Ranked #967

Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora

Alternative Titles

English: Looking Up At The Half-Moon
Synonyms: Hantsuki
Japanese: 半分の月がのぼる空


Type: TV
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 13, 2006 to Feb 24, 2006
Premiered: Winter 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Group TAC, Pony Canyon
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Light novel
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.731 (scored by 31,641 users)
Ranked: #9672
Popularity: #785
Members: 58,280
Favorites: 390
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After contracting hepatitis A, Ezaki Yuuichi has been confined to a hospital, away from his friends and family, much to his displeasure. To relieve his boredom, he has taken to sneaking out of the hospital, usually putting himself on the receiving end of a beating from his nurse. Upon meeting a girl his age also staying in the hospital, he is immediately captivated by her beauty. Akiba Rika's personality is not quite as captivating as her beauty however. In fact, she is rather selfish, moody, and bossy. But as the two spend more time with each other, they become closer, sharing the ordinary joys and trials of a budding teenage romance, even when darkened with impending tragedy—for Rika's condition does not leave her much longer to live.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Akiba, Rika
Akiba, Rika
Takahashi, Mikako
Takahashi, Mikako
Ezaki, Yuuichi
Ezaki, Yuuichi
Suzumura, Kenichi
Suzumura, Kenichi
Tanizaki, Akiko
Tanizaki, Akiko
Kodaira, Yuuki
Kodaira, Yuuki
Sekoguchi, Tsukasa
Sekoguchi, Tsukasa
Kobushi, Nobuyuki
Kobushi, Nobuyuki


Matsushita, Yukihiro
Matsushita, Yukihiro
Director, Storyboard
Yatabe, Katsuyoshi
Yatabe, Katsuyoshi
Episode Director
Takeuchi, Nobuyuki
Takeuchi, Nobuyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Takayama, Katsuhiko
Takayama, Katsuhiko
Script, Series Composition

More episodes Episodes(0/6)

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Opening Theme

"Aoi Koufuku" by Nobuko

Ending Theme

"Kioku no Kakera" by Nobuko

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May 19, 2008
“Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora” or “Hantsuki”, as I will call it from now on, is yet another drama and romance anime. It’s a really happy and sad anime at the same time, which spans over only 6 episodes. That paradox feeling one gets is quite unique to this series.

Though Hantsuki is limited to only 6 episodes, its still a wonderful story which leaves no questions open. The story is about a boy, Yuichi, who is hospitalized due to hepatitis over the winter. He’s really just bored having to stay in this hospital the whole time and keeps on trying to escape, thus having read more
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Oct 30, 2007

The simplest way I could described Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora (or simply HanTsuki) is by saying that it’s bittersweet. I’m sure that the people who have watched this would have a similar opinion.

The reason why it’s so bittersweet for me is that even with the fun, happy comedic moments (a stack of porn and zebra man), I still get the feeling that something will go wrong, and it does happen. Even if it’s like that, I still think it couldn’t have gone in the better way, because if things went the way you wanted it to, wouldn’t that read more
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May 14, 2013
I'm really glad I actually sat down and watched this one fully. It only took a day, but what a day it was worth. I've watched many popular romance animes such as Clannad and Konan and can say nicely that, if it wanted to, this anime could have been on their level IF not greater.
There are a few things holding it back, though, which makes an unsatisfied feeling. I'll fully explain that through this review.

~ WARNING: possible spoilers ~

~ Story 8/10 ~
The story is nice and not over the top. It's realistic which blends well for it's dramatic feeling. Our main character is sick with read more
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Dec 20, 2014
Well I'm new to reviewing, but I'll just wright down my feedback. Short and simple.

Story 8/10 :
I find the story enjoyable and not too cliche. The story had its sad and touching moments. The show is actually a slice-of-life, since the story was made to be realistic, it doesn't have any supernatural stuff in it at all just pure realism. I gave it a 9 probably because the story was short and that I felt like it had more potential for the show to be longer. Anyway, This show does have its moral lessons and well in my point of view the show tells you read more
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