2002’sVoices of a Distant Star isa standalone original video animation by Makoto Shinkai. It was laterthe basis of a 2004 manga by SumomoYumeka.
NoboruTerao, obviously (although inarticulately) smitten with fellowstudent MikakoNagamine, expects to spend his years in high school mooning afterMikako. Unbeknownst to Noboru, Mikako has volunteered to join the UNSpace Army. Mikako will not be attending high school. She will betravelling across the solar system and beyond.
Theyare determined to remain in contact. Physics will not be their friendin this matter.