Pale Cocoon

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4.6
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  • Interesting...Very, Very Interesting
    I came into this show completely blind-sided from what it would bring. I saw that it was short and well rated, and this sparked my interest. Well, it was right to spark my interest because it was interesting. Unlike most shows, this show revolves around plot as opposed to character. You could call the character "the narrator" since that would be a fitting title for him. He kind of helps the plot ...
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  • Interesting short story, but ending isn't really inspiring
    The setting has a very claustrophobic and isolated feel to it. The characters seem lifeless, surrounded by metal and stairs. One man holds the curiosity and strives to uncover the truth about the Earth's past...

    A motivational story about taking that step up those stairs to discover who you are.
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  • Pale Cocoon is a Breathtaking OVA
    I went into it sceptical and came out a believer. This was a great OVA. I have never seen such a shot OVA put as much thought provoking ideas into this short of time. you owe it to yourself to at least try it. Pale Cocoon will open your eyes and make you think about the deep and powerful things in life.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Very powerful visual and concept
    I've not got a lot to say - but this is a remarkable 23 minutes!

    The message is very strong, and the plot twist I didn't even see coming, it was of block buster budget quality.

    Although, I disagree with idea it's perfect as it is. This is a small concept bubble of what it could have been. I don't think it would be utilised properly in a drawn out 12 episode anime, but as an animated movie ...
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  • A Brilliantly Concise Anime
    Pale Cocoon does a really beautiful job of telling a complete story (and a very good one at that) in a single 23 minute and 15 second episode. It's clear that the creators weren't aiming for a series or even a movie. They just had one simple, poignant and very relevant story to tell and did so as efficiently as possible. I highly recommend giving it a watch.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Wrapped in tech in time
    A Cool anime even if its just one episode. its one that speaks volumes on how we inter act with information and how its kept. I feel its one for our time and reflect the changing times. There is not a lot of talking but somethings speak for them self.
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  • Beautiful, quiet, and melancholy
    This is not something you should watch if you are feeling impatient. Sit down, with a cup of tea, and let it unravel in front of you. Pale Cocoon is unique, and feels like a classic Sci Fi book. It leaves you thinking and wondering what will become of the characters and the world... and a bit melancholy.
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    This Is A Must-See Anime?
    Some people may speak to you of the premise, how it's a great story that will inspire or impress you. Others rave about the artistry and flow of animation.

    Admittedly, it's now bad, but it's not the best that I've seen. The dismal opener with the ending leading to a promise of hope is nice, but I found myself preferring to find something more deep and intriguing with out people continued to ...
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  • Dark, somber, and slow
    The story is slow but it feels like it could happen in our time. They talk of how the world has lost its history because of something devastating and they have to piece threw the small ruminates of the archives in order to learn of the past. In the first part, we are introduced to the man male character and what his job is slowly, though it is still a lot of mystery. It made me want to know more. ...
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  • Wish there was more!
    Excellent. Pale Cocoon is poignant. It's less than 24 minutes this story has an impact that few full lenght movies (animes or live action) have. It's well written and animated. An overall must see!
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