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Haibane Renmei

Haibane Renmei

Synopsis: Born of a cocoon in the village of Old Home, a young haibane - one with a halo and small gray wings - Awakens to a world she doesn't understand without memories of her past. Named Rakka for the dream of falling that she had inside the cocoon, she soon got used to her life in the strange city. However, there are strict rules for Haiibane, such as being forbidden to leave the village or get close to the walls around. These, along with mysterious disappearances of their type on their "flight day", begin to disturb Rakka and the others, as they know almost nothing about their own species.

Haibane Renmei tells not only the story of Rakka, but also the people around him, because they live their lives without memories of the past as they try to break free from their ancient pain and finally find salvation.

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- Information
- Trailer/OP
- Curiosities
- Manga and Products
- Characters
- Summary
- Games, OVAs, Movies
- Meaning
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Anime Names

  • Anime Name: Haibane Renmei
  • Anime Name in Japanese: 灰羽連盟
  • Anime Name in English: Haibane Renmei
  • Other names: Charcoal Feather Federation

Production information

  • Producers: Kadokawa Shoten, Fuji TV, Studio Tulip
  • Licensors: Funimation, Geneon Entertainment USA
  • Studios: Radix

Anime Information

  • Type: TV
  • Episodes: 13
  • Date: October 10, 2002 - December 19, 2002 - Thursday at 0228 (JST)
  • Genres: Drama, fantasy, mystery, slice of life
  • Subjects: Psychological
  • Target: Seinen

Anime Reviews

  • note: 7.971
  • Popularity: 93181

Video Trailer/Opening

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Below is the main curiosities of the anime "Haibane Renmei": 

  • The name "Haibane Renmei" means "Haibane Association" in Japanese.
  • The anime is based on a Doujinshi (independent manga) called "Cocoon".
  • The story was inspired by a dream that Doujinshi's creator Yoshitoshi Abe had when she was a child.
  • Haibane characters are based on insects such as butterflies and grasshoppers.
  • The city in which the story takes place, Glie, is inspired by a royal city in Japan called Yoshino.
  • The anime was produced by Studio Radix, which is known for working on electronic game animations.
  • The anime soundtrack consisted of Kou Otani, who also worked in other popular series such as "Mobile Suit Gundam Wing" and "Hellsing".
  • Haibane Renmei was originally aired on Japanese TV in 2002 and was licensed for distribution in the United States by Geneon Entertainment.
  • The anime is known for its calm and contemplative atmosphere, and is often compared to other "Slice of Life" anime series such as "Aria" and "Mushishi".
  • Haibane Renmei is considered one of the most exciting and moving anime ever produced, and is highly recommended for fans of psychological dramas and maturing stories.
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Main Characters

Below is the main characters of: "Haibane Renmei"With your voice actors and a brief description of the character: 

  • RAKKA (MAMIKO NOTO) - A young Haibane who wakes up in a mysterious city and tries to find out the purpose of his existence.
  • Reki (Ryou Hirohashi) - An older haibane that helps Rakka adapt to her new life and deals with her own personal problems.
  • Kuu (Ai Shimizu) - A cheerful and optimistic haibane who is a friend of Rakka and Reki.
  • Hikari (Eri Miyajima) - A Haibane who works at the Feather Store and is known for his outgoing personality.
  • Nemu (Fumiko Orikasa) - The Haibane leader who lives in a temple and is responsible for taking care of the other Haibane.
  • Kuramori (Kyoko Hikami) - A haibane who works in the library and is known for his wisdom and tranquility.
  • Hyoko (Tomoko Kawakami) - A Haibane who works on the farm and is known for his passion for gardening.
  • Midori (Yuko Sasaki) - A Haibane who works at the factory and is known for his ability to fix things.

Summary and events

  1. A young girl named Rakka wakes up in a cocoon in a city named Glie, surrounded by high walls and inhabited by beings called Haibane.
  2. She is welcomed by a haibane named Reki, who helps her adapt to her new life and understand the rules and customs of the city.
  3. Rakka discovers that the haibane are winged beings who have wings on their backs but can't fly too high. They are protected by an organization called Abandoned Factory, which provides everything they need to live.
  4. Rakka starts working at a feathers store where he meets other Haibane, including Kana, Hikari and Nemu.
  5. Rakka begins to have strange dreams and feel that something is missing in her life. She discovers that the Haibane are beings who have died and reborn in Glie, but do not remember their previous lives.
  6. Reki reveals that she is a Haibane who could not break free from her past and is stuck in Glie. She fears that Rakka is also stuck and tries to help her find her true identity.
  7. Rakka discovers that she was a bad person in her previous life and needs to redeem herself to break free from Glie. She decides to help Reki overcome her past and find redemption.
  8. Rakka and Reki discover that Abandoned Factory is a place where Haibane are prepared to leave Glie and move on to the next stage of their lives. Rakka finally breaks free from Glie and moves on, leaving her friends behind.

What happens in the end?

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At the end of Haibane Renmei, protagonist Rakka finally discovers the truth about her existence as Haibane and the world in which she lives. She learns that Haibane are beings who have been born of eggs and have wings but cannot fly. They are protected by a magic barrier that prevents them from leaving the city where they live. Rakka also discovers that the Haibane are beings who were sinners in their past lives and are looking for redemption. In the end, Rakka finds her purpose as Haibane and is able to leave the city with the help of her friends.

Games, Movies, OVAs and Specials

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  • Haibane Renmei: Hanenone (PlayStation 2)
  • Haibane Renmei: Kuramori no Puzzle (Game Boy Advance)

See below a list of OVAs, Specials, and Movies related to anime: Haibane Renmei

  • Haibane Renmei (Série de TV)
  • Haibane Renmei: Hanenone (Special)

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Meaning of Haibane Renmei

Let's look at the translation of each word and explanation of the anime's name: 

  • 灰 (hai) - Grey
  • 羽 (hane) - feather
  • 連盟 (renmei) - alliance, federation
The name of the anime "灰羽連盟" can be translated as "gray penalties alliance. The story takes place in a world where there are humans with special skills called "pity users". The protagonist, a young woman named Iruma, is one of these users and joins an organization called the "gray feathers alliance" to protect the city where she lives from the dangers that arise due to the skills of penalty users.

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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Haibane Renmei has a total of 13 episodes. This number may not represent all seasons.
You can watch the anime Haibane Renmei on Crunchyroll, Netflix, or any other streaming site where the work is available. Availability will depend on your current location.
The decision to produce new seasons of the anime Haibane Renmei usually depends on various factors, such as DVD/Blu-ray sales, merchandise, popularity of the original material. This information can be found throughout the page. The anime's popularity reached on "MyAnimeList" the following number of members: 93181