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Multiple award winner makoto Shinkai has been called the "new Miyazaki," and these two animated films make a strong case! Shinkai produced Voices of a Distant Star entirely on his own using a Macintosh, yet it went on to win prizes at several international film festivals. His follow up wasa the feature length film The Place Promised in our Early Days, which went on to win even more awards and enjoyed a successful art house run throughout North America this fall.
music, visual quality and over all viewing experience is to die for. keep up the good work Shinkai. we love you!Published on March 9, 2009 by Nuvong S. Solima
The other reviews do a far better job than I would in detailing the three beatiful works by Shinkai. Read morePublished on December 26, 2008 by D. Left
I think his first movie, ever, was an amazing solo work.
This set is cool because you can actually see his talent
improving w/each film. Read more
Both of these movies are amazing, shinkai is sort of like an indie anime director, and the stories are not so much fantastic, but more of real life in the not so far future. Read morePublished on October 20, 2008 by Jordan Hudson
Fans of mature love stories rarely venture into the anime section of their local video store for their latest fix. Most anime is shallow, violent and immature. Read morePublished on April 14, 2008 by Reuben Seth Golovin
These are two seperate reviews for the two different movies found in this box set.
Voices of a Distant Star. 4/5. Up to Miyazaki's Standerd? No. Good on its Own? Read more
It came quickly and in good condition. Unfortunatly,it had to be returned. The person I bought it for already had one, but it wasn't taken off his Amazon list.Published on February 20, 2007 by Mrs. Linda Demarco
Makoto Shinkai's Hoshi no Koe - Voices From a Distant Star has instantly become my favorite anime, mostly because of its personal significance to my life, and how it mirrors the... Read morePublished on January 11, 2007 by Joshua Tobler
All three versions of She and Her Cat are included on the Voices DVD along with the soundtrack.Published on March 21, 2006 by Eric Henwood-Greer