Without further ado, I give you the fansubbed version of the 8-minute “Hal” preview.
The original anime movie “Hal” premiered in Japanese theaters last June 8, 2013. We were so excited to see the movie that we've decided to share this preview for all you fans to enjoy. A big thanks to Souka for fansubbing the preview.
The cute character designs were made by Io Sakisaka, the mangaka of Ao Haru Ride and Strobe Edge. I myself went fangirling especially when I found out that the seiyuu for Hal and Ryu were Yoshimasa Hosoya and Mamoru Miyano, the same seiyuu for Wataya Arata and Mashima Taichi from one of my favorite anime Chihayafuru. Kurumi’s seiyuu, Yoko Hikasa, was also the voice of Sakura Sakurakouji in Code:Breaker. The movie was directed by the episode director of Guilty Crown, Makihara Ryotaro. The manga of the same name by Ayase Umi accompanies the movie.
"Hal" takes place in the near future. Kurumi has lost her beloved Hal due to a plane crash and has lost the will to live. Because of this, a robot that looked exactly like Hal was sent to her to help her move on. Robo Hal (formerly Q01) is determined to help Kurumi and along the way, he uncovers Hal and Kurumi’s past.
The movie takes on a futuristic utopia where technology can take the place of our loved ones. If there was such a possibility of being together forever with someone you love, would you take the chance?
Happy viewing, everyone!