Outside our memory, in a forgotten dream, lies a world surrounded by walls. In an abandoned dormitory outside of town, live the haibane.
– Daniel Cronquist, Set Apart
Developed from an original story by Yoshitoshi ABe, the mind behind Serial Experiments Lain, Haibane Renmei is a transcendent series, now considered an anime classic. The series follows “haibane,” angel-like beings who are born into a walled town named Glie. As they live out seemingly mundane, folksy lives, mysteries slowly unveil themselves, the most important of which are why the haibane are there and what will eventually happen to them.
Stream the entire series for free at Hulu.