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English: Hal
Synonyms: Haru
Japanese: ハル


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 8, 2013
Duration: 1 hr. 0 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Kurumi's heart was broken by the sudden death of her boyfriend in a tragic airplane accident. Forced to carry on without her beloved Hal, she fell into a reclusive and joyless existence. Kurumi had given up on the world, but a brilliant scientist devised a plan to win her back.

By melding futuristic technology with the binary equivalent of human emotion, they created an ultra-lifelike robotic surrogate to take Hal's place—and lure Kurumi from her shroud of solitude. Resistant at first, this shattered beauty slowly yielded to her feelings of longing—and took comfort in the company of a robot. Though their unique bond grew stronger with each passing day, Kurumi and Hal would soon discover that nothing about their artificial love story was quite as it seemed.

(Source: FUNimation)

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Adaptation: Hal

Characters & Voice Actors

Hikasa, Yoko
Hikasa, Yoko
Apprill, Bryn
Apprill, Bryn
Hosoya, Yoshimasa
Hosoya, Yoshimasa
Burnett, Chris
Burnett, Chris
Miyano, Mamoru
Miyano, Mamoru
Haberkorn, Todd
Haberkorn, Todd


Makihara, Ryoutarou
Hata, Shouji
Sound Director
Hikasa, Yoko
Theme Song Performance
Sakisaka, Io
Original Character Design

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Dec 25, 2013
In the backdrop of a very slightly future world of helper robots and robot therapy a violent, fiery plane crash effectively ends the budding romantic lives of Hal and Kurumi. Left alone and without their significant other, Hal wakes up dazed and confused, programmed with a new mindset of a robot sent to comfort "his" former lover. Through their initially reluctant meetings and attempts to make Kurumi happy again, Hal finds something much more beautiful, and much more sad than what his initial purpose had programmed him for.

Using various things left behind in that small button shop Kurumi lives in as clues, Hal does read more
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Dec 22, 2013
What constitutes true love? The answer is simple. Working towards understanding one another and growing closer to each other through the process. Hal is not your typical romance show, but instead, strays from the norm by bringing touching on the post-romance theme, which seems to be taboo in anime nowadays.

[POTENTIAL SPOILERS BELOW: I have refrained from spoilers as much as possible. Read at your own risk.]

Story & Setting
The setting of the story is slightly into the future, where robots and other more advanced electronics are common place. In a mere hour, HAL demonstrates the cycle of what was a regular relationship turned bad through the read more
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Eve no Jikan is similar to Hal in a way that society lives with robots, Hal is more focused on romance, and drama in a single movie, Eve no Jikan has a similar setting but slightly different tone.
Both are about people dealing with the loss of their lover and trying to move on.
Both are very sweet with some touching moments and well animated.
In both main female character runs a cute little shop.

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Ending Theme

"Owaranai Uta (終わらない詩)" by Yoko Hikasa

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