© 2002 Yoshitoshi ABe / Aureole Secret Factory
Average Ratings: 86
Number of Review Sites: 11
Number of Review Links: 14
"There's a beauty to it which is rare in this medium, and I only hope that there are enough viewers out there keen to appreciate it."
Anime Jump! (Mike Toole) - 4 1/2 stars (out of 5)
"Superbly written, designed, and directed."
Anime Meta-Review (Andrew Shelton) - exemplary
Vol. 1 - "This show has class and style, and is one of the most unique releases of the year."
Anime News Network (Zac Bertschy) - A+
Vol. 1 - "Abe has fostered the creation of an intriguing new series, but does it actually go anywhere?" (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B
Vol. 4 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B
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Vol. 4 - Read the review
Animefringe (Patrick King) - 95%
"If you're one to appreciate compelling characters and a lot of food for thought, you'll surely love Haibane Renmei."
Animetric (Rowena Lim Lei) - 4 1/2 stars (out of 5)
"... [Haibane Renmei] relies more on the look and style of the anime than on the story, character development, and other aspects modern anime sells itself with."
DVD Talk (Don Houston) - 3 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 3 - "...Haibane-Renmei is a beautifully rendered piece of work."
DVD Verdict (Mike Pinsky) - 91 (out of 100)
"Part quirky, elegant character study and part lesson in personal redemption, Haibane-Renmei unwinds a strange and slow fairy tale, but does so beautifully and with real pathos."
Science Fiction Weekly (Tasha Robinson) - A
"Haibane Renmei is an anime to be experienced."
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Diane Tiu) - 4 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 1 - "It is simple yet also subtle. And subtle, frankly, is just not seen enough in anime."
The Anime Review (Jason Huff) - A