Haibane Renmei, Dennou Coil Recommendations
While the settings are vastly different (Futuristic computerized city, verses rural small town) the over all themes dealt with in the two series are very similar. Loss of loved ones and learning to move on, understanding what is real and what is fake, etc.
Haibane Renmei and Denno Coil may seem very different at first glance, HR taking place in an environment deprived of modern technology while DC focuses on the borders between reality and the internet but the spirit of both shows is remarkably similar. Both deal with young female leads who must learn how to adjust to unusual circumstances surrounded by mystery in a world where things are not as they at first may seem. The original take on this theme is enhaced by thoughtful moments and a subdued but very lush artwork. What truly seals the deal in establishing a kinship between the two titles is
In both these series, the ultimate conflict involves an emotionally damaged girl having to come to terms with her past trauma through the help and friendship of another girl. The latter parts of both series have a similar mood.
They are both about young people coming to trust others and move on from the past. Endearing, believable cast of characters combined with a surreal setting that both warms and chills the viewer, makes these two more similar at heart than any other series that are recommended.
There are strange parallels in characters. And o much kindness in both titles!
Small, personal stories of drama and exploration set in a fascinating, "big" setting. Both are likely to leave you wanting to find out far more about the world they take place in than is revealed while following the footsteps of only a few people in it and their limited viewpoint. Dennou Coil is soft sci-fi; Haibane Renmei is spiritual fantasy.