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.
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.