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: We're not human, are we?
Reki: Nobody knows exactly what we are... if we're human or not. We call ourselves the Haibane, which means 'charcoal feathers'.
Rakka: I wanna go home!
Reki: The Haibane are not allowed to go outside of town. It is our most sacred law. Besides, even if your family were somewhere in this world, they wouldn't recognize you if they saw you now.
Rakka: But why?
Reki: Just as you cannot remember the world that you used to be in, there is nobody in this world who can remember you.
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A perfect mirror for the human soul...
16 November 2006 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

"Haibane Renmei" is on my Top5 'Best Anime Ever' list. It got there instantly, and remains even though I'm continuously filling my DVD shelf with new titles as they come out. And it's been there for some time. Why? Hm... let's talk about that for a moment.

First of, it's a journey. Don't be unprepared, this isn't something You watch as a Sunday Timewaster. In short - it's deep, entertaining and full of... well, me. And you. And everyone else.

At first, some may think it's about the main character and the events that unfold in regard to her. Then, it quickly becomes a psychological tale about a community, centered around Charcoal and Feathers Federation. But soon afterwards you lose track of things and just watch...

This anime becomes your mirror. I know - it may sound almost impossible, but that's the way it is. It has its own storyline and characters, granted, but it really talks about human emotions, the way we react to those emotions and events, and finally - how, and why we interact with each other. I won't say more.

It's not just a ride, it's a journey deep into yourself, into that dark room psychologists and psychiatrists always tell you to open. This title slams the door open and drags whatever's inside - out. By definition, this journey must be made alone...

... and it must be made, even if only to know - why.


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