Pale Cocoon

OVA (1 ep x 23 min)
3.912 of 5 from 4,868 votes
Rank #1,087

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...

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vivafruit's avatar by vivafruit on Jun 1, 2007
Score 9/10

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Most people will find it hard not to compare this 20 minute OVA to Voices of a Distant Star; indeed, in many ways Pale Cocoon is the spiritual successor to the landmark 2002 anime. Each of them has absolutely stunning CGI and an overwhelming sense of nostalgia. Even more significantly, both use science fiction... read more

LadyPsychic's avatar by LadyPsychic on Mar 21, 2016
Score 7.8/10

Story It's a post appocallyptic future where humans live underground.  The main character excavates digital data on what Earth was like before.  However, he is the only one who is still interested in excavating the data since everyone else (including his girlfriend) has given up hope and wishes they never excavated the data in the first place.  The story can be a bit slow at times... read more

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