Pale Cocoon

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Ergo Proxy

Ergo Proxy

In a futuristic world almost barren of life, mankind is confined to mechanized domed cities where A.I.’s control all aspects of life. In this world, humans are no longer born, they are manufactured in a production line; and alongside them live androids known as autoreivs. Within one of these domed sanctuaries named Romdeau lives Re-l Mayer, one of a few citizens who aren’t entirely prevented from thinking. Her grandfather's prominent position and the affection of the scientist Daedalus have left her more free will than is normally allowed, but Re-l has started to question the sanctity of the city and the citizens' perfect way of life. With mysterious beings known as proxies causing havoc and a man named Vincent causing great influence on her life, Re-l must travel outside of the city to find the answers she seeks and discover the mystery behind "the awakening".

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Ran Ran says...

Both Ergo Proxy and Pale Cocoon show the main character's longing to discover what lies beyond the city walls and find out what has happened outside of their boring, formatted refuge for model citizens.

sloggerK sloggerK says...

If you like Pale Cocoon, you may like Ergo Proxy. Both offer somewhat tragic stories/themes with a dash of hope. If you are looking for a longer, more complex story which elaborates on many of the themes from Pale Cocoon, Ergo Proxy may be for you.

wickedshizuku wickedshizuku says...

Both of these animes were simply brillant. Extremly intellectuall, and deep. The enviroment was based in a time where everything depended on technology. The male protagonists from both anime were very alike in personalities. I know if you enjoyed one you will certainly enjoy the other as well.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Pale Cocoon and Ergo Proxy have the main character trying to discover what is outside the realm of their everyday lives.  Both series involve an intellectual aspect to them with an environment based in technology.

5 Centimeters per Second

5 Centimeters per Second

Although today Tono Takaki and Shinohara Akari live far apart due to a family move shortly after elementary school, they were once two shy young students brought together by their shared differences from their peers. It is because of this that the two built a bond of closeness between them that still survives through their continued correspondence, even over such a distance. Secretly they both fear the loss of this bond over time, and for this reason they arrange a meeting between just the two of them. The journeys both of them take in their minds and in their lives create an atmosphere of intense emotional upheaval, but also a sense of peace. It is a twist of fate and a series of decisions that put the two in place to carry what they choose of their pasts into the future they will create for themselves.

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lungcancer lungcancer says...

5 cm and Pale Cocoon are both very beautiful looking anime. Both will leave one with a sense of awe at the amazing attention to detail that makes something simple as snow falling entertaining.

Merryberry Merryberry says...

It's hard to describe in words why you'd like either of these, once you've seen the other. It's certainly easier to list the differences than similiarites. However, this shouldn't put you off. Whereas 5cm focus is about the relationship between two people and the lives on the sideline, Pale Cocoon does the opposite, looking at the situation followed by the relationship. The artistic quality is also similiar and music must be noted. Both of them however work on a storyline that is easy to follow and simplistic in nature but always making you want to know more.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

It is almost as if it is a continuous storyline between 5 Centimeters per Second going to Pale Cocoon.  The relationship manifested in 5cm makes the viewer see what they are going through when it is happening while Pale Cocoon while following different people is after a relationship has been.  The scenery and wonderful views are breath taking and the animation style is similar.

eaper eaper says...

These titles are both great in terms of sound, visuals, and the melancholy that the viewer gets from watching them. They are also both commentaries on society's sadder side (although Pale Cocoon is what society may become).

Texhnolyze

Texhnolyze

In an experimental city of despair and carnage, ORGAN will do anything necessary to gain power and wealth. Unfortunately for one underground boxer who was mutilated, a rogue doctor has given him what ORGAN specializes in and he despises: Texhnolyze body parts. Will these cybernetic appendages help exact his revenge upon the one who made him this way?

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vivafruit vivafruit says...

Both science-fiction series show humanity using technology to shut itself off from reality. While both are fairly downbeat, both shows have intelligent and affecting storylines that should appeal to the same audience.

Ran Ran says...

In both Pale Cocoon and Tehxnolyze, people live underground and seek the truth about what happened to the deserted surface world. Pale Cocoon is much more contemplative than the action-packed Tehxnolyze, but both have a similar thoughtful feel.

vesebeteg vesebeteg says...

both has dark coloured environment and atmosphere and with that both has an alienated mood

both has a futuristic and apocalyptic sense

Sky Crawlers

Sky Crawlers

In a world where corporations snuff out the competition by sending fighter jets to attack their offices, teenage pilot Kannami Yuichi is reassigned to a new base. There, he meets Tokino, a carefree pilot who enjoys the company of older women, and Kasanagi Suito, his superior officer who he slowly falls for. However, not everything is as it seems. Soon, distressing questions are raised about Kannami's predecessor, a race of perpetual adolescents known as the Kildren, and the enemy ace of the skies, Teacher.

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JAhU JAhU says...

Both Pale Cocoon and Sky Crawlers contain similar style of animation and interesting (yet confusing) story. Chances are that you might like one if you've enjoyed the other.

P.S. There is an additional scene in Sky Crawlers that is placed after the credits. Make sure not to miss it.

NimirRa NimirRa says...

Pale Cocoon and Sky Crawlers both have a uniquely appealing animation style that reminds one of the other. Despite differing plots and one only being a few minutes long and the other being a full length movie, these two shows give viewers a similar feel while watching. Slow paced, but never boring, thoughtful and not too wordy, and very little information given right up front; if you liked these aspects in one show then you will find a gem in the other.

Kino's Journey

Kino's Journey

In another world, there exist many countries, each with different cultures, customs, and traditions. From technological marvels to folk legends, each location yields a vast wealth of insight of its people: their hopes and their dreams, their failures and fears. Kino is a traveler whose goal is to visit as many new places as possible, learning about others' ways of life, but also making sure to stay clear of their affairs. Together with the talking motorrad Hermes, Kino sets out to explore the beautiful world and meet its inhabitants, wherever they may be.

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Arcanum Arcanum says...

In many ways, watching Kino's Journey feels like seeing 13 episodes worth of high impact, philosophical short stories like Pale Cocoon. The only major difference is setting – the latter takes place in space, whereas the former showcases a different country and locale in each episode. Just as Pale Cocoon is designed to make the audience uncomfortable and on edge throughout its duration, do not expect any reprieve from your sense of foreboding and of the bizarre as you follow Kino through her travels. On the other hand, do expect a sublime and intelligent examination of a myriad philosophical themes which will leave you distinctly curious and off-balance. Highly recommended!