Ranked #463

Ergo Proxy

Alternative Titles

Japanese: エルゴプラクシー


Type: TV
Episodes: 23
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 25, 2006 to Aug 12, 2006
Premiered: Winter 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: WOWOW, Sakura Create
Studios: Manglobe
Source: Original
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.051 (scored by 94,818 users)
Ranked: #4632
Popularity: #114
Members: 217,004
Favorites: 6,229
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The world is bigger than you think...

After the explosion of the methane hydrate layer, the remaining members of mankind are forced to live in isolated domed cities scattered across the arid and inhospitable planet. They live in a controlled society and are assisted in daily life by autonomous robots called AutoReivs. In one of these cities, Romdo, Inspector Re-l Mayer, granddaughter of the regent, leads an investigation concerning AutoReivs that have gone mad after being infected by the Cogito virus. In the process, she comes in contact with a monster called Proxy. Elsewhere in the city, immigrant Vincent Law is on the run after being framed for involvement in several Cogito cases. Together, along with the adorable child-AutoReiv Pino, they set out on a journey to the dome city Mosk in order to unravel the mystery of the Proxies.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Mayer, Re-l
Mayer, Re-l
Saitou, Rie
Saitou, Rie
Yajima, Akiko
Yajima, Akiko
Law, Vincent
Law, Vincent
Yusa, Kouji
Yusa, Kouji
Ergo Proxy
Ergo Proxy


Matsuda, Akio
Matsuda, Akio
Kouchiyama, Takashi
Kouchiyama, Takashi
Murase, Shukou
Murase, Shukou
Director, Storyboard
Yamamoto, Sayo
Yamamoto, Sayo
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(23/23)

Episode Title Aired
1 Awakening
Hajimari no Kodou (はじまりの鼓動)
Feb 25, 2006
2 Confession
Yoki Shimin no Kokuhaku (良き市民の告白)
Mar 4, 2006
3 Mazecity
Mu e no Choyaku (無への跳躍)
Mar 11, 2006
4 Futu-Risk
Mirai Yomi, Mirai Yomi (未来詠み、未来黄泉)
Mar 18, 2006
5 Twilight
Shoukan (召還)
Apr 1, 2006

Opening Theme

"Kiri" by MONORAL (eps 3-23)

Ending Theme

"Paranoid Android" by Radiohead

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Apr 23, 2007
After watching Ergo Proxy completely and thoroughly, I must say that this is one of the most enjoyable series I've watched yet. The story is so complex and can at times be very agonizing because you are just so clueless as to what is going on. Then, usually, by the end of the episode or by the next episode all of your questions and doubts about what is going on will be answered.

Why did I enjoy this series so much? First, this series is a real psychological mind boggling experience. I haven't see too many series that make me question what is going on or read more
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Mar 8, 2013
Ergo Proxy is a highly experimental show, and just like all shows of that kind it always divides the viewers into two camps: while the ones enjoy its complex story and thought-provoking symbolism, the others fiercely criticize it for "pretentiousness" or simply scratch their heads in perplexity, wondering what this whole thing is supposed to mean.
As for me, I firmly believe this series is an amazing modern classic with no exaggeration about it, and with this review I'll try to explain you why. Since the anime has a site description you can always read, allow me to skip further introductions and get straight to read more
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Feb 7, 2007
- - - - [ Ergo Proxy :: Episodes - 26 ] - - - -

[ Could contain minor spoilers. Sorry.. ]

Ergo Proxy. When I first saw that title, I was curious. I knew what a proxy was, on Internet and in real life. But I didn't know what Ergo was. So I got the series, mostly out of curiosity. I didn't expect much at first. The main female character, Re-L (Lil, Real, or any variant. Depends of fansub) has a freaky face with blue mascara, and wields a shotgun. I expect an all-out gun action series, with some mecha. But I was wrong! Ergo read more
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Feb 26, 2015
Ergo Proxy. Wow. This one’s tough to review.

Ergo Proxy is not your typical cyberpunk anime. For more, it doesn’t rely on heavy gun-fighting action scenes to grasp viewers’ attentions instead it uses mind-break and a very intriguing strange and dark atmosphere in a post-apocalyptic world. Though a post-apocalyptic world is something that is not new or could even be said overused, Ergo Proxy’s is fluid and very well thought out.

Ergo Proxy stands out among other cyberpunk anime as this one is a truly original and is very unique as it takes on René Descartes’ very famous philosophical statement which is “cogito ergo sum” and read more
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