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Hoshi no koe (2002)

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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)
... Noboru Terao (original version) (voice)
Sumi Mutoh ... Mikako Nagamine ('seiyuu' version) (voice)
Chihiro Suzuki ... Noboru Terao ('seiyuu' version) (voice)
... 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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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: That summer day, I remember well when I thought the period of eight years seemed eternal. Although I haven't lived my life since then without indecision, that goal I decided upon that day still hasn't changed. I will live in my own time.
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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.
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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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