Ranked #376

Hybrid Child

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ハイブリッド チャイルド

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 29, 2014 to Jan 28, 2015
Producers: Lantis
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.131 (scored by 7,876 users)
Ranked: #3762
Popularity: #1934
Members: 17,157
Favorites: 172
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Synopsis

The Hybrid Child is an amazing android that can grow if it is lavished with enough love and care from its owner. Neither fully machine nor fully human, the various Hybrid Child models develop strong emotional bonds with their owners. This volume contains several short stories of love, sacrifice, and drama: Young Kotaro learns the importance of responsibility when his Hybrid Child's lifespan runs out. The tragic swordsman Seya learns to love again with the help of his Hybrid child, Yuzu. The final tale tells the story of Kuroda, the creator of the Hybrid Child designs, and how his lost love inspired their creation.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hazuki
Hazuki
Main
Hirakawa, Daisuke
Japanese
Hirakawa, Daisuke
Tsukishima
Tsukishima
Main
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Japanese
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Kuroda
Kuroda
Main
Ono, Yuuki
Japanese
Ono, Yuuki
Maruyama, Naomi
Japanese
Maruyama, Naomi
Izumi, Kotarou
Izumi, Kotarou
Main
Okamoto, Nobuhiko
Japanese
Okamoto, Nobuhiko
Iwasaki, Megumi
Japanese
Iwasaki, Megumi

Staff

Fukuda, Michio
Fukuda, Michio
Director
Annabel
Annabel
Theme Song Performance
Nakamura, Shungiku
Nakamura, Shungiku
Original Creator
Kishida, Takahiro
Kishida, Takahiro
Character Design

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Ending Theme

"syncretism" by Annabel



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shadowwing94
Feb 9, 2015
It really hasn't been long since I've been into the whole "Yaoi/shounen ai" fandom, but so far I've became a dedicated fan, having gone as far as reading/watching almost every manga/anime/ova the fandom has to offer, and among them, "Hybrid Child" holds a special place in my heart.

Story: (9)
The story is somehow different, I'm used to yaoi being placed in a much lighter atmosphere so hybrid child presented a pleasantly different feel than the other shows.
The show focuses on three different stories that are not connected to each other, each one of them tell us more about the relationships between men and their read more
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irma_vit
Jan 8, 2015
It is my first review so please don't expect much. I just couldn't leave this anime without proper attention as I really want other to enjoy it. i fully recommend it for all anime lovers even if you don't like shounen-ai genre, as the story doesn't necessarily point at romantic relationships but other kind of interactions between people and hybrids.

Story: first of all each episode concerns one story only so when u finish one it don't expect for continuation. first episode centers around first model of hybrid child and one hell of a handful noble. it is cute, funny and very dramatic (almost read more
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tarklovishki
Apr 3, 2015
Could you love a doll long enough to watch it grow up like a normal human?

The hybrid child is a doll that grows older when their owner shows him (because the dolls we are shown in the anime are, of course, male due to the yaoi aspect) love. In this anime, we are given three stories of their owners loving their Hybrid Child.

The three stories effectively show the bonds between humans and their hybrid child. In the final story, it becomes more of the bond between two human men, one of whom is the creator of the hybrid child. We get a sense of read more
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Roritan
Apr 2, 2015
What can I say? Recommended? Absolutely yes!
In my opinion it is considered a masterpiece, I could not even wait for sub that I already have finished seeing in raw version. I read the manga in the past, but then upon hearing the news that it would become an anime I immediately had doubts, which instead have turned into satisfaction. It has really exceeded my expectations, despite already the manga was wonderful.

Start by saying that I absolutely prefer it to the other of Shungiku Nakamura ("Junjou Romantica" and "Sekai-Ichi Hatsukoi"), perhaps because it is presented in a different tone. While the first two are romantic-comedy, Hybrid read more
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Recommendations

Anime: Sekaiichi Hatsukoi
Well, someone has to recomend this sooner or later anyways.

First of all, both of them are Yaoi(Boys Love).
They are from the same studio which also the reason their artwork is so (and even too) much similar. Specially main characters of both series (Ritsu and Kotarou) are *the same*.
Both have cute romance in it, story is different thought.
Anyways if you liked any of them, give the other a try. 
reportRecommended by _midori_
Anime: Hal
Very similar feeling and mood overall. About "robots" or non-humans that show emotion. Both are about tragic romances and use their emotional music very effectively. Both have a subtle, elegant slice of life feeling to them. 
reportRecommended by Mayuka
Anime: Junjou Romantica
similar art, but the story line and the characters are different
also HC is more sentimental, so it hasn't a similar feeling about it 
reportRecommended by deadlegend
Anime: Plastic Memories
Plastic Memories and Hybrid Child both have human-like 'dolls'. While Hybrid Child dolls 'reflect' the owner, Plastic Memories 'Giftias' have artificial souls with a limited lifespan of 9 years before they are retrieved.
Plastic Memories is not a shounen ai, but both animes have bittersweet moments surrounded by the concept of 'love'. While Hybrid Child focuses on the doll growing from love, Plastic Memories deals with the memories of love when time is limited. 
reportRecommended by DaiikonRadish
Anime: Chobits
Chobits is similar on the aspect of both being in a time where there are robots (for Chobits, Dolls/Robots for Hybrid Child) that can feel emotion and are loved dearly by their master's. 
reportRecommended by LZGirlz
Anime: Fuyu no Semi
Both are emotional, tear-jerking anime that drag you in and keep you captivated until the very last moment. Beautiful art, characters and soundtrack can be found in both. 
reportRecommended by tarklovishki

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