Pale Cocoon

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4.6
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  • Short, but will linger in your mind long after its done
    The writer(s) cram in a lot of story into 25 minutes. This show is a dense as a flourless chocolate cake, so you will probably need to watch it more than once to understand everything that goes on. That said, even with just one viewing, I was impressed with how tangible and solid the characters and their world were. The climax of the show is something I will turn around in my head for a long time ...
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Pale Cocoon is suppose to confuse you on purpose --- Say what?
    Okay, here's the deal, what I believe the writer was trying to attempt in Pale Cocoon, was not to undermine the intelligence of the audience. If anything I think what the writer tried to do was challange the viewer. It's a bit of a complicated story and the writer uses A LOT of hidden visual and rhetorical devices like repetition, symbolism, metaphors, etc... The fact that this show is ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Pale Cocoon - Short but Sweet
    Although Pale Cocoon is only 23 minutes long, it is still very enjoyable. The animation is gorgeous. The music is nice. The story is able to be told in it's short time span.
    I was left wanting more when it ended.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Watch once, then watch again
    Pale cocoon tells an interesting story in a round about way. You see the story unfurl more or less as if you were the main character as he uncovers bits and pieces of his people lost past. Watch it once, then after you seen what the world is like, go back and watch it again to see all the subtle details that you may have missed. It is only 23+ minutes long and well worth the second ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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