The Haibane of Old Home is a dōjinshi series written and illustrated by Yoshitoshi ABe in 2001. This adaptation is based on an earlier manga known as Haibane Renmei, which ABe created in 1998 while working on Serial Experiments Lain. However, ABe decided to change the plot in the new manga, leaving few similarities between them. There are currently only two volumes of The Haibane of Old Home that have been released, as ABe was approached to turn the story into an anime series that would be released by Radix Studios in late 2002. The screenplay would be written by ABe and directed by Tomokazu Tokoro.