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Hoshi no Koe  
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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 #706 increased(+105)
Monthly Pos #1221 decreased(-125)
3 Month Pos #1326 increased(+60)
6 Month Pos #1495 increased(+109)

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On 1002 wish lists
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by jonsi
January 1st, 2007, 2:07pm
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beautifully written   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lilchoconut
December 12th, 2006, 6:02pm
heart-wrenchingly sad, choke back on tears right from the start

deeply moving story

after reading it, it leaves me with a strange empty satisfaction

i loved it =]
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Hoshi no Koe   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Shily
December 5th, 2006, 9:51pm
Me, I prefer the manga to the OVA. After 4 times reading "Hoshi no Koe", I still feel like I'm on the verge of tears. I was touched deeply by the artwork, the translation, the characters, and the story itself. I found sadness in romance, and vice versa. I found despair in hope, and vice versa. On top of that, I found love.

"Hoshi no Koe" is just too beautiful, by all means.

... Last updated on December 5th, 2006, 9:52pm
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Highly Recommended   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by pokie
September 10th, 2006, 1:27am
I'll have to side with Marcus Svensson and say that I liked the manga better than the OVA mostly because the manga better portrays the friendship, loneliness, insecurity, love and ultimately hope, that the two protagonists experience. Despite the shortness of the story, it still manages quite an emotional impact. Even if you haven't seen the OVA, this manga is definitely worth checking out for the art and story. IMHO, even those readers who aren't partial to love stories might still enjoy this since the length is so short, thus keeping the sappiness at a minimum.

... Last updated on September 10th, 2006, 1:53am
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*sob* amazing   
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by guilty
August 18th, 2006, 9:45pm
I loved the OVA to this, ive only seen it twice but both times ive been an absolute mess after watching it, the reason? it hits you so hard and you just cant help but cry.

This however isn't the OVA, but I still ended with tears streaming down my cheeks, though overall I preferred the OVA as it had less meaningless scenes (The OVA had no meaningless scenes, that was the reason it worked so well) but the mangake did do an amazing job bringing this fantastic story to print format.

This is highly recommended even if you aren't as sappy as me, the story conveys loneliness so amazingly that its impossible not to have some kind of reaction to it. Even if you prefer pure action or plain simple comedies, try this out, it may not have either of those elements but its only 1 volume and well worth your time, if your a fan of drama then it would be a crime to not read this AND see the OVA.
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Hoshi no Koe manga - superior to the anime version   
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by Marcus Svensson
August 17th, 2006, 3:58pm
Saw the anime OVA and found the story heart-wrenching. But there was, in my opinion, something missing.
It's hard to point out exactly what, but if I had to, I guess guess I'd say it suffers from being only OVA-long. Had it been of movielength I think the story would have gotten through to the viewer even better.

However, the manga version manages to remedy this slight fault and delivers the tale in full emotional blast. Damn, I almost cried several times when reading the volume.
The story is more elaborate and has also changed somewhat in certain aspects.

The art of the manga is really nice and really overshadows the anime characters kinda strange exterior.
All-in-all, this manga would be for anyone looking for a bitter-sweet lovestory or something move you and your emotions. For the ones that watched the anime OVA, this one is a must.
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