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Hal

Hal

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Haru
Japanese: ハル

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 8, 2013
Genres: Romance
Duration: 50 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.871 (scored by 9924 users)
Ranked: #4272
Popularity: #1300
Members: 19,243
Favorites: 60
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

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

Kurumi
Kurumi
Main
Hikasa, Yoko
Japanese
Hikasa, Yoko
Apprill, Bryn
English
Apprill, Bryn
Haru
Haru
Main
Hosoya, Yoshimasa
Japanese
Hosoya, Yoshimasa
Burnett, Chris
English
Burnett, Chris
Ryuu
Ryuu
Supporting
Miyano, Mamoru
Japanese
Miyano, Mamoru
Haberkorn, Todd
English
Haberkorn, Todd

Staff

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



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Dec 25, 2013
TheArchangel
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
TheNamelessOne
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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Recommendations

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.
Romance and robots, Hal is a much more dramatic take on the issue and less focused on the robots themselves, but it might please Chobits' fans, and vice versa.

Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

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

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