Voices of a Distant Star

Voices of a Distant Star

  • Director: Makoto Shinkai
  • Countries of origin: Japan
  • Language: Japanese
  • Release date: February 2, 2003
  • Runtime: 25 minutes
  • Sound mix: Stereo
  • Aspect ratio: 1.33 : 1
  • Also known as: Голос далекої зірки
  • "ほしのこえ" is a 25-minute animated short film released by Mangazoo in Japan. The film was directed by The New Hayao Miyazaki, dubbed by Muto Sumi and The New Hayao Miyazaki, and was released in Japan on February 2, 2003.
    The film tells the story of Mikako Nagamine and Nori Terao, third-grade students from the same middle school, who overcome difficulties and keep their love between the vast starry sky and the earth   .


    • Release date February 2, 2003
    • Production companies CoMix Wave Films

    Movie reviews

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    • By Pearl 2022-09-22 03:26:20

      Eight years, can you wait?

      This is probably a platonic love that travels through time and space in the true sense. Teenagers and girls rely on sending longer and longer text messages to maintain this young love. The girl's time seems to stand still, and the teenager grows up slowly. .
      "Hello, 24-year-old Xiaosheng, I'm 15-year-old Mikako! I still like Ah Sheng very, very much!"
      For girls, the time starts from the last text message, and it's almost over. Without 8 years of inner torment, what the girl...

    • By Beaulah 2022-09-22 01:46:28

      The voice of the star is the voice of the heart

      It was the first time I heard about this anime on someone's blog. I was in my second year of college. I didn't know who Xing Haicheng was, and I didn't understand how a movie could only last 25 minutes.
       Later, I found "Distant World" and "Smiley", and I still like "Voice of the Stars" the most.
       Summer clouds, icy rain, the breath of autumn wind, the sound of rain falling on umbrellas. The soft soil of spring, the reassuring feeling of a convenience store in the middle of the...

    • By Calista 2022-07-10 23:18:07

      voice of the stars

      If everything is too late, we can only be people in two dimensions, is it possible that love cannot exist? Even if it is such
      a small wish, looking forward to raining with you again, and going to the convenience store to eat ice cream again, even if the thoughts of each other grow like
      vines in the rain, it cannot cross the distance of the universe and the distance of time.

      I have been listening to its original vocal music "THROUGH THE YEARS FAR AWAY", the song is...

    • By Josie 2022-07-10 22:41:34

      First acquaintance with Shinkai Makoto's animation

      I don't even remember how long it has been since I watched Japanese animations. The last time I watched it seriously was probably "Soul of Chess", and the animation movie is even older. It turned out to be "Goodbye Firefly" by Isao Takahata. This time I watched Makoto Shinkai's work because I happened to see the animation "Voice of the Stars" mentioned in the article written by Mr. Liang Wendao.

      A pair of lovers separated by the earth and the universe, the only way of contact is...

    • By Berta 2022-07-10 20:46:02

      Hear the stars sing

          Ash, I am here.
          I am here.
          Just like the "Mini Snow Messenger Hideka" I watched a long time ago, at the end of the film, SUGAR said to Sag, I'm here. Even if you can't see me, I'm here.
          The sentence itself is very sad.
          Newly watched about 24 minutes of animation, "Voice of the Stars". I was blown away by the screenshots a long time ago, the background is my favorite kind of clear water like picture. So I went to the eMule to download....

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    • By Sandra 2022-07-10 21:53:46

      The painting style is extremely delicate and beautiful, and the plot is still very hypocritical. It's the middle of the 21st century, and you're still pressing your phone with a candy...

    • By Dennis 2022-07-10 21:21:25

      Makoto Shinkai became famous. 1. Cosmic war and campus pure love, infinite distance and mobile phone text messages after more than 8 years. 2. Juxtapose the highly developed technological landscape with the quaint and nostalgic town streets, the same as [Ghost in the Shell]. 3. The overall style of painting is delicate and beautiful. Unfortunately, the flaws of the characters that are broken are so dazzling that they cannot be ignored....

    • By Geovany 2022-07-10 18:25:39

      An e-mail is to be sent 8.6 light-years away, and the girl in the alien battlefield misses the rain and the boy of the earth. Using a vigorous cosmic war to use a long-distance relationship as a human flesh set board, it really is very Xin Haicheng, and the love is really bigger than the...

    • By Israel 2022-07-10 18:01:49


    • By Kayla 2022-07-10 17:41:52

      After the space battle, the most worrying thing is whether to send him a text message, the garbled confession between one year and eight years, the long-distance superspace of the militaristic mecha pilot girl and the earth friend who crossed the galaxy to kill the fugitive aliens. Love, it's so...

    Movie plot

    In 2039, the Earth's investigation team was attacked by the alien civilization Tarsian on Mars, leading to the fate of total extinction. And 7 years later, in 2046, the earthlings have used the technology obtained from Tarsian to establish a powerful cosmic army, initially defeated Tarsian in the near-Earth circle, kept the safety of the earth, and began to organize an expeditionary force to turn into a counter-offensive state.
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    Background creation

    After The New Hayao Miyazaki finished "The Girl and Her Cat; She and Her Cateir; Their Standing Points " in 2000, he decided to make a longer animation called "ほしのこえ". However, due to his own job, the production of this animation can only be carried out slowly. After some thought, he submitted his resignation in May 2001 and became a freelancer. After resigning, The New Hayao Miyazaki devoted all his time to the production of "ほしのこえ"....
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    Evaluation action

    "ほしのこえ" is 25 minutes long. In addition to the gorgeous pictures, it also added three-dimensional fighting, which caused a shock in the industry and is known as the beginning of the era of Japanese personal CG animation   . (Review of "Times Weekly")
    Although this work is a bit crude in terms of video and dubbing, the themes and long-distance love that transcends time can move people's hearts. Surprisingly, such a 25-minute animation...
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    Movie quotes

    • Noboru Terao: The seasons have passed once and summer has come again. It was the winter of last year that I quit waiting for mail from Mikako.

    • Mikako Nagamine: From now on, it will take eight years and seven months to receive each others' mail... Sorry... Say, we are separated by space and the Earth... like lovers... like lovers, aren't we?

    • Noboru Terao: Since middle school, we probably only saw each other... But a distance that takes eight years at the speed of light, is no different than saying, ''forever.''