One of the central elements of Haibane Renmei is the Laser-Guided Amnesia that wipes the identity of each Charcoal Feather. The only clues are those onscreen from their cocoon dreams, their names, and their behaviour. This post is my speculations  about the past of each Haibane.
Given the onscreen clues that do get presented there will be mentions of triggering events including suicide and abuse. Continue reading
In most of the Haibane Renmei episodes the order of the titles is matched by their appearance in the episode. Kuramori – Haibane of Abandoned Factory – Rakka’s Job is one of the exceptions. For me this emphasises that this episode is largely a postscript to Rakka’s story, with the main focus on Reki.
Before proceeding I should note that there are references to self harm in the synopsis.