Haibane Renmei Episode 13
Reki's World — Prayer — Epilogue
Kanji レキの世界 — 祈り — 終章
Rōmaji Reki no sekai — Inori — Shūshō
Production Staff
Screenplay Yoshitoshi ABe
Episode Director Kenichiro Watanabe (credited as Kenichiro Watabe)
Episode Navigation
Previous Bell Nuts — Passing of the Year Festival — Reconciliation


Episode Summary Edit

Rakka discovers that Reki's entire studio is painted like her cocoon dream. Rakka gives Reki the wooden tablet containing her true name, which fills the latter with despair. She has regretted ever being born in this world seven years ago, exiling herself from others and showing no trust in them. She wanted to always be there for Rakka in order to finally find salvation for herself. She throws Rakka out of her studio, confronts a crumbling stone manifestation of herself, and relives her dream. Rakka finds out the truth about the struggle Reki is going through via her diary, realizing that Reki wanted to protect her all along. Rakka goes back inside the studio, but is stopped by the manifestation. After Rakka calls out for Reki, the manifestation disappears. She saves Reki from being hit by a foggy image of a train. Reki departs on her Day of Flight, something all the Haibane will never forget. As spring nears, Rakka sees two cocoons beginning to sprout out of the ground inside a room in Old Home.

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Symbolism, Interpretation, and Theories Edit

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