Kurumi s heart was broken by the sudden death of her boyfriend in a tragic airplane accident. Forced to carry on without her beloved Hal, she fell into a reclusive and joyless existence. Kurumi had given up on the world, but a brilliant scientist devised a plan to win her back.
By melding futuristic technology with the binary equivalent of human emotion, they created an ultra-lifelike robotic surrogate to take Hal s place and lure Kurumi from her shroud of solitude. Resistant at first, this shattered beauty slowly yielded to her feelings of longing and took comfort in the company of a robot. Though their unique bond grew stronger with each passing day, Kurumi and Hal would soon discover that nothing about their artificial love story was quite as it seemed.
Contains both DVD and Blu-ray versions of the film in collector s packaging, with both original Japanese language with subtitles as well as the English dub.
- Actor Commentary
- Making Of: Production Process
- Making Of: Animatics & Scratch Tracks
- Original Trailer
- Textless Closing Song
- Collector s packaging
- 20 page booklet translated from the Japanese release
Hal is definitely a success, [...] it s exciting to see original properties from up-and-coming creators out there. --Otaku USA
This is the film that you show people who say that anime is all the same and that there s nothing worthwhile out there. This is worthwhile. --Fandom Post
Hal is worth watching --UK-Anime.net