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From Renowned artist Yoshitoshi Abe

  • Genre: Drama,Fantasy,Slice of Life
  • Rating: TV-14
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Number of Episodes: 13
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The beautiful music, gorgeous artwork, and complex characters make this a title not to be missed

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What we have here is a truly mysterious, charming, enchanting and altogether high quality anime series.

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Story

Renowned artist Yoshitoshi ABe’s animated masterpiece, Haibane Renmei is an experience that challenges audiences to confront and question the concepts of sin and redemption. Born of powerful influences such as Murakami’s acclaimed novel Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World, ABe’s deceptively gentle style of character design and development belies the abyss of heartbreaking desperation lurking beneath the surface of the classic series.
 
The Haibane, enigmatic youths with halos and flightless, grey-feathered wings, live in a sleepy town surrounded by impenetrable walls – only the crows may come and go. Reki, an older Haibane, discovers a new cocoon, from which Rakka emerges possessing no memories except that of her dream of falling. Questions of her existence cloud Rakka’s mind as she struggles to learn the ways of the Haibane and to help Reki escape the Circle of Sin.

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  • Cocoon - Dream of Falling From the Sky - Old Home
    Episode 1 - Cocoon - Dream of Falling From the Sky - Old Home

    Summer break is coming to an end, and the Neighbors want to ring in the school year with fireworks and yukata at the summer festival! They soon learn a valuable lesson about long hair and open flames.

  • Town and Wall - Toga - Haibane-Renmei
    Episode 2 - Town and Wall - Toga - Haibane-Renmei

    Rakka begins to explore her surroundings: an abandoned dormitory called Old Home. As she grows stronger, her new friends slowly introduce her to the rules and regulations of a Haibane’s second-hand existence.

  • Temple - Communicator - Pancakes
    Episode 3 - Temple - Communicator - Pancakes

    Hikari and Rakka journey to the temple of the Haibane-Renmei, where Rakka’s new life is issued to her in the form of a notebook. Later, an outburst from the Young Feathers leads to a quest for pancakes.

  • Trash Day - Clock Tower - Birds Flying Over the Walls
    Episode 4 - Trash Day - Clock Tower - Birds Flying Over the Walls

    Rakka continues her search for the perfect job by hauling trash and fixing broken timepieces with Kana, an opportunity which affords her a rare look at the city walls from a lofty vantage.

  • Library - Abandoned Factory - The Beginning of the World
    Episode 5 - Library - Abandoned Factory - The Beginning of the World

    A day spent working at the library leads Rakka to search for the long lost secret behind the beginning of the world. Meanwhile, out in the street, Reki is harassed by a cruel male Haibane.

  • End of Summer - Rain - Loss
    Episode 6 - End of Summer - Rain - Loss

    With winter approaching, Rakka begins looking for a room of her very own. Kuu is quick to offer assistance, but her flickering halo and sudden disappearance raises concern among the other Haibane.

  • Scar - Illness - Arrival of Winter
    Episode 7 - Scar - Illness - Arrival of Winter

    Rakka - still mourning the loss of Kuu - is distraught to discover black spots spreading across her wings. Ashamed, she obsessively cuts off the diseased feathers until Reki puts an end to her self-mutilation.

  • The Bird
    Episode 8 - The Bird

    Rakka’s fragile emotional state and blackening wings drive the young Haibane to follow a crow deep into the Western Woods, where she discovers the secrets of her cocoon dream.

  • Well - Rebirth - Riddle
    Episode 9 - Well - Rebirth - Riddle

    After Togas rescue Rakka from the well, she is drawn to the city walls by the phantom sound of Kuu’s voice.  Her decision to touch the forbidden barriers leads to an encounter with the Communicator.

  • Kuramori - Haibane of Abandoned Factory - Rakka's Job
    Episode 10 - Kuramori - Haibane of Abandoned Factory - Rakka's Job

    Bits and pieces of Reki’s tragic past are revealed in a flashback, and Rakka visits the Communicator to return his staff and accept her unusual punishment for touching the wall.

  • Darkness in the Heart - Irreplaceable Thing
    Episode 11 - Darkness in the Heart - Irreplaceable Thing

    Rakka learns more about Reki’s past during a visit to Abandoned Factory, the co-ed living quarters for wayward Haibane. Later, a disturbing revelation from the Communicator causes Rakka to fear the worst for her friend.

  • Bell Nuts - Passing of the Year Festival - Reconciliation
    Episode 12 - Bell Nuts - Passing of the Year Festival - Reconciliation

    The Passing of the Year Festival has arrived, and time is running out for Reki. Making peace with the dwellers of Abandoned Factory may be her only hope for finding the forgiveness she desperately seeks.

  • Reki's World - Prayer - Epilogue
    Episode 13 - Reki's World - Prayer - Epilogue

    Reki steals away in the night, but Rakka tracks her down, determined to save her tortured friend. An outburst of hurtful words from Reki brings tears to Rakka eyes, but will they be enough to make her give up hope?

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rojo0702
rojo0702

10-21-2013

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"Beautiful Story"

This is a really good story about death and forgiveness. It is a bit slow moving at times but it covers the characters well. I would recommend this to anyone.

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razberrymuffins
razberrymuffins

11-30-2013

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"Touching Story"

A touching anime. It's a shame not a lot of people know about it. I would recommend Haibane Renmai to anyone!
But I would have liked to have known what was behind the wall.

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frumpyframpton
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02-13-2014

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"Pleasant"

A light-hearted but meaningful look at sin, death, redemption, tradition, love, and loss. Very well done, though it would have been better as 26 episodes since half to three-quarters of the series is... more

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aebteacher

02-18-2014

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"Treatise on Human Souls and Human Lives"

Allegory of Paradise with temptation, judgment, redemption, absolution, resurrection. Imaginative, well-written, beautifully drawn. Simple strong examples of what is good and well, both there and he... more

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    Includes: Eps 1-13

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    Rating: TV-14

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