Ergo Proxy

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Wonderful Days

Wonderful Days

Surrounded by water and a world of pollution, oppression, and never-ending rain, the city of ECOBAN feeds off of the surrounding pollutants to sustain life on this seemingly last continent on earth. Shua, a man thrown out of the city, misses the blue sky and now fights to cast down light on this cloud covered island, while uncovering figures from his past.

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Eindbaas Eindbaas says...

Both Wonderful Days and Ergo Proxy are about a polluted world in which only one city exists. The main characters have mixed feelings about the city, and think there might be another option.

Dozo Dozo says...

Dark and post-apocalyptic. Ergo proxy places more weight on the dialogue and philosophical under-tones than WD but the two of them portray a world destroyed by humans themselves and the struggle to break free from the establishment. The eerie environment and high-tech cities in either one will remind you of the other. I did enjoy EP more than WD, but WD is definitely worth watching. 

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 wickedshizuku says...

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 blubbablase says...

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.

Now and Then, Here and There

Now and Then, Here and There

Amidst a beautiful sunset, Shu is violently whisked away to a grim future devoid of water, and empty of hope; a place where children are forced to become soldiers, and kill countless others in the name of King Hamdo. Shu's companion is a mysterious girl named La La Ru, who may hold the key to survival. Now, he must concentrate on the only things that matter: escaping Hellywood, and finding a way home.

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norco norco says...

Both of these pieces take place in a post apocalyptic world. In both series the main characters explore a destroyed and devastated world. Also, Ergo Proxy and Now and Then, Here and There contain drama that questions humanity and the meaning of a life within a world that is so desolate.

stingreis stingreis says...

Both of these anime's are post apocalyptic (though now and then, here and there is only post apocalyptic in one world) and both have a lot of adult principals in them... they both bring a new light to thoughts we have every day and take for granted...

Ergo Proxy has better animation, however... in both series, there is a concept of villiage seclusion, where due to whatever disaster caused the world to seperate... each area is separate from each other and when the protagonist travels to the other area(s), you really see how people fear, and feel anger.

Ergo Proxy has a little more supernatural aspect to it... but if you enjoyed either of these anime's and you want to find something else... this is for you

Kaiba

Kaiba

Welcome to a world in which memories can be transferred from body to body; old painful memories can be removed and replaced with new ones, and the poor sell their bodies to the rich to survive. Waking up one day, Kaiba finds himself in a strange place with no memories of his past and a mysterious hole in his chest; the only clue as to his identity is a locket with a picture of a girl hanging from his neck. Armed with this token, Kaiba must now travel across the galaxy to discover who he is and what the girl in the locket means to him; however, his journey will bring him into contact with many people whose lives have been tragically affected by the manipulation of memories. All too soon it becomes clear that something is very wrong with this world…

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worosei worosei says...

Both are relatively intelligent series that are initially confusing, but makes more sense after a rewatch. 

Set in a dystopic sci-fi world, both main characters 'journey' outisde their home city, learning about the world around them as they progress. Episodes initially have a slight episodic feel as they visit a new 'dome' (ergo proxy) or planet (kaiba), and various philosophical/psychological dilemas are played out.

However, despite the slight episodic nature, both still progresses a central plot in understanding who the main characters are and their real relationship with the world around them.

Vincent and Kaiba both have no memories of who they are whilst remains an enigma throughout the series. Real and Neira are two different but strong female characters.

Further, both series revolves around the tenacity of human relationship, as it contrasts 'love' with 'power' as driving forces of various character's motivation.

The main difference is the bizzare artstyle of Kaiba, which becomes truly wonderful as the series progresses, and the more neonoir feel of ergo proxy.

neutrino neutrino says...

Both series are about a dystopic future, in which the protagonist is made aware of conspiracies and government oppression.  They explore what would happen if one could shape and change the world around oneself.  In addition, both boast an impressive visual style and memorable soundtrack.

Eden of the East

Eden of the East

In the year 2010, on a day called ‘Careless Monday', ten missiles hit the cities of Japan; miraculously, there are no casualties and the event quickly fades from public memory. Some time later, Saki Morimi decides to visit Washington, DC on her graduation trip to America, but that day begins a series of bizarre events. After getting into trouble with the police, she's rescued by a young man who is completely naked save for a gun in one hand and an even stranger item in the other - a phone credited with 8 billion electronic yen and a female voice on the other end called Juiz who will fulfill his every wish. Having no recollection of his past and calling himself ‘Akira Takizawa', the young man accompanies Saki back to Japan in the hopes of discovering who he is. Akira's enigma quickly proves fascinating and Saki decides to help him rather than reunite with her family; but what neither realizes is that Akira is embroiled in a dark game of life and death linked to the Careless Monday missiles. Has Saki just made a terrible mistake, and can Akira unravel his own mystery before they both lose everything?

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Klitch Klitch says...

Both animes are visually stunning with a solid story premise centered around mysterious beings who have powers and responsibilites above normal people. Both also are rife with side stories and the plot eventually gets convoluted and confused before the conclusion tries to solve all the mysteries with a sledgehammer.

scramblingbalam scramblingbalam says...

While everything the other recomendation said is true that's not why I recomend it.

I recomend Eden of the East to fan's of Ergo Proxy because the real drama in both is the existential quandry.

Who am I does llife have a purpose and can I answer one question with out knowing the answer tothe other.

While they are both adressing the same question they do so in different ways while sceans in Ergo Proxy feel lik ethey could have been taken out of a Becket play say "Waiting For Godet" Eden if the East at times feels like a Frank Capra Movie.