Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora

Looking Up At The Half-Moon

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Synonyms: Hantsuki
Japanese: 半分の月がのぼる空
English: Looking Up At The Half-Moon
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Type: TV
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 13, 2006 to Feb 24, 2006
Premiered: Winter 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Pony Canyon, Dream Force
Studios: Group TAC
Source: Light novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.471 (scored by 4829848,298 users)
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Ranked: #18742
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Popularity: #1991
Members: 99,483
Favorites: 499

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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


Ishiguro, Tatsuya
Matsushita, Yukihiro
Director, Storyboard
Yatabe, Katsuyoshi
Episode Director
Takeuchi, Nobuyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard


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"Aoi Koufuku" by Nobuko

Ending Theme

"Kioku no Kakera" by Nobuko


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 ...
Dec 14, 2011
Mixed Feelings
To be completely honest, this didn't feel realistic at all.

The concept was good if you like slice of life and drama or whatnot, but I didn't like the way it was executed.

Part of the problem is probably due to the shortness of it. In only short 6 episodes, it's hard to care about the characters. However, its length wouldn't be a problem if they hadn't tried to add so much information in every episode. For instance, in the first episode alone, Yuuichi is already practically professing his love for this girl who's acted like a brat for the previous 20 minutes of screening. It ...
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 ...

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