Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora

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  1. unitzero

    unitzero Active Member

    Looking Up At the Half-Moon
    Alt title: Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora

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    this is a 6 episode OVA from 2006. I'm over halfway through with it and I looked for a discussion thread, didn't find one so I made this! this is a pretty interesting anime... people should watch it I think.

    it's basically a romance set in a hospital.
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2010
  2. DeathCrunch

    DeathCrunch New Member

    So a thread that's basically just going to be a page of us two talking then? Sweet lol.

    That was the vibe the anime gives off about Night on the Galactic Railroad, kind of like how lots of shows shoehorn in book comparisons or plot revelations through reading the similar circumstances.
    Too bad they spoil NotGR in the same episode they bring it up. Not much point reading it if you know the endgame plot twist. :S

    his clothes were wet because he drowned.

    I don't get why he suddenly though "OMG NO WAI, SHE DYING BRO *sniff*" after reading the book either. :S
    I'll go watch ep 4 now to catch up to you lol.
  3. unitzero

    unitzero Active Member

    episode 3.
    man the doctor getting drunk and beating the crap out of him was kind of ..... I don't know.. I didn't expect that.

    I was adding some of the characters from this earlier and I was checking out the art for the manga. man just once I wish there was an anime that attempted to animate in the same style as manga covers. There is such a difference in quality. I realize the inside of mangas are often choppy and stuff... it just seems like most things that do get animed get watered down visually in terms of the general character designs. Probably not the best place to start this conversation.... but you know what I'm saying.
    anyway back to it.

    Night on the Galactic Railroad, is that a real story I wonder? One version i was watching had something called Rika's notes at the beginning that was basically a paragraph from that story.

    episode 4
    well it happened. I wondered if it would be here, or later.
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  4. DeathCrunch

    DeathCrunch New Member

    I've got the same version as you then lol. It's a real book but the only adaptations are a play... and an anime movie filled with furries. Horray.

    With the beating, I was more surprised by the fact Rika noticed. Watching stupid anime has made me forget that these kind of things are meant to leave a mark and no just fade away in the next shot.

    So far the best thin about this anime is Zebra Mask. Not that the series is bad in any way, it's just that Zebra Mask is so badass.
    Caught trespassing? No big, just Matrix off the walls and dive-bomb the teachers. lawl

    Do you mean the manga cover on wikipedia btw? Rika looks really, well, Clamp-like in that picture, really long and skinny.... I went into google images and she looks far better.

    IMO the purple hair looks much nicer but I can't blame them for trying to make it more realistic due to the serious nature of the show. The style change is sucky though yeah.

    Ep 4
    I was expecting a "I lov... *fall*" rather then the "Next time... fall* that we got.
    I guess that makes a change.

    I really don't see the point in *generic childhood friend* or *Akiko's friend* though. :S
    I guess I don't mind the friend padding so it doens't seem like hes a total loser lol.

    One bit I loved from ep 4 though:
    "What disease do you have? Is it fatal?" *jellous snide smirk*
    *reaction shot*

    I lol'd
  5. unitzero

    unitzero Active Member

    Zebra Mask is a total bad ass.
    I wish he had his own show. and YES The childhood friend was totally unnecessary.
    I was thinking the same thing as you... "what do you have?" ..... "oh....(whoops)"
    Just wait until episode 5 maybe the best turn of events this series has to offer.

    episode 5
    it's a freaking cliff hanger! sure didn't see that one coming....yeah right lol
    well on to the final episode

    episode 6 final episode

    well all in all a satisfying ending. all the loose ends get tied up except the model chick. they just threw her in there as filler I think. I mean what is her deal exactly other then having a nice pair? it was a nice 2 hour ride. I loved Zebra Mask's brother freaking hilarious.
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  6. DeathCrunch

    DeathCrunch New Member

    About to watch the last two now... would have watched it already but some guy on /a/ was streaming the Haruhi movie... :P
    *hopes for epic*

    Edit: I apologize now for not responding. Last night was an all nighter and my head is too full of fuuu- to every try to contemplate what I thought of this.

    It was definitely a like and reached a 7/10 but there were lots of annoying things I'd like to discuss. Once I've slept for a bit. :cow:
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2010
  7. howtoprocrastinate

    howtoprocrastinate Well-Known Member

    The nurse is a bit intense lol.

    Pervy old man saves the day.

    Seems like "another girl is dying of illness and falls in love with boy."

    Zebra Mask for the win

    Of course, he collapses.
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  8. howtoprocrastinate

    howtoprocrastinate Well-Known Member

    Wow, and MC is fine.

    "May have a chance to recover" is what a lie

    Sees him with magazines and proceeds to kick him out cliche.

    Whelp, I'm already bored with this one.
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  9. howtoprocrastinate

    howtoprocrastinate Well-Known Member

    Return of Zebra Mask

    Dream boys being the backup he needs.

    Doctor beats up patient and says you wouldn't understand.
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  10. howtoprocrastinate

    howtoprocrastinate Well-Known Member

    Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case. If it is true, I can see history repeating itself.
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  11. JordanJas

    JordanJas Bronze Supporter


    Welp this is a bit of an odd one already. The relationship between the characters is so rushed. I mean I know there are only 6 episodes but really? Going kinda fast, my friends.
  12. JordanJas

    JordanJas Bronze Supporter


    WTF is wrong with that doctor? I swear. Not to mention the reason she is even at that hospital may be a little creepy. And what was that conversation in silence?
  13. KathyKatz

    KathyKatz Database Moderator

    3 episodes in and well...
    How is Natsume not in jail yet?
    I am pretty sure punching and kicking a patient will get you fired and in jail.
    Also, I know going to that mountain did something to her heart. I just know it.
    It can't be a mere coincidence the dad died when he went there as well.
  14. Gens

    Gens Database Moderator

    Posted by Gens on Jul 1, 2020
    I remember being pretty disappointed by this anime, and there was a lot of eye roll worthy moments.........ergh.
  15. JordanJas

    JordanJas Bronze Supporter

    And the drinking. I mean drinking on shift is enough to get you fired. Not sure there is anything redeaming abput this show...
  16. JordanJas

    JordanJas Bronze Supporter


    A Sorry doesn't fix everything. It is about time that Rika stopped being a selfish bitch around him.
  17. KathyKatz

    KathyKatz Database Moderator

    Exactly. MC should really call out Rika on how selfish she is. I would say it's only a miracle that his condition hasn't gotten any worse at this point.
  18. JordanJas

    JordanJas Bronze Supporter

    He has gotten sick multiple times. Not to mention he was stuck in the hospital longer (over new years) because of her.
  19. JordanJas

    JordanJas Bronze Supporter


    I am not saying that this was unexpected. We all saw it coming but That tofu analogy actually made my stomach flip a little.
  20. JordanJas

    JordanJas Bronze Supporter


    I half expected her to die. The other half was right on the money for what actually happened. That doctor was still way in the wrong though.

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