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Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora

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
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Popularity: #594
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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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Adaptation: Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora, Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora

Characters & Voice Actors

Akiba, Rika
Akiba, Rika
Takahashi, Mikako
Takahashi, Mikako
Ezaki, Yuuichi
Ezaki, Yuuichi
Suzumura, Kenichi
Suzumura, Kenichi
Kakushou, Chikamatsu
Kitagawa, Katsuhiro
Kitagawa, Katsuhiro
Mizutani, Miyuki
Mizutani, Miyuki
Matsuoka, Yuki
Matsuoka, Yuki


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

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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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Mar 30, 2014
Have you ever been in a hospital for a certain period of time? I haven’t. I would imagine a hospital being a somewhat orderly establishment—a place where the sick patients can relax (unless we’re talking about a psychiatric ward… which we aren’t). A hospital would most likely be quiet, monotone, and serious, with a somewhat melancholic vibe for obvious reasons.

What does this have to do with Hantsuki? Well, this anime mostly takes place in what seems to be a small, local hospital. By the way, this hospital breaks every single rule that can be broken. Even factoring in that this hospital is small (meaning that read more
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similar storiy..a drama and romance type..where the girL has an iLLness that cant easily be cured but she accepted that and what awaits her untiL a guy came into his life abd changed her sights and beliefs about life.=p
Kimi ga Nozomu Eien is also a love story filled with drama .

Opening Theme

"Aoi Koufuku" by Nobuko

Ending Theme

"Kioku no Kakera" by Nobuko

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