A few days before its premiere, Yahoo! Japan recently streamed the first eight minutes of feature-length Sci-Fi/ Romance anime movie “Hal”. The animated movie will premiere June 8, 2013 in Japan.
The movie is based on the shoujo manga by Umi Ayase and serialized in Bessatsu Margaret. The movie is produced by Production IG and Wit Studios. It is directed by Ryoutarou Makihara who directed several episodes of Guilty Crown.
The movie is about a woman named Kurumi who suddenly lost her lover due to a tragic plane crash. Because of the grief, she lost her will to live. In order to help her recover, the android Q-01 was provided as a replacement for her lover, Haru. The robot Haru looked and sounded exactly like her dead lover.
Yoko Hikasa provides the voice of Kurumi. She is known for providing the voices of High School DXD’s Rias Gremory, Hataraku Maou-Sama!’s Emi Yuusa, Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?’s Seraphim and ofcourse, K-On’s Mio Akiyama!
Providing the voice of Haru is Yoshimasa Hosoya. He has provided the voices of Valvrave the Liberator’s X-Eins, Shingeki no Kyojin’s Reiner Braun and Chihayafuru’s Arata Wataya.
Click here to watch the first eight minutes of the movie.