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Pale Cocoon

Pale Cocoon

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Aoi Tamago
Japanese: ペイル・コクーン

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 10, 2005
Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.631 (scored by 20721 users)
Ranked: #11562
Popularity: #950
Members: 35,441
Favorites: 169
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

drama sci-fi

Synopsis

A future where the continuity of history has broken off, a world of enormous ruins that continues endlessly. Oceans and continents have vanished, existing only within the archives brought up from the remains. Ura works in the Archive Excavation Department, which restores and analyzes the data left behind. One day, he finds a disturbing visual record...

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors

Ura
Ura
Main
Nakao, Michio
Japanese
Nakao, Michio
Meyer, Dirk
German
Meyer, Dirk
...
Riko
Riko
Main
Schadt, Shandra
German
Schadt, Shandra
Volpe, Isabelle
French
Volpe, Isabelle
...
Yamaguchi, Yoko
Yamaguchi, Yoko
Main
Koyama, Yuka
Japanese
Koyama, Yuka
Souterelle, Frédéric
French
Souterelle, Frédéric
...

Staff

Yoshiura, Yasuhiro
Director, Script
Okada, Tohru
Music



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Nov 8, 2007
ElectricSlime
Pale Cocoon tells the story of a post-apocalyptic Earth as observed by two humans, a man and a woman. They are involved in the extraction and cleaning of digital archives left by humans many years before. They include all types of media, pictures of Earth, newspaper clippings, video... the works. They are to a certain extent futuristic archaeologists. The story follows them as they hope to unravel Earth's history. Although short, as one off OVA, it doesn't feel like it is short. If that makes any sense. The plot is nicely developed and reaches an interesting conclusion.

The animation and direction for Pale Cocoon is read more
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Oct 17, 2009
SamFury
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Story
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“In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.”
-Buddah

The audience opens their eyes to a set of wrought iron stairs, coiling about a brilliant pillar of golden light. It illuminates the dreary recesses of this world, the rusting iron, the sluggish gait of the excavators leaving their cubicles. This is the fate of mankind, stuffed into the interiors of the planet because the surface has rotted away from overpopulation. At least it’s not global warming that dooms us, Pale Cacoon predicts it’s a lack of protection. read more
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Jan 11, 2014
ThatGuyWithAHat
Pale cocoon is an anime short film about an unlucky generation living in an artificial colony below earth’s surface after its inevitable demise brought upon by possible pollution, possible war and maybe other devastating factors. Our main protagonist Ura is an excavator who recovers lost archives containing facts including: images, audio and video footage from the beautiful world where humanity once existed. He is the last excavator as the rest of them (including our female lead Riko) had been disgusted by how their ancestors came to destroy that beautiful world and decided against digging up more facts as it would only sadden them further. Ura read more
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Jul 29, 2013
obtrice
Pale Cocoon might be the best little sci-fi OVA ever made. In just 23 minutes, Yasuhiro Yoshiura does what most fail to do in 23 hours: makes a fascinating and original point, and does it while telling a great story. Many will inevitably compare this to Voices of a Distant Star, another ambitious 20 minute sci-fi film, but unlike its well-known peer Pale Cocoon is far more than flashy production values. This is short storytelling at its finest, and its only fault is leaving you wishing there were more.

At first glance, the film could be interpreted as just another environmental tale of woe. And in read more
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Recommendations

Both Mikako of Voices and the protagonists of Pale Cocoon are forcibly alienated from Earth. Both stories take place in a depopulated and dystopic future, and emphasize a kind of ethereal nostalgia for the "Home Planet." Both involve elements of ambiguous romance.
Made by the same studio, Has the same mysterious feeling of wanting to know what is happening.
Post-apocalyptic sci-fi and deal with multilevel-ground. Main characters curious about how the real world is. And one day, when they finallyrealize the truth about the real world, something is happened.
Both are about a futuristic post apocalyptic world. Main characters are unaware of the past and try to peace together clues on what happened. Ergo Proxy is more action based where as Pale Cocoon is more cyberpunk.
Sakasama no Patema is basically a longer, more detailed Pale Cocoon with more action and a happier ending. Pale Cocoon, on the other hand, makes more sense scientifically and has the better song.
Made by the same studio, If u liked this u will probable like Mizu no Kotoba, has the same mysterious feeling of wanting to know what is happening.

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Ending Theme

"Aoi Tamago" by Little Moa

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