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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...
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.
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.
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).
In the future, a system called Sibyl presides over the country and provides order to every facet of life. It dictates which job fields citizens should go into based on aptitude tests, and can even read each resident's mental state and predict which ones are likely to commit crimes in the future. Fresh from exams, Akane Tsunemori is beginning her career as an Inspector, a specialized police officer who works to apprehend these latent criminals and stop crimes before they happen. But not all that get caught are eliminated or jailed, some join the police force as Enforcers to provide insight into criminals’ minds, and Akane is warned not to get too close to them, as they're considered little more than hunting dogs. Though skeptical of this advice, and Sibyl's judgement, Akane is determined to work together with her Enforcers to protect the peace of her city and its inhabitants.
Both series involve very resilient female characters who live in a dystopic future. Each main character, in her own way, undertakes a journey of discovery which is highly personal, but also takes a long, hard look at the methods of control which govern her society.
As far as Cyberpunk and Futuristic themes go, these are great choices. Though Ergo Proxy became an instant classic, Psycho Pass is a great follow up. What else do you need? Action, suspense, and great fast paced artistry.
Is cyberpunk your most favorite genre? You must see Psycho-pass!
I wathched Ergo Proxy about 5 years ago, and it's my top-10 anime. A reason why I so like this anime? Main reason is athmosphere - feeling of post-apocalyptic world.
For latest five years, i can recommend only one anime for ergo proxy's funs - Psycho-pass.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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 ;)).
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.