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 Melany 2022-12-06 00:12:17


      Time and space separate lovers.
      So wait...
      and this wait seems to be forever.

      People who are attracted to each other are heart-wrenching temptations, which can only be turned into love or deadly waiting. I think Makoto Shinkai must have personally experienced a story, so that there is a common emotion and connotation throughout his works. The train, the distance, the sky, the snowflakes, the appointment, the waiting... These images are the embodiment of this experience....

    • By Westley 2022-11-19 13:16:44


      It feels a bit like the story of the Cowherd and Weaver Girl. The difference is that not only the space is dislocated, but the time is also dislocated.
      To be honest, I think that Mikako is so obsessed with the young and ignorant first love, maybe just because the flower buds have not yet bloomed and stopped abruptly. Being thrown to such a distant place (that's a real foreign land), helpless and lonely, I need this feeling as a chain to connect her to her hometown.


    • By Vincenzo 2022-11-13 14:18:39

      Star dust

          What have you been doing in the past 25 minutes? Will you remember? Or soon forgotten?
          Stardust Story is the picture I have been watching for the past 25 minutes.
          From Beyond the Clouds to Stardust Story is filled with bright sadness. Xin Haicheng should be an autistic patient with glasses and a clean face who looks younger than his actual age. He is accustomed to walking with his head down, but occasionally looks up at the sky. The glasses he wears must have no degree,...

    • By Letitia 2022-11-05 08:42:32

      Pure Tucao

      Probably because I'm past the age of fussing, when I read this thing yesterday, my mind was full of endless complaints. Japanese people like to be provocative when they do things, and they were very moved when they were in high school, but the comments they made after entering the second half of the third run, I felt they were getting more and more vicious...

      First of all, I have to say that Japanese people are inhumane. Junior high school students go to drive robots to fight...

    • By Mina 2022-11-02 00:00:02


          The furthest distance in the world is not the distance between life and death, but when I stand in front of you, you don't know that I love you.
      When I was studying, I saw someone copy this sentence on my beloved book, or on a thin piece of paper, and then carefully kept it as a youthful sentimentality that I could easily get in my dreams.
      At first, I also felt that this poem was very romantic, but gradually a sense of emptiness dilutes this indescribable sorrow. I thought to...

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    • By Leo 2023-09-07 06:37:14

      Comrade Shinkai Makoto, I beg you to hand over all the characters to others to draw, okay? ok! !...

    • By Humberto 2023-08-07 16:14:12

      The soundtrack of the story is good, just how did the person look like that. . ....

    • By Gennaro 2023-07-27 11:31:54

      I must admit that I was still moved by the short film, and I kept thinking about what kind of concept 8 years would be. In this impetuous era, the connection and emotional establishment between people have become so fast and shallow. After 8 years of waiting, persevering, and waiting, the future is still an unknown result, and everything seems so heavenly. Night Tan, but it cannot be denied that some people can do it, and some people's feelings can be so sincere and...

    • By Ryder 2023-07-14 13:26:22

      Although from the reverse order of the list of works, the characters and machines are really ugly.. The action scenes are not neat and the aliens are also ugly.. The paragraphs attacking with illusions are a bit like the spiritual pollution of the eva apostles.. Many pictures, cuts and sounds remind me of Eva.. But...!! This is a personal work!! From planning to production, even the voice actors are buried!! Makoto Shinkai is too...

    • By Dee 2023-07-13 00:58:55

      About love, I don't understand, I don't understand about love in stories of different places. A person is very lonely beyond eight years, so love is only used to resolve loneliness? Shouldn't true love give people happiness? Pulled together to hell or something, if this is love, I can't understand. PS: People's paintings are 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

    • Mikako Nagamine: You can take a picture of something and it never does it justice... I think about that sometimes when I see a picture of you...

    • Mikako Nagamine: That's right... I'm not in that world anymore.

    • Noboru Terao: It's stopped raining, hasn't it? Hey, look The sky It's a Tracer. It's pretty, isn't it?

      Mikako Nagamine: Yeah... Say, Noboru... You know, I... I am going to be onboard that.