Ranked #445

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
Source: Original
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.061 (scored by 90,402 users)
Ranked: #4452
Popularity: #111
Members: 205,058
Favorites: 5,847
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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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Nov 22, 2015
why i liked this anime? : 1) it is a combination of my favorite story types. it
begins in utopian city (just like in 1984 by george
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I found this review Helpful
Nov 17, 2015

Before start i will not include spoilers in this review (or at least keep it at minimum possible).

You know in every piece of entertainment, especially in fiction, there are always
examples of works, that try, to entertain/please the viewer in 2 ways.

By either trying to appeal to as much different groups of consumers,
as possible with mix of various themes, that specially strike not to say pander to certain people which can be done in quality way by putting thoughts
into it thinking about consumers needs, or just for the profit which can be hit or miss.

And read more
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Nov 19, 2015
This is my first review.

After i watched this I was really sad because it ended.You could say that this anime is a masterpice.Why?At least for me,it was one of the best anime that i ever watched,the story,the colors and art,the characters well developed,the dark thematic scenes were perfect and also the openning and the ending songs were great.
When I watched the first 2 episodes I was like "what the hell is with this show?",because i didn't understand to read more
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Oct 24, 2015
An anime that makes sense but at the same time it doesn't, even when answers are given in the last three eps. i was thinking of the things that are not answered and there is supernatural elements, a lot and Deus Ex explanations but still manages to be entertaining.

This anime has a very good story, since the beginning the story is thrown for ten episodes straight, fast paced with complexity, until when it takes a break to put filler episodes which were really good and had little pieces of the plot, especially the ''who wants to be a proxy'' episode where i was constantly interacting read more
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CYBER punk world ruled by advanced technology (the population's over-reliance on tech tools borders on unhealthy). Humans playing gods in a vain attempt to superfically suppress social malaises, ala Orwell's 1984. Dystopian narratives with elements borrowed heavily from loads of thought-provoking literature and philosophy.

Protagonists' increasing sense of self-awareness causes psychological alienation from blissfully unaware masses, leading them to be caught in truly tense, nail-biting Catch-22 situations and often tosses them between following their ingrained values and (eventually) questioning the system.

Antagonists are hard to hate anti-heroes who, unlike the former, have clear albeit destructive purposes in sight. They are often  read more 
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The similarities here are loose, however the mood is much the same. The color palette and art style are similar, particularly the use of muted almost washed-out colors with strong dark overtones. Both are set in a near-future timeline with a post-apocalyptic twist. The difference is that where Ergo Proxy has a strong, linear plot line, Texhnolyze's plot is somewhat disjointed and very far from being direct. For those that love a story you have to watch a couple times before understanding what it's trying to get at, Texhnolyze is an obscure must. 
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