Ergo Proxy: The Title alone warns you that this thriller is going to be deep series. It refers to the Latin phrase, ‘cogito ergo sum. I think therefore I am.’ Ergo proxy will take on the ride of your life, with subtle additions to the main storyline coming in just about every EPISODE; it will keep you begging for the next piece of the puzzle. the main characters are deep and unlike any other anime characters I’ve seen yet. Some episodes are so complicated and intricate that you may want to watch them twice, but don’t let that turn you off from the show, it is all summed up at the end for you to understand.
The basic synopsis is like so, It is far into the future and humans have began to live in protective domes due to the fact that there was a horrific incident causing the outside world to become poisoned and uninhabitable. the humans have grown to live alongside androids called, Auto-reivs. These auto-reivs however have a virus spreading rapidly through them called, the Cogito Virus which allows the Androids to gain conscious thought and act out of place, possibly resulting in killing or injuring humans. the prominent dome in Ergo Proxy is called, Romdo. There are many ghosts and mysteries in Romdo, but the hierarchy keeps their fingers in everyone’s business and makes sure it stays quiet. the show consists of a few main characters but there are two prominent ones. Re-el Mayer is the first. She is a smart girl who works with her companion Auto-reiv, Iggy. they are crime investigators in Romdo and Re-el’s grandfather happens to be the dominant force behind Romdo. Re-el is curios and often finds herself getting into trouble with the law. Our second main character is Vincent Law. Vincent is an Immigrant from outside the dome and must work towards gaining citizenship. Vincent is weak and pathetic and thinks very low of himself but works hard to become a fellow citizen. like most immigrants, Vincent is assigned to a dangerous job, Dismantling infected Auto-Reivs. When Vincent and Re-el cross paths they find out the biggest mystery of all, the mystery of the proxy. Their journeys take them far from Romdo and all of its lies to find out there is much more than there little dome, but a whole world filled with danger far beyond a scheming government and some malfunctioning robots.
The show gets very intense and if you get hooked you will want to watch from start to finish. Each episode almost always ends with a cliffhanger so it keeps you interested, and no episodes are wasted on just walking or repeating the same phrases over and over again like most animes. To get all the information the series starts off a bit broken up but please give it a chance and just WATCH THE FIRST FOUR EPISODES BEFORE DROPPING IT. you will be glad you did. this show is great to watch because it will make you think as well as keep you entertained. Trust me, watch this show if you want to watch a great anime, Ergo Proxy will not disappoint.