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?
The manga for The Voices of a Distant Star is an improvement over the film in some ways. The characters and their longing for each other is expressed more clearly in manga form and the bland character designs of the original have been improved on by Sahara's art. The shadows and shading give a sense of melancholy. Whereas the original had virtually no dialogue and a cast of (as far as I... read more
|Voices of a Distant Star||OVA||2002|