Hal UK Release Images

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Blu-ray/DVD combi release by Anime Limited scheduled for October 27

Anime Limited released this image of its forthcoming edition of the film Hal on its facebook page. (A larger copy of the image can be seen here.) Anime Limited commented that 'the booklet is 100% translated and replicated from the Japanese release,' and confirmed that the release would be a combi-pack containing both a DVD and Blu-ray of the film, and including an English dub. It is scheduled for release on October 27.

The Amazon UK page lists the following extras on the release: Actor Commentary; Making Of: Production Process; Making Of: Animatics & Scratch Tracks; Original Trailer; Textless Closing Song; Collector's packaging; and a 20-page booklet.

The "near-future romance" film follows a girl named Kurumi (voiced by Yōko Hikasa) who lost Haru (Yoshimasa Hosoya), a boy she liked, in a plane accident. A robot "Robo Hal (Haru)" turns into her substitute for Haru.

Ryoutarou Makihara (storyboard and episode direction on Guilty Crown, The Tatami Galaxy) made his directorial debut with this film. Izumi Kizara (live-action Sexy Voice and Robo) wrote the screenplay, which is not based on preexisting material. The film opened in June 2013 in Japan.

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