Voices of a Distant Star

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  • 4 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Awesome short Sci-fi
    I rented this actually, and I was a little disappointed because it was a short instead of a full movie, but it is awesome. It doesn't seem to be working, but in case it does later or someone is curious, here's my thoughts. It features near-light-speed travel, and if you've ever had problems understanding the theory of relativity, this may help. A girl is sent to fight an enemy in around a far away ...
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  • 2 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    It was ok but not really the best.
    I couldn’t really get the story line much, it didn’t really explain much and I think it just points the the novel and manga for more information though I have no clue if they actually say more. It feels like a pilot to something that could have been rather then a real show. Sadly, it’s hard to get a real feel for this. It’s a lot about romance which doesn’t seem to work with mechas. There isn’t ...
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  • 4 out of 14 people found this review helpful:
    What just ... (A review by an entire anime club)
    Member 1:
    This show can be summarized as follows:
    Boyfriend and girlfriend attempt to maintain a REALLY long distance relationship over phones archaic even by 2002 standards, considering that she's a mecha pilot on the other side of the solar system. And nothing else happens.

    Member 2:
    Why the hell is she still in her school girl uniform? In space of all places! From a artist point of view ...
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  • 1 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    great work of art all around
    i captured my interest and kept it through-out the show !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! loved it !!!!!!!!!!!
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  • 0 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Complex and Compelling
    The pure, wondrous details offer an artistic backdrop for the eye as the mind grasps the highs and lows of an intriguing tale of the changes that occur as well as the friendships that endure through a lifetime.
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  • 5 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    Sci Fi adaptation of Orihime & Hikoboshi, Look for Rain
    Voices of a Distant Star (VOADS) is an excellent sci fi anime created almost single handedly by Makoto Shinai. It is concise, offers excellent visuals, utilizes interesting symbolism, and provides a good soundtrack that makes his simplified science fiction universe come to life.

    Two Celestial Lovers
    VOADS is the story of Orihime and Hikoboshi retold in a mecha ...
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  • 10 out of 13 people found this review helpful:
    Most people will miss the point
    Honestly, I feel most people will miss the point of this. This is a short film. And the mecha is not the focus at all. I believe the artist's goal was to create a beautifully tragic love story. I can't even put into words what I mean. This is not about plot, or mechas, or aliens. Its about distance, love, regret, unknowing, knowing, waiting, letting go, and not letting go...
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  • 1 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Amazing what one person can create in 2yrs by himself!
    Even tho it's a very short story, it will make you cry! A must watch!
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Shinkai can truly do no wrong.
    While perhaps his weakest movie, that is in no way degrading to this movie. It is simply a testament to how incredible his other works are. Voices of A Distant Star is a story of love and loss and is beautiful in every way. The relationships are real and heart-wrenching.
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  • 3 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Shinkai Makoto’s Hoshi no Koe — a worthwhile film despite its flaws
    Reviewed: January 2014
    Version: English sub/English dub

    The year is 2046. Extraterrestrials known as Tarsians have attacked Earth’s outposts on Mars, and the United Nations are sending interstellar troops to fight them. On Earth, two middle schoolers, Nagamine Mikako and Terao Noboru, find themselves growing emotionally attached to each other, and when Mikako’s good grades and ...
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