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3 out of 5: It was OK
 
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Apr 23, 2008 9:47 PM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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so did she use the halo mold to make donuts before or after she used it to make Rakka's halo?
 
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Jun 29, 2008 8:45 PM

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whats with the communicators, they's kinda weird. Then again figureheads are always wierd. And how does that girl always get cigs? Oh and i forgot to mention. Why did she have to pick a schoolgirl outfit -_- damn cliches



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Ranivus said:
whats with the communicators, they's kinda weird. Then again figureheads are always wierd. And how does that girl always get cigs? Oh and i forgot to mention. Why did she have to pick a schoolgirl outfit -_- damn cliches

Hahahhaha...For what I understood of the series so far, is that Haibanes work, and receive payment...so it´s not weird the idea of Reki buying cigar...
The schoolgirl uniform is the kawaii girl cliche!

but this episode is nice...no one likes carrots!!
 
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Jul 10, 2008 9:15 AM

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Hikari's motive for being the halo bearer was great. ^^ And yeah, the communicators were rather weird (although the little wing movements of Hikari and Rakka were strangely adorable).
 
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Jul 19, 2008 10:03 AM

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really nice episode.
just now i understood that all the group are girles kuu and kana really looks like guys.
 
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Aug 20, 2008 6:03 PM

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heh.. Kuu really looks like a boy :) ..
It is amusing, that for creation of a nimbus they use the same technology which apply to preparation of rolls. huh.. On the Earth doesn't remain anything sacred! :)
 
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I find this kind of pacing fitting for this show.

We can get to know a lot about the characters. Not to mention, we can get to know more about the nature of their existence. Pretty much, they are doing odd jobs to make a living. Probably, just to sustain their survival.

I don't see any problems between the relationship of humankind and their race. I guess there is no sign of discrimination here which is good.

I think I'm one step closer on the main gist of the story. Each episode gives out clues and hints for me to make predictions. Anyway, I find this show intriguing and entertaining.

Also, I am beginning to like the opening song. It's very calm and relaxing.


 
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May 22, 2009 7:53 AM

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the plot is slow.. c'mon iNeed sum action!
 
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Jun 11, 2009 2:10 PM

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Halo pan do want. XD

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the plot is slow.. c'mon iNeed sum action!

I think you're watching the wrong anime. :/
 
Jun 11, 2009 2:14 PM
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Halo pan was nice. Rakka's electrostatic hair is always worth a laugh as well. xD

Looking forward to more.

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I really enjoyed this episode on a couple of things. One of them being Michael McConnohie, and the other being doughnuts.

The Haibane Renmei seem to be very stuck in their traditions and actions. The fact that the Haibane can't directly communicate with the Communicator seems frustrating... they may only communicate with bells. Aside from being able to purchase through the notebook, they are required to work in order to become good examples to the Young Feathers.

I don't quite understand the intent behind the House Mother's wanting to teach Reki a lesson via eating carrots.

 
Aug 6, 2009 5:20 PM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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so did she use the halo mold to make donuts before or after she used it to make Rakka's halo?



i think she did it before since the kids can smell cake out of her and then she ended up washing it thoroughly xD
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Oct 18, 2009 9:25 PM

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Also, I am beginning to like the opening song. It's very calm and relaxing.


I'm actually more impressed by the ED, I think it's quite beautiful. As for the show itself, so far i'm finding it very enjoyable and unique.
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Dec 8, 2009 11:59 PM

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You can't get used cigarettes. And since Reki works at the school, I doubt they'd pay her in it.

Hikari DEFINITELY used it before she made Rakka's halo... which is why the kids smelt cake XD I completely agree with paskyx.
 
Apr 28, 2010 3:25 PM

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lol you can't get used cigarettes! she's gonna have to become a SECOND-HAND SMOKER ba dump dump chshshshshshshsh
 
Jun 23, 2010 10:19 PM
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The beginning was rather interesting, but then it slowed down and became a bit stagnant. I will admit that the world they live in seems very interesting.
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Aug 3, 2010 4:01 PM

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Ah so interesting. Wonder what will happen next.
Such junk...
 
Sep 12, 2010 12:28 PM

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Haibane Renmei is charming series so far.
 
Sep 22, 2010 1:00 PM

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i just realised that the "angels" is just a pretext for some orphanage symbolism...

but i'm loving it :)

5/5
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Sep 28, 2010 12:17 AM

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Lovely pace this anime has. I suppose relaxing would be close enough to describe it, then again it's not quite that - more like heavenly simplicity of life that fills you with bliss.

I'm also getting quite intrigued by these Haibane Renmei. What's their story? What kind of a world is this? What lies behind the wall?
 
Oct 31, 2010 12:08 PM

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So much "ehhh :o"-ing in this show.

Reki needs more screen time<3
 
Jan 16, 2011 11:49 AM

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Halo pan must be yummy~ Hikari was pretty clever. Rakka, be happy, at least you didn’t smell like carrots.
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Feb 21, 2011 12:12 AM

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Mm, halo pan. I know how to make that. =V
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May 2, 2011 3:33 AM
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the plot is slow.. c'mon iNeed sum action!

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May 10, 2011 8:29 PM

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This show is just so relaxing.

I think Hikari might be my favorite character. Using the halo mold to make doughnuts, genius. xD
 
May 12, 2012 8:31 PM

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i love how every episode so far, has had progression and more back ground into their way of living, so now they seem to be only allowed to work in the oldest places, the communication through bells was an interesting little add-on although rather frustrating, but something tells me things wont stay like this...
 
Dec 16, 2012 9:52 PM

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Pancakes, pancakes, pancakes!
 
Jan 6, 2013 12:08 PM

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Lol she actually used the mold for donuts/beagles xD Nice episode in general a bit of a slow pace but still quite nice!
 
Feb 18, 2013 12:28 PM
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i like it alright so far. I have the feeling this is going to be one of those shows that really picks up once the world is established. I like that they're taking their time with that too.
 
Mar 12, 2013 2:25 AM

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I've always had trouble eating carrots too.
One baby carrot is enough for me.
Hate the texture and dislike the taste.
 
Apr 26, 2013 9:32 PM
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I can't believe there wasn't at least one person who liked carrots :O I don't love them or anything, but they're not THAT terrible are they? So far, it's still mostly world building, but it's nice.
 
May 24, 2013 11:03 AM

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I like how we get a glimpse of how troubled Reki is when Rakka finds her fallen out of bed.
It's great foreshadowing.
For anyone hoping for Reki to get more screen time, just be patient :]
 
Jul 31, 2013 5:49 AM
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Come on kids, carrots are not that bad!

Is this some kind of purgatory they are in?
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Oct 11, 2013 10:15 AM

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Good episode. So the ring is electrified because Hikari used the wrong pan :P

Kids you must eat the carrots or the Carrot monster is going to visit you when you sleep :D
 
Feb 22, 2014 3:28 AM

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Love Reki <3
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Apr 16, 2014 5:17 AM

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What's wrong with carrots? I've never had trouble eating them.
 
Jan 1, 2015 11:45 PM

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What's wrong with carrots? I've never had trouble eating them.


I like carrots tbh. Cooked or raw.
 
Jan 21, 2015 9:52 AM

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Since when are carrots bitter? People be acting like they're eating bitter melon this episode, lmao.
 
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We got to see more of the Toga this episode. It seems one of them is allowed to speak and the rest must use hand symbols. It was interesting how they used those bells for communication. The slice of life in this episode wasn't too bad. I normally don't like slice of life, but this was fairly enjoyable. We got a little more information on the crows this episode. The kid said that they could just be trying to be friends with the Haibane rather than not. Maybe they could be guides to the people or something of significance like that if the people interacted with them.
 
Apr 27, 2015 7:28 AM

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the hate on carrots ;o
 
May 12, 2015 4:44 PM

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Still not sure what exactly the plot is, but i do know that its really good so far.
 
May 18, 2015 6:55 PM

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Everybody in this town is so nice. I wonder what they do with the criminals.
 
Oct 18, 2015 6:36 PM

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Rakka-sensei > Ginpachi-sensei...oh just kidding.
 
Jan 13, 2016 6:54 AM

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What a pleasant, gentle episode. Liked it quite a bit more than the first two, surprisingly.

It would be awesome if the communicator could use his spirit voodoo shit to tell Hikari misused the ring mold, then had her publicly executed to set an example. :3
 
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What a pleasant, gentle episode. Liked it quite a bit more than the first two, surprisingly.

It would be awesome if the communicator could use his spirit voodoo shit to tell Hikari misused the ring mold, then had her publicly executed to set an example. :3

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Jan 22, 2016 7:23 PM
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I expected this episode to be as mysterious as first two, Oh well, there is still enough episodes left to get intense story with good&bad characters...
 
Aug 25, 2016 6:46 AM

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I like Hikari, and I love their character interactions <3

The ED has such a strange charm to it, it kinda reminds me RDG's ending song
 
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Love the music in this anime, really fits the atmosphere of the show ~ soothing.
 
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Well, I’ll be honest. That was a pointless episode. The previous episodes, while just as slow, were unveiling the premise, so it had the intrigue and mystery that came with the premise. The previous episodes at least had points to them. What this episode did was establish the type of humor this show has. All the episode had was a bunch of humor. The episode also introduced the characters of Hikari and Kuu to us and the Communicator with his temple. Other than that though, there wasn’t much at all. I found myself tuning out a lot and having to repeat because I reached a punchline whose set-up I missed. It didn’t fly by as fast as the previous episodes.

The show looks to have very slow pacing for its entire run. This requires the viewer to get into a certain mindset to watch it, and it’s understandable that the show would turn off people who can’t or do not want to get into that mindset when watching anime.

After reading the discussion page, tradition does seem to play a really big part in this show. I wouldn’t be surprised if it played a big part in the show’s core themes.
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While I'm still really into this series. And found the beginning with the Communicator/Toras to be really unsettling and interesting. I'm a little impatient for the plot to get underway. I normally don't mind shows taking their time. But this series is fairly short. And I've been told it gets really good and sort of sheds its slice of life trappings.

I may have found the second half kind of slow. But episodes like this are still pretty necessary. In a show that has such strong atmosphere it feels essential to build up the characters and setting. And there's already some interesting seeds being planted. What with Reki's caginess at the beginning. The joke with using the halo mold for the donuts was pretty funny. Is that why her hair is so staticky? Don't know if that would matter.
 
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