Five years ago, acclaimed director Ishii Katsuhito (Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl
and The Taste of Tea
) created the quirky anime series Hal & Bons
for his Grasshoppa!
digital magazine project. Split into four short episodes, the amusing 3D CG anime about two couch-potato, beer-drinking dogs and a hyperactive rice cake proved to be extremely popular, so much so that Ishii resurrected the dogs in 2005 for a second season. Get ready for nine more episodes of understated antics in the New Hal & Bons
In the original series, rice cake Mochi-kun comes to interview blas canines Hal and Bons, and ends up staying to live with them (or more precisely, live off them). In the new series, another character will enter their lives - a child Mochi!
The New Hal & Bons deluxe boxset comes with the complete nine-episode series, a cellphone strap with Hal, Bons, and Mochi-kun figurines, and the following extras:Trailers Stage greet and talk show Post-production Rock-paper-scissors game