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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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Yoshitoshi Abe
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Cast

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
Kumiko Higa Kumiko Higa ...  Dai 9 episodes, 2002
Ai Tokunaga Ai Tokunaga ...  Hana 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
Akiko Yajima ...  Kuu 7 episodes, 2002
Chihiro Suzuki Chihiro Suzuki ...  Hyoko 6 episodes, 2002
Tamio Ohki Tamio Ohki ...  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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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

10 September 2002 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Ash Feather Federation See more »

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Radix See more »
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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 tôsen: Dragon Destiny (2003) that is contained on the final disc. The show itself has a PG rating. See more »

Quotes

Communicator: Then, do you recognize your own sin?
Rakka: If I do, does that mean my sin will be erased?
Communicator: Think about it. To recognize one's own sin is to have no sin. So, are you a sinner?
Rakka: Uh! But if I think I have no sin, then I become a sinner!
Communicator: Perhaps this is what it means to be bound by sin. To spin in the same circle, looking for where the sin lies, and at some point losing sight of the way out.
Rakka: What's the right answer, then?
Communicator: Think about it. You must search for and find the answer yourself.
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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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