Haibane renmei (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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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: So if I really am a sinner, and I'm not supposed to be here, then please... take me back to the place where I'm supposed to be. This place... this town is too good to me. Everyone is so caring and treats me so kindly. I feel so guilty! If the dream I had is real, I want to go back. I have to go back! I have to apologize!
Communicator: To recognize one's own sin is to have no sin. It is the riddle of the 'Circle of Sin'.
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I suddenly realized why Haibane is great
23 November 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

While skimming through the series again, I just realized what makes Haibane Renmei such a great work.

Haibane Renmei doesn't tell you the answer. It lets you question, ponder and contemplate about it.

"Starting an important question in life and letting it maintain in you."

... that is why Haibane Renmei is a great work. There is no meaning nor need for an answer. The answer would only become a mere piece of knowledge if you simply tell someone. It is something you should go through all the experiences and realize for yourself. Having the question and keeping it will be the starting point which evokes you to find the 'real' answer.

* p.s. * There is a type of a question -somewhat a strange oxymoron-isque question- Buddhists throw at someone when the question of 'truth' is sought after. The way to go through this question is just to keep questioning it in the head ALL the time, even when you're asleep. Suddenly, all the dots will be connected and the answer will just pop up in the blink of an eye, like 'ah, that's so obvious...!' The basis theory behind it is on the assumption that you already know everything, it's just that you haven't 'realized' it yet. Haibane Renmei makes you do that.


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