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Hal Film Maker


Hal Film Maker

Hal Film Maker
Animation film studio
Industry Japanese animation
Fate merged with Yumeta Company
Successor TYO Animations
Founded 1993
Defunct July 2009 (2009-07)

Hal Film Maker (ハルフィルムメーカー Haru Firumu Meekaa) 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]


Title First run start date First run end date Type Genres Episodes Note(s)
3×3 Eyes: Seima Densetsu July 25 June 25 OVA Adventure, Fantasy 3 Adaptation of the manga 3×3 Eyes by Yuzo Takada and the sequel to the first OVA.
Macross 7: The Galaxy Is Calling Me! September 30 September 30 Film Adventure, Mecha, Space opera, Music - A theatrical episode of Macross 7.
Saber Marionette J October 1 March 25 TV series Adventure, Romantic comedy, Science fiction, Harem 25 An anime TV series produced by Hal Film Maker.
Saber Marionette J Again November 11 June 25 OVA Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Science Fiction 6 Sequel to Saber Marionette J.
Saber Marionette J to X October 6 March 30 TV series Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Science Fiction, Action 26 Sequel to Saber Marionette J Again.
Boys Be... April 11 July 4 TV series Romance, Comedy 13 Adaptation of the manga series by Masahiro Itabashi.
Angel Sanctuary May 25 August 25 OVA Fantasy, Romance, Supernatural, Psychological 3 Adaptation of the shōjo manga series by Kaori Yuki.
Strange Dawn July 11 September 26 TV series Adventure, Fantasy 13 An anime TV series created by Hal Film Maker for Pioneer LDC.
Prétear April 4 June 27 TV series Magical girl, Romance, Comedy 13 Adaptation of the manga series by Junichi Sato.
Slayers Premium December 22 December 22 Film Adventure, Fantasy, Sword and sorcery - The 5th and latest Slayers film.
Princess Tutu August 16 May 23 TV series Magical girl 26 An anime series created by Ikuko Itoh for Hal Film Maker.
Heart Cocktail Again October 22 October 22 OVA Romance, Seinen 1 An OVA produced to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Seizō Watase's Heart Cocktail manga.
Ghost Talker's Daydream June 25 December 23 OVA Comedy, Drama, Horror 4 Adaptation of the shōnen manga by Saki Okuse.
Uta Kata October 3 December 18 TV series Fantasy, Romance, Magical girl, Drama 12
An anime series produced by Bandai Visual.
Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-Chan March 12 September 10 TV series Comedy, Fantasy, Harem, Romance 4 Adaptation of the light novel series by Masaki Okayu.
Aria the Animation October 5 December 28 TV series Drama, Science fiction, Slice of life, Coming of age 13 Adaptation of the manga series by Kozue Amano.
Fushigiboshi no Futagohime April 2 March 25 TV series Comedy, Magical girl, Romance, Fantasy 51 An anime TV series directed by Shōgo Kawamoto and with Junichi Sato as chief director and character designs by Birthday.
Fushigiboshi no Futagohime Gyu! April 1 March 31 TV series Comedy, Magical girl, Romance, Fantasy 52 Sequel to Fushigiboshi no Futagohime.
Aria the Natural April 2 September 26 TV series Drama, Science fiction, Slice of life, Coming of age 26 The second season of Aria.
The Good Witch of the West April 7 June 30 TV series Drama, Fantasy, Romance 16 Based on a novels by Noriko Ogiwara.
Ōban Star-Racers June 5 December 11 TV series Action, Adventure, Science-fantasy 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 August 11 November 10 TV series Comedy, Fantasy, Harem, Romance 2 Sequel to Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-Chan.
Aria the OVA: Arietta September 21 September 21 OVA Drama, Science fiction, Slice of life, Coming of age 1
Night Wizard the Animation October 2 December 25 TV series Action, Drama, Psychological, Supernatural 13 Based on the Japanese role-playing game Night Wizard!, designed by Takeshi Kikuchi and FarEast Amusement Research.
Sketchbook ~full color's~ October 2 December 25 TV series Comedy, Slice of life 13 Adaptation the manga series of by Totan Kobako.
Aria the Origination January 8 March 31 TV series Drama, Science fiction, Slice of life, Coming of age 13
+DVD bonus
The third season of Aria.
Yotsunoha February 29 March 28 OVA Drama, Romance 2 Based on the Japanese visual novel developed by Haikuo Soft.
Someday's Dreamers: Summer Skies July 2 September 24 TV series Fantasy, Drama, Romance 12 Adaptation of the manga series by Norie Yamada.
Kemeko Deluxe! October 4 December 20 TV series Romantic comedy, Science fiction, Action 12 Adaptation of the manga series by Masakazu Iwasaki.
Skip Beat! October 5 March 29 TV series Comedy, Romance, Showbiz, Music, Slice of life, Teen drama 25 Adaptation of the shōjo manga by Yoshiki Nakamura.
B Gata H Kei April 2 June 18 TV series Romantic comedy 12 Adaptation of yonkoma manga series by Yoko Sanri.
Tamayura November 26 December 23 OVA Slice of life 4 An anime series by Junichi Sato.


  1. ^ "Yumeta, Hal Film Maker to Merge to Form TYO Animations".  

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