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English: Hal
Synonyms: Haru
Japanese: ハル


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


Score: 7.661 (scored by 36,687 users)
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Ranked: #11812
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Popularity: #1126
Members: 70,430
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Kurumi is a beautiful young woman whose beloved boyfriend, Hal, died in a sudden airplane accident. Left heartbroken and gloomy, she isolates herself in a small house. But this soon comes to change when her grandfather requests the help of a humanoid robot named Q01.

Taking on the appearance of Hal, Q01 is sent to Kurumi's house in order to save her from her state of despair. As Hal returns day after day and increases his efforts, Kurumi, despite her initial reluctance, slowly begins to open up to him and break free from her depression. But there is more to Hal than meets the eye, and these two will soon learn an unexpected truth about this relationship between a human and an android.

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Hosoya, Yoshimasa
Hikasa, Yoko
Miyano, Mamoru
Mayama, Ako
Tsuji, Shinpachi
Ooki, Tamio


Hata, Shouji
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Tokudo, Daisuke
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"Owaranai Uta (終わらない詩)" by Yoko Hikasa

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Dec 25, 2013
TheArchangel (All reviews)
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
Dec 22, 2013
TheNamelessOne (All reviews)
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
May 9, 2017
kokuborou (All reviews)
HAL review

This movie was a total disappointment in both characters and story aspects .The concept and idea was good but the execution and rushed pace made it worse.

The story is about losing a person who is dear to you and the movie portrays the human drama behind that loss. The only problem is the execution of the plot and character interaction.
The rushed pace that the movie uses , instead of making the viewer accommodate with the story and characters , all of the emotions and drama is lost on the way leaving no impact or message.

The characters are poorly written , we read more
Jun 18, 2016
R_TF (All reviews)
For all those who never heard of Hal before,it's a sci-fiction romance film released in 2013 overshadowed by another excellent work Garden of Words which was released in the same year.

About the plot-
The story takes place in a technologically advanced society in which robots can be programmed to behave like a complete human. After a tragic plane accident, a robot, also known as Q01, is sent to a small Japanese town to help a person who just lost a loved one. While trying to heal the melancholic heart, the past of the couple is unearthed.
The story is quite ordinary and easy to watch but read more


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I think I didn't understand the final, explain me please
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