Friday, March 22, 2013

Haibane Renmei: Awww Rats! ... Again

Didn't know such technology was available in Gurie/Glie.

Haibane Renmei: Awww Rats! ... Again

The "out of print" set of Haibane Renmei discs I bought awhile back got more exspensive. Some time back, I bought the series for an amount that though I thought exorbitant, I felt I wouldn't get the opportunity for a loooong time. I expected it to be in the decorative box but instead came in separate cases. One Pioneer & three Pioneer/Geneon.

I thought it to be a rip-off, but on further reading, I found that I was rather fortunate to get what I got when I got it. Little did I know Funimation (They got the rights after Geneon bit the big one.) would release it a couple months later. Needless to say, I "double dipped" & got the Funi release.

I was going to drop the older discs to a certain Alabanian shirt monger at Armageddicon last December, but encountered car trouble & couldn't attend.

A week into January I got a new co-worker. After about a couple weeks & some discussion, I decided to lend the first disc to her. Taking the booklet & other materials out (A precaution I do on lending so as not to lose any "ancilliaries".) I lent it out. The next day, I found she wasn't going to come into work anymore. Seems she failed the background check. And as she lived about forty miles away ... sigh.

So I "triple dipped" & got a replacement disc. Interestingly enough, another straight Pioneer copy complete with ancilliaries (Booklet, pencil board, etc.). I now have an "ultra rare" (Yeah, right!) ancilliary laden Funi edition along with four original Pioneer & Pioneer/Geneon discs. Now if a certain Alabanian would e-mail an address I could send the "loose" ones to I'd have some extra room on my shelf.

Haibane Renmei: Awww Rats! here.

Haibane Renmei: One Side of the Equation here.

Haibane Renmei: The Beginning of the World here.

A certain Alabanians' tee shirt mongering (Aardvark Tees!) here.

Aardvarks' Plumbline blog here.

Go to Jays' Tee Vee blog main page here.


  1. Now that's a REAL Haibane Renmei enthusiast! I was blessed to have a friend gift me the Geneon DVDs a while back. I also received the Pioneer version, but I gave it away in a contest.

    Haibane Renmei is certainly one of those series that feels worthy of owning multiple copies of.

    1. It would be kind of lame if I gave it to someone without the opening episodes. Be like a "catch as catch can" situation at Big Lots.

      H R is one I'd recommend to anyone & not have to worry about "iffy" characters/situations.