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The Best Anime Like Voices Of A Distant Star  

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If you've ever been in a long distance relationship, you know how hard it can be knowing your partner is far away; sometimes they feel like they're across the universe. In the case of Nagamine Mikako and Terao Noboru, that's not entirely far from the truth. While Terao is going into senior high, Mikako will be joining the space expedition of a lifetime. With nothing but seemingly endless stars between them, Voices of a Distant Star is all about their love for each other and learning how to deal with the heartbreaking distance. 

Whether you're looking for interesting sci-fi anime or just a story about love, we've got you covered. Our recommendations range from classic sci-fi series like the Macross franchise to interesting fantasy-like romance movies like Your Name. With such an interesting storyline that does such a great job of blending your typical romance with an incredible and detailed sci-fi narrative, it's hard to imagine anything beating Voices of a Distant Star, but we're sure these series will entertain you! 

Let us know which recommendation for anime like Voices of a Distant Star you loved the most by voting it up! 

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Pale Cocoon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Like Voices Of A Distant Star
Pale Cocoon is a one-off OVA anime written and directed by Yasuhiro Yoshiura, and released on 18 January 2006.
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Hoshizora Kiseki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Like Voices Of A Distant Star
Hoshizora Kiseki
Hoshizora Kiseki is a 27-minute Japanese anime directed by Akio Watanabe and Toshikazu Matsubara, and produced by CoMix Wave Inc. as an original net animation. It was made available online on ...more
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5 Centimeters Per Second is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Like Voices Of A Distant Star
5 Centimeters Per Second is a 2007 Japanese animated feature film by Makoto Shinkai. The film was finished on 22 January 2007. The first part of the film was released on Yahoo! Japan as ...more
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Shelter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Like Voices Of A Distant Star
Shelter
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Summer Wars is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Like Voices Of A Distant Star
Summer Wars is a 2009 Japanese animated science fiction film directed by Mamoru Hosoda, animated by Madhouse and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film's voice cast includes Ryunosuke ...more
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Planetes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Like Voices Of A Distant Star
Planetes is a Japanese hard science fiction manga written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura. It was adapted into a 26-episode anime television series by Sunrise, which was broadcast on NHK from ...more
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The Place Promised in Our Earl... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Like Voices Of A Distant Star
The Place Promised in Our Early Days is a 90-minute Japanese anime film created and directed by Makoto Shinkai, following his previous work Voices of a Distant Star. As in the previous film, the ...more
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The Girl Who Leapt Through Tim... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Like Voices Of A Distant Star
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is a 2006 Japanese-animated science fiction romance film produced by Madhouse, directed by Mamoru Hosoda and written by Satoko Okudera. Released by Kadokawa ...more
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Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Like Voices Of A Distant Star
Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu
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The Price of Smiles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Like Voices Of A Distant Star
The Price of Smiles
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Gunbuster is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Like Voices Of A Distant Star
Gunbuster, known in Japan as Aim for the Top!, is a six episode anime OVA series created by Gainax in 1988. It was the directorial debut of Hideaki Anno, best known as the director of Neon ...more
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Genesis of Aquarion is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Like Voices Of A Distant Star
Genesis of Aquarion is an anime TV series written and directed by Shoji Kawamori, produced by Satelight. The science fiction series is a homage to the Super Robot shows of the 1970s and 1980s, ...more
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Arei no Kagami is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Like Voices Of A Distant Star
Arei no Kagami
Arei no Kagami was originally created by Leiji Matsumoto as an educational-like video aimed more at children. It used information about Earth and Outer Space which lead many to believe it as an ...more
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Embracing Love is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Like Voices Of A Distant Star
Embracing Love
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Your Name is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Like Voices Of A Distant Star
Your Name is a 2016 Japanese animated drama film directed by Makoto Shinkai. A high school girl in rural Japan and a high school boy in Tokyo experience a strange phenomenon: they occasionally ...more
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Macross: Do You Remember Love? is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Like Voices Of A Distant Star
The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?, also known as Super Spacefortress Macross, is a 1984 Japanese animated movie based around the Macross television series. The movie is ...more
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Blue Drop: Tenshi-tachi no Gik... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Like Voices Of A Distant Star
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Saikano is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Like Voices Of A Distant Star
Saikano: The Last Love Song on This Little Planet. is a manga, anime, and OVA series by Shin Takahashi, creator of Iihito and Kimi no Kakera. Saikano was originally serialized in Shogakukan's ...more
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The Garden of Words is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Like Voices Of A Distant Star
The Garden of Words (Kotonoha no Niwa) is a 2013 Japanese anime drama film written, directed and edited by Makoto Shinkai. The film focuses on Takao Akizuki, an aspiring 15-year-old shoemaker, ...more
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Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Ecl... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Like Voices Of A Distant Star
The anime is produced by ixtl and Satelight and directed by Takayuki Inagaki and Masaomi Ando, series composition by Takayuki Inagaki, music by Seikou Nagaoka, character design by Yumiko Hara ...more
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Ef: A Fairy Tale of the Two is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Like Voices Of A Distant Star
Ef: A Fairy Tale of the Two
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Psychic School Wars is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Like Voices Of A Distant Star
Psychic School Wars
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Yonna in the Solitary Fortress is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Like Voices Of A Distant Star
Yonna in the Solitary Fortress
Yonna, a girl with incredible powers, has been living in a deserted “solitary fortress” alone with her brother Stan, her heart shut from the world. Stan had desperately protected Yonna from ...more
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Cencoroll is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Like Voices Of A Distant Star
Cencoroll is a 2009 Japanese anime science fiction film nearly singlehandedly written, designed, directed, and animated by manga author Atsuya Uki. Produced by Anime Innovation Tokyo and ...more
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Yukikaze II: Fog of War is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Like Voices Of A Distant Star