Haibane Renmei DVD Anime Classics
About Haibane Renmei DVD Anime Classics
The Haibane, enigmatic youths with halos and flightless, grey-feathered wings, live in a sleepy town surrounded by impenetrable walls - only the crows may come and go. Reki, an older Haibane, discovers a new cocoon, from which Rakka emerges possessing no memories except that of her dream of falling. Questions of her existence cloud Rakka's mind as she struggles to learn the ways of the Haibane and to help Reki escape the Circle of Sin.
Contains episodes 1-13.
Special Features: Next Episode Previews, Creator Interview, Hane Haeterun, Special Ending, TV Commercials, New Program Commercial, Promotional Trailer, Textless Opening Song, Textless Closing Song, Trailers.
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
- Publisher: FUNIMATION
- Media: DVD
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Drama
- Age Rating: 14+
- Run Time: 325
- Release Date: 9/4/2012
- Dimensional Weight: 0.25
- Region Code: 1
Ratings & Reviews
This is a great anime and I'm really happy to finally add it to my collection. There's a lot I could say about this show, but I think it's best if everyone checks it out for themselves.
the world of the wingless
A beautiful and mysterious anime. Subtle and character driven, it will leave a lasting impression. It doesn't answer all your questions but then that is the nature of an enigma.
You experience the world of Haibane Renmei as a guest who wishes to stay longer but once you feel you are starting to figure things
out you are gently asked to leave.
I REMEMBER SEEING THIS SOMEWHERE AND I LIKE THE SERIES IT WAS GOOD
CAN'T WAIT UNTIL IT COMES OUT SO I COULD GET IT
Haibane Renmei: Putting drama and spirituality into winged souls
Haibane Renmei is my all-time favorite anime and was what started me in watching more dramatic anime regularly. This series may start a bit slow, but grows into a rich and meaningful story. It starts as one new "soul" joins other flightless angels in Old Home and she gets accustomed to the daily activities in a new world. It gradually grows into an allegory about sin and doubt, meaningful friendship and selflessness, purgatory and redemption. The relationships between characters in Haibane Renmei are both touching and deep, and lead to interesting conflicts and challenges. The climax of the series is moving and brought a tear to my eye. This anime has much symbolism in it, and my one fear is that viewers may not search for the deeper meaning within. If you've not watched it, give it your full attention. If you've watched it, see it again. I still hope that a sequel to this classic series may some day appear.