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In another world, there exist many countries, each with different cultures, customs, and traditions. From technological marvels to folk legends, each location yields a vast wealth of insight of its people: their hopes and their dreams, their failures and fears. Kino is a traveler whose goal is to visit as many new places as possible, learning about others' ways of life, but also making sure to stay clear of their affairs. Together with the talking motorrad Hermes, Kino sets out to explore the beautiful world and meet its inhabitants, wherever they may be.
Kino's journey tends to be slightly more light-hearted than Ergo Proxy, however both are in worlds where people are separated by their own insanity bubbles. Kino’s journey quickly delves into deep content and provides material for questioning life. Ergo Proxy is more mysterious in building a plot and involves more action genre. The general motif of the two shows is the clear separation of ideologies inciting deep thought.
Kino’s journey is best for those who want a short and sweet experience in a changing environment. Kino’s journey does not end. It is more like a standard Pokemon show where every episode the gang gets themselves into something new somewhere new.
Ergo Proxy caters its changing environment to those who love action and involves more darkness. It has twice as many episodes and one progressing storyline.
When Utena Tenjou was very little her parents died, and a prince comforted her in her time of loss, giving her a ring with a rose seal. He so impressed her that she decided to become a prince herself one day. Now, Utena is a teenager at Ohtori Academy who's athletic and notorious for dressing in a boy's uniform. When a member of the Student Council humiliates a friend of hers Utena challenges him to a duel, and he accepts only when he sees she possesses a rose seal ring. She soon discovers that this is no normal duel - it's a bizarre and ritualistic battle that the Student Council regularly conducts. In fact when she wins, Utena finds to her considerable chagrin that she gets to have Anthy Himemiya, a rather docile student, as her 'Rose Bride'. If she wants to keep Anthy she'll have to win more duels against members of the Student Council and others. What is the ultimate purpose of these duels and Anthy's role as the Rose Bride?
Despite the obvious style & genre differences, both of these series employ excellent character development and thought-provoking symbolism to deliver essentially similar messages about breaking illusions & isolation to enter the real world. Also, they both are experimental to the core and full of twists & surprises that never fail to amaze you. So, if you're open to various styles & genres and you like uncommon animes that really make you think & reflect on your own life, you should definitely try both of them.
Both shows are set in a similar world and have similar themes through the story. White they each presents their own ideas and conclusions. In the end, they are about survival. If you enjoy one show you will enjoy the other one, however, DT Eightron is from 1998 and Ergo Proxy from 2006, so don't expect the same quality of animation and I would't be surprised if Ergo Proxy was inspierd by DT Eightron at all.
Unbeknownst to humans, demons from an overlapping dimension walk amongst them in the streets of Tokyo. The balance between the worlds is kept by the crow guardian Karas and Yurine, its master and voice of the living city. However, the time of harmony nears the end as the once-Karas Lord Eko returns. Seeking to purge humanity for its evils, he terrorizes the city with his minions that feast on human blood. The ultimate battle between good and evil awaits; can Yurine and her newly initiated Karas prevail against Lord Eko and protect their city against his monstrous horde?
If you found yourself drawn into either Karas or Ergo Proxy, I expect you'd do the same for the other. Both animes feed you pieces of information rather than giving the plot to you straight, and although this can make them confusing at times, a re-watch made them both way more enjoyable. Both Karas and Ergo Proxy have beautiful animation, too. The main difference, and it's an important one, is that while Karas is whirl-wind fast paced, Ergo Proxy is very slow paced, but these styles are both very successful. However, I think they both have the same dark, addictive feel to them.