HAL Film Maker

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Synonyms: TYO Animations, HAL
Japanese: ハルフィルムメーカー
Established: Aug 11, 1993
Dissolved: Jul 1, 2009
Member Favorites: 340
HAL Film Maker (HAL Film Maker Inc.) was a Japanese animation studio based in Suginami, Tokyo, Japan. Former Toei Animation employees led by Katsunori Haruta established Hal Film Maker Co., Ltd. as a limited company in August 1993 — and began producing animation after former Studio Junio members joined the studio in 1997. Following Junichi Sato’s appointment as the company’s board director in 2000, the studio has primarily focused on and became notable for works by Sato; such as Prétear: The New Legend of Snow White (2001), Princess Tutu (2002), Aria the Animation (2005), and Tamayura (2010).

In 2003, HAL Film Maker became a majority-owned subsidiary of advertising conglomerate TYO — alongside TYO Group’s later animation subsidiaries Yumeta Company in 2005 and Doga Kobo in 2007. Under the TYO Group, the studio established editing studio REAL-T as a majority-owned subsidiary in March 2006; reorganized itself into HAL Film Maker, Inc., a joint-stock company with an increased capital of ¥10 million in August of the same year; acquired sub-contracting studio Yuhoudo as a majority-owned subsidiary in June of the following year (exited the TYO Group in the same year); and converted into a wholly-owned subsidiary of TYO Productions by 2009.

In May 2009, amidst TYO Group’s corporate restructuring and divestiture of its entertainment businesses, TYO merged and dissolved HAL Film Maker into Yumeta Company to form TYO Animations Inc. (now Yumeta Company as of Dec. 2017) on July 1, 2009 — and remained as a brand of the new company, until its retirement the following year.

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HAL Film Maker Anime
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149,279
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7.16
64,753
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6,315
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6.64
14,611
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6.43
19,664
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202,640
Kaleido Star
Producer
7.90
86,389
Kaleido Star: Aratanaru Tsubasa - Extra Stage
Producer
7.46
14,636
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7.84
14,724
Aria the Animation
Studio
7.68
164,501
Fushigiboshi no☆Futagohime
Studio
7.28
12,878
Saber Marionette J
Producer
7.34
33,810
Shichinin no Nana
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6.72
7,521
Uta∽Kata
Studio
6.67
26,239
Uta∽Kata: Shotou no Futanatsu
Studio
6.88
6,110
Princess Tutu
Studio
8.13
170,293
Slayers Premium
Studio
7.15
20,164
Nishi no Yoki Majo: Astraea Testament
Studio
6.68
19,877
Aria the Natural
Studio
8.17
79,817
Saber Marionette J Again
Studio
7.20
12,350
Oban Star-Racers
Studio
7.51
52,237
Saber Marionette J to X
Studio
7.27
15,274
Teizokurei Daydream
Studio
6.10
11,926
Kaleido Star: Good da yo! Goood!!
Producer
6.71
7,217
DearS: Kin no Tama desu no?
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6.79
26,468
Fushigiboshi no☆Futagohime Gyu!
Studio
7.14
6,666
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Studio
6.64
109,513
Aria the OVA: Arietta
Studio
7.99
38,466
Sketchbook: Full Color's
Studio
7.37
31,224
Night Wizard
Studio
6.65
36,974
Yotsunoha
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6.29
11,804
Princess Tutu Recaps
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6.59
5,958
Aria the Origination
Studio
8.48
129,945
Kemeko Deluxe!
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6.54
42,428
Mahoutsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto: Natsu no Sora
Studio
7.23
27,995
Skip Beat!
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8.07
270,929
Aria the Origination: Sono Choppiri Himitsu no Basho ni...
Studio
7.95
21,875
Aria the Origination Picture Drama
Studio
7.01
11,754
Aria the Natural: Sono Futatabi Deaeru Kiseki ni...
Studio
7.32
16,703
Sketchbook: Full Color's Picture Drama
Studio
6.43
2,698
Anyamal Tantei Kiruminzoo
Producer
7.13
9,139
B-gata H-kei
Studio
6.84
391,973
Tamayura
Studio
7.14
45,318
Heart Cocktail Again
Studio
6.26
689
Fushigiboshi no☆Futagohime Gyu! Recap
Producer
6.46
861
Kemeko Deluxe!: Izumi-chan, Fukenkou yo! (Kari)
Studio
5.98
1,695
Fushigiboshi no☆Futagohime: Marugoto DVD
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427