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Voices of a Distant Star (OAV)

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©Makoto Shinkai / CoMix Wave Films

Alternative title:
Głosy z odległej gwiazdy (Polish)
Hoshi no Koe (Japanese)
La Voce delle Stelle (Italian)
The voices of a distant star
Voces de una estrella distante (Spanish)
Vozes de uma Estrela Distante (Portuguese)
Голос далекой звезды (Russian)
نداء النجوم (Arabic)
ほしのこえ (Japanese)
星之聲 (Chinese (Taiwan))
별의 목소리 (Korean)
Themes: mecha, military, space
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: A female mecha pilot tries to keep in touch with her boyfriend on earth while she is in space using cell phone text messages. The farther away they get from each other, the harder it is for the text messages to get to each other.
User Ratings: 3118 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 758 votes (sub:569, dub:149, ?:7, raw:7, edit.dub:3, others:23
10 Spanish subtitled
3 Portuguese subtitled
2 German subtitled
2 Russian dubbed
2 French subtitled
2 Russian subtitled
1 French dubbed
1 Swedish subtitled
 Excellent: 809 votes (sub:618, dub:144, ?:13, raw:3, edit.dub:1, others:30
11 Spanish subtitled
4 Portuguese subtitled
4 Swedish subtitled
3 Russian subtitled
3 French subtitled
2 Italian dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
1 German subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
 Very good: 659 votes (sub:512, dub:115, raw:4, ?:3, edit.dub:1, Eng:1, others:23
8 Spanish subtitled
4 Russian subtitled
3 French subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Dutch subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Russian edited dub
1 Italian dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
 Good: 427 votes (sub:333, dub:70, ?:5, raw:5, edit.dub:1, others:13
4 Russian subtitled
3 Spanish subtitled
2 French subtitled
2 Italian subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Italian dubbed
 Decent: 199 votes (sub:158, dub:33, ?:1, raw:1, others:6
2 Spanish subtitled
2 Italian dubbed
1 Swedish subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
 So-so: 122 votes (sub:89, dub:28, ?:2, others:3
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian edited dub
 Not really good: 51 votes (sub:43, dub:6, raw:1, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 Weak: 42 votes (sub:34, dub:7, raw:1)
 Bad: 24 votes (sub:19, dub:3, others:2
1 Vietnamese subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
 Awful: 11 votes (sub:8, dub:3)
 Worst ever: 16 votes (sub:13, dub:2, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
Seen in part or in whole by 4591 users, rank: #182 (of 9601)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.119 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.8273, rank: #463 (of 9729)
Weighted mean: 8.054 (Very good), rank: #488 (of 9729) (seen all: 8.06 / seen some: 5.57 / won't finish: 5.11)
Bayesian estimate: 8.051 (Very good), rank: #332 (of 7375)
Running time: 25 minutes
Number of episodes: 1
2007-09-08 (Sweden)
2016-11-08 (Poland, DVD release)
Release dates: We have 2
Ending Theme:
"Through The Years And Far Away" by Low
Links: We have 2
Trivia: We have 8
There are two versions of this Anime; The original director's version, where the main characters are voiced by the director and his fiancee, and the Voice Actor's Version, where the main characters are voiced by a professional voice actor and actress.
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ADV Films (Dec 9, 2007)
NYCC - Tokyopop (Mar 14, 2006)
Sakuracon - A.D. Vision (Apr 24, 2005)
Even More Anime on UMD (Apr 21, 2005)
Voices Manga (Feb 3, 2004)
Hoshi no Koe details (Aug 6, 2002)
Otakon 2002: ADV Panel (Jul 29, 2002)
Otakon 2002 (Jul 29, 2002)
ADV gets into Manga (Jul 26, 2002)
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Blu-ray (Region A)
    5 Centimeters Per Second (Blu-ray) 2022-06-07 (from $20.29)
    5 Centimeters Per Second [Import] (Blu-ray) 2016-05-02
Blu-ray + DVD combo
    The Place Promised in Our Early Days / Voices of a Distant Star [UK] [CE] (BD+DVD) 2016-11-21
DVD (Region 1)
    Shinkai Collection - Place Promised in Our Early Days / Voices of a Distant Star (DVD) 2005-12-06 (from $4.48)
    Voices of a Distant Star (DVD) 2003-06-10 (from $8.85)
DVD (Region 2)
    The Place Promised in Our Early Days / Voices of a Distant Star Twin Pack (DVD) delayed/cancelled

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Makoto Shinkai
Screenplay: Makoto Shinkai
Music: Tenmon
Producer: Yoshihiro Hagiwara

Animation: Makoto Shinkai
Sound Producer: Kiyoshi Okabe
Sound Recording: Youji Nishimura
Theme Song Arrangement: Tenmon
Theme Song Composition: Tenmon
Theme Song Lyrics: K. Juno
Theme Song Performance: Low
Voice Direction: Toshiki Kameyama
Chihiro Suzuki as Noboru Terao
Makoto Shinkai as Noboru Terao (Original Version)
Mika Shinohara as Mikako Nagamine (Original Version)
Sumi Mutoh as Mikako Nagamine

Donna Burke as Operator of the Lysithea
Japanese companies
Production: CoMix Wave Films
Sound Effects: Pastral Sound
English cast
English staff
Director: Steven Foster
Executive producer:
John Ledford
Mark Williams

Blu-Ray Authoring: Justin Sevakis (Anime Limited UK release)
Creative Director:
Chris Hawley
David Del Rio
DVD Coordination: Janice Williams
DVD Graphics: Fumiko Chino
DVD Producer: Thomas Meerbott
Editing: Joey Goubeaud
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
Packaging Design: Fumiko Chino
Post-Production Manager: Shelly Thomas
Recording engineer: Stanley Thomas
Sound Design: Wade Shemwell
Subtitle Script & Timing: Neal Barnes
Adam Conlon as Noboru Terao
Cynthia Martinez as Mikako Nagamine

Donna Burke as Lysithea Operator
English companies
Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation
CCN TV6 (Trinidad and Tobago)
MHTV (Marshall Islands)
The Anime Network
ADV Films (UK)
Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
Sedona (Import)
Shout! Factory (US & Canada; 2022)
DVD Authoring & Encoding: M.O.F.C.
Internet Streaming: Crunchyroll
Licensed by:
ADV Films (Expired)
Anime Limited (UK & Ireland)
GKIDS (2022)
Post Production: Monkey Boy Studios
Korean staff
Korean cast
Jeong-Hwa Yang as Mikako Nagamine
Ji Hee Kim as Mikako Nagamine (KBS dub)
Seung-Jun Kim as Noboru Terao (KBS dub)
Yeong-Seon Kim as Noboru Terao
Korean companies
French staff
French cast
Dubbing Director: Maurice Latino

Adaptation: Anne Estève
Recording: Anthony Lecamus
Gérard Malabat as Noboru
Isabelle Volpe as Mikako
French companies
Dubbing: Soundfactor
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: Canal UCR (Costa Rica)
Licensed by:
Selecta Visión (Spain)
The Japan Foundation (Latin America)
Spanish cast
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Fabrizio Mazzotta
Executive producer: Federico Colpi
Massimo Di Benedetto as Noboru Terao (ed. 2010)
Sabrina Bonfitto as Mikako Nagamine (ed. 2010)

Daniele Raffaeli as Noboru Terao
Liliana Sorrentino as Segreteria telefonica
Valentina Mari as Mikako Nagamine
Italian companies
ADC group (ed. 2010)
German staff
German companies
Distributor: Kazé Germany
Dubbing: VSI Berlin
Internet Streaming: Anime on Demand
German cast
Jan Makino as Noboru Terao
Marie Bierstedt as Mikako Nagamine
Arabic staff
Arabic companies
Broadcaster: Qatar Today TV
Arabic cast
Russian staff
Russian companies
Distributor: XL Media
Dubbing: XL Media
Translation: XL Media
Russian cast
Polish staff
Polish cast
Dubbing Director: Dariusz Kosmowski

Dialogues: Dariusz Kosmowski
Mixing: Kamil Pozorski
Production manager: Dariusz Kosmowski
Dariusz Kosmowski as Noboru Terao
Patrycja Chrzanowska as Mikako Nagamine
Polish companies
Distributor: Anime Eden
Dubbing: Studio PDK
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
E-Paraná (Brazil)
TV Zimbo (Angola)
TVM (Mozambique)
Internet Streaming: Netflix
Licensed by: The Japan Foundation
Portuguese cast
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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