December 15, 2002

Haibane Renmei

I watched episode 9 of Haibane Renmei tonight and it was wonderful. This whole show has felt very powerful to me and I think with this episode it really has crawled its way into my list of favorite shows. It still remains to be seen how the whole thing is wrapped up in four more episodes, but I can't wait to see how it ends.

Posted by snooze at December 15, 2002 10:43 PM


you do realize i will so need it all on tape once you have it all, from episode 1 to the end. i am so in love with Haibane, from the characters to the story to the world.

Haibane is a very personal anime, and touches something special deep inside of me.

very wonderfully beautiful melancholy :)

Posted by: k-chan at December 16, 2002 01:13 AM

I agree completely. There have been a few episodes that I want to go back and watch after I get to the end of it. I have a fairly good idea of what the show is about, but any of the real specifics of it.

I am very anxiously awaiting the rest of the show. Times like this I almost feel like people watching it on DVD are missing out on some of the fun of these shows. Having 30 minutes fly by as you watch an episode of a show that starts to answer questions. 30 minutes that get you really thinking about things. And then you have to wait a week for more. If I could I'd just send out a tape a week with the week's episodes so you could get some of the feel of this (it would just take forever ;))

Posted by: gregory at December 16, 2002 01:17 AM

daijobu, i'm a patient k-chan ^_^

the most precious relationship to me is the one between reki and rakka. there is just so much there on so many levels, from one to the other.

reki is the character i identify with the most. she reminds me of myself in a lot of ways, as a house-mother, her selflessness and her loneliness, and in it her selfishness because, though she'd never admit it, she needs all those around her who are special to her. so full of compassion and love, yet so very lonely, trapped in a despair deep in her heart.

rakka touches that despair in her heart, making the darkness not so dark. rakka, to me, represents hope. and reki represents time: that which is always moving, always with you, and yet never actually going anywhere itself.

direction, the self, and the self in life and purpose.

Posted by: k-chan at December 16, 2002 12:01 PM

Haibane Renmei!!
Haibane Renmei!!
Haibane Renmei!!

Posted by: izumi at December 19, 2002 10:50 PM

I have the same lighter Reki has. Restoration Hardware! seven bucks or something.

I love the wing holes in the back of the clothes. Poke the wings through, two buttons to button up.

I wonder if I started making shirts like that if people would go for them? Nobody I know has wings but may be nice just to say you are wearing the shirt of an angel, good for putting your hand back there on the bare back of your SO in public...

What I REALLY want are some wings, dammit.

Posted by: izumi at December 20, 2002 12:30 PM

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