Ergo Proxy: Box Set (Classic)
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Top Customer Reviews
Reminiscent of Ghost in the Shell: SAC, but darker and without the washed-over look. The first few episodes are stunning. The visuals fall off in the middle (lazy shot blocking and three-frame movements/stills), but I believe it was the animation team's choice to do so, wanting to save their tenacious skills for the big parts. Their minor detour will not deter you from the path.
The world created in the show goes from a sterile, emotionless society preserved in a dome, to the deserts of the free-willed disenfranchised and the grief-scape beyond. If you like a dark mood and a world that is handed to you in pieces, then enjoy the ride.
They are a mystery--all of them, each with motivations both pure and twisted. They do not unravel to the promise they're capable of, but still hold genuine revelations that are rewarding and wholesomely desolate to behold.
Some of the best I've heard in anime: ghostly, uplifting with consequence, and melodically tense. I rarely listen to the opening and end credits for every episode in a series, but in this show's case, I did so with purpose.Read more ›
But Funimation has acquired a lot of Geneon's old licenses and they are re-releasing a ton of series right now. The price is right for this one however. 23 episodes for $24. Solid deal.
Dai Sato lends his masterful touch to the writing (he previously worked on Wolf's Rain and would go on to work as chief scriptwriter for Eureka Seven). The story is one of the best I have ever witnessed in anime. It is rife with references to old Greek lore. What starts off looking like a futuristic, crime fighting series similar to Blade Runner ends up as a philosophical story. What does it mean to exist? And throughout the series the question is constantly rasised "What is my raison d'être?". Even the Aristocracy (more geared towards a Timocracy - ruled with honor by chosen few) ask citizens to find their raison d'être.
There is one odd episode, Nightmare Quiz Show, but when it ends you kind of see what was going on and you actually find out a bit of back story (the spaceship and all).
The conflict is between humans / autoreivs (semi-sentient androids) / and the Proxys (sic). I enjoy that the autoreivs have a 'Turing application' (Alan Turing is the father of artificial intelligence). Each of these beings has a reason for existing, and unfortunately their inability to coexist begins to bring about chaos.Read more ›
I like to say that the story is told in three acts because the acts are all completely different. The first act is the one that many people will think to associate with the whole series, a cyberpunk-y kind of crime show. Then the second act rolls around and we get a lot of exploration and get to know the world even better. The third act is when the show---well, it doesn't degrade, I like anime that does crazy things at the end and I was sort of expecting it---but it just doesn't fit in with the rest of the series. I don't know how to react to the ending because it was just too different from the rest of the show. It just wasn't set up enough that we would be tromping through biblical/religious/philosophical ground for a whole three nonsensical episodes. The episodes before that are all internal conflicts and a lot of it makes no sense as well, but you think the end will be a very psychologically stressing one for the characters, but it turns out to be just psychological stress on the person watching and wondering what the hell is going on.
Ergo Proxy has good animation, it's landscapes look amazing. The characters are another story though.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's dark, and futuristic. Humanity divided into classes and AI reaches a new level. By far one of my favorite animes!Published 1 month ago by Timbre Wolf
For some reason I love this anime. I bought this on a whim due to low cost and it is easily in my top 5 anime now. Read morePublished 2 months ago by TDub
Lots of mind F moments. It starts out strong, ends strong. Just beware there are episodes that will leave you scratching your head.Published 4 months ago by KasumiNinja
The product is of excellent condition with no defects. Altogether a great purchase.Published 4 months ago by Harrison Ratcliffe
a series good for any anime collector. slow build up with great payoff kind of anime. stick with it and you'll enjoy a not perfect but good storyfilled with mystery and intrigue:)Published 6 months ago by David
It's kind of hard to get into. The darkness makes it hard to see some of the action. It's definitely a story you have to pay close attention to. Some bits are predictable. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Bruce C.
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