The fine folks as FUNimation (really, they’re awesome!) have provided us with a free copy of Haibane Renmei. It’s a show whose religious imagery is so strong (and according to ABe, intentional), that I couldn’t help but discuss it here on the blog. It’s also simply a wonderful series.
Since I already own a copy of the series, a gift from the amazingly kind Don, this what I’m going to do with this unopened copy. I’m going to just give it away!
You can enter to win raffle style. You “buy” your tickets by doing any of the following:
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Tweet the contest by hitting the “tweet” button at the bottom of the post. Make sure to include @thetangles, so that I can keep track!
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Comment below by answering the following question:
There’s a heavy emphasis on names in Haibane Renmei, with each haibane receiving a new name (<— SPOILERS) upon their birth into the world. Their names are symbolic and based upon dreams, with meanings including falling, air, sleep, and river fish. Reflecting on a frequent dream you have, or one that sticks out to you, what might your haibane name be?
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And that’s it! Do any of the above or any combination! You can get up to 13 tickets for the contest, or if you’re a super duper Beneath the Tangles follower, up to 15! You may enter until midnight, September 4, which is the day FUNimation’s DVD set for Haibane Renmei comes out. I’ll announce the winner of the drawing shortly afterward. The contest, by the way, is limited to the U.S. and Canada.
Make sure you’re checking your blog, email, Twitter account, etc. next week. I’ll notify the winner. If I can’t find a way to reach you, or if you don’t respond within three days, I’ll move on to the next ticket drawn.