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Haibane Renmei 

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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.


Yoshitoshi Abe









Series cast summary:
Ryô Hirohashi Ryô Hirohashi ...  Rakka 13 episodes, 2002
Junko Noda Junko Noda ...  Reki 13 episodes, 2002
Eri Miyajima Eri Miyajima ...  Kana 13 episodes, 2002
Fumiko Orikasa ...  Hikari 13 episodes, 2002
Kazusa Murai Kazusa Murai ...  Nemu 13 episodes, 2002
Hunter Mackenzie Austin Hunter Mackenzie Austin ...  Hikari 13 episodes, 2002
Erika Lenhart ...  Reki 13 episodes, 2002
Zarah Little Zarah Little ...  Kana 13 episodes, 2002
Carrie Savage ...  Rakka 13 episodes, 2002
Karen Strassman ...  Nemu 13 episodes, 2002
Kumiko Higa Kumiko Higa ...  Dai 9 episodes, 2002
Ai Tokunaga Ai Tokunaga ...  Hana 9 episodes, 2002
Rachel Hirschfeld ...  Hana 9 episodes, 2002
Jessica D. Stone ...  Dai 9 episodes, 2002
Masumi Asano ...  Shorta / ... 8 episodes, 2002
Miyu Matsuki Miyu Matsuki ...  Child / ... 8 episodes, 2002
Tsugumi Higasayama Tsugumi Higasayama ...  Child / ... 8 episodes, 2002
Karen McCarthy Karen McCarthy ...  Shorta 8 episodes, 2002
Akiko Yajima ...  Kuu 7 episodes, 2002
J-ray J-ray ...  Kuu 7 episodes, 2002
Michael McConnohie ...  Communicator / ... 7 episodes, 2002
Josh Phillips Josh Phillips ...  Hyoko / ... 7 episodes, 2002
Chihiro Suzuki Chihiro Suzuki ...  Hyoko 6 episodes, 2002
Tamio Ôki Tamio Ôki ...  Communicator 6 episodes, 2002


A girl with no name falls from the sky and finds herself in a very mysterious land, where nobody remembers of their previous life. In this land, angel-like beings, ash wings, have formed a society and live in harmony with the people of the town, helping them out. Later on, the girl gets a name--Rakka--grows a pair of wings and receives her own halo. Rakka is now an ash wing, too. While the new place seems to be like heaven for Rakka, she soon finds out that everything is not as easy as it might look. Why did Rakka become an ash wing, and what is the mystery behind her new home? Written by Scientiiaa

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The final volume and complete collection of the series carry a 12 rating in the UK for 'moderate sex references'. This is because of a trailer for Ikki tousen (2003) that is contained on the final disc. The show itself has a PG rating. See more »


[Rakka has fallen asleep. Reki has just realized that Rakka is no longer sin bound]
Reki: You're free, and now I'm alone.
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Featured in AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (2005) See more »

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a different point of view
22 May 2004 | by ken-ohki83See 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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Release Date:

10 September 2002 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Ash Feather Federation See more »

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1.78 : 1
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