Every once in a while, you come across a series that was so well put together, you just know it will stand the test of time. Enter Haibane Renmei. Expect spoilers, so please avoid this post if you haven’t seen the series.
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I have wondered for a while if the world of the haibane, the town within walls, may represent either a place between death and what comes after death, or a state of consciousness, such as being in a coma.
The handing out of the nuts nicely pulled things together for all the characters, tying together any loose ends for the minor characters in the series, from the used clothing dealer to the guy working at the bar to Sumika and her newborn.
The look Reki gave when Dai joined Rakka for the trip to Old Factory says a lot. Dai tells Rakka he won’t miss Reki because he won’t be gone for very long, but Reki knows she’ll have left before his return.
Reki’s birth recalls her words when Rakka was due to be born. She didn’t want Rakka to be born in such a messy place as she herself was. As was Reki’s job, given by Kuramori, Reki was there to greet Rakka. She was there to prepare Rakka as best she could for the coming of her wings, and the related fever.