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Ergo Proxy


Alternative Titles

English: Ergo Proxy
Japanese: エルゴプラクシー

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 23
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 25, 2006 to Aug 12, 2006
Premiered: Winter 2006
Broadcast: Saturdays at 19:00 (JST)
Studios: Manglobe
Source: Original
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.041 (scored by 100,620 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #4672
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #123
Members: 233,483
Favorites: 6,600
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Episodes: /23

Synopsis

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.

Background

Episode 1 was previewed on WOWOW on February 5, 2006. Regular broadcasting began on February 25, 2006.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

"Kiri" by MONORAL (eps 3-23)

Edit Ending Theme

"Paranoid Android" by Radiohead



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That1GuyTim
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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Singan
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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infinity
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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Silent_Scream
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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