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Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora

Alternative Titles

English: Looking Up At The Half-Moon
Synonyms: Hantsuki
Japanese: 半分の月がのぼる空


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: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.591 (scored by 40,996 users)
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Ranked: #14442
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Popularity: #1287
Members: 80,921
Favorites: 455


similar storiy..a drama and romance type..where the girL has an iLLness that cant easily be cured but she accepted that and what awaits her untiL a guy came into his life abd changed her sights and beliefs about life.=p 
report Recommended by inn0centdem0n
Prior to KimiUso, Hantsuki was an earlier anime that also dealt with the very similar theme of a boy falling in love with a girl who suffers from serious illness. Both shows handle the theme just as well. KimiUso is a longer show, as it also deals with a classical music themed story, the protagonist's backstory, a larger cast of characters, and a wider variety of settings, whereas Hantsuki is shorter, more straight-to-the-point, focused on the two leads' relationship and her illness (which it goes into more detail about), and is mostly set in a hospital. Both shows have a similarly sad mood (with occasional  read more 
report Recommended by Jagged_85
Both are emotionally powerful hospital romance dramas where the male lead is conflicted with whether or not he can rightfully love a girl facing a major medical condition. 
report Recommended by ggultra2764
Both deal with tragic events involving romance; Two people that just can't be together, or so, the plot is about how they try to stay together even with their circumstances. Same atmosphere I guess you could say; both bittersweet. If you're sensitive enough, you'll cry with these anime. 
report Recommended by Mauru23
Both romance stories focusing on characters coping with illnesses. Both stories focus heavily on the idea of valuing your time with that other person. 
report Recommended by RogerSmith2004
both are sweet animes about death. Shinigami no Ballad is about a shinigami choosing whose life to take by watching the human live. Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora is a romantic story about a girl who didnt have much time to live. if you liked any of these 2 animes, then you will surely like the other one. 
report Recommended by xxjanism
Both are short but pretty forward going romance drama animes. While Hanbun has a very realistic setting with a girl that suffers from an illness, Triya goes more in the sci-fi genre giving us some military aspects and a bit comedy too with a mysterious girl that has mental and physical unstableness. Also a bit more trivial but both female lead characters have a very similar hair color. 
report Recommended by Mathes
dramatics beyond belief (you are kept constantly on the edge of your seat), extremely bittersweet taste, leaving u feeling reflective. deep deep dramas on the human essence of life and aspects of life.....powerful 
report Recommended by sugarplumfairy
Romance delving into the intricacies of death and fate are features of both series, but both feature a purple tones color scheme through good parts of the scenes. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
What if you could fulfill the last wish of someone you love? To what lengths would someone go to grant this last wish. Both series explore these concepts and slowly the viewer finds out more about the characters as the series progress. There is also a persuasive melancholy through the entire piece. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
If you liked very touching stories filled with love, like Clannad ~After Story~. Then Hanbu no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora would make it as another ideal anime that you should watch! Unlike Clannad ~After Story~, it's straight to the point without dragging it too long, explaining the short 6 episodes of the anime itself. A great short story! 
report Recommended by Xerth
The main characters in both series are attempting to figure out their goals in life, but also find themselves dealing with situations most high school students don’t deal with. Both young men are in a romantic relationship with a female of their own age which helps to shape the direction they plan to take their lives after high school. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
the same kind of feel...especially the romance aspects. both touching and worth watching 
report Recommended by sugarplumfairy
Both have romance and love. Both stories have some aspect of an issue in the relationship that could cause serious concerns. The romance is very similar as well as the conflicted emotions they are feeling. 
report Recommended by lovelydeath
It has some sports and romance inside it A boy has a secret crush on a girl and one afternoon she asks him to join a bycycle club and both of them get more feelings for each other 
report Recommended by Berserkas
This movie is based off the book Yuuichi and Rika read - Night on The Galactic Railroad. Although the anime themselves are not very similar, it's worth looking into if you want to know more of the story mentioned in this anime. 
report Recommended by Scruffyjay
Both have dead or dying people involved in a romantic relationship, both are kind of under rated and both have similar main female characters. 
report Recommended by Blueballs123
Love story with a sick girl who won't live long 
report Recommended by Pumpkinyaaan
Toradora! and Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora look similar to me, first of all because of the art style. Then, because one of the main characters falls in love with the other one without him/her noticing it. After this, the one who falls in love acts giving him/her all to have the other person. Toradora! is way better (to my eyes) because it's also kinda comedy-ish and has humour through it, but Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora it's more like a drama through it all but, in the end, all that matters is the love the main characters feel for each other. 
report Recommended by cristump
Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora is about a teenage boy who contracts Hep A and ends up in the hospital, isolated from his family and friends. He meets another patient, a beautiful moody teenage girl, and they grow closer, but she doesn't have much time left to live. Hotarubi no Mori e is about a young girl who gets lost in a magical forest and meets a spirit, who she is not allowed to touch or he'll disappear. Both are tragic love stories, and are heart-wrenching to watch.  
report Recommended by Ocean_Tide
Both of these are saddish romance anime where the main girl is sick somehow.  
report Recommended by Fujaku
Both anime feature the romance genre. The story of the two are relatively similar, even though Hanbun may not have the magic element to it. Both anime started with a strong story which evolved into a moderately bittersweet ending. Good if you like 'touching' type endings. Those who have watched one are encouraged to watch the other. 
report Recommended by xelyak
Its pure romance. Boy meets girl, girl meets boy. They both get to know each other, and over some drama, some side stories, they ended up dating and they both encourages each other, what interesting is, the characters background stories, character development and how they feel towards each other. Lovey dovey scenes included! Worth recommend.  
report Recommended by AquaralSS
Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru doesn't have anything related to zombies or the undead, but the love story moves on the same plot. Both anime tell about how the main protagonist treasures someone they love and how he tries to solve her problem. 
report Recommended by sora2eugene
Though they take place in different settings, I feel like these two share a very smiler sad feeling. Both are sad short stories that are defined by their wonderfully developed characters. 
report Recommended by lewiszim
Another relatively short story with a very good development.  
report Recommended by CielClair
Love and sorrow follows by unforgettable bittersweet memories. 
report Recommended by rainfalls
Even though I have a bright future ahead of me , I'm willing to stay here with her for the rest of my life!! In both show, the main couple has show strong bond, if not affection, for each other. In one show there is a realistic tearflooding reason. In the other show however, the reason is picked randomly from the book of random humor 1998. I will throw away every single bit of my dream!! (as NASA scientists or whatever) Jvzt 2 b w|th h3r!! 
report Recommended by lapisdragon
they both seem to have a dark, depressing yet meaningful feeling to them both. 
report Recommended by sugarplumfairy
A particularity of both anime is the inaccessibility to the outdoor. Scenes take place often in hospital. Also, Matsuri reminds me of Rika because of their long hair. 
report Recommended by ManteR
Both are heartwreching tragedy themed series, set in similar surroundings and with similar characters. The story is narrated from the young male lead's point of view, who becomes fascinated by a sick girl who rests very near to him. The male leads are in similar contrast to the girl in that they aren't in prime health, but have a future in front of them and know when they will leave their hospital surroundings, while the girl is, in each case, clinging to her memories, trying to live as best as she can under her conditions in the now, and awayting the inevitable death. For the girl,  read more 
report Recommended by Kiraly
Both series are romance-drama hybrids that contain very defined, realistic characters. The male leads go through a vaguely similar struggle that deals more with themselves than with others, and both use stories as symbolism (although Hanbun uses a real book instead of a fictional story written by the lead). 
report Recommended by Cren
Putting together the recommendation is difficult without giving spoilers, yet both deal with similar themes that if one has seen one I think they'll know what I'm talking about. Both are also about the struggle of accepting said theme and the denial which goes along with it. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
In Hanbun we cant see supernatural demonic stuff like in Chrno but the similar moments are in the drama,the same love between a boy and girl threaten by the death..and their happiness is limited within short amount of time. 
report Recommended by Lintenz_
Both anime depicts romantic relationship with a seriously ill person, who can literally die at any moment. 
report Recommended by Nifrigel
You won't be able to see to much simmarites in the Anime & OVA until a little bit into them. They are both really Heartbeaking romance stories. Allthough Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora is directed more towards the teenage audience and Progressive is something alright for everyone to see.. They are both great shows and both have the potential to bring out your tears. Both Include. * Romance * Drama * Simillar Feeling to them both at times Fans of one will surely love the other.. The Anime & OVA are both great and it is truly a great loss not to see either of them..  read more 
report Recommended by MonjaElisa
Both are a story of love which is torn apart by an illness. Either you like them or not but you will never forget them. 
report Recommended by ninjadante
Both of the main characters are ill and don't have much time left to live. But they both have some one special by their side. A special person that they can talk to who's also helping them out -making sure that they're happy :] 
report Recommended by LenDrizzle
Both anime deal with sad stories, but have plenty of funny moments too. Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora is similar to the arc of Kanon centered around Shiori, for they are both about a girl with a fatal disease. Coincidentally, the action of both series takes place during winter and the main character is a guy called Yuuichi.  
report Recommended by Sii_Kei
Different storylines and environments, but highly similar in tone and type of drama/romance. 
report Recommended by Valkyrie_Wings