Pale Cocoon

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


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 10, 2005
Producers: Directions
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Rikka
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 23 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.351 (scored by 3165331,653 users)
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Ranked: #21522
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Popularity: #2130
Members: 62,696
Favorites: 218

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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...

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Characters & Voice Actors


Yoshiura, Yasuhiro
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"Aoi Tamago" by Little Moa

Nov 8, 2007
ElectricSlime (All reviews)
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
May 29, 2011
WillMunny (All reviews)
Yawn. Total waste of time.

The visuals are pretty, with smooth and life-like animation as well as pleasing character designs. It also showcases some cool-looking futuristic archival technology. However, while better than average, the visuals are not groundbreaking -- easily surpassed by 5cm Per Second and its ilk. They are also repetitive.

Plot is thin, derivative and not particularly well presented. The characters are unengaging and underdeveloped. Dialogue and soundtrack are forgettable. Moreover, the pacing is self-indulgently, navel-gazingly slow, making this piece boring despite its short duration.
Mar 29, 2008
Beatnik (All reviews)
This OVA will undoubtedly get much praise from people too quick to let the animation convince them they've witnessed something groundbreaking, when in reality, much like what occurs in the story itself, they've allowed themselves to be bamboozled by what's in front of their faces while ignoring what's behind it all.

Swinging your camera around like a 15 year old who just discovered editing software doesn't really impress. The director's immaturity behind the camera shows itself via his lack of restraint. Animation junkies, the kind of people who prioritize pretty visuals over substance and story wont notice or care.

The story was imaginative and with read more
Oct 17, 2009
SamFury (All reviews)

“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.”

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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