Nagamine is a young high school student who lives a fairly typical teenage life: hanging out with friends, attending class, and falling in love with a wonderful boy. But when she enlists in the galactic army, who is desperate for candidates to fight an alien war, she finds herself drifting farther away from her first love, Noboru. In the depths of space, where a simple email takes eight years to be delivered, will their love truly flourish, or simply fade away?
Traditionally, the primary effect science fiction as a literary genre has sought to create in the reader or viewer is a "sense of wonder." Not merely a suspension of disbelief (which is the case with almost all fiction) but an actual moment of "wondering awe." I choose this religious phrase quite deliberately, because it is an almost religious experience the author of a given... read more
Voices of a Different Star is magnificent, and if you are not moved by it then something is wrong with you. It is dripping with personality and a sense of wonder. The story isn't unique in any way, the animation is good but not exceptional nor stands out in any way, the sound is nothing out of the ordinary, and the characters have very little in the way of development throughout the story. But when it all... read more
The Voices of a Distant Star