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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: 7.601 (scored by 42,789 users)
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Ranked: #13822
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1189
Members: 83,304
Favorites: 290


Romance and robots, Hal is a much more dramatic take on the issue and less focused on the robots themselves, but it might please Chobits' fans, and vice versa. 
report Recommended by DarthMorgoth
Plastic Memories is similar to Hal in it's human/android relationship. Androids usually are in place of a loved one. Both shows are focused on romance and deal with death/the loss of a person. Plastic Memories is more of a romance story versus Hal is a drama/romance. 
report Recommended by Nikoru-san
Both are about people dealing with the loss of their lover and trying to move on. Both are very sweet with some touching moments and well animated. In both main female character runs a cute little shop.  
report Recommended by helensan
Eve no Jikan is similar to Hal in a way that society lives with robots, Hal is more focused on romance, and drama in a single movie, Eve no Jikan has a similar setting but slightly different tone. 
report Recommended by Nikoru-san
Hal is like a longer but more boring version of Hotarubi no Mori e. They are both short, visually stunning movies with interesting characters and attractive story, setting, and plot. Both are fantasy/Sci-Fi, but focuses more on the slice of life. Both movies center on a male lead with traumatizing childhood and past experiences but meets a kind, loving, and naive female partner which brings significant changes to their miserable lives and how they value it. However Hal introduces certain unique plot-lines and twists unusual in a romance anime to compensate for its lack of emotional resonance and congenial/sympathetic characters which Hotarubi no Mori e has plenty  read more 
report Recommended by HunterHearts
Both movies are about love that u never imagine, when a couple love each other what can happend.. and then.. What can they do if they lose a dream with someone they love.. 
report Recommended by rmadillah
I recommend this movie, I mean there's no body swapping in this movie but it does the same effect to your heart as much as Kimi no Na wa does, the art and love story is similar in predicaments because someone does die in it also so it is similar in ways. But i do highly recommend this movie to people who loved the touchy feely types of anime movies like Kimi no Na wa.  
report Recommended by ebebxrats
Very similar feeling and mood overall. About "robots" or non-humans that show emotion. Both are about tragic romances and use their emotional music very effectively. Both have a subtle, elegant slice of life feeling to them. 
report Recommended by Mayuka
These stories are very similar in plot. Both films follow the idea of living in the body of someone who has passed away. They follow a journey of learning who "you" are, despite being "someone" else. 
report Recommended by phailup
These two films deal with the boundaries between human and machine. In particular, the emotions conveyed between the two and across both borders. In essence the message is emotions know no bounds for these two films. 
report Recommended by Makise
Heartwarming dramas. Take place when robots are being made to replace and fulfill role of deceased people. Provided with the artificial memories of real people (and also provided with something called "emotion"), they slowly build relationship with people.  
report Recommended by absolutecurse
Both are sweet, romantic-centric movies with strong slice-of-life elements, great animation, and a somewhat similar (though each are distinct) cinematographic style.  
report Recommended by mpdissonance
Both series involve post-romance relationships with troubled or tragic pasts that have been forgotten and re-realized after reliving them. 
report Recommended by Pikangie
- Both about a robot who falls in love - Tragedy and drama - Also, artwork is quite similar, in that it's very detailed  
report Recommended by deactivatednow
Depressing anime. Feels train. Romance is good. The MCs are very likeable. Good story. 
report Recommended by Half-MagePrince
Both are futuristic, both talk about androids helping humans and deal with the feeling of loneliness. 
report Recommended by thewinterroots
Similar style of art, music, directing. Similar atmosphere. Slow pacing. Both are relatively short movies (HAL being an hour though) 
report Recommended by Mayuka
Two stories about a certain person dealing with the lost of their love. While AnoHana focus on a group of friends, Hal focus in just a couple. Heart breaking scenes where main characters just seems to have lost the will to live. Both shows have a stunning animation, with a beautiful and touching OST. A must watch for persons who enjoy angst.  
report Recommended by mirana
"Computer Revolution: The Birth of the Most Powerful and Fastest Brains" / "Computer Kakumei: Saikyou x Saisoku no Zunou Tanjou" and "Hal" both involve artificial intelligence assisting people from minor everyday things to matters of importance involving life and death. However, the more prominent focus is on the interactions between a person and an artificial intelligence and the potential relations that could develop amidst their time together. These two slice-of-life works produced by Production I.G. also share similar character designs and a similar general art style, which of course are used to tell these respective stories that each send rather compelling messages. 
report Recommended by StevenHu
Unique "what if" concepts and warm romance vibes that ties protagonist and main love interest. 
report Recommended by Onininichi