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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.


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Associated Names
Голос далёкой звезды
The Voices of a Distant Star

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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (848 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.52 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 22nd 2017, 4:35am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Afternoon (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
TokyoPop (1 Volume - Complete)
Vertical (TBA 2018)

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Weekly Pos #516 increased(+202)
Monthly Pos #1162 increased(+89)
3 Month Pos #1366 increased(+20)
6 Month Pos #1502 increased(+102)

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On 1004 wish lists
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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
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by NochiTheReaper
July 5th, 2008, 5:47pm
One of not many manga I gave a 10. The artwork is beautiful. The story is so tragic and bittersweet. It has such a quiet and lonley feel to it. I highly reccomend it to anybody who wants somthing sad, differant and short.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lynzajw
April 2nd, 2008, 9:40am
This is probably the only manga that's made me happy because I was so sad. Which totally doesn't make sense. The point is, I loved it - and the OVA - but they were totally heartbreaking. And adorable at the same time. Well worth reading, even if you're not usually big on sci-fi.
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Silent voices of those distant stars...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by NightSwan
April 2nd, 2008, 9:13am
A most amazing story..
It felt so "quiet" reading it, it pinched my heart every chapter until the end..
Such a unique, warm, sad love story.
It's hard to describe by mere words.

Read it, and see for yourselves.
It's been on my wish list forever, now that I've finaly got the chance to read it, I feel so... peacfull.. yet sad..

... Last updated on April 2nd, 2008, 9:23pm
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by danielabda
March 22nd, 2008, 6:16pm
you know what..remember the movie bicenttenial man? This reminds me of that..I don't think i can handle reading'd just tear me apart on the inside...
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Jiyu22
March 11th, 2008, 11:50pm
My goodness...I just finished reading this and the feeling I have right now is...indescribable...I'm speechless. This is such a great manga. The art work and the story, to me, is just first class. And the feel and pace of the work is just amazing, such a peaceful and bittersweet emotion. I love this so much!! One of my favorites!!! Ah!! READ IT!!!

... Last updated on March 12th, 2008, 12:05am
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T_T Pt. 2   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by YummiMookies
February 29th, 2008, 4:44pm
Again, good artwork, and it gives you that nice feeling silence sometimes give [for me, at least]

Is it bittersweet? Fork yeah ;___; good manga for a rainy day
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by KakeranoTsuki
January 22nd, 2008, 6:58am
;A; It was sad and so moving. The art is beautiful, and the story even more so. It's short and sweet (well....bittersweet?), and I love that because it doesn't drag out forever like some other tragic mangas (coughprincesscough) Compact sob story <3
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This Is It.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by JJTang
January 19th, 2008, 2:41am
This has to be one of the most emotionally touching manga that I have ever read. The story is just beautifully written and portrayed. Every chapter I kept tugging to read the next to see what happened. It's almost tragic how it played out at first, but the ending is so heartwarming and emotional. The bittersweetness will have you wanting to taste more.
A definite must read.
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I'm touched.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Twilight_Moon
December 30th, 2007, 1:24pm
This manga is what I'm looking for in manga. I didn't cry either, but if I read it again I would. The manga really does develope the characters' feelings. The art is sweet and flowing perfectly displaying the manga. The manga is tragic in it's own way especially with the star-crossed lovers. Such strong emotions perfectly shown. Almost flawless in that area. The character designs aren't extemely detailed - but they don't need to be. The art clean and simple makes the manga even better. The only thing I don't like about this is the fact that it was too short and could have ran at least a volume more. If it was longer we really would be emotionally attached to these characters. Still, such a beautiful manga. Breathtaking and though-provocative. Definitely Recommended.
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