Ergo Proxy

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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.   

Deadman Wonderland

Deadman Wonderland

Middle school student Ganta Igarashi witnessed the slaughter of his entire class by the mysterious 'Red Man', and as the only survivor, he was labeled a mass murderer and sentenced to death. Now an inmate at the privately-owned prison and ‘amusement park' known as Deadman Wonderland, Ganta must try to survive in a place where inmates are the main attraction in brutal gladiator-style games. At the same time, he must attempt to uncover the truth behind the ‘Red Man', his mysterious childhood friend Shiro, and why he was the only survivor that bloody day.

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bvkimball bvkimball says...

Deadman Wonderland feels like a cross between Ergo Proxy and King of Bandit Jing. They all are serious actions show with a little bit mystery.  They all exist in worlds that are a little twisted, so if you like that then these shows are for you.

cerberus38 cerberus38 says...

Both of these animes feature characters with strange powers who have been experimented on in order to be made into weapons, a childlike girl and one of the main characters may or may not also be the baddie without realising it. All this is set against the political battles of those higher in the hierarchy. Though Deadman Wonderland is not as serious as Ergo Proxy, they both explore similar themes.

No. 6

No. 6

Sion is intelligent, highly educated and lives a privileged life within the walls of No. 6, one of six city-states that was built after the world was destroyed from war. But Sion's comfortable existence changes forever when he meets Nezumi, an escaped convict, on the eve of his twelfth birthday. Due to his assistance in keeping Nezumi safe, Sion loses his rights and is forced to live in the lower town, where he becomes a normal citizen. Four years later, Sion finds himself back in Nezumi's company and in the midst of a dangerous conspiracy that leaves a trail of bodies in its wake. What is really going on in No. 6?

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abunai abunai says...

A dystopian controlled society masquerading as a utopia is pretty much a science fiction trope. Nevertheless, there are many and varied ways to present the theme. These two anime are quite different takes on a very similar topic.

lyreth lyreth says...

if you've seen one you will love the other. both take place  in a futurstic, post apocalyptic world where people live in a society that is slowly falling appart, but they both have a very differnt feel to them.

Steins;Gate

Steins;Gate

The eccentric mad scientist Okabe, his childhood friend Mayuri, and the otaku hacker Daru have banded together to form the Future Gadget Research Laboratory, and spend their days in a ramshackle laboratory hanging out and occasionally attempting to invent incredible, yet generally useless, futuristic gadgets. However, their claymore is a hydrator and their hair dryer flips breakers, and the only invention that’s even remotely interesting is their Phone Microwave, which transforms bananas into oozing green gel. But when an experiment goes awry the gang discovers that the Phone Microwave can also send text messages to the past. And what's more, the words they send can affect the flow of time and have unforeseen, far-reaching consequences...

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unreal unreal says...

Steins;Gate and Ergo Proxy are alike in that they are both psychological and deal with inner conflict as well as memories. Ergo Proxy is a little more serious and very stylized while Steins;Gate is more comedic but still equally mind blowing.

clivingston clivingston says...

Both left me with the same feeling after finishing them. i loved both. there are the obvious scifi connections but if you really liked steins gate or ergo proxy you will like the other. Both are very well written but the characters in both were what made these two tie for my favorite anime series.

Boogiepop Phantom

Boogiepop Phantom

Strange things have been happening at a local high school... mysterious disappearances, strange powers and brutal murders all emerge amongst kids who, up till now, have been perfectly normal. Even the Shinigami (Angel of Death) herself has been sighted. What's happening? The answers lie in the mysterious creature known as Boogiepop...

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AnarchicQ AnarchicQ says...

Ergo Proxy and Boogiepop Phantom most noticably have their atmosphere in common. While it isn't the same, Ergo is told in mute, airbrushed and dim, cold colours, while Boogiepop is dominently sepia-toned and 'glowy', yet dark and bleak. Also, the two have intelligent plots and require time, patience and attention to detail if a viewer is going to get the most out of either of these anime.