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Strange things have been happening at a local high school... mysterious disappearances, strange powers and brutal murders all emerge amongst kids who, up till now, have been perfectly normal. Even the Shinigami (Angel of Death) herself has been sighted. What's happening? The answers lie in the mysterious creature known as Boogiepop...
While Pale Cocoon is one 30 minute OVA and BPP is a series, both share very much the same feeling of dark noir and mystery. In BPP, you get confronted by strange things happening such as phantom spiders that seem to feed on people's hearts - and in Pale Cocoon, no one really knows that the world is anymore, and therefore you get a similar sense of "ok, why are they doing that?" or "ok....and that happened...why?"
Both series are rewarding when you can figure them out and seem to make you want to keep watching them to see if calamity is eventually resolved.
Nishi has been in love with Myon since he was 9 years old. They both had feelings for each other, but due to Nishi's cowardice their relationship never became more than friendship. Now, in the present, Nishi is 20 years old and aims to be a great manga artist; but he still loves Myon. After years of being apart they meet again, but she tells him that she's thinking of marrying her boyfriend. Nishi is still a coward so he accepts it and wishes her luck. While they're talking at her older sister's restaurant a pair of yakuza walk in looking for their father. One of the yakuza starts harassing Myon and out of anger Nishi chooses to finally take a stand -- but he is shot and dies. Now, in limbo, he chooses to live again; but will he really live any differently than before?
Both imply a lot of questions about our society: what are humans able to do? Are they destroying the Earth? If Mind Game's goal is to say that we must live life to the maximum, Pale Cocoon wants to make us sensitive to problems that pollution causes. Both show the bad side of humanity but also send a message of hope, and both movies are really fantastic!
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.
Has someone done something to hurt you or the ones you love? Are you seeking revenge? Rumor has it that there’s a website that can service your needs. Titled “Hotline to Hell”, it contains a form that can be accessed only at midnight. Type in a name, and the Hell Girl will carry out your bidding – for a price. For though your appetite for revenge will be satisfied, your soul will also be condemned to hell after you die. But who is the Hell Girl, and does she care whether your revenge is justified? Apparently not, as long as she gets more souls…
It isn't unusual for a person to feel that the world around them is strange and has unexpected secrets lying just beyond their sight. However, for most people this is just an occasional sensation that greets them upon awakening or chases them into sleep. For the mushi researcher Ginko, it isn't a feeling at all; it is a knowledge which guides his travels and motivates his life. Found in the cracks between what is conceivable and what is not, are the varied life forms collectively known as mushi. They surround us and affect us, but their intensely different nature makes them unrecognizable to most. Ginko brings these life forms into perspective for the lives of those most affected and most in need of an explanation.
While Mushishi and Pale Cocoon might not share many resemblances, they are both really different from the norm. For some reason the characters reminded me a lot of each other. Both anime also have a slower pace and a refreshing story. Well... refreshing as in different, since both have a gloomy atmosphere at times.