Late to the party reviews: Ergo Proxy

Posted: June 20, 2012 in Late to the Party Reviews
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My wife and I just finished this anime series last night and we both enjoyed it quite a bit.  This sci-fi anime caught us up in the story pretty fast, but didn’t spoon feed us the story which I like.  Each episode left you with questions, kept the mystery rolling, so that you wanted to watch more to find out what was going on.

I don’t want to give away too much, but the basic premise of the story revolves around a post-apocalyptic world where humans live in domes with android companions.  The spread of some sort of virus causes the andriods to deviate from their programming, something that most humans see as a threat to society.

The series follows a woman named Re-l Mayer and a man named Vincent Law, as they seek the truth behind events involving beings called proxys.  They are joined by an infected android, known in the show as AutoReivs, named Pino, a child-like companion model.

You can find out much more info on the story if you want, but I don’t want to ruin anything with spoilers, so I’ll leave it up to you to seek more if you want to know.  The show was entertaining for sure, with great animation (both 2D digital cels and 3D computer modeling), sound, and voice acting.  The story was solid for me, keeping me interested, and asking questions right up til the end, which is good.  I tend to have most stories figured out quite early on.  I would recommend the series to anyone who likes anime, especially sci-fi and/or suspense series.

The 23 episode series is produced by Manglobe, and directed by Shuko Murase with screenplay by Dai Sato.


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