Tag: Ryotaro Makihara

August 16, 2015 · 0 comments

Near-Future Romance and HAL

Near-Future Romance and HAL

By Meghan Ellis. Does the idea of a near-future romance sound like something created especially for you, or was that just me? If the answer is a resounding yes, then you should check out Hal. Anyone familiar with the girls’ comics sub-genre in Japan will almost certainly recognise the character design, carefully created by manga […]

March 22, 2015 · 0 comments

HAL and Artificial Intelligences

HAL and Artificial Intelligences

By Andrew Osmond Garden of Words reminded us that a small anime can be beautiful in all ways; visually gorgeous, emotionally intimate, celebrating the real scenery of Japan. HAL has the same blend, though with an SF element. Like Garden, it’s a self-contained short story, only an hour long, but full of exquisitely-detailed images. Once […]

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