Ergo Proxy

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Japanese: エルゴプラクシー
English: Ergo Proxy
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Type: TV
Episodes: 23
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 25, 2006 to Aug 12, 2006
Premiered: Winter 2006
Broadcast: Saturdays at 19:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Manglobe
Source: Original
Genres: MysteryMystery, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.901 (scored by 238278238,278 users)
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Ranked: #7622
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Popularity: #321
Members: 644,204
Favorites: 13,595

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Within the domed city of Romdo lies one of the last human civilizations on Earth. Thousands of years ago, a global ecological catastrophe doomed the planet; now, life outside these domes is virtually impossible. To expedite mankind's recovery, "AutoReivs," humanoid-like robots, have been created to assist people in their day-to-day lives. However, AutoReivs have begun contracting an enigmatic disease called the "Cogito Virus," which grants them self-awareness. Re-l Mayer, the granddaughter of Romdo's ruler, is assigned to investigate this phenomenon alongside her AutoReiv partner, Iggy. But what begins as a routine investigation quickly spirals into a conspiracy as Re-l is confronted by humanity's darkest sins.

Elsewhere in Romdo, an AutoReiv specialist by the name of Vincent Law must also face his demons when surreal events begin occurring around him. Re-l, Iggy, Vincent, and the child AutoReiv named Pino will form an unlikely faction as they struggle to uncover Romdo's mysteries and discover the true purpose of the mythical beings called "Proxies."

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One, Proxy

Ootsuka, Houchuu

Proxy, Monad

Kojima, Sachiko

Proxy, Kazkis

Inoue, Kazuhiko


Murase, Shukou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director, Key Animation
Yamamoto, Sayo
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director


Opening Theme

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"Kiri" by MONORAL (eps 3-23)

Ending Theme

"Paranoid Android" by Radiohead


Feb 11, 2024
I guess.. I was kinda underestimating how much of an overwhelming watch this anime is. From a complex settings and rules of nature within the show, plethora of philosophies, and just the constant airs of mysteries lingering within the series at all times.

One thing I love and want to mention about this show is its unbeatable atmosphere, it is so perfect for this type of riddling and 'mess-with-your-audience's-heads' type of show, the darkly yet intriguingly ominous and mysterious vibe is great.

Also Pino is the absolute frickin best she is so precious and she serves as a comforting part of this show.

I genuinely think this could ...
Dec 18, 2023
Mixed Feelings
There's sparks of some really interesting world building and likeable characters in here, but it's bogged down by an unnecessarily confusing story and you'll be spending most of the time wondering wtf is going on. Like... I bet there's some people who think that makes a work more 'clever' but honestly if your audience is struggling to understand what you're saying maybe you're just not saying it that well? This isn't helped by near filler episodes that don't add much (if anything) to the plot beyond perhaps a tiny tip bit of information buried in more confusion. But the show did at least get me ...
Jan 20, 2024
Ergo Proxy has a lot of issues. It's hard to know where to start. One of the main problems is that it's too similar to Ghost in the Shell: Innocence. Both stories are weak and are mainly there to distract from the flaws with dazzling visuals. It starts off well but quickly becomes tedious and slow. It tries too hard to be intelligent and ends up being annoying.

The first episode is excellent, and it looks amazing. It hooks you in, but unfortunately, the rest of the story is slow and doesn't have much momentum. There are too many episodes where one character just talks to ...

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