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Synonyms: Haru
Japanese: ハル
English: Hal
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 8, 2013
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Wit Studio
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 1 hr.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.391 (scored by 7106671,066 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #23112
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1585
Members: 145,078
Favorites: 375

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Hosoya, Yoshimasa


Hikasa, Youko


Miyano, Mamoru




Mayama, Ako


Tsuji, Shinpachi


Ooki, Tamio



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Jun 25, 2021
Let's get in a review for an hour long movie!

Story: Hal doesn't take long to get going, as it immediately shows us of a couple, Hal and Kurumi, who are in love. However, one day, a freak airplane accident occurs with Hal on it. As a result, Kurumi goes into a deep isolation and refuses to interact with the world at all. In an attempt to make things right for his granddaughter, Kurumi's father enlists a robot, known as Q01 to be sent to Kurumi's house with the looks and voice of Hal.

In the one hour runtime, the story doesn't let up ...
Jan 11, 2021
Mixed Feelings
As a cuber, I got triggered because of all of the inaccurate cubing scenes.

If you are a cuber, I recommend you to be prepared for serious trigger warnings.

Like the logic doesnt make sense. How do you 1 side randomly and somehow the pieces fit perfectly (for the wishes). Also its a 5x5 so its worse. and also, for some cubes, they solve the 5x5 by doing it 1 side at a time. Like bruh, thats not how it works.

Other than that, the story's decent, not too special. I just watched it cuz I wanted to see the cubing logic.

Aug 5, 2023
TLDR version: This film was less 'love story in Kyoto' and more 'mediocre sci-fi fanfic'. Everything is half-hearted in this show.

Long version:
I was so excited going into this film. Seeing the Kibuneguchi (貴船口駅) sign set me off, and I knew it had the makings of a beautiful, heartfelt anime... good looking characters, a colorful craft / souvenier shop set in the heart of Gion... what's not to like? It's got the recipe for the perfect love story in Kyoto, and (almost) everybody loves Kyoto. Except that this film wasn't so much about 'love story in Kyoto/Japan' as it was 'mediocre sci-fi fanfic.'

Things they should've improved ...

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Poll: Hal Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 )
Stark700 - Dec 21, 2013
205 repliesby waalex11 »»
Sep 13, 2023 2:28 PM
Worth watching?
adityasingh2705 - Jul 14, 2021
7 repliesby wiiztec »»
Apr 25, 2023 3:52 AM
Plot twist [Spoler]
Barry_Allen_14 - Aug 12, 2021
3 repliesby SlammyHammy »»
May 19, 2022 9:10 PM
I think I didn't understand the final, explain me please
b1GZZ - Dec 31, 2013
14 repliesby aydentheweeb »»
Mar 7, 2021 1:07 PM
Hal - Subbed or Dubbed?
tayssi - Mar 3, 2016
5 repliesby JNSky »»
Dec 13, 2018 5:51 AM