Hal Film Maker

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Hal Film Maker
ハルフィルムメーカー
Kabushiki gaisha
Industry Japanese animation
Fate merged with Yumeta Company
Successor TYO Animations
Founded 1993
Defunct July 2009 (2009-07)
Website web.archive.org/web/20070303152046/http://www.hal-film.co.jp/

Hal Film Maker (株式会社ハルフィルムメーカー Kabushiki gaisha Haru Firumu Mēkā?) was a Japanese animation studio founded in August 1993 by former Toei Animation staff.

Hal Film Maker's parent company, TYO Inc., merged its two anime studio subsidiaries—Yumeta Company and Hal Film Maker—on July 1, 2009. Yumeta Company absorbed Hal Film Maker and changed its name to TYO Animations.[1]

Works[edit]

Television series[edit]

Title Director(s) First run start date First run end date Episodes Note(s)
Saber Marionette J Masami Shimoda October 1, 1996 March 25, 1997 25 Original work.
Saber Marionette J to X Masami Shimoda October 6, 1998 March 30, 1999 26 Sequel to Saber Marionette J Again.
Boys Be... Masami Shimoda April 11, 2000 July 4, 2000 13 Adaptation of the manga series by Masahiro Itabashi.
Strange Dawn Junichi Sato July 11, 2000 September 26, 2000 13 Original work.
Prétear Junichi Sato April 4, 2001 June 27, 2001 13 Adaptation of the manga series by Junichi Sato.
Princess Tutu Junichi Sato, Shogo Koumoto August 16, 2002 May 23, 2003 26 An original work created by Ikuko Itoh.
Uta Kata Keiji Gotoh October 3, 2004 December 18, 2004 12 Co-produced with Bandai Visual.
Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-Chan Tsutomu Mizushima March 12, 2005 September 10, 2005 4 Adaptation of the light novel series by Masaki Okayu.
Fushigiboshi no Futagohime Junichi Sato April 2, 2005 March 25, 2006 51 Original work.
Aria the Animation Junichi Sato October 5, 2005 December 28, 2005 13 Adaptation of the manga series by Kozue Amano.[2]
Fushigiboshi no Futagohime Gyu! Junichi Sato April 1, 2006 March 31, 2007 52 Sequel to Fushigiboshi no Futagohime.
Aria the Natural Junichi Sato April 2, 2006 September 26, 2006 26 The second season of Aria.
The Good Witch of the West Katsuichi Nakayama April 7, 2006 June 30, 2006 16 Adaptation of novels by Noriko Ogiwara.[3]
Ōban Star-Racers N/A June 5, 2006 December 11, 2006 26 A French/Japanese anime series created by Savin Yeatman-Eiffel. Co-produced with Sav! The World Productions and Pumpkin 3D.
Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan 2 Tsutomu Mizushima August 11, 2007 November 10, 2007 2 Sequel to Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-Chan.
Night Wizard the Animation Yūsuke Yamamoto October 2, 2007 December 25, 2007 13 Based on the Night Wizard! role-playing game, designed by Takeshi Kikuchi and FarEast Amusement Research.[4]
Sketchbook ~full color's~ Yoshimasa Hiraike October 2, 2007 December 25, 2007 13 Adaptation the manga series of by Totan Kobako.[5]
Aria the Origination Junichi Sato January 8, 2008 March 31, 2008 13 The third season of Aria.
Someday's Dreamers: Summer Skies Osamu Kobayashi July 2, 2008 September 24, 2008 12 Adaptation of the manga series by Norie Yamada.[6]
Kemeko Deluxe! Tsutomu Mizushima October 4, 2008 December 20, 2008 12 Adaptation of the manga series by Masakazu Iwasaki.[7]
Skip Beat! Kiyoko Sayama October 5, 2008 March 29, 2009 25 Adaptation of the shōjo manga by Yoshiki Nakamura.[8]
B Gata H Kei Yūsuke Yamamoto April 2, 2010 June 18, 2010 12 Adaptation of yonkoma manga series by Yōko Sanri.[9]

Other works[edit]

Title Director(s) Release date Episodes Note(s)
3×3 Eyes: Seima Densetsu Kazuhisa Takenouchi July 25, 1995–June 25, 1996 3 Adaptation of the 3×3 Eyes manga by Yuzo Takada.
Saber Marionette J Again Masami Shimoda November 11, 1997–June 25, 1998 6 Sequel to Saber Marionette J.
Macross Dynamite 7 Tetsurō Amino December 18, 1997–August 25, 1998 4
Angel Sanctuary Kiyoko Sayama May 25, 2000–August 25, 2000 3 Adaptation of the shōjo manga series by Kaori Yuki.
Slayers Premium Junichi Sato December 22, 2001 1 The fifth Slayers film.
Heart Cocktail Again N/A October 22, 2003 1 An OVA produced to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Seizō Watase's Heart Cocktail manga.
Ghost Talker's Daydream Osamu Sekita June 25, 2004–December 23, 2004 4 Adaptation of the shōnen manga by Saki Okuse.
Aria the OVA: Arietta Junichi Sato September 21, 2007 1
Yotsunoha Hiroshi Nishikiori February 29, 2008–March 28, 2008 2 Based on the visual novel developed by Haikuo Soft.
Tamayura Junichi Sato November 26, 2010–December 23, 2010 4 An original work created by Junichi Sato.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yumeta, Hal Film Maker to Merge to Form TYO Animations". Anime News Network. May 28, 2009. Retrieved June 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Right Stuf Licenses Aria TV Anime". Anime News Network. May 1, 2008. Retrieved November 29, 2016. 
  3. ^ "7 new anime series announced". Anime News Network. December 29, 2005. Retrieved November 29, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Night Wizard Tabletop Roleplaying Game to be Animated". Anime News Network. June 25, 2007. Retrieved November 29, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Rental Magica, Sketchbook to Become Television Anime". Anime News Network. April 26, 2007. Retrieved November 29, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Someday's Dreamers Adapted into New Anime This Summer". Anime News Network. March 26, 2008. Retrieved November 29, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Kemeko-DX Sci-Fi Comedy Anime's Teaser Video Posted". Anime News Network. November 25, 2007. Retrieved November 29, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Skip Beat Anime to Run Simultaneously in Japan, Taiwan". Anime News Network. August 14, 2008. Retrieved November 22, 2016. 
  9. ^ "B Gata H Kei, Hetalia, Working!! Promo Videos Streamed". Anime News Network. March 27, 2010. Retrieved November 22, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Aria's Junichi Sato to Direct Tamayura OVA in 2010". Anime News Network. October 31, 2009. Retrieved November 22, 2016. 

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