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05-11-12, 2:22 PM

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JCDRANZER said:
...The OP of this topic says that Ura will die soon.......I actually think he will survive somehow.......The OVA has quite a few plot-holes...

The cable on the elevator snapped near the end, taking in account how high up he was, it's highly improbable that Ura can survive the fall. I'm curious about these plot-holes you speak of, or were you just referring to things left open not explicitly explained?
 
06-26-12, 11:58 AM

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One of the best short animes I've seen. Even though the actual message is straightforward, the thought put into this short is amazing. How everything unravels at the end with the music video is just fantastic.
 
06-30-12, 10:51 AM

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d4n13lr0x said:
One of the best short animes I've seen. Even though the actual message is straightforward, the thought put into this short is amazing. How everything unravels at the end with the music video is just fantastic.


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09-04-12, 1:44 PM

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Thanks for the explanation. At the end I just thought that the moon had been teraformed, this makes a lot more sense :P

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10-09-12, 5:31 PM

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Saw this today (once). Understood everything except the elevator breaking down and the fact that the thing Ura dropped was the book with the music video. Didn’t think it was good. The insert song was particularly silly, and for a moment there I even thought it might be the ending animation; there were a few other silly things, and most of the rest was boring.
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11-16-12, 2:02 PM

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@OP

A clear and concise explanation which cleared up a couple of little things that I couldn't get my head around on 1st watching. Thank you for that.

I must disagree about the dropping of the book: that looked accidental to me.
 
12-25-12, 10:09 AM

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very captivating indeed... I would love to know what actually happens afterwards, but i'll leave that to my imagination :)
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02-03-13, 4:38 PM

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I think my personal favorite part of this OVA was at the end when he saw the Earth. It took me off-guard, and the 'Oh...!' feeling of that moment is one of the reasons why I really enjoyed this OVA.
 
02-15-13, 5:23 PM

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ashura said:
Pale Cocoon was big time fail :S extremly boring show tbh i want bk that 45mins ive spent watching it
This is why mal has always been full of shit, even since '07.

It's a single 23 minute OVA. It was ridden with symbolism and undisclosed indications, and it closed off in the most ideal way one could have possibly hoped for. This OVA was a success, you're a simpleton.
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04-22-13, 12:15 PM

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This anime still looks amazing to this day. I finished watching it for the first time moments ago, and pretty much agree with OP on what happened. This deserves a much wider audience.

Is there an OST available for this? If so, I want it.

A solid 8/10 from me.
 
05-16-13, 11:15 AM

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datfag said:
ashura said:
Pale Cocoon was big time fail :S extremly boring show tbh i want bk that 45mins ive spent watching it
This is why mal has always been full of shit, even since '07.

It's a single 23 minute OVA. It was ridden with symbolism and undisclosed indications, and it closed off in the most ideal way one could have possibly hoped for. This OVA was a success, you're a simpleton.


I can understand why he/she says it sucks. The characters are not development in the traditional way and, as someone stated before, "there is no action", not only in the sense that there are no fighting scenes but also, until we get to the song, very little happens. I'm also not so sure about it being "full of symbolism". Evangelion and Lain are, this is not in my opinion.

HOWEVER, I applaud the views on society they develop. Instead of the typical cliche of "endangered utopic city in a dystopic environment", a society which already gave up is portrayed. And the ending shows us how a single moment can be more important than your whole life.

The narrative is pretty good too, for a 23 minute long OVA, and the animation is excelent.

I give this 8/10

 
07-14-13, 11:30 AM

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great explanation. really interesting film.
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10-28-13, 2:30 AM

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Thanks for the explanation, this short anime was beautiful.
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10-29-13, 1:29 PM

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Thread Cleaned

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03-22-14, 2:54 AM

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I know this post is was started 7yrs ago but I just had to show some love for the OVA... even after all these years this anime still hold up for me, and its still refreshing to watch an anime like this when there is so much crap being produced (and eaten up by the masses of fanboys). Yasuhiro Yoshiura did a great job with this, he excels in this shorter format for sure.

Its in need of a blu ray release, maybe a kickstarter project! Not sure what it takes but I know for sure it would get funded
 
05-02-14, 8:56 PM

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Wow, quite a show! Really glad I found this. Ura, though he fulfilled his dream to see a glimpse of earth, probably died in the event but hopefully his friend will realise that they are on the moon and help the others escape. Anyway it was a nice anime with a sad yet happy ending. Wished more anime was like this.
 
06-24-14, 9:53 AM

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I thought it to be highly awesome! Especially the missleadings about everyone being on earth which was not true was a real shocker to me and took me quite the surprise :)

Awesome and scary future, where people even forget about living on the moon.
 
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