Thursday, January 04, 2007

Anime — Haibane Renmei

Another anime by Abe, also responsible for Serial Experiments Lain

After a dream of falling, a girl wakes from a cocoon, amongst a community of children and young women with wings and halos; which she soon acquires.

The Haibane, the winged folk, are outsiders in a community that is a small town, in a walled hinterland. Effectively, no-one leaves; except that Haibane depart as mysteriously as they arrive.

A slowly told tale of redemption. But not of the person you first expect.

Not a life-changing anime, but one I'm glad to have seen.

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