Voices of a Distant Star

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4.6
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  • 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 4 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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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    An almost tear jerking story (so many feels)
    I watched a while back as sort of a whim, while at the laundromat. They had free WiFi so I was looking for way to waste time, and stumbled on this movie. I figured "cool", a short mecha flick to watch while the dryer roasts my underwear. Needless to say I wasn't expecting a love story, as I typically avoid such things. On the surface, It sounds like your average 'school girl becomes military-mech ...
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  • 1 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Boring and dry short film.
    Waste of time do not watch.
    The characters lacked depth which I guess I should have expected from something only 25 minutes long. That aside, the Gundam knock offs were very poorly animated in the action sequences and there was zero emotion in the "love story". All the other guys here must have some weird acquired taste for this director because even 5 Centimeters Per Second put me to sleep.
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