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English: Hal
Synonyms: Haru
Japanese: ハル


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 8, 2013
Studios: Wit Studio
Source: Original
Genres: Romance, Sci-Fi, Shoujo
Duration: 1 hr.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.741 (scored by 24,163 users)
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Ranked: #9592
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Popularity: #1133
Members: 44,852
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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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"Owaranai Uta (終わらない詩)" by Yoko Hikasa

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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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Apr 4, 2015
Hal is a love story between a robot and a human. Kurumi had lost her lover, Hal, in a plane explosion. Since then, she had shut herself in due to depression. A doctor (and friend of Kurumi's), along with Hal's grandfather, get a robot to help Kurumi. The robot takes Hal's place, in appearance and name, and goes to reach out to Kurumi and hope to reforge a relationship between Hal and Kurumi.

The art, done at Wit Studio (known now for Attack on Titan) is phenomenal in this movie (as you can see in the image). The scenery, the character design, and pretty much everything read more
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Dec 22, 2013
I have read the manga for HAL and I thoroughly enjoyed it, so I had high expectations when I watched the movie and I must say they were met.

Although categorised as a romance I wouldn't say that it's your average romance story. It's got a few moments in the film that have you going "aw" but I wouldn't say romance is the number one aspect of the film. I'd say it has more of a psychological feel to it that is a nice contrast against the slight shoujo side to the film.

I love the art. Sakisaka Io helped with the character design and read more
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Poll: Hal Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 )
Stark700 - Dec 21, 2013
164 replies by jeongyeon »»
Jun 14, 8:24 AM
I think I didn't understand the final, explain me please
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