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.
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...
Sci-fi about an upheaval of oppressed class mingled with a somewhat tragic love story, that is what Wonderful Days and Metropolis have in common. Although using a bit different visual style, they both look pretty impressive.
If you have enjoyed one, you will enjoy the other.
In the year 2065, life on Earth is almost extinct due to an invasion of creatures known as "Phantoms." Only a few cities remain in the midst of a wasteland, which are shielded by barriers that the spirit-like Phantoms cannot cross. While the brilliant scientist Aki Ross and her mentor Dr. Sid want to find a way to peacefully end the conflict with the Phantoms, the military would prefer to fire a space cannon to eradicate the mysterious life forms from the planet – though Earth might be destroyed in the process. In a race against time, can Aki and Dr. Sid find a solution before the cannon is fired?
Both have similar post-apocalytic settings and excellent graphics. If you like futuristic films, excellent graphics and action then these films are for you.
For animated movies that push the envelope of CGI you can't get much better than these. Even If you don't care for either story just watch and stare in complete awe at the absolutely stunning CGI scenery and your time will still be well spent. There are scenes in both of the movies where it doesn't even look animated it looks so amazingly realistic.
I thoroughly enjoyed both. while I found personally that wonderful days was alot more bleak, they both gave you a sense of people eking out an existence on an "island sanctuary" surrounded by endless wastelands.
The year is 2179: humans and robots have colonized Mars. A newer Third-Type robot has been designed to interact undetected in human society. That is, until a man named D'anclaude discovers their secret and starts a movement to wipe them out. Armitage is a Third-Type that works for the police with her partner Ross, and now these two must rid the planet of D'anclaude and his evil plans.
It is the year 2113, and mankind's reach has extended to space. After the mysterious destruction of a space cruiser from the alien planet Elysium, a full-out attack is launched on the unsuspecting planet Earth, causing much death and destruction. Now, the fate of the world lies with 4 knights, and their ability to wield ancient relics buried deep beneath the Earth's surface. With Elysium's force pressing closer, and Armageddeon upon them, they must fight to save Earth.
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".
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.
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.