A young girl is reborn as an angel-like creature called a haibane, with no memory of who she once was.
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Series cast summary:
Ryô Hirohashi ...
 Rakka (13 episodes, 2002)
Junko Noda ...
 Reki (13 episodes, 2002)
Eri Miyajima ...
 Kana (13 episodes, 2002)
Fumiko Orikasa ...
 Hikari (13 episodes, 2002)
Kazusa Murai ...
 Nemu (13 episodes, 2002)
Kumiko Higa ...
 Dai (9 episodes, 2002)
Ai Tokunaga ...
 Hana (9 episodes, 2002)
Masumi Asano ...
 Shorta / ... (8 episodes, 2002)
Miyu Matsuki ...
 Child / ... (8 episodes, 2002)
Tsugumi Higasayama ...
 Child / ... (8 episodes, 2002)
Akiko Yajima ...
 Kuu (7 episodes, 2002)
Chihiro Suzuki ...
 Hyoko (6 episodes, 2002)
Tamio Ôki ...
 Communicator (6 episodes, 2002)
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A young girl is reborn as an angel-like creature called a haibane, with no memory of who she once was.

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Rakka: She's been blaming herself all this time. Why is it only Reki that can't be forgiven?
Communicator: Why do you think YOU were forgiven?
Rakka: It's not because I forgave myself.
Communicator: That is correct. No one is able to forgive themselves. However you had the bird. Someone believed in you, and stood by you.
Rakka: By recognizing one's own sin, you can't help but go around in circles if you're alone.
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a different point of view
22 May 2004 | by (somewhere) – See all my reviews

What I see in the show, is the great, great, GREAT animation and artwork of Yoshitoshi ABe. its not to show off what anime really is to people surrounded by Pokémon or dragonballZ...but to show off how well ABe can build characters and towns and an entire world with so many differences that it would astound the minds of "hit" movie watchers.

Its not mass marketed for everyone. I would relate it to movies like SLC punk, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Chungking Express, and Requiem for a Dream. They all try and challenge you to see the deep meanings behind the screen.

Music. Music can make or break a movie, and if it makes it, it either builds it up, or points it in a direction you didn't see before. The music in Haibane Renmei made it and it built up big time. The music gives it a deep RPG feeling, without the tedious and repetitive battles.

final opinion: not everyone will want to watch it, but having it in your collection is the anime version of having a 1830's bottle of wine in your wine cellar.


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