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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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2 February 2003 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Voices of a Distant Star See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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

Mikako Nagamine: I want to be hit by the rain, I want to go to a convenience store and eat ice cream together... Noboru... Noboru, who's become 24 years old! I am the 15 year old Mikako and I... you know, I really like you.
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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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A visual 'haiku' on love, separation, and war.
5 November 2003 | by GreyinBeardSee all my reviews

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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