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: Fridays at 00:30 (JST)
Producers: Pony Canyon, Dream Force
Studios: Group TAC
Source: Light novel
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.461 (scored by 4873248,732 users)
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Ranked: #20172
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Popularity: #2059
Members: 100,838
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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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Matsushita, Yukihiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Yatabe, Katsuyoshi
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"Aoi Koufuku" by Nobuko

Ending Theme

"Kioku no Kakera" by Nobuko


Jan 15, 2024
It was such a bittersweet anime. At first, I thought that the doctor needed some beating to come back to his senses, but you will know once you check it out for yourself. All the characters were supportive. I like how the main female lead is stubborn yet strong. The mc did change though, because of her. It was comforting at the same time emotional (not too much) anime. I liked the art style as it wasn't one of those that people want now-a-days. Everything was simple yet beautiful. But I think this anime is not for everyone, but one thing is for sure if ...
Nov 29, 2015
Mixed Feelings
According to the synopsis I read on this website, I thought that this would be a sweet, touching story. After watching the first episode, my hopeful expectations were shredded. In short, Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora had a lot of potential, but due to ridiculous characters, tropes, and moments, I found it to be disappointing.

Story (8):

To begin with, I am actually fond of the story. The premise is pretty original as far as anime series go. It's a slice of life, drama, and romance (with awful comedy bits thrown in the mix). It's only six episodes long, so if watching with minimal breaks, it ...
Jan 27, 2021
One of the worst Anime I've ever seen.

It's basically a failed Your Lie in April. So basically, this boy, has Hepatitis A (Don't worry, it almost never is mentioned past Episode 3) and is stuck in a hospital. He meets a girl who has a condition where her heart doesn't work so good. From the start, I knew that she was going to die because it was so plainly obvious.

Anyway, the story is quite bad. It doesn't work well, drags on a lot, and doesn't connect alot, along with not making along a sense. I know its 6 episodes but Wolf Children did ...

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