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Ergo Proxy

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In a futuristic world almost barren of life, mankind is confined to mechanized domed cities where A.I.’s control all aspects of life. In this world, humans are no longer born, they are manufactured in a production line; and alongside them live androids known as autoreivs. Within one of these domed sanctuaries named Romdeau lives Re-l Mayer, one of a few citizens who aren’t entirely prevented from thinking. Her grandfather's prominent position and the affection of the scientist Daedalus have left her more free will than is normally allowed, but Re-l has started to question the sanctity of the city and the citizens' perfect way of life. With mysterious beings known as proxies causing havoc and a man named Vincent causing great influence on her life, Re-l must travel outside of the city to find the answers she seeks and discover the mystery behind "the awakening".

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Ergo Proxy: Centzon Hitchers and Undertaker 2006 TBD
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Naoyuki ONDA Character Design
Shukou MURASE Director
Yasuyuki UEDA Music

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Ergo Proxy sothis 4/10 Jul 6, 2007
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If you found yourself really enjoying one of these "talky" titles, you might enjoy the other.

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Kino's journey tends to be slightly more light-hearted than Ergo Proxy, however both are in worlds where people are separated by their own insanity bubbles. Kino’s journey quickly delves into deep content and provides material for questioning life. Ergo Proxy is more mysterious in building a plot and involves more action genre. The general motif of the two shows is the clear separation of ideologies inciting deep thought.

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