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Ergo Proxy 

In a post-apocalyptic future humans live in peace with androids in a domed city. However, a strange series of murders has intruded into bored inspector Re-l Mayer's life.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kôji Yusa Kôji Yusa ...  Vincent Law 22 episodes, 2006
Akiko Yajima ...  Pino 22 episodes, 2006
Rachel Hirschfeld ...  Pino 22 episodes, 2006
Liam O'Brien ...  Vincent Law 22 episodes, 2006
Rie Saitou Rie Saitou ...  Re-l Mayer 21 episodes, 2006
Megan Hollingshead ...  Re-l Mayer 21 episodes, 2006
Taliesin Jaffe ...  Additional Voices / ... 17 episodes, 2006
Sanae Kobayashi ...  Daedalus Yumeno / ... 16 episodes, 2006
Yuri Lowenthal ...  Daedelus Yumeno / ... 15 episodes, 2006
Michael McConnohie ...  Husseri / ... 15 episodes, 2006
Patrick Seitz ...  Raul Creed / ... 15 episodes, 2006
Melodee Spevack ...  Derrida / ... 15 episodes, 2006
Doug Stone ...  Berkeley / ... 15 episodes, 2006
Kirsten Potter ...  Kristeva / ... 14 episodes, 2006
Hikaru Hanada Hikaru Hanada ...  Raul Creed 13 episodes, 2006
Houko Kuwashima ...  Kristeva 13 episodes, 2006
Yôko Soumi Yôko Soumi ...  Derrida / ... 13 episodes, 2006
Hidekatsu Shibata Hidekatsu Shibata ...  Husserl 12 episodes, 2006
Yû Shimaka Yû Shimaka ...  Berkeley 12 episodes, 2006
Atsuko Tanaka ...  Lacan 12 episodes, 2006
Kiyomitsu Mizuuchi Kiyomitsu Mizuuchi ...  Iggy / ... 9 episodes, 2006
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In a post-apocalyptic future humans live in peace with androids in a domed city. However, a strange series of murders has intruded into bored inspector Re-l Mayer's life.

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What is the truth of proxy? See more »


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

25 February 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Эрго Прокси See more »

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(23 episodes)

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Trivia

Iggy is named after St. Ignatius of Loyola, a philosopher and figure known for extreme piety and loyalty. See more »

Goofs

At one point of the show, Re-l Mayer's eyes are brown. Her eyes are blue. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Fireflies in the Garden (2008) See more »

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Paranoid Android
(Ending Theme)
Written by Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Phil Selway, Colin Greenwood and Ed O'Brien
Performed by Radiohead
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Ergo Proxy... A True Masterpiece of Modern Art
14 December 2007 | by dbrabbleSee all my reviews

This anime is one of the best series that I have watched within the past couple of years. The style, artwork, animation, and plot line are all absolutely breathtaking.

Ergo Proxy is the story of a Utopian society, a futuristic self-contained city where humanity seemingly thrives in perfect harmony. In the midst of this setting, a mysterious immigrant struggles in a murky journey of self-realization. In the process the viewer is led to wonder about the value of human life, the possible existence of the soul, the capabilities of artificial life, and the propensity of humanity for self-destruction.

The style of art utilized in Ergo Proxy is a seamless fusion of CG and hand drawn cells. Everything within the framework of the anime from the grand panoramas to the facial expression of the characters shows a painstaking attention to detail that, quite frankly, is sadly lacking in many other anime.

Ergo Proxy is a little slow to pick up the pace and reveal its major plot points. The first two or three episodes seem to be introductory periods where all of the major players are introduced and the viewer is acclimated to the city and the systems in place within it. However, once this is dispensed with, the true brilliance of Ergo Proxy's plot begins to shine

All in all Ergo Proxy is a wonderful viewing experience for a true anime enthusiast. However, if you are not one prone to bouts of deep thought, don't waste your time. If you are one of the many people who are merely looking for a formulaic action/adventure superhuman anime series, do yourself a favor and go watch Dragon Ball Z. Leave this high-class anime to people who can ruminate on deeper content and come away with something worth keeping.


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