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

  title={Fly Away Old Home: Memory and Salvation in Haibane-Renmei},
  author={Marcus A. Hairston},
  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… 


神圣的帷幕 : 宗教社会学理论之要素 = The sacred canopy elements of a sociological theory of religion
Peter Berger (1929) is an American sociologist best known for his collaboration with Thomas Luckman in writing The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge. That book
See You, Oldhome,
  • posted to “Old Home Bulletin Board,” April
  • 2004
All quotations from the series are taken from the English translation used for the subtitles in the U.S. release. 2. Yoshitoshi Abe, panel interview at Anime Expo
  • Haibane-Renmei was originally broadcast on Japanese TV from October to December 2002. Th e series was released in Japan on 5 DVDs by Pioneer in early 2003 and in the United States on 4 DVDs by Geneon in late 2003 and early
  • 2003
Th e Sacred Canopy: Elements of a Sociological Th eory of Religion
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      • Interview,” Haibane-Renmei,
      • 2004
      Abe , Anime Expo panel . 11 . Abe , Animerica interview . 12 . Ibid . 13 . Yoshitoshi Abe , “ See You , Oldhome , ” translated by Mikiyo Hattori and Tom Wilkes , posted to “ Old Home Bulletin Board
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        • (accessed December
        • 2003
        director of the English dub of Haibane-Renmei, e-mail message to author
        • 2003