Tell Diana What Anime This is

Diana Peterfreund has a request:

Um, can someone help me with an anime rec? I watched one episode a long time ago and I can’t remember what it was called but it was recommended to me.

It starts with a girl falling through the sky. then there are all these kids at a school — they’re angels, with little wings and halos. And they are cleaning up in a library that has what looks like a giant cocoon in it. And then you see inside the cocoon and the girl who was falling is inside of it.

Anyone know what series she’s talking about?

And thanks everyone for all the amazing anime recs. I can’t wait to start watching. I’m particularly excited about Read or Die cause I love the manga and didn’t know there was an anime.


  1. JS Bangs on #

    That’s Haibane Renmei—one of the best anime that I’ve ever seen.

  2. Becky J on #

    Yeah, I love Haibane Renmei.

  3. Diana Peterfreund on #

    Thank you so much, JS and Becky! And thank you also, Justine, for reposting my little search. I have to go track the full list down now.

  4. JS Bangs on #

    That anime will break your heart, though. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

  5. Michelle Sagara on #

    That is the absolutely excellent and ultimately hugely moving Haibane Renmei, which everyone else has already told you, but which I had to throw in a comment for. It’s not what you were asking for when you were asking for anime, and the art is very much in muted colors, but … it’s 13 episodes of quiet, ultimately hopeful and subtly beautiful story.

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