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Surrounded by water and a world of pollution, oppression, and never-ending rain, the city of ECOBAN feeds off of the surrounding pollutants to sustain life on this seemingly last continent on earth. Shua, a man thrown out of the city, misses the blue sky and now fights to cast down light on this cloud covered island, while uncovering figures from his past.
Witness the true beginning of the Matrix: how men created the machines and how those machines stood up against their masters, and the effects of the great war that waged between them, which in the end led to the fall of mankind. Watch the ship Osiris and its efforts to warn the remaining humans of the imminent attack; follow a champion who happens to break free from the Matrix; explore the exploitation of a glitch in the overall system; observe the story of the Kid and how he was found by Neo; travel with an investigator who tracks the well-known hacker Trinity; and learn the secrets of the Matrix in other wondrous ways.
Apocalyptic worlds, great big robots, explosions, what more could you need? Big questions about the nature of freedom and humanity itself, you say? Well, you drive a hard bargain, but okay. Appleseed and Animatrix, other than both starting with A, also share the ability to leave your desires for philosophy and destruction equally satisfied.
In the future, Tokyo has fallen victim to syndicates, trigger-happy people who run rampant and other groups who don't like to follow the rules. In response, an organization called RAPT has been created, whose goal is to maintain their definition of "peace". In the underground, however, science involving humans and powerful mechanics is progressing at a steady phase, but for what purpose? Meet our four angels who know how to kick butt and raise hell whenever it's needed. Their motto? Shoot first, talk later. Their mission? To make the seemingly impossible possible, of course...
Not only are the animation styles similar, but the fighting styles are also similar as well. The animation is so smooth and exceedingly well done. both animes have, obviously, the science fiction aspect but it blends in so smoothly with their views of the future. I, personally, enjoy both animes and have watched them repeatedly.
In a dark and dystopic future, the environment of Earth has been destroyed by its human inhabitants. The remainder of mankind live in a physical “gap” between what is known as the lower level, and the unknown sky above. In this dreary and mechanical existence, the melancholy Ura works to restore the memories of the past, as part of the Archive Excavation Department. Along with Riko, his sole companion, Ura will soon discover a mysterious remnant of the past which may prove that there is more to their existence than meets the eye...
There are two major differences between Appleseed and Pale Cocoon:
1. Pale Cocoon does not come close to any action sequences.
2. Pale Cacoon is over before it even starts. I believe it manages to last just under 30 minutes.
So why do I recommend it? 'Eye candy.' If beautiful artwork, melding CG and traditional styles is one of the reasons you liked Appleseed, you'll love Pale Cocoon.
As far as the story is concerned, Pale Cocoon does manage to leave a brooding and thought-provoking after-taste as far as the philosophical ideologies of existence is concerned.
And anyway, it's less than 30 minutes of your life; if nothing else, your eyes will definitely be pleased.
Following the disaster wrought upon the world by a mysterious being called ‘Akira’, Neo Tokyo is now in social and economic turmoil. In such a decaying city, feisty Kaneda and his shy friend Tetsuo survive by running around in a biker gang, chasing local rivals and generally evading the police. Everything changes, however, when Tetsuo crashes into a strange-looking boy during a bike chase and the military ends up taking him away. When he eventually returns to his friends, he’s no longer the same weak little boy they always knew – in fact, a military experiment has turned him into something beyond human imagination. While the military is intent on reclaiming its specimen at any cost, Tetsuo is sick of being bullied around and is about to show everyone, including his friend Kaneda, exactly who is boss.