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Haibane renmei: :  -- 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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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
10 September 2002 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
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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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 13 of 43)
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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Series Directed by
Itsuki Imazaki (2 episodes, 2002)
Jun Takada (2 episodes, 2002)
Kenichiro Watanabe (2 episodes, 2002)
Koji Yoshikawa (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Writing credits
Yoshitoshi Abe (13 episodes, 2002)

Series Produced by
Reiko Matsuo .... English language version: New Generation Pictures / producer (13 episodes, 2002)
Mie Ide .... assistant producer: Pioneer LDC / assistant producer (5 episodes, 2002)
Hiroe Tsukamoto .... producer (4 episodes, 2002)
Nobu Yamamoto .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2002)

Hideki Goto .... producer (unknown episodes)
Go Haruna .... producer (unknown episodes)
Yoshinobu Iwaya .... producer (unknown episodes)
Akihiro Kawamura .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
James Yosuke Kobayashi .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Yasuyuki Ueda .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Kô Ohtani (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Masahiro Gotô (6 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Art Direction by
Shinji Katahira (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Motoki Ueda .... production manager (6 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Takahiro Ômori .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Tomokazu Tokoro .... storyboard artist: opening credits / storyboard artist (7 episodes, 2002)
Hiroshi Negishi .... storyboard artist: end credits (6 episodes, 2002)
Akitoshi Shimazu .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2002)
Yukari Fujiki .... color key (3 episodes, 2002)
Jun Takada .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2002)
Naomi Endou .... color key (2 episodes, 2002)
Hitomi Iioka .... color key (2 episodes, 2002)
Masato Sasaki .... color key (2 episodes, 2002)
Hajime Satou .... color key (2 episodes, 2002)
Koji Yoshikawa .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2002)
Takahiro Ômori .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Sound Department
Tôru Kumakura .... sound mixer (6 episodes, 2002)
Yoku Shioya .... assistant sound mixer (6 episodes, 2002)
Masahiro Shôji .... sound effects: Fizz Sound Creation (6 episodes, 2002)

Satoshi Motoyama .... sound director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Masahiro Matsuura .... digital paint artist (2 episodes, 2002)
Masato Sasaki .... digital paint artist (2 episodes, 2002)
Shino Sato .... digital paint artist (2 episodes, 2002)
Takehiro Sodeyama .... digital paint artist (2 episodes, 2002)

Mika Harada .... digital paint artist (unknown episodes)
Akemi Horie .... digital paint artist (unknown episodes)
Sakiko Kaiuchi .... digital paint artist (unknown episodes)
Youichi Kono .... digital paint artist (unknown episodes)
Shihoko Maki .... digital paint artist (unknown episodes)
Kiyoko Momose .... digital paint artist (unknown episodes)
Ayumi Nakahara .... digital paint artist (unknown episodes)
Chie Nakamura .... digital paint artist (unknown episodes)
Michiko Nakamura .... digital paint artist (unknown episodes)
Chieko Odaka .... digital paint artist (unknown episodes)
Yuki Ogasawara .... digital paint artist (unknown episodes)
Hiroko Ootsuka .... digital paint artist (unknown episodes)
Fumiko Shibata .... digital paint artist (unknown episodes)
Mariko Shibata .... digital paint artist (unknown episodes)
Hiroko Takizawa .... digital paint artist (unknown episodes)
Daisuke Uchiumi .... digital paint artist (unknown episodes)
Taiki Ura .... digital paint artist (unknown episodes)
Yasuko Watanabe .... digital paint artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Keiko Horio .... photography: Radix Digital / photographer (6 episodes, 2002)
Atsushi Nakayama .... photography: opening credits (6 episodes, 2002)
Yoshimi Saito .... photography: Radix Digital / photographer (6 episodes, 2002)
Yukari Fujiki .... photography: Radix Digital (4 episodes, 2002)
Ayumu Hatori .... photography: Sunshine Digital (2 episodes, 2002)
Masaru Hirose .... photography: No Side (2 episodes, 2002)
Takenari Kubo .... photography: Sunshine Digital (2 episodes, 2002)
Makoto Nakai .... photography: Sunshine Digital (2 episodes, 2002)
Takayuki Ohira .... photography: Sunshine Digital (2 episodes, 2002)
Hiroshi Toyama .... photography: No Side (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Animation Department
Akira Takada .... animation director: ending credits / animation director: opening credits / ... (8 episodes, 2002)
Hisashi Ishii .... key animator: opening credits / key animator (7 episodes, 2002)
Ken Mochizuki .... key animator: opening credits / key animator (7 episodes, 2002)
Norifumi Nakamura .... background artist: green (7 episodes, 2002)
Naruse Takahashi .... key animator: ending credits / key animator (7 episodes, 2002)
Toshiyuki Abe .... key animator / animation director (6 episodes, 2002)
Taeko Emori .... background artist: Tulip (6 episodes, 2002)
Toshihiko Fukano .... key animator: opening credits (6 episodes, 2002)
Yoshihiro Hiramure .... background artist: Tulip (6 episodes, 2002)
Joung Sun Kim .... background artist: Tulip (6 episodes, 2002)
Shigeyuki Miya .... key animator: opening credits (6 episodes, 2002)
Yutaka Mukumoto .... background artist: Tulip (6 episodes, 2002)
Norikatsu Nakano .... key animator: opening credits (6 episodes, 2002)
Tsutomu Nishiyama .... key animator: opening credits (6 episodes, 2002)
Yuri Satou .... background artist: Tulip (6 episodes, 2002)
Fujio Suzuki .... key animator: opening credits / key animator (6 episodes, 2002)
Yumiko Tokutake .... background artist: Tulip (6 episodes, 2002)
Yuka Hasegawa .... key animator / inbetween animator (5 episodes, 2002)
Genichiro Kondo .... key animator (5 episodes, 2002)
Takeshi Ohkoshi .... inbetween animator (5 episodes, 2002)
Ayako Okamoto .... inbetween animator (5 episodes, 2002)
Keiko Oyama .... in-between animation checker (5 episodes, 2002)
Chiyoko Sakamoto .... key animator / inbetween animator (5 episodes, 2002)
Ryo Takahashi .... inbetween animator / key animator (5 episodes, 2002)
Ayari Wake .... background artist: green (5 episodes, 2002)
Miyuki Nagaushi .... inbetween animator (4 episodes, 2002)
Eiji Wakamatsu .... background artist: green (4 episodes, 2002)
Yukari Watanabe .... key animator (4 episodes, 2002)
Hajime Yabana .... key animator (4 episodes, 2002)
Yasuhiro Yamada .... key animator (4 episodes, 2002)
Daisuke Yaoita .... key animator (4 episodes, 2002)
Yukari Yasuda .... background artist: green (4 episodes, 2002)
Eiji Fukuyama .... key animator (3 episodes, 2002)
Itsuki Imazaki .... key animator (3 episodes, 2002)
Hiromi Kamiyama .... background artist: green (3 episodes, 2002)
Emiko Kataoka .... key animator (3 episodes, 2002)
Ryuta Nakahara .... key animator (3 episodes, 2002)
Takaaki Osanai .... background artist: green (3 episodes, 2002)
Akemi Sawai .... background artist: green (3 episodes, 2002)
Naoko Soeda .... inbetween animator / key animator (3 episodes, 2002)
Rie Sugiyama .... background artist: green (3 episodes, 2002)
Masako Adachi .... inbetween animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Shigemi Aoyagi .... key animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Hikari Daigo .... key animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Kyoko Fujino .... in-between animation checker / inbetween animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Yumiko Hattori .... inbetween animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Takumi Honma .... background artist: green (2 episodes, 2002)
Yoko Iizuka .... key animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Eiji Kamimura .... key animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Junnosuke Kawaguchi .... key animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Takashi Kawashima .... inbetween animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Hirokazu Kojima .... inbetween animator / key animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Chiaki Kokubo .... key animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Masaki Kudô .... animation director (2 episodes, 2002)
Hiroshi Kuri .... inbetween animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Momoko Makiuchi .... key animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Maiko Matsumura .... in-between animation checker / inbetween animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Shin Matsuo .... key animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Kazuyuki Minoda .... inbetween animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Takuji Mogi .... animation director / key animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Kozue Morishima .... background artist: green (2 episodes, 2002)
Minoru Morita .... key animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Hisao Muramatsu .... key animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Takashi Mutou .... inbetween animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Eri Nakamura .... background artist: green (2 episodes, 2002)
Masashi Nishikawa .... inbetween animator / key animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Jin Oda .... key animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Satoshi Ohashi .... inbetween animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Hirofumi Ohyama .... inbetween animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Azusa Oikawa .... key animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Masaki Okano .... inbetween animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Naomi Okita .... inbetween animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Tatsunori Ozawa .... key animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Kozue Ryoke .... digital paint checker (2 episodes, 2002)
Midori Saito .... inbetween animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Yoshiaki Saito .... key animator / animation director (2 episodes, 2002)
Tatsuya Sakai .... background artist: green (2 episodes, 2002)
Yoshiko Sasaki .... key animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Tadashi Shimizu .... inbetween animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Takako Shimizu .... animation director / key animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Teruo Takahashi .... key animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Naoko Tanaka .... inbetween animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Tomoko Tanaka .... key animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Yuzo Tobe .... key animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Kazuyuki Toshida .... key animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Akio Ujie .... animation director (2 episodes, 2002)
Itaru Yahata .... in-between animation checker / key animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Koji Yamakawa .... key animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Toshinari Yamashita .... animation director / key animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Chigusa Yokoyama .... background artist: green (2 episodes, 2002)
Shinichi Yoshino .... animation director (2 episodes, 2002)
Ami Zenke .... inbetween animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Takahiro Ômori .... key animator (2 episodes, 2002)

Hiroshi Arisawa .... key animator (unknown episodes)
Ai Saito .... inbetween animator (unknown episodes)
Toshiaki Sato .... inbetween animator (unknown episodes)
Kentaro Takahashi .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Yoshihide Takenobu .... background artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Yuji Saito .... music producer: IMAGINE (6 episodes, 2002)
Kenichirou Tsutsumi .... music produced in collaboration with: Lantis (6 episodes, 2002)
Hijiri Yoshida .... music producer: IMAGINE (6 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Other crew
Taliesin Jaffe .... voice director: English voice recording (13 episodes, 2002)
Etsuyo Fukuta .... production administration (6 episodes, 2002)
Sawako Furuya .... production assistant: English language version (6 episodes, 2002)
Shin'ichirô Inoue .... produced in collaboration with: Kadokawa Shoten (6 episodes, 2002)
Shunji Inoue .... produced in collaboration with: Lantis / production collaborator: Lantis (6 episodes, 2002)
Rika Kolka .... translator: English language version (6 episodes, 2002)
Takako Masaoka .... publicist: Fuji Television (6 episodes, 2002)
Daisuke Nakano .... produced in collaboration with: Expression Tools, Inc. / production collaborator: Expression Tools, Inc. (6 episodes, 2002)
Akihiro Yuasa .... produced in collaboration with: Sotsu Agency / production collaborator: Sotsu Agency (6 episodes, 2002)
Takashi Iida .... publicist: Pioneer LDC (5 episodes, 2002)
Takashi Toda .... production assistant / production desk (2 episodes, 2002)

Yoshitoshi Abe .... original creator (unknown episodes)
Shunsuke Ikeda .... production assistant: ending credits (unknown episodes)
Tsutomu Kondo .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Kozue Ryoke .... digital paint checker (unknown episodes)
Takahiro Uruma .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Hiroki Yoshida .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ash Feather Federation" - USA (literal title)
"Charcoal Feathers Federation" - International (English title) (original subtitled version)
"Grey Wings" - Asia (English title)
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Runtime:
USA:25 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:PG (DVD rating)
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Did You Know?

Quotes:
Rakka:I still wonder... what the Haibane are. Everyone says that both the walls and this town exist for the Haibane. But, the charcoal feathers are born into this world suddenly, and just as suddenly they disappear. I don't know the reason why I became a Haibane. I'm here, I can't remember anything about who I was. And if I am to disappear someday without accomplishing anything, what's the meaning of my existence?
Reki:You know, at one time, I felt the same way as you. I think there is a meaning, but only YOU can find it.
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27 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Oh my..., 24 September 2003
Author: csi_yellowknife from On a frantic search for an impressive location

Sick of stereotypical anime? No need for big robots, big chests, lots of yelling and immature humor? Check out Haibane Renmei. In my opinion, it's in a class by itself.

HR begins with a young girl 'hatching' from a cocoon, unable to remember her name, her life, or anything else. She is greeted by 5 other females (looking to be between 10 and 25) who have wings and a halo. She is given a name, based on her dream in the cocoon (Rakka, which means "falling), as are the others. Soon she grows wings and is given a halo as well. The winged creatures are called "Haibane."

The first 5 or so episodes are intentionally slow going, as we are given a view of Rakka's adjustment to life as a Haibane. However, as slow going as they are, the episodes are very engaging. By episode 6, Rakka suffers a major loss, as she spends the rest of the series dealing with the loss and trying to answer the question: What are the Haibane?

This series was created by the same person who created Serial Experiments: Lain. Rakka even looks a little like Lain. However, HR is a bit more straight-forward than Lain. It is an especally quiet series, the use of classical and baroque music add to the feel of the show. We're told a little about the Haibane, the rules they must follow, and the world they live in.

The animation is intentionally not very flashy, however it is detailed and quite immaculate. We get the feeling that the Haibane live in a quaint little town which hasn't changed much over the years. The show is much the same in its feel of timelessness. It could take place now, 100 years ago, or even 100 years from now.

In short, this is a show to show off to non-anime fans who have stereotyped all of it as either Pokemon or porn. Hopefully, this is the beginning of a trend...

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