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Looking Up At The Half-Moon (TV)

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© Tsumugu Hashimoto / Mediaworks•PONY CANYON

Alternative title:
Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora (Japanese)
Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora - looking up at the half-moon (Japanese)
HanTsuki (Japanese)
半分の月がのぼる空 (Japanese)
半分の月がのぼる空 - looking up at the half-moon (Japanese)
Genres: drama, romance
Themes: hospital, tragedy
Plot Summary: During the winter, Yuichi was hospitalized due to hepatitis. Randomly he would try to escape from the hospital but would get beat up by the nurse. One day, he happened to meet Rika, a girl of his age, in the next building. He was fascinated by her beauty, but she was very selfish girl. Although she led him by the nose, he began to be attracted by her. However, when Rika told him about her illness, he knew why she acted so selfish; she didn't have long to live.
User Ratings: 2373 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 649 votes (sub:627, dub:9, raw:2, ?:1, others:10
3 Spanish subtitled
2 German subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
 Excellent: 823 votes (sub:789, dub:14, raw:2, others:18
11 Spanish subtitled
2 French subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
 Very good: 444 votes (sub:408, dub:10, raw:2, ?:1, others:23
8 Spanish subtitled
3 Polish subtitled
2 Russian dubbed
2 Italian subtitled
2 Russian subtitled
2 German subtitled
2 French subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
 Good: 250 votes (sub:231, dub:9, raw:3, others:7
2 Italian subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 French subtitled
 Decent: 107 votes (sub:100, raw:1, dub:1, others:5
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
1 Vietnamese subtitled
1 French subtitled
 So-so: 42 votes (sub:41, ?:1)
 Not really good: 18 votes (sub:18)
 Weak: 20 votes (sub:19, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Bad: 12 votes (sub:12)
 Awful: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Worst ever: 4 votes (sub:4)
Seen in part or in whole by 3047 users, rank: #356 (of 9585)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.517 (Excellent−), std. dev.: 1.5242, rank: #170 (of 9708)
Weighted mean: 8.432 (Very good+), rank: #184 (of 9708) (seen all: 8.46 / seen some: 7.34 / won't finish: 4.23)
Bayesian estimate: 8.427 (Very good+), rank: #84 (of 7288)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 6
Episode titles: We have 6
Vintage: 2006-01-12 to 2006-02-23
Release dates: We have 5
Opening Theme:
"Aoi koufuku" (青い幸福) by Kotani Nobuko
"Aoi Koufuku" by Nobuko
Ending Theme:
"Kioku no kakera" (記憶のカケラ) by Nobuko Kotani
"Kioku no Kakera" by Nobuko
Links: We have 1
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DVD (Region 1)
    Looking Up at the Half-Moon - Complete Collection (Sub.DVD) delayed/cancelled
    Looking Up at the Half-Moon - Complete Collection (Sub.DVD) 2015-04-07 (from $22.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Composition: Katsuhiko Takayama
Katsuhiko Takayama (eps 1-6)
Original creator: Tsumugu Hashimoto
Character Design: Makoto Kohara
Art Director: Takashi Nakamura
Chief Animation Director: Makoto Kohara
Sound Director: Takahiro Enomoto
Director of Photography: Youichirou Satou
Producer: Tatsuya Ishiguro

Color Check: Kazumi Hasegawa (Studio Toys; eps 1, 3, 5-6)
Color design: Kazumi Hasegawa
Color setting: Kazumi Hasegawa (Studio Toys; eps 1, 3, 5-6)
Editing: Yūji Oka
Music Performance:
Masanori Hirohara (Trombone)
Motoko Fujiie (Violin)
Sachie Ōnuma (Viola)
Theme Song Arrangement: macado
Theme Song Composition: Dai Aizawa (OP)
Theme Song Lyrics:
Dai Aizawa (OP)
Haiji Hirano (ED)
Theme Song Performance: Nobuko Kotani (OP/ED)
Kenichi Suzumura as Yuichi Ezaki
Mikako Takahashi as Rika Akiba

Nobuyuki Kobushi as Tsukasa Sekoguchi
Yuki Kodaira as Akiko Tanizaki

Akira Sasanuma as Tamotsu Yamanishi
Hiroaki Hirata as Goro Natsume
Katsuhiro Kitagawa as Kakusei Chikamatsu (ep 4)
Kōji Yada as Yoshizo Tada
Kotomi Iwamura as
Announcer (ep 1)
Manami Kaneko (ep 5)
Weather reporter (ep 2)
Mami Horikoshi as Rika's Mother (eps 3, 6)
Masaya Takatsuka as Tetsu Sekoguchi (ep 6)
Miyu Matsuki as Sayoko Natsume (eps 5-6)
Sanae Kobayashi as Misako Yosano (eps 4-5)
Tomo Shigematsu as Head nurse (eps 3, 5)
Yoshikazu Nagano as
Attending Physician (ep 2)
Edlery Man
Tajima (ep 5)
Yoshikazu Hirose (ep 1)
Yuichi's Father (eps 3, 6)
Yuki Matsuoka as
Female reporter (ep 2)
Miyuki Mizutani
Japanese companies
2nd Key Animation:
Fan Out
Studio Cj
Animation Production: Group TAC
Background Art:
Studio SEY
Studio Uni
Broadcaster: WOWOW
Key Animation:
Doga Kobo (eps 2, 5)
Last House (ep 5)
Studio Cj (ep 5)
Studio Wanpack (eps 2, 5)
Tanto (eps 2, 5)
Wish (eps 2, 5)
Photography: Group TAC Digital Room
Production: Pony Canyon
Recording Studio: Seion Studio
English staff
English companies
Translation: Neil Nadelman
Executive producer: Shawne Kleckner
Producer: Kris Gero

Assistant producer: David Olsen
Packaging Design: Greg Hillsman
Internet Streaming:
BOST Digital Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand; expired)
English cast

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