Fly Away Old Home: Memory and Salvation in Haibane-Renmei

@article{Hairston2007FlyAO,
  title={Fly Away Old Home: Memory and Salvation in Haibane-Renmei},
  author={Marcus A. Hairston},
  journal={Mechademia},
  year={2007},
  volume={2},
  pages={235 - 249}
}
  • M. Hairston
  • Published 29 January 2010
  • Education
  • Mechademia
A girl is falling from the sky. Distractedly she wonders where she is as a crow grabs onto her robe and vainly tries to stop her descent. “You can’t,” she calmly tells it, “but thank you.” Th e crow leaves as the clouds part, showing the ground rushing up. In the next scene, fi ve young women with halos and small nonfunctional wings are very excited about the appearance of a gray cocoon nearly fi lling one room in their rundown dormitory. Inside the cocoon fl oats the falling girl, now asleep… 

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