The story of the high school students Mikako Nagamine and Noboru Terao. When the alien Tarsians attack, Mikako volunteers to be a pilot in the space force that will protect mankind. The lovers try to remain in contact using cellular telephone text messages, but as each battle takes Mikako further from the Earth, each message takes longer to arrive. Will their love stand the tests of time and distance? —IMDb
Makoto Shinkai (新海 誠 Shinkai Makoto?), born as Makoto Niitsu (新津 誠 Niitsu Makoto?, born February 9, 1973) is a Japanese director of anime and former graphic designer. A native of the Nagano Prefecture. Shinkai studied Japanese literature at Chuo University where he was a member of juvenile literature club where he drew picture books. He traces his passion for creation to the manga, anime, and novels he was exposed to while in middle school. His favorite anime is Castle in the Sky by Hayao Miyazaki. Shinkai has been called “The New Miyazaki” in several reviews including Anime Advocates and ActiveAnime, comparisons which he calls an “overestimation”.
After graduating from Chuo in 1994 he got a job at Falcom, a video game company and where he worked for 5 years by making video clips for games and graphic design including web content. During this time he met musician Tenmon who would later collaborate in all of his movies by providing the music score.
In 1999, Shinkai released… read more
L'opera prima di Shinkai merita il plauso per la completa realizzazione artigianale e lo sforzo profuso nel dipingere una trama incentrata sulla distanza, la difficoltà di comunicare che può spezzare un rapporto e la volontà nonostante le avversità di mantenerlo. Voices rappresenta una sorta di assaggio per il futuro 5cm che amplia e sviluppa tali tematiche con il giusto respiro e mezzi tecnici più adeguati. Poetico.
Voices of a Distant Star is impressive considering it’s… read review