Haibane Renmei Episode 08
The Bird
Kanji Tori
Production Staff
Screenplay Yoshitoshi ABe
Episode Director Takahiro Ômori
Episode Navigation
Previous Scar — Illness — Arrival of Winter
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Episode Summary Edit

Hikari gives Rakka a pair of wing covers that will protect her from the cold atmosphere, though she uses it just to hide her wings. After Reki helps Rakka move Kuu's bed into her room, Rakka questions her purpose for her existence, to which Reki suggests she must find out on her own. They take the Young Feathers to buy winter clothes. After talking with the store owner, who says that Haibane are said to be good luck, a customer tries to touch Rakka's wings. She flees out of the store, and, as she trip onto the pavement, one of the wing covers comes loose. A man helps her back up and gives her back the wing cover, and she ashamedly runs into the Western Woods, led by the crows, who take her to an old well where she learns about her cocoon dream. Rakka feels both nostalgic and amnesiac of the crow she has seen in this dream. 

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Symbolism, Interpretation, and Theories Edit

See also; for symbolism, interpretation, and theories of: