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
To be honest, I had heard mixed reviews about this anime. Some saw it's fantastic, a hidden gem of sorts. Others say it's awful.
But for whatever reason I decided to give it a shot. I mean, it was only one half an hour long episode after all.
Now I’ll admit, this wasn’t my cup of tea plot wise. Hoshi no koe is a love story about two teenagers who are separated... read more
The Voices of a Distant Star