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Ergo Proxy

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Casshern Sins

Casshern Sins

In a dark future, the world is in ruin and everything is slowly crumbling away into dust. Humanity is almost extinct, while robots desperately seek out new parts to replace their rusting bodies. Their only hope for survival is to devour the one known as Casshern… or so they believe. Meanwhile, Casshern himself has lost all memory of his past. Why are these robots attacking him? Did he really kill the one known as Luna; the Sun that was called Moon? And why is he, alone, unaffected and undamaged by the ruin?

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norco

Both Ergo Proxy and Casshern Sins have robots that deal with a sense of identity in some way. They have a similar feel in that they take place in dark, post-apocalyptic worlds.  I also find the characters Vincent Law and Casshern to be alike in their personalities. They both have lost their memories and have a similar purpose to find out what they are and why they exist.

Deer50

They both include a main character who doesn't know his identity and searches for his truth and purpose. Both have a gloomy atmosphere around alot of ruin.

worosei

Both have this dark feel to it as the male leads searches for who they are or what they are. 

The action in Casserns Sins focuses more on physical fight scenes that is fun to watch. 

Ergo Proxy is just more visceral. 

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Elfen Lied

Elfen Lied

For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu by the duo, and taken into their home in an effort to save her. But what neither teenager knows is that this innocent young girl is actually a killing machine -- an experiment gone terribly wrong -- and it is only a matter of time before the murderer in her awakens again...

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wolfangel87

There is an undertone of experimentation on people and having them become demons in Elfen Lied and Ergo Proxy. The two main characters in the series, Lucy and Vincent Law respectively, have the same sort of out look on life and are trying to find a change in their own lives, especially as tragedy strikes them.

KiraRin

There is a dark streak of violence running through both of these series, which may put quite a few people off. Ergo Proxy is nowhere near as gory as Elfen Lied, but the intreguing storyline in both will keep you glued to the screen.

The characters give off a sense of being almost helpless in the series, placed in a situation that was not of their doing. Experimentation on the innocent, creating monsters you almost sympathise with make these series very emotional at times.

asiman

Both series are dark and violent, while Ergo Proxy focuses a bit more on the psychological aspect of things then elfen lied.

Both animes have main characters (Vicent and Kouta) who've had a traumatic past and now have some hard tasks to face.

I liked both animes and found some simmilarity in the darkness of both series, even though there is some humour in both (all though it is more on the ecchi side in elfen lied).

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SoulTaker

SoulTaker

Date Kyosuke is a young man with problems. After being stabbed by his beloved mother, he discovers he has a long lost sister -- Runa. She is the first of many relatives that he and others in the story find tied into the seeming chaos of their lives. Date embarks on a quest to find Runa, aided by his new ability to turn into a monster; all the while in pitched battle at almost every turn with agents of mysterious organizations.

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MalteseFalcon

Ergo Proxy and SoulTaker have similar main characters. They each discover that they have a monster inside themself that they can change into, and set off to discover the truth about themself.

If you enjoyed this theme in one of the series, you will probably enjoy it in the other.

dakotasapphire

If you liked ergo proxy or vise versa: SoulTaker then you will definitely like the other. the reason is that they are both very much the same because they are sci-fi and about main characters who are very dark.

ZetsubouKaiji

These are both action anime set in the future that try to have a darker edge to them. Both these anime have unique visual styles to them that are quite different than your normal anime fare. Both anime have a main character that finds out they can transform in a monsterous creature early on sending them on a quest to find out their true origin.

Ergo Proxy and SoulTaker both have a penchant for stilted character interactions with pretentious dialogue and both use way too much expository dialogue. However, Ergo Proxy is more visually consistent with better animation quality, whereas the different look of Soultaker can be a bit rough to get used to and still understand what is going on in a given scene.

If you like darker hero stories that don't always use traditional storytelling them you might want to check out both of these titles.

Trigun

Trigun

“Vash, the Stampede” - worth 60 billion dollars to the one who can turn him in. Bounty hunters everywhere are on the lookout for this legendary gunman, not to mention insurance agents Meryl Stryfe and Milly Thompson, who are tasked with preventing any potential damage that this Vash can cause. But with 60 billion on his head, Vash is not an easy man to find.

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JAhU

If you like anime where the main character journeys through wastelands (with his happy companions ;)) in search for his past, you should try watching these. Even though Trigun and EP have different scenery, they are very alike (mostly the plot and a few minor themes). Also the main characters of both series are much more then they seem at first glance and strangely enough, sometimes Vincent looks quite a bit like Vash. Both of those series have a lot of action (in Trigun it's gunfights, while in EP it's something hard to describe ;)).

ino

The type of the world is different, but both Ergo Proxy and Trigun show the desperation to keep alive on an earth that is declining with the passing of time. The feelings displayed in both series are similar and there is a lot of action. If you liked one, you would like the other.

hansanity

Trigun and Ergo Proxy are two anime that are completly differnt. trigun is a brightly colored light-hearted  story about a poor lost soul that is always doing good. Ergo proxy is a noir dark tragedy that focus on distopian post-apocoliptic life. Though these two show look very different for some reason i couldn't help but feel that they were similar, after reviewing both i noticed many more similarities. Both shows feature a superhuman protagonist who's is unwittingly being hunted as well as ultilized to sustain the human population. Trigun and EP share a close philosophical moral and seriously make you think. Im not saying that because you liked one show you will like the other but these anime are far to awesome to pass up.

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Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop

Follow interstellar bounty hunters Spike Spiegel and Jet Black as they scour the galaxy for criminals with prices on their heads. Hoping to escape their past, they live on the spaceship Bebop, but it's a dangerous business and old enemies don't forget easily. Allies come from unlikely sources, however, as they find comrades in the beautiful swindler Faye Valentine, the genius child hacker Ed and the genetically engineered 'data dog' Ein. Will they be able to help each other though their respective struggles, or is their fate really inevitable?

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wickedshizuku

You really feel for all character's involved that are starving, and will eat anything. Even if that includes canned dog food.

Both animes involve characters who have joined their party with their own agenda. They take up long journeys that test all of their limits.

blubbablase

Cowboy Bebop and Ergo Proxy both share an absorbing plot. The artwork, characters and thier interactions are well designed. If you liked the development of Bebop's crew you'll likely be into Ergo Proxy too.