Have you ever had a long-distanced relationship? With the internet having become an integral part of our daily lives, more and more people are connecting with each other virtually. Some end up meeting each other and sometimes they even get married. What used to be shunned as something that would never work out is becoming far and far more common. We can easily reach people in other cities, in other states, even in other countries.
But what if the person you love was in another solar system all together? That is the basis for Makoto Shinkai’s 2002 release, Hoshi no Koe, or better known by its English title, Voices of a Distant Star. When I reviewed 5 Centimeters per Second, I talked about the tragedy that love can experience because of distance and everyday life. Here, distance is used as a theme again, but on a much grander scale.