Voices of a Distant Star

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  • 3 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    An artist finding his voice
    This is impressive work for a one man show, but it's obvious that Shinkai hadn't found his own voice yet in this early short. The pacing and use of imagery is pure Hideaki Anno. In particular it borrows from Gunbuster both thematically (the isolating effect of time dilation) and stylistically (the ship designs, weapons, and aliens).

    Shinkai delivers a setup that could have branched the ...
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  • 8 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    Voices of a Distant Star
    Kudos to Mr Makoto Shinkai who singlehandedly produced such a great OVA.

    The story of Hoshi no Koe revolves around young lovers Noboru and Mikako in a futuristic setting whereby space is accessible and human professionals are in need to fend off aliens that may endanger the Earth.Mikako is unfortunately recruited and she cannot refuse her role which utterly means the two have to be ...
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