From the ashes of a rubbish season rises Ergo Proxy

Yeah you read that right. The current rubbish of an anime season has produced one intriguing, exciting, gore-filled sci-fi series with the perfect blend of high-budget animation and well used CG. Ergo Proxy, the only show more hyped than that let-down Fate Stay Night, has so far lived up to expectations. With only 2 eps out so far, you may think such a judgement is hasty. But no, it’s that good. Especially for sci-fi gore action buffs like me. Gothic pale woman with long black hair as the main character also does the show no harm, especially over a wimp of a male lead. I won’t give away no spoilers here, just a brief description of what Ergo Proxy is about. Very brief. In a sci-fi Minority Report styled city, humans co-exist with robots which are humanoid and with personalities. The robots serve not only as friends, but as pets, children, secretaries, minders etc. The hot gothic chick, Liru Mayer, is an investigator from an FBI type organisation. She’s accompanied by her faithful slave robot, Iggy. And a monster goes around killing people and robots. It tries to do what all viewers want to, kiss/rape/touch/attack her while she’s bathing. But no one believes her and the authorities delete her account of the event. Basically, she has to solve the mystery of what the monster aka Proxy is, stop it and kick some government ass! In spite of my crappy-sounding synopsis, the story is very good. The concept may not be a very fresh one, but sci-fi shows with dark settings are never bad. Oh yeah, it’s from the creator of Samurai Champloo, Manglobe. This would be the show the lifts me from the gloom of this first quarter of a wretched year.

3 Responses to “From the ashes of a rubbish season rises Ergo Proxy”

  • I am sick of anime. Let’s play AVGs.

  • ergo proxy was the best anime i have ever seen, and i wish that there would be another season, but from what i’ve seen, I don’t think there will be.
    the whole season was filled with great animation, a very interesting and grabbing story line, and a very agrivating yet deep love tension thing going on between to the two main characters.

  • I LOVE ERGO PROXY. The darkness, the melancholy and the beauty of it was enough to have me in tears when the series reached it’s conclusion. This was most definitely not your everyday anime, I suspect most people don’t understand why I adored it so much, but I care not. Every now and then the characters looked awful, even someone like me who has only drawn very little manga could tell, that the facial features were not in the right places, but strangely that didn’t make me love the characters any less. It was often hard to understand what was happening, but there was something in the series, that kept me watching hours after hours. The world of Ergo Proxy made me feel as if I was right there and at the same time somewhere far away, another feeling I can not quite explain. This is my favorite anime series, but if you asked me what was so great about it, I could put my finger on it, sure the characters were awesome and the story intriguing, but there was something more in Ergo Proxy, something…

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