Voices of a Distant Star

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4.6
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  • Beautiful Sci-fic-Romance story
    I am honestly new to Makoto's animated movies and this is my first anime movie of him ive ever watched. This anime made me cry at the end and haves such an amazing story in 24 minutes. Kimi no na wa brought me here, so this is why I started wayching makoto's movies. I really enjoyed this one.
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  • Very heart wrenching
    I really felt for the characters, you know. Personally, it meant a lot to me. I text this very, special friend across the texting apps as well as the games. It isn't the same as being face to face with a loved one. The storyline for the anime isn't really unique but it is very inspiring. People can have a relationship and thrive even in long distances and still care about each other after a long ...
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  • This is Tragedy at It's Finist
    A couple nights ago I was listening to a podcast that my brother had been invited to be on about anime. On it he mentioned this short as something he had seen during the week. My brother is an anime fan of a very different sort. He loves feature and short films as opposed to series. Upon hearing that it was available on CR I decided to give it a watch as soon as I could. After going through ...
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  • 0 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwzers.
    Mother of ballsack this anime was so bad I would have rather made myself puke for 25 minutes then watch that. Scenery wasn't bad, drawing was okay but the girl reminded me of a chicken. Had this been about chickens flying to space and leaving their soulmate behind to rot on earth and die, slowly I may add, waiting 8 years on a single message. Why did he not just move on and got some other tail. ...
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    wonderful concept. some small nitpicks
    The concept here is very original and although maybe a crash-course on Einstein's laws of relativity might help you understand what's happening, if you get it then it's kind of heartbreaking.

    The landscape art is beyond stellar, and although the character design is lacking, this was made in 2002 by one guy on a laptop... so give him some credit!

    my biggest problem is a problem i have with ...
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  • All yalls are haters
    If you don't like this story. Ever been in love and not be able to see that person? Feels is what this got. Anyone with an aota of sentiment can see it. Sure, technically it isnt as pretty as other pro stuff out there, but given this was basically made by one guy, you better step off and shut it.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    It's aim was to move
    As the title of my review states, I believe the aim of this anime short was not to deliver a 10/10 story with breathtaking visuals, however to create emotion within the viewer. Believe me it creates emotion. Do not expect high quality animation as it was produced over 10 years ago now, and there is the use of CGI (which does not hold up well) There isn't much character development, if that's your ...
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  • Really a lovely short in concept
    This sweet and tragic short was moving indeed, and I have to recommend it on that basis. I really enjoyed it.

    The animation and overall design, however, was really lacking, and I found it not only disappointing but distracting. It's apparent that the budget for this short was minuscule, and that's truly unfortunate. The heart that's in it, though - miles and miles of it - makes up for the weak ...
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  • Bring A Tissue...Or Maybe A Tissue Box
    While it didn't grab my interest or pull me in as much as other series have done, this still is a great emotional rollercoaster. I mean, if you want a love tragedy, it can't get much better than this. You have the woman leaving while the man just waits on earth for her return. While the pacing is quite slow and not exciting, this is great if you want to play with your emotions!
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  • 6 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Are You Ever Truly Alone?
    An extremely sad story, this 25ish minute movie pulls in the viewer and makes them question some emotions and concepts that are neither easy nor comfortable to confront. While some of the messages between the main characters need to be paused to be read, that does not detract from the impact that they have. The fighting for survival is but a pale backdrop to the real impact achieved with an ...
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