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Anime Profile: Haibane Renmei

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Haibane Renmei Haibane Renmei(灰羽連盟)("Charcoal Feathers Federation") Haibane Renmei
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  Charcoal Feathers Federation
13 TV episodes 13 TV episodes
Feb. 24, 2004 2002
FUNimation(as of July 2, 2010), Pioneer Ent. Pioneer Ent./Radix/Sotsu Agency/Rondo Robe
  Yoshitoshi ABe
  Tomokazu Tokoro
Fantasy, Drama Fantasy, Drama
Rakka Rakka
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Reki Reki
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Hikari Hikari
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Kana Kana
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Kuu Kuu
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Nemu Nemu

Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Amazon.

Anime Description: Haibane Renmei

Haibane Renmei is about a forgotten, walled-off town where humans co-exist with the Haibane (charcoal feathers).

Rakka had a dream that she was falling from somewhere very high up in the sky. She woke up in a cocoon, and broke through it to find herself laying in a bed. Reki comes up and explains to her that she is a Haibane, and that her wings will grow soon. All the other Haibane are also there, and they give her a name based on what she saw in her dream. Hence, Rakka, which means falling.

Rakka doesn't remember anything that happened in her past life, and is now trying to find her place in the Haibane world. Things get pretty complicated. The Haibane that is nicest to her, Kuu, has her "Day Of Flight", which is where Haibane go beyond the walls.

Haibane Renmei is a pretty awesome anime, and I recommend it to anyone, but especially those who are trying to find themselves.

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