Characters: Haibane Renmei
A list of the important characters appearing in Haibane Renmei and their tropes
Tropes That Apply to All Characters:
- Holy Halo: Subverted. The halo does not indicate that they are angels, although speculation says otherwise.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: No Haibane remembers their pasts, but remembers how to speak, do daily tasks, etc.
- Meaningful Name: Kana=River Fish, Kuu=Air, Reki=Little Stones, Hikari=Light, Nemu=Sleep, Rakka=Falling, Hyoko=Ice Lake.
- True Companions: Especially the Haibane in Old Home.
- Wings Do Nothing: They have wings, but are unable to fly.
- Winged Humanoid
- Audience Surrogate
- Break the Cutie: During her Sin-bound phase.
- Curtains Match the Window
- Genki Girl: Even after Kuu's Day of Flight.
- Idiot Hair: Her hair succumbs to high amounts of static during the first couple episodes. It eventually calms down.
- Na´ve Newcomer: At first
- The Pollyanna
- Becoming the Mask: She thought being nice to Rakka would help her. She just didn't realize how much Rakka would return the favor.
- Broken Bird: And how!
- Cool Big Sis
- Dark and Troubled Past
- Heaven Seeker
- Heroic BSOD
- Railroad Tracks of Doom: Her dream.
- Room Full of Crazy
- Smoking Is Cool
- Stepford Smiler
- Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa (JP), Hunter MacKenzie Austin (US)
- Voiced by: Eri Miyajima (JP), Zarah Little (US)
- Brilliant but Lazy: She's always late to her job, on purpose.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Genki Girl: Not overtly so, but applies nevertheless.
- Wrench Wench: Single-handedly fixed the clock tower at Old Home.
- Voiced by: Akiko Yajima (JP), J-Ray Hochfield (US)
- Airplane Arms: Her favorite way to run. She even does it in the opening credits.
- Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: Literally
- Genki Girl: You never see her frown.
- It's All Junk: Gives her coat to Rakka.
- Kind Hearted Cat Lover
- The Pollyanna
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Thus her Day of Flight comes first, and seeing as she was the youngest, much sooner than most.
- Sacrificial Lamb
- Voiced by: Kazusa Murai (JP), Karen Strassman (credited as "Kirsty Pape") (US)
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite her constant naps, she actually does do phenomenally good work at her job.
- Not a Morning Person
- Sleepyhead: Nemu has a reputation for constantly falling asleep.
- Voiced by: Tamio Ohki (JP), Michael McConnohie (US)
- Cool Mask: Wears a spoon-like mask.
- The Faceless
- Good Shepherd: In his capacity as a quasi-religious leader for the Haibane, he is very much this.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Turns out to be a good source of advice and wisdom for Rakka and Reki.
- Motherly Side Plait: Fitting with her role towards the younger Haibane.
- Parental Substitute / Team Mom: To both Reki and Nemu years before the start of the series.
- Posthumous Character: Already had her Day of Flight years before, but still has some effect on the events in the series.
- Wendee Lee: One of her little-known roles.
MidoriA Haibane living in the Abandoned Factory. She's friends with Hyouko, but dislikes Reki.
- Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: She really doesn't despise Reki.
- Clingy Jealous Girl
- Hidden Depths