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".
Two siblings, Kiyoko and Tatsuya, live in a future reshaped by a terrorist attack known only as "Twin X". In this terrible new world, advanced technology such as computers and radios no longer function and even the very sky has become something terrifyingly alien. With the siblings' mother dead, they are hunted by loan sharks who want recompense for her debt as well as a mysterious Countess who wants them for her own reasons. Even worse, they are also coveted by their father, the terrorist who caused the "Twin X", Gilgamesh!
Ergo Proxy and Gilgamesh both feature a futuristic dytopic society that doesn't know if it's coming or going despite all the information they do have. Our protagonists in both series are in a battle not only with the obvious antagonists but themselves as well. Should this entertain you in one series, it most certainly will in the other.
Gilgamesh is very similar to Ergo Proxy in that the plot is given slowly, little by little, to keep you guessing at what might happen next and it only pieces together towards the end.
Also gilgamesh is set in an almost post apocalyptic worl, just like Ergo proxy.
A futuristic scene is set before the viewer in Gilgamesh and Ergo Proxy. The character strain on their own individual personalities is felt while the plot develops around them.
Both of these animes feature a post-apocalytic future and characters with superpowers. Various factions controls the events in convoluted plots and the main characters of both are trying to figure out who they can trust. The visuals are also very similar, both dark and menacing. There are many similarities between these two shows that I'm sure if you liked one you'll like the other.
When Haruka, Yuu and their friends decided to go ghost hunting, they had no idea the "ghosts" they'd find would turn their lives upside down. Black-clad and wielding quantum powers, these knights from the future are after an artifact of immense power that they hope will save their dimension from destruction: the Dragon Torque; and Haruka seems to be the key. As factions within the knights violently disagree on how to proceed, Haruka and the gang are caught up in a fight with the Shangri La, in an existential battle where fates of entire universes are decided.
Beautiful animation, deep well thought out characters and a background firmly rooted in science make these series an intellegent choice for someone who prefers a more intellectual series.
The series have many differences, but both have a kind of "otherworldly" feel to them, and hold the possibility of becoming a possible future. Don't expect a lot of fast paced action, these series are designed more to stimulate your brain and start you thinking. Saying that though, there is still plenty of action to keep you engrossed to the end.
There are some similarities to be found in Ergo Proxy and Noein in terms of theme, plot and feeling. You will find loads of mystery and a huge sense of lostness on both anime, you'll find yourself asking "what the hell is going on" a bunch of times throughout both shows, there's also a melancholic and quirky touch added to them. I recommend the two if you're a fan of mysterious Sci-Fi and if you don't mind watching something that you can't clearly understand, finding it out will be the funnest part.
These both have a similar feel to them. They are dark and deal with deep themes about creation and truth. The main male characters are mysterious and have special abilities. If you like eerie stories that make you think, then Ergo Proxy and Noein are great!
Ergo Proxy and Noein both deal with technology and have a similar approach of the main characters in dealing with the problems around them. Very intellectual series shrouded in mystery.
In a dark and dystopic future, the environment of Earth has been destroyed by its human inhabitants. The remainder of mankind live in a physical “gap” between what is known as the lower level, and the unknown sky above. In this dreary and mechanical existence, the melancholy Ura works to restore the memories of the past, as part of the Archive Excavation Department. Along with Riko, his sole companion, Ura will soon discover a mysterious remnant of the past which may prove that there is more to their existence than meets the eye...
Both Ergo Proxy and Pale Cocoon show the main character's longing to discover what lies beyond the city walls and find out what has happened outside of their boring, formatted refuge for model citizens.
Want a shorter anime that's thematically analogous to Ergo Proxy? Try Pale Cocoon. Though it's much shorter and not an action oriented piece, it's still quite good, and has a similar, though not too similar, artistic style.
Both of these animes were simply brillant. Extremly intellectuall, and deep. The enviroment was based in a time where everything depended on technology. The male protagonists from both anime were very alike in personalities. I know if you enjoyed one you will certainly enjoy the other as well.
Pale Cocoon and Ergo Proxy have the main character trying to discover what is outside the realm of their everyday lives. Both series involve an intellectual aspect to them with an environment based in technology.
BLAME! is a very dark and abstract set of 6 shorts which are based on the manga by Tsutomu Nihei. The "story" (if it can be called that) revolves around a man named Killy: a human living amongst clones and androids. His task, it seems, is to collect things known as "net-genes", and to help find the remaining humans that may or may not exist.
Ergo Proxy and Blame! are dark and unusual sci-fi titles. Both take place in a post apocalyptic scenario set in the future. A brooding atmosphere serves as the backdrop for the interaction between humans and thinking machines, exploring the thin line between them. Borderline supernatural creatures appear in both as well as living beings employed as powering devices. It should be taken into account, however, that Ergo Proxy is mostly a narrative driven anime that occasionally dips into speculations of a more philosophical kind while Blame! has hardly any plot to speak of and is one of the strangest experiences that any medium has to offer.
It may be a little unfair to combine the two, but on the surface, both have a similar Cyber-punk element to them. Blame being a small collection of confusing short stories, and Ergo being a full series. Perhaps it's the artwork in both of the series that really catches my eye. Excellent uses of colors and camera angles. I'm not sure, but if you liked either of them, perhaps take the time out to check out the other :]
As soon as I got my eyes on BLAME! I instantly thought about ergo proxy, they're very similar in style and altough I'm just starting with Tsutomu NIHEI works, I can easily recommend it to Ergo Proxy fans and vice-versa. Kick-Ass Cyberpunk!
In a dark future, the world is in ruin and everything is slowly crumbling away into dust. Humanity is almost extinct, while robots desperately seek out new parts to replace their rusting bodies. Their only hope for survival is to devour the one known as Casshern… or so they believe. Meanwhile, Casshern himself has lost all memory of his past. Why are these robots attacking him? Did he really kill the one known as Luna; the Sun that was called Moon? And why is he, alone, unaffected and undamaged by the ruin?
Both Ergo Proxy and Casshern Sins have robots that deal with a sense of identity in some way. They have a similar feel in that they take place in dark, post-apocalyptic worlds. I also find the characters Vincent Law and Casshern to be alike in their personalities. They both have lost their memories and have a similar purpose to find out what they are and why they exist.
They both include a main character who doesn't know his identity and searches for his truth and purpose. Both have a gloomy atmosphere around alot of ruin.
Both have this dark feel to it as the male leads searches for who they are or what they are.
The action in Casserns Sins focuses more on physical fight scenes that is fun to watch.
Ergo Proxy is just more visceral.