Hal from the album cover of A World That Isn't Fantasy [Backside]
|Other Names||Haru (alt. romaji)|
|Species||Most likely Human|
|Location||Unknown (Likely the Outside World)|
Hal (ハル Haru) is an outsider who, along with Hoojiro Shitodo, travels on the Wings of Magritte. She is a main character in A World That Isn't Fantasy. She once worked alongside Tsubakura Enraku has shown to communicate with Rei on Twitter.
- 1 General Information
- 2 Background Information
- 3 Appearances
- 4 Relationships
- 5 Gallery
- 6 Additional Information
- 7 Official Sources
- 8 References
Hal's first appearance was in Critical Point Bidding its Last Farewell, a music video before the creation of the modern Len'en Project in 2012 and where she was riding the Wings of Magritte along with Hoojiro Shitodo. Later on, a picture of them appeared on JynX's twitter. At this point, this wasn't confirmed to be Hal. However, further, on 9 November 2018, a Twitter account named "En-Hal" was created separately along with Hoojiro Shitodo, who both did conversations with Rei. This didn't confirm the connection, but eventually down the line, the conversations with Rei confirmed it.
Her only known name is Hal (ハル Haru), which is not known if it is her real name. Hal seems to have various names: her Twitter name is En-Hal, Rei refers to her as Master 巴 (which could be read as ha (は), Uzumaki (うずまき) or Tomoe (ともえ)), and Hoojiro refers to her as Haru (ハル). The name Haru may come from 巴瑠, a Japanese female name pronounced the same way. The "En" from En-Hal may refer to "Enraku", Tsubakura's family name. Her name was first revealed on 9 November 2018 on Twitter.
Hal's design is rather vague. In one Twitter image, she was shown to have longish black hair, wearing a white dress with white socks. Interestingly in older works, she tends to have her face hidden from view, only showing it once in A World That Isn't Fantasy.
- Twitter Icon Design
Hal's Twitter icon features a grey background with four dots, like the one found at the bottom of the kanji for bird, 鳥.
Critical Point Bidding its Last Farewell
Hal was shown to be riding The Wings of Magritte in the video Critical Point Bidding its Last Farewell, which focused on the train's theme, along with Hoojiro. The video contained drawings, which JynX said were scribbles and were not to be taken seriously. These drawings were not coloured and Hal's face was kept out of view the entire time. She was shown to be on the train doing miscellaneous things, like reading and drinking tea, and at the end walking on the train's tracks. Interestingly, her face was kept out of view the entire time. Although this was her first canonical appearance on 24 June 2012, this would not be confirmed to be her until 1 April 2019.
On 14 October 2016, JynX uploaded two coloured drawings of Hal and Hoojiro in a train on Twitter. She was shown looking out of the window into what seems to be outer space, and drinking some sort of beverage in the dining car. Interestingly, her face remains hidden from view.
A World That Isn't Fantasy
Hal had her official début in the Len'en Project along with Hoojiro in the album A World That Isn't Fantasy. She appears as a focus character in the album's short stories, looking into the "spiriting away" of Tsubakura Enraku and the others from Evanescent Existence, where she chats with Hoojiro about various things on a train, notably the mysterious organization "The Thinkers in Eibon" and the "Country of Non-Humans", which they believed the missing people might have ended up in.
Hal seems to be great friends with Hoojiro Shitodo, although she does seem to get tired of her talkativeness at times.
Hal likely knows of Tsubakura Enraku personally, but does not seem to have too high of an opinion of them, often criticizing them. She might have once worked on researches with them, but quit at an unknown time. She refers to them by their full name. Interestingly on one of the Twitter images, stuffed toy versions of Tsubakura Enraku, along with Yabusame Houlen, are present.
Rei and Zelo
- Hal, along with Hoojiro Shitodo, are the first major Len'en characters to have an official gender.
- Hal's appearance in Critical Point Bidding its Last Farewell makes her, along with Hoojiro, the oldest modern Len'en characters. However, with their reintroduction in A World That Isn't Fantasy, at the time of release, also made them the newest characters as well.
- Twitter: Mugenri Revitalization Committee