Voices of a Distant Star (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Hoshi no Koe (Japanese)
La Voce delle Stelle (Italian)
La Voix des Etoiles (French)
The voices of a distant star
Voces de una estrella distante (Spanish)
Голос далекой звезды (Russian)
نداء النجوم (Arabic)
ほしのこえ (Japanese)
星之聲 (Chinese (Taiwan))
별릭 목솔리 (Korean)
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: 2956 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 745 votes (sub:559, dub:147, ?:7, raw:7, edit.dub:3, others:22
10 Spanish subtitled
3 Portuguese subtitled
2 German subtitled
2 Russian dubbed
2 Russian subtitled
1 French dubbed
1 French subtitled
1 Swedish subtitled
)
 Excellent: 781 votes (sub:599, dub:137, ?:13, raw:3, edit.dub:1, others:28
9 Spanish subtitled
4 Portuguese subtitled
4 Swedish subtitled
3 French subtitled
3 Russian subtitled
2 Italian dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
1 German subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
)
 Very good: 623 votes (sub:483, dub:109, raw:4, ?:3, edit.dub:1, Eng:1, others:22
7 Spanish subtitled
4 Russian subtitled
3 French subtitled
1 Dutch subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Russian edited dub
1 Italian dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
)
 Good: 402 votes (sub:318, dub:62, ?:5, raw:4, edit.dub:1, others:12
4 Russian subtitled
3 Spanish subtitled
2 French subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Decent: 172 votes (sub:136, dub:28, ?:1, raw:1, others:6
2 Italian dubbed
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Swedish subtitled
)
 So-so: 105 votes (sub:73, dub:28, ?:2, others:2
2 Spanish subtitled
)
 Not really good: 45 votes (sub:38, dub:5, raw:1, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Weak: 36 votes (sub:28, dub:7, raw:1)
 Bad: 21 votes (sub:17, dub:3, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Awful: 10 votes (sub:7, dub:3)
 Worst ever: 16 votes (sub:13, dub:2, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
Seen in part or in whole by 4347 users, rank: #178 (of 5986)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.178 (Very good+), std. dev.: 1.8014, rank: #326 (of 5980)
Weighted mean: 8.119 (Very good), rank: #310 (of 5980) (seen all: 8.13 / seen some: 5.60 / won't finish: 5.11)
Bayesian estimate: 8.117 (Very good), rank: #213 (of 4520)
Running time: 25 minutes
Number of episodes: 1
Vintage:
2002-02-02
2002-04-19
2007-09-08 (Sweden)
Release dates: We have 1
Ending Theme:
"Through The Years And Far Away" by Low
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 8
Comment:
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.
Review:
News: Show:
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 B)
    Place Promised in Our Early Days / Voices of a Distant Star Twin Pack (Blu-Ray) 2013-10-14
DVD (Region 1)
    Shinkai Collection (DVD) 2005-12-06
    Voices of a Distant Star (DVD) 2003-06-10
DVD (Region 2)
    Place Promised in Our Early Days / Voices of a Distant Star Twin Pack (DVD) 2013-10-14

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 Inc.
Sound Effects: Pastral Sound
English staff
English cast
Director: Steven Foster
Executive producer:
John Ledford
Mark Williams

Creative Director:
Chris Hawley
David Del Rio
DVD Coordination: Janice Williams
DVD Producer: Thomas Meerbott
Editing: Joey Goubeaud
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
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
Broadcaster: The Anime Network
Distributor:
ADV Films (UK) (UK)
Anime Limited (UK)
Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
DVD Authoring & Encoding: M.O.F.C.
Internet Streaming: Crunchyroll
Licensed by: ADV Films
Post Production: Monkey Boy Studios
Korean staff
Korean cast
(none)
Jeong-Hwa Yang as Mikako Nagamine
Ji-Hye Kim as Mikako Nagamine(KBS dub)
Seung-Jun Kim as Noboru Terao(KBS dub)
Yeong-Seon Kim as Noboru Terao
Korean companies
(none)
French staff
French cast
Dubbing Director: Maurice Latino

Adaptation: Anne Estève
Recording: Anthony Lecamus
Gérard Malabat as Noboru
Isabelle Volpe as Mikako
French companies
Distributor: Kaze
Dubbing: Soundfactor
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Fabrizio Mazzotta
Executive producer: Federico Colpi
Daniele Raffaeli as Noboru Terao
Valentina Mari as Mikako Nagamine
Italian companies
German staff
German cast
(none)
Jan Makino as Noboru Terao
Marie Bierstedt as Mikako Nagamine
German companies
Distributor: Kazé Germany
Dubbing: VSI Berlin
Russian staff
Russian companies
(none)
Distributor: XL Media
Dubbing: XL Media
Translation: XL Media
Russian cast
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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