Haru (1996)



Made in the early years of internet chat rooms, Yoshimitsu Morita’s mid-1990s standout follows a young salaryman in the city with the username “[Haru]” who becomes fast friends with a fellow named Hoshi who lives in a rural town. Their anonymity allows them to open up about their loves, struggles, and cinephilia. One day, Hoshi reveals that she is a woman, but that doesn’t damage the strength of their friendship. Eventually, the two finally decide to meet in person. Morita’s keen interest in new technology and an enduring love for trains come together to create a charming tale of connection in an alienating world. 

Director: Yoshimitsu Morita. AKA ハル
Writer: Yoshimitsu Morita.
Stars: Eri Fukatsu, Seiyô Uchino, Sei Hiraizumi, Kazufumi Miyazawa, Kôtarô Takeshita, Naho Toda, Masaharu Tsuruku, Naoko Yamazaki.

Cinematographer: Hiroshi Takase.
Composers: Souichi Noriki, Toshihiko Sahashi.


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Upgraded to HD on June 8th, 2023.

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  1. Jake Finn
    November 27, 2021

    I have been wanting to watch this for years!!
    Thank you so much!! ^w^

  2. Onur Uyar
    December 5, 2021


  3. lloyd
    March 18, 2022


  4. June 2, 2022

    holy moly! what a delightful, refreshing film this is!!!

  5. Rafael
    August 1, 2022

    Really good! Thank you for sharing!

  6. christian
    August 22, 2022

    this is a really special film. i’d only just recently heard of it – thank you for preserving it so i could see it myself. i hope it does get a wider home release someday so more people will be exposed to haru and hoshi’s story

  7. November 5, 2022

    This was so cute

  8. chanko chanko
    December 5, 2022

    a comforting film

  9. juliana
    December 15, 2022

    great film !

  10. Stranger
    January 4, 2023

    What a wonderful film ^_^

  11. Mateus
    June 11, 2023

    This film hit hard.
    I really like this site. I come here almost everyday to see if there’s anything new.
    Thanks for all the movies you share.

  12. Elfin
    June 13, 2023


  13. e
    June 21, 2023

    thanks so much for this

  14. bunni
    January 17, 2024

    i am so overwhelmed by how fast paced life is now and this transported me to a time that just. starkly contrasted then and now and i cried and cried for the first time in four months. i dont know how to deal with how inundating everyday life is anymore. beautiful movie, did not expect to like it as much as i did! (^-^)

  15. Joe
    January 21, 2024

    Cool movie. Thanks for uploading. Sadly, the download options don’t work anymore for this one,

  16. Just a pigeon
    February 23, 2024

    Thank to the people behind this website, really wanted to watch this film after seeing a post about it on IG. Coudln’t find a torrent for it, but luckily you posted it, thanks! Such a heartwarming film, totally recommended for anybody who has mantained an online friendship and such..

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