manga04_jpg login_tab_left_jpg
Username:   Password:    Forgot Password?
App
Try out our new iPhone application!
App
Manga Poll
Have you ever paid for manga (or manhwa/manhua) or the ability to read it (physical or digital)?
Yes
No
 
See Old Polls

Manga is the Japanese equivalent of comics
with a unique style and following. Join the revolution! Read some manga today!

Coded in ConTEXT

Join #baka-updates @irc.irchighway.net

RSS Feed
 
center_left_tab Manga Info center_right_tab
 
ALL    A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    X    Y    Z   
Hoshi no Koe  
Login to add items to your list, keep track of your progress, and rate series!
Description
From Tokyopop:

To what distance would you go for your one true love?
In a future filled with a boundless potential for interstellar peace and prosperity, Mikako joins a research team to explore the recent contact between humans and alien races. She ventures out into space, leaving behind Noboru, the one young man she loves. As she travels deeper into this new frontier, her only connection with her boyfriend is through cell-phone text messages. But the years pass, and Mikako barely ages in the timelessness of space--while Noboru grows older and considers moving on with his life

In this timeless romance between star-crossed lovers in the most tragic of settings, there are some places man may not be ready to go.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Голос далёкой звезды
ほしのこえ
星之聲
กระซิบรักจากปลายฟ้า
The Voices of a Distant Star

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
N/A

Forum

User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (726 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.62 / 10.0
10
 37% (267 votes)
9+
 26% (190 votes)
8+
 20% (143 votes)
7+
 10% (69 votes)
6+
 4% (26 votes)
5+
 1% (9 votes)
4+
 1% (5 votes)
3+
 0% (0 votes)
2+
 1% (4 votes)
1+
 2% (13 votes)

Last Updated
July 23rd 2014, 9:11pm PST

Sponsored Links
Game advertisements by <a href="http://www.game-advertising-online.com" target="_blank">Game Advertising Online</a> require iframes.


Genre

Categories

Category Recommendations

Recommendations

Author(s)

Artist(s)

Year
2005

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Afternoon (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Chuang Yi
Tokyopop (1 Volume - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #715 increased(+74)
Monthly Pos #994 increased(+104)
3 Month Pos #1159 increased(+9)
6 Month Pos #1159 increased(+36)

List Stats
On 308 reading lists
On 887 wish lists
On 1889 completed lists
On 29 unfinished lists
On 332 custom lists

Note: You must be logged in to update information on this page.

Forum Posts
No topics currently in the forum, view the forum or add a new topic now.

tickmark preloadxmark preloadxmark preload
User Comments [ Order by usefulness ]
 

You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.

avatar
Gripe :-/   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by yblees
March 28th, 2010, 11:49pm
Beautifully drawn & the story has lots of potential.
But it's too long for a short story, and has too many loose ends for a single volume manga. Felt unsatisfying incomplete.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
i agree its beautiful   
Rating: N/A
by John21
March 12th, 2010, 2:52am
This manga is awesome, it shows us what love is in such a way that all those thousands of useless shoujos could never show. It allows us those of us who have not fallen in love to understand what love could be. It is sadness, happiness and as shown by the end hope. The art seemed like it was just made for this manga, so awesome. Honestly everyone should read this.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Wow   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by khmershinobi
February 9th, 2010, 11:46pm
I adore Sahara Mizu's works, so when I found out that she'd done a manga adaption of one of Makoto Shinkai's films, I was ecstatic to read it. And as always, I wasn't disappointed with what she'd laid out.

There's something about the simplicity of her art that I find lovely, which helped the manga work. I love how she presents the characters emotions in a silent manner. Their words, thoughts, everything is conveyed rather nicely despite the lack of interaction between the main leads.

I wouldn't call it the best romance story I've ever read/watched, but it is good, and heart-breaking at that with a somewhat sweet after taste that leaves you barely satisfied.

All-in-all, if you're a romance junkie, then this one volume manga is definitely for you.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Very Beautiful   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by puddle
October 14th, 2009, 11:45pm
I watched the OVA and it is amongst my favourites but it felt kind of incomplete... So I was told to read manga and the manga gives more closure and has more character development. It is very very beautiful, both, - the art and the story.

If you liked the OVA please read it if you haven't watched the OVA, read it as well bigrazz It is one of my favourite stories ever and a must read.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Voices of a Distant Star   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Sleepy_Sheepy
February 23rd, 2009, 8:36pm
It almost feels like Sumomo's art was made for this story, it fits so well. This is one of the most beautiful stories I've ever read, and I do read a lot, though generally my taste in books and manga have no overlap, this was a rare exception. Both the OVA and the manga are good, though I prefer it in this medium.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
so beautifuuul...   
Rating: N/A
by elalendi
February 11th, 2009, 3:40pm
The story is just as breathtakingly beautiful as the cover art. Lol that sounds really sappy, but seriously, this oneshot is worth your time. I didn't even watch Hoshi no Koe and I understood and loved this manga. And of course, the art is so pretty Mizu Sahara became my favorite mangaka. It's got a quiet, bittersweet, and soft feel to it.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Moving and beautiful   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by milque
November 19th, 2008, 7:05am
This manga is truly beautiful. It depicts the bittersweet long-distance relationship of two lovers. The story is well-paced, it doesn't seem slow but embodies the aching situation of being away, light-years away from your loved one.
The art is beautiful too, and has a somewhat sentimental feel to it. I agree with a previous comment though, the action scenes could be done better. I had a hard time pinpointing which is which (Taser or Tarsian). But then again this manga is not about battles fought with aliens. It's about love between two people that transcends time and space.
All in all, this is one of the best mangas I've read in a long time. A definite must-read!!
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Absolutely beautiful   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kitsune_no_tsuki
November 6th, 2008, 10:04pm
"Beautiful." That was my first thought after reading this. The art was really pretty, the plot was wonderfully written, and the ending was well-crafted. It left a bitter-sweet ache. I like it so much, I'm actually leaving a comment.

The characters have their internal (and external) conflicts and the story is true to life. It all feels very plausible and manages to evoke pathos. After reading a zillion shoujo comics, this had a refreshing pureness that I think true love should have.

My only complaint would be that the battle scenes were very confusing, but those weren't really all that important.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Pages than screen   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ratyz
October 4th, 2008, 9:10pm
Well, Sahara Mizu has that great way of drawing emotions.. I mean, her work evokes them in some way while others would depend on the progression of the story to build up the intended emotion.

Shinkai Makoto has done well also on granting long distance relationships a new meaning, having the characters be distant not only by space but also by time.. very interesting..

The manga was more encouraging as it nears to settle something promising compared to the anime which makes viewers hope on a better conclusion for these lovers.

Want your mind to make you feel your heart beat? This isn't a bad choice to make that happen.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Sad.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Chocoroll
October 4th, 2008, 5:56pm
I actually just bought the manga today, published by Tokyopop. Read it in one sitting. The story is beautiful, and the art is beautiful.
I cried so much at the end. And everytime Noboru kept on saying that nothing in his life matters since Mikako was gone, it just brought me to tears.
I'm glad I bought it today. It's amazing.
Highly Recommended.

... Last updated on October 4th, 2008, 5:56pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Previous Page Pages (5) [ 1 2 3 4 5 ] Next Page
Show  entries per page 


You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.
Manga Search
MANGA Fu
MEMBERS
TEAM-BU


footer