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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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
"I have only abandoned my body, I still live here" - are the words emailed to friends of Chisa, several days after her death by suicide. As Lain delves deeper into the world of the "Wired" (also known as the internet), the line between it and reality becomes more and more unclear. Close the world, open the nExt.
Both Pale Cocoon and Serial Experiments Lain are concerned with society moving from the "real" world into a realm dominated by technology. The two series are concerned as to whether this is a step in the direction of progress, or a retreat from what makes us human.
Lain, just like Pale Cocoon, mixes the virtual world with the real world. What is supposed to be separated starts to interact and the outcome is a sad result: a world in which humanity has taken a step backwards.
I can almost think of Pale Cocoon to be a cousin to Lain. They both deal with persuing the technological, in favour of abandoning the physical (Though not in the same ways.)While watching Pale Cocoon I found myself asking "What would Lain think?"
Both ask "what is real?" and "what is the truth?" Pale Cocoon is worth checking out even if you hated Lain or vice versa.
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?
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.
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.
both has dark coloured environment and atmosphere and with that both has an alienated mood
both has a futuristic and apocalyptic sense
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.
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.
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.
The scientist who flooded the world of the future and created a mutant species in the images of animals is looking to finish what he started, and the crew of Blue Submarine No. 6 must stop him at all costs. But first, they must try to recruit the best sub pilot that ever lived: Tetsu Hayami.