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With no speech, Ningyo relates the story of a boy who falls in love with a mermaid. Their love blossoms in wonderful places (and through amusing games), but when living in a world of prohibition, one can not daydream as he pleases: torture and brainwashing should teach the boy what reality is made of, and that does not include mermaids...
Although Ningyo and Ergo Proxy seem to have nothing in common at first sight, Ningyo deals with a topic that comes forth in Ergo Proxy: a totalitarian rule uses mind control to keep the citizens in line. The graphics might not be appealing maybe, but if you liked Ergo Proxy, check out Ningyo; it's short and the simple way the repression is pictured in it is really worth it.
Metropolis is a grand high-tech city-state populated by humans and robots alike. It is in these streets that Detective Shunsaku Ban and his sidekick Kenichi search for the rebel scientist Dr. Laughton who unbenounced to them, is developing a super android named Tima as a tool for the Duke of Metropolis. What starts out as a normal case turns into mayhem as the scientist is murdered, and the true plans of the Duke are finally revealed...
While plots in those two shows aren't very similar, cities that appear in both of them give a similar feeling (Romdeau in Ergo Proxy and Metropolis in the movie by the same name). It is worth noticing that, robots in both anime, seam to have similar social role as well as their role in the story (there is no Cogito virus in Metropolis, but still). Also there is a small similarity between Pino from EP an Tima from Metropolis. If you like dystopia shows with good animation, you should give those a try.
In a world of science, sorcery is rediscovered and rapidly adopted in all areas of industry – but at a high price: an invisible pollution is spreading out across the world. Those who do not take proper precautions become infected, lose their sanity, and become demons. The Sorcery Administration Bureau, along with their Tactical Sorcerers, monitor magic uses and respond to any demonic outbreaks that occur. In this world, Ray Otto is a rogue tactical sorcerer who hunts down demons with reckless abandon. Given that he always gets the job done, the administration generally lets his activities slide. Together with the mysterious girl Kapel Theta, Ray risks his life and humanity to destroy demonkind... when the price is right.
Both series are about characters that are trying to find themselves. With Ergo Proxy you have Vincent trying to figure out and then finally accept who he really is after a long journey of self-discovery.
While you have Ray in a constant struggle to not only to rid the world of demons but slowly loses himself and risks becoming that which he hunts.
The year is Tokyo 2034, and humans coexist with artificial intelligences known as Boomers. The Branch, a special police unit, has the mission of handling all Boomer crimes. With the help of Basil, the Boomer Rod, the heavy weapons-freak Reiko, the Boomer-expert Bill, and Elza, the Branch must protect people from defective Boomers and investigate why they are suddenly going berserk. The case becomes more complicated when Kimbal finds a mysterious drug during one of the investigations. Mad Dolls, a dreaming hooker Boomer, and unexpected events unfold into a political conspiracy against Boomers and Basil himself!
In Both Ergo Proxy and Parasite Dolls deal with the status of humanoid robots from a diferent point of view, which makes it interesting to see both and compare their positions. Additionnaly, both of these anime have a dark plot taking place in a cyberpunk world, the ambiance of both anime is very similar.
In times of olde, humans live in constant fear of demons known as yoma. These vicious creatures can take the appearance and memories of humans they have devoured, thus blending into society as they freely feast on human flesh. The key to stopping the yoma lies with the tolerated yet feared Claymores - women who are half-demon, half-human, and fully fated to become the demons that they hunt. Meanwhile, in a village, the young Raki has been banished; his only crime was losing his family to the yoma. Raki is drawn to a Claymore named Clare, and together their journey begins. While Clare fights the yoma plaguing the land, can Raki help her in her struggle to retain her humanity?