Right Stuf's Lucky Penny Adds Looking Up at the Half-Moon
posted on by Karen Ressler
Right Stuf's Lucky Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it has licensed the anime series Looking Up At The Half-Moon (Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora). The company plans to release the entire six-episode series in one DVD collection this spring.
Crimson Star Media previously licensed the series as a new company and planned to release the series in September 2013. The company's head Corey Maddox was sentenced to at least one year in prison last October. The company's website is no longer active.
The 2006 anime series follows Yuichi, a high school boy hospitalized while he recovers from Hepatitis A. He spends his days escaping from the hospital and giving his nurse a headache. One day, he encounters fellow patient Rika, a bookworm around his age. The two become close but Rika's condition is much more serious than Yuichi's and the couple find their time together is limited.
The anime is based on a light novel series by Tsumugu Hashimoto. It also inspired a live-action television drama and a film. BOST Digital Entertainment streamed the television anime series online in Australia and New Zealand in 2007.
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