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Voices of a Distant Star

The last of Makoto Shinkai’s works I’ve watched so far is this 25-minute OVA, which tells an interesting story of two young lovers separated by a war in the galaxy, and how the light years of distance between them affects the way they can communicate. You can tell it’s an earlier work, as it doesn’t feel as comfortably edited as the other works I watched, but already you can see the telltale signs of color and hyper-real world building. I did find the character designs to be weak, and the scenes with mechs have unfortunately not aged very well, as they were done in CG (in 2002). Still very much worth watching though.