VIDEO: FUNimation Streams Anime Movie "Hal" Free for Weekend

Catch it on site or YouTube through Monday morning

In addition to Attack on Titan, Production I.G subsidiary WIT's recent work included HAL, an anime movie directed by animator/storyboard artist Makihara Ryoutarou (Tatami Galaxy, Karas) with Katsuhiko Kitada (Birdy the Mighty: Decode, Fractale) as character designer/chief animation director, Hitomi Hasegawa (Birdy the Mighty: Decode) as animation director and Michiru Oshima (Tatami Galaxy, Fullmetal Alchemist, Beck) on music.

 

Following its DVD/Blu-ray combo pack release on September 2nd, FUNimation is offering it online through mid-day Monday. 

 

 

 

synopsis:

From the studio behind Attack on Titan comes the directorial debut of a bold, new voice in the world of anime.

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.

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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