Similar art and pacing. Deal with similar themes.
They are both futuristic sci-fi series featuring philosophical aspects. Ergo Proxy is a bit slower-moving, with greater emphasis on charater development, whereas GitS is somewhat more episodic and more plot-focused, but both are excellent choices for a sci-fi anime fan.
Both series contains a cyberpunk like theme in a futuristic world. As such, the presence as advanced technology and cyborgs are present.
Both series has a complex plot along with a female protagonist who is independent, strong, and skilled in what she does. She encounters conflicts throughout the series but also has help and allies. They also question their own origins as well as how humanity came to be by their times.
There is a sense of dark mystery in the both series that has a serious mood to them.
Both series has action, drama, occasionally comedy, and science fiction themes.
Gritty cyberbunk sci-fi universe where the advancement of technology turns everything into a cesspool.
Both deal with cybernetics, conspiracy, have well developed characters, and serious philosophical elements. They also have strong lead female characters. There are dark, if not cynical underpinnings in both series . While there are significant differences in setting, story, and style, one can't help but feel that Proxy and Ghost are spiritual siblings.
Both stories are action packed with a mystery shrouding in it. both stories' protagonists are the same in some traits and actions that they do and accompanied by a someone they trust. both series' story revolves in the near future where machines and humans co-exists, living harmoniously until something unexpected happened.
Both series combine Sci-Fi with political intrigue. They also both have a similar "near-futuristic" setting, as well as tough female lead characters.
- Similar animation styles. Very dark, desolate and foreboding, each in their own way.
- Strong "female" leads.
- Both have deeper undertones and use a ton of subtle (and not so subtle) symbolism. (GITS more political, and Proxy more theological.)
While I would like to praise both, I did feel Proxy had far too much filler and drawn out exposition. But still, both shows look great with some nice animation.
Both heavily deal with the question: "What does it mean to be human?" among other extended philosophical metaphors. Each is a mystery, and keeps you guessing right up until the very end, with lots of twists and turns along the way.
Detectives in the future must work with robots to solve a mystery. Both feature strong female leads with an action driven story. Must watch for Ghost in the Shell fans.
Both are shows deal with similar themes revolving around humanity. Their story includes similar characters and string their events and themes into one similarly paced plot, that even includes some of the same flaws to an extend.