She would be defeated by Ergo Proxy, and later avenged by Kazkis Proxy, … DAMN. The episode where they were all stuck out in the wasteland with no wind was my favorite one although I wish they had split it to incorporate Pino and Vincent's perspective. The dark, brooding atmosphere of the Ergo Proxy world was a sharp contrast to her incredibly vibrant presence. that cold bitchiness, sense of entitlement, badassery and cynicism made her a beautifully crafted yet flawed protagonist. Anime Vines FAP!FAP?! Unfortunately I didn't think the game show in Ergo Proxy was well-executed. Die, you’re no use to the humans anymoe. 310 views. The show also brings out many other ideas throughout, the classic 1984-style city of Romdeau, the relation between machines and men, the of course we have the story of our dear Pino...I guess I'd have to write a fucking book or something if I want to talk about all of the themes. You're comment made me reconsider Vincent's voice acting a bit. I listened to the full-length version of the OP on repeat. Ergo Proxy Rewatch - Episode 2 Discussion. I loved ergo proxy and get a general gist of what it is about.. but I'm not really well versed in philosophy (I'm still learning ) or analysing a show. Senex was the Proxy of Charos. Ergo Proxy. I mean come on Murase, how could you just throw together such an inconsistent piece of shit and gold? Daedalus's clone of Re-L was unnecessary she didn't really do much/it could've been done better by another character or another set of situations. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. So should the Boomerang Star get blown up by some alien Death Star or something in space and fail to return, at least there’d still be them AutoReives running around on Earth, carrying human conscious with them. The characters face their problems and evolve. #96. In the last scene where Vincent awaits the return of the original humans, you know shit is about to go down. Anime Vines ERROR #82. It is set in a future where humans and AutoReiv androids coexist peacefully until a virus gives the robots self-awareness, … 15. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I also disagree that the religious and philosophical aspects of the show were bad. The bunny suit coupled with her random acts irrational cuteness made her such a lovable character. Pino: I think my favorite thing in Ergo Proxy was Pino. Episode Date (MM/DD) Episode Date (MM/DD) Episode 1 - Pulse of Awakening: 05/20: Episode 13 - Conceptual Blindspot: 06/01: Episode 2 - Confessions of a Fellow Citizen: 05/21 : Episode 14 - Someone Like You: 06/02: Episode 3 - Leap into the Void: 05/22: Episode 15 - … Yeah, one of my gripe with the show is that they took "show don't tell" a bit too far, to the point that it became close to incomprehensible. [Rewatch] Ergo Proxy Episode 6 Discussion Thread. Wow. Other than that I guess the Proxy Project can also be a Plan B if the Boomerang Star fails, so at least there’d still be life on Earth. Announcement (Jan-11): Reader update (tl;dr - if you need the data saver mode, you have to turn it back on) Ergo Proxy - Centzon Hitchers and Undertaker. Subscribed. The last couple episodes were exciting but the story-telling was so wack I didn't think it wrapped things up appropriately. Proxy One decides he will not simply be a cog in this grotesque machine and die as he’s supposed to, instead he creates Ergo Proxy the Agent of Death in an attempt to pre-maturely kill off the Proxy Project as a punishment of the humans. The rest of the songs on the album, “OK Computer”, fit the show as well and I consider it an unofficial soundtrack. Because of the way the story of Ergo Proxy is told, it’s very hard to understand what’s going at times. There aren’t really any characters I would consider a villain; I could sympathize with everyone’s personal intentions and struggles. The whole "Raison d'etre" thing also seemed unnecessary and I felt that it was misused at the wrong points of the story. The best part for me was definitely the atmosphere, it did a wonderful job creating a eerie, desolate, and foreboding world. After the game show I just thought "Well shit, now everything is up for grabs." The relationship between Re-L and Vincent: Such tension. The esoteric philosophy crap: I get what they were trying to do but it just seemed so try hard that I didn't really think it added anything substantial. I had really bad post anime depression when I completed the series for the first time. It totally threw me off the arc. Anime Vines ERROR #82. The creator’s confirmed that Re-L and Vincent had a daughter (brb, sobbing because my first real ship EVER sailed away and made wonderful, proxy babies). Anime Vines FAP!FAP?! Sounds perfect Wahhhh, I don’t wanna. Cogito ergo sum, I doubt therefore I am. 204 views. Guest. How will this journey end? (Topic ID: 29681) Join the online community, create your anime and manga list, read reviews, explore the forums, follow news, and so much more! Pretty much my number one favorite, … Thanks OP and everyone participating a lot for doing this rewatch! And Daedalus? It's definitely one of the better dubbed animes out there. Has feeler-like strips that extend from its head; these are used as its primary means of attack via skewering. It did kind of take the series from approaching the edge of coherentness to completely the bottom of the canyon though, it was so out of nowhere no matter how much sense it made in the end. That small gripe aside the show was fantastic and will probably end up on my favorites list with how much I enjoyed it. It is directed by Shukō Murase, with screenplay by Dai Satō et al.. Ergo Proxy has been described as a dark sciencefiction mystery with philosophical underpinnings. Cyberpunk Anime. Overall, I would rate the anime a 7/10 because it tried quite nicely and the incorporation of the love story with the philosophical themes fitted quite well. But oh the 90s, the 2000s, the glorious era of many things, now including anime as well. Paranoid Android is the perfect ED for Ergo Proxy. There should have been a second season. 348 views. I still liked his character a lot I guess I wanted him to change his voice because it was so damn pathetic! While I can respect the different meanings behind the different symbolism we see throughout the series, I was often confused and would probably still be confused if it weren't for these threads. Ending the show on the line "I am Ergo Proxy, the Agent of Death" could seem to suggest that, but I take it more as the culmination of the show's themes than a threat; Vincent is finallt embracing his true identity. The atmosphere is amazing and immersive, from the music to the characters designs to the dark scenery. 348 views. They are great concepts that could've been incorporated to the story in a more effective way but I think that the director was also too confused and undecided that it ended up being a trainwreck. Usually shows will use pseudophilosophy when they want to pretend to have depth, but the thing about Ergo Proxy is that it actually does have a ton of depth, it's just that many of the themes generally either weren't followed up on, or weren't elucidated clearly enough. It grappled with a lot of different philosophies and made you work through them yourself. Btw, a quick summary for those who doesn't know the anime: "An emo woman within the prestigious ranks of the society meets a supposedly ordinary man and falls in love with him. Ergo Proxy. I feel very sad, Quinn. Title ID: 3969. 2.1 Vehicles 2.1.1 U4 Long-Range Craft 2.2 … I immediately wanted to rewatch it in order to pick up all the foreshadowing and clues I missed. The disaster was not sudden: mankind had time to prepare the Boomerang Star (to ev… You really forget details that you didn´t know were important. Energy. I’ll remember this. It was like going to a dinner but the table keeps getting filled up with food, before we can dig into something more food arrives. During the game show episode, wasn't it mentioned that the Proxies were considered a failure because the humans they create are sterile? the story overall was less confusing than i thought it would be and showed things very well, it fleshed out the characters well and reached a satisfying conclusion. Reminder on spoiler rules. Ergo Proxy is a very complex anime, using a different way of storytelling than most animes. You'd have to be a Gnostic scholar to catch everything and I certainly am no Gnostic scholar nor is 99% of the people watching. Anime Vines FAP!FAP?! To expedite mankind's recovery, "AutoReivs," humanoid … The mystery is interesting and the show doesn’t spoon feed you the answers. 8 3 38. You'll either be mesmerized by this, or your insomnia will be cured within 12 episodes. User recommendations about the anime Ergo Proxy on MyAnimeList, the internet's largest anime database. So Ergo Proxy abandoned Romdeau, and then the entire history of Romdeau after than is an attempt to fight off the inevitable decay and collapse in the absence of the "divine grace" of the Proxy. The u/Ergo_proxy_18 community on Reddit. The only thing that made me cringe was how unpolished the ending was - it was good that all the characters survived but they never really tied all the knots and instead finished off with an edgy vibe (Vincent/PoD's last line was too fucking edgy) and the lack of kissing scene between Vincent and Re-L made it worst. That is in fact what ended up happening with me! Definitely gonna rewatch this down the road as it seems to be one of those shows that are built for it. I'm a first-time watcher and am just so glad to have found this rewatch, it really enhanced the viewing experience a lot. Daedalus tells Re-l in re-l124C41+ that the Proxies can best be thought of as a dome's "life force", and the collapse of Romdeau after Monad is killed and Vincent (Ergo Proxy) leaves demonstrates that the presence of a Proxy is required to maintain the cities life support. In the end, everything proved to be unsustainable, and the total collapse everyone was expecting finally happened. "In the eyes of others, I am part of this world. This is one of those series that's best watched as a group, otherwise half the stuff would've probably go right over my head. She would be defeated by Ergo Proxy, and later avenged by Kazkis Proxy, … Was it a Dome city? Episode Date (MM/DD) Episode Date (MM/DD) Episode 1 - Pulse of Awakening: 05/20: Episode 13 - Conceptual Blindspot: 06/01: Episode 2 - Confessions of a Fellow Citizen: 05/21: Episode 14 - Someone Like You: 06/02 : Episode 3 - Leap into the Void: 05/22: Episode 15 - Nightmare Quiz Show! Thousands of years ago, a global ecological catastrophe doomed the planet; now, life outside these domes is virtually impossible. In his view, humanity had destroyed the planet and then fled, leaving Proxies to resurrect the world and subsequently die off when the clouds parted. At first I was confused, then hated it, then liked it. Stats Rules About Change log Affiliates Tutorial. It slowly deteriorated from being the thriller/mystery vibe to philosophical vibe. I love all the characters and think they are complex and fascinating, from the primary ones to even the minor ones. A side blog for EP. It can range from the ultra modern Spartan styling of Romdeau to the pseudo-21st century township. Stories that focus too much on an ideal developing relationship between the two protagonists make me sick. Sounds perfect Wahhhh, I don’t wanna. I wouldn't recommend watching this without some supplementary material on hand. Vincent's trek across the badlands and the deaths of each crew member was so excruciatingly slow it took away rather than added to the dreary desolation and despair that Vincent felt. all in all 8.5 out of 10 and ill look forward to the next rewatch :]. This dude gives me the creeps. This was a smart show that was a little too smart for its own good. Halfway through I felt that the show's direction doomed it to failure but I watched on anyway. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. THE. It became confusing because of the many new plot devices that were introduced and fitted into the story then later on became the whole focus of the story. It’s built up gradually and I honestly wanted to see more. 2 … ill start by saying i really enjoyed this rewatch so thanks op. So yeah, the questioning of existence, the unveiling of lie, then the seeking of truth, and ultimately the rebellion against fate. it was my first time watching it and the daily threads were great for picking up the couple of things i missed. It clears up a lot that they don't quite explain perfectly in the show. Anime Vines FAP!FAP?! Ergo Proxy is a Japanese cyberpunk suspense anime television series, produced by Manglobe, directed by Shūkō Murase and written by Dai Satō. Ergo Proxy is a science fiction suspense anime television series, produced by Manglobe, which premiered across Japan on 25 February 2006 on the WOWOW satellite network. I wasn't able to post anything in the discussion threads because I didn't really keep up with the pace of the rewatch but I have to say this is one of my favorite anime. The creator’s confirmed that Re-L and Vincent had a daughter (brb, sobbing because my first real ship EVER sailed away and made wonderful, proxy babies). The people of Romdeau tried to govern themselves without semi-divine help by putting Re-L's grandfather in charge, a decrepit and impotent old man, symbolizing the ultimate impotence … Literally everything, no matter how natural it looked, is planned and pre-programmed. Log in Sign up. Why would Vincent want to stop that and create a world where he and Re-L are the only living things? #96. And by revealing that the real ancient humans destroyed their planet and implemented this sick system in the first place to clean it up, the show takes the symbolic condemnation of modernity and ties it to a condemnation of real modernity as a deeply immoral system that uses beings as means rather than ends, and is inevitably headed for ruin. Ergo Proxy. Each Proxy built one giant Dome of his/her own design and created a bunch of sterile pseudo-humans that lived in them. By the time I was at the Game show episode I was used to expecting the unexpected. For me, it was a bulls eye. 1.5M ratings 277k ratings See, that’s what the app is perfect for. I think my real complaint is this: the show starts and we have this idea of what the show is, the setting, mechanics and mysticism about the world, and some guesses about the upcoming struggle. On another note I do want to mention that I think some of the information in the show was a little to subtle for the viewer to pick up on at times. By making all the organic crap and throwing them outside the Dome, they are actually slowly rebooting the ecosystem. Perhaps I was too harsh. When you reach the end of the series, it becomes apparent what the lyrics mean. I have not participated in this rewatch but I am looking forward reading all the comments in the mindfuck episodes, saving this thread for that for sure. Do your part, and make waste. I read some summaries after I finished and there was alot of stuff I didn't pick up on (and from the forums I read it wasn't that uncommon). He is produced by Romdeau as the genetic engineer in charge of the experiments on Monad Proxy and the production of Re-L. Discover and Share the best GIFs on Tenor. The Ending: There were a lot of loose ends they had to wrap up and they did it very poorly. The dark and barren landscapes convey the pervasive metaphorical and existential darkness. I was never really an anime fan until this year, when I first found out about the 1995 GITS movie. 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