Voices of a Distant Star

Alt titles: Hoshi no Koe

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Koi Kaze

Koi Kaze

If life teaches us anything, it is that love sometimes happens in the most unlikely of places, with the most unlikely of people. Koshiro is a run-of-the-mill salaryman who has recently been dumped by his partner. With his heart broken and hope lost, he soon comes to realize that he can love again, once he sets eyes on a beautiful young schoolgirl riding the train. However, there is one catch -- this girl named Nanoka is his sister, who he has not seen in years. Knowing that their forbidden love will always be scrutinized by society; will Koushirou and Nanoka be able to resist the temptation?

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xaemar xaemar says...

Both anime involve a story about an "impossible" love. In Koi Kaze, their love is restrained by society; in Voices Of A Distant Star, their love is restrained by distance. They also both have a really sad mood. If you liked one, you'd surely like the other as well.

Galadriel Galadriel says...

In both Koi Kaze and Voices of a Distant Star we an "impossible" or forbidden love aspect.In Koi Kaze the love is forbidden by society and in Voices of a Distant Star love is restrained by distance.Both animes have sad, melancholic atmosphere as well.If you like one of this two you will definitely like the other one as well.

Blue Drop: Tenshi-tachi no Gikyoku

Blue Drop: Tenshi-tachi no Gikyoku

Mari Wakatake is the sole survivor of an apparent island tsunami disaster that took place five years ago; she has been raised and schooled by her grandmother from that day. But now, she has been sent off to a boarding school in order to grow and make new relationships; and it is there that she meets Senkouji Hagino, a mysterious girl who is liked by everyone – everyone except for Mari. But Mari soon discovers that Hagino is not what she seems to be, and as Mari struggles to figure out Hagino and fit in at school, an alien race is maneuvering in the shadows for their conquest of an unsuspecting Earth. Little does Hagino know that she herself holds the key to the truth of Mari's past, as well as the key to her future.

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n00bl3t n00bl3t says...

Voices of a Distant Star and Blue Drop both feature an impossible romance as the core of the story. Combined with an overlap in the aliens and Sci Fi theme both deliver a similar experience, regardless of the difference in viewing time.

Galadriel Galadriel says...

both Blue Drop and Hoshi no Koe feature an impossible love relationship (doomed relationship more exactly), both animes are heavy on sci-fi, alien aspects as well and both of them feature an intense drama aspect (turning into a tragedy in the end). The only difference is that Blue Drop features shoujo-ai as a main tag (a love relationship between 2 girls) and Hoshi no Koe features a normal male to female love relationship. If you liked one of this two then you will enjoy the other one as well.

Wolf's Rain

Wolf's Rain

Kiba is a wolf, one of the last of his kind, and his dream is to find Paradise in a world torn asunder by war. Cheza, the legendary Flower Girl, can lead him to Paradise, but there are others who desire her, and help from other wolves at his side may not be enough. Driven by his noble spirit, he will not forsake his quest.

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eaper eaper says...

Each of these series have a rather sad feel to them and have rather ambiguous endings while having at least some focus on love.

Kinnara Kinnara says...

The feeling of fate you can not hope to escape entwined with love and action is what brings these two otherwise rather different anime together. If tears come easily for you, be ready to shed a few.

Hotarubi no Mori e

Hotarubi no Mori e

While visiting her uncle for the summer, six year old Hotaru gets lost in the woods outside the village. Scared, the crying girl is eventually rescued by a gentle youkai named Gin, who is burdened with a curse that will cause him to disappear if ever touched by a human. Though they are barred from physical contact, the two become close friends. But after a few short years it becomes apparent that Gin ages more slowly than humans, so while Hotaru is growing up and changing, Gin remains in stasis. How will Hotaru adapt to the complicated emotions she develops as her and Gin's ages gradually converge?

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Akeath Akeath says...

Both of these are short, moving animes about people whose circumstances keep them from the one they love. 

RaeBrooks RaeBrooks says...

Both are beautiful love stories with stuning animantion. In both stories you witness a great dealof time passing and it's effect on the couples. I was emontionly moved by both stories and coulpes. 

Kono Danshi, Uchuujin to Tatakaemasu.

Kono Danshi, Uchuujin to Tatakaemasu.

Four months ago aliens invaded Earth, but they're not obliterating cities or abducting huge amounts of people. Instead, they send one single alien to the surface each day and, for reasons unknown, teenager Kakashi is the only person in the world who can fight them. However, this duty takes a huge toll on the boy's psyche, and after a while his memories have all but disappeared. Only his broken cell phone is there to remind him of the life he left behind, but Kakashi is afraid to fix it - for what if there are no new messages, and nobody cares that he's no longer around?

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Funkgun Funkgun says...

A light bleached pair of animated titles, that both have an alien invasion, but actually center around relationships. A boy and a girl in Voices and a trio of younger men in Kono

In both titles there is a cell phone used as a prop. And the sending, and or waiting of messages.

The animation in both are a bit experimental.  Voices was more experimental in the day, Kono uses some new techniques. 

snivets snivets says...

In both of these shows the theme of fighting aliens is a background to a more touching story about friendships, relationships, and growing up. Both stories hinge on cell phones & waiting for messages.