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angelsreviews

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  • Joined Jul 14, 2013
  • 25 / F

Ergo Proxy

Aug 5, 2013

This show is rather hard to follow sometimes, showing a lot of thought into it. It’s not great if you want your mind to shut off but if you really want something to think about, it’s great. It’s hard to follow at first but I fell in love with the story line and the meanings behind everything that happen. I was second guessing myself every once in a while to figure out what was real and what was all in the mind. So many things about it get turned around and become a mind-fuck (Pardon the language) that most of the times, the end of the episode left me with more questions than answers. I still have many questions about the show that were not answered, or were just half answered.

They never give you a true answer in the end as well, making up a lot of problems when they leave me scratching my head but I guess this is what happens when you look at the journey of self discovery and it's not you that you’re learning about. My thoughts on that are watch it more than once to get the true meaning of the show.

The characters are wonderfully created and fully detailed in background story but I feel we do not spend enough time on them. Still, the women lead, Re-L is a wonderful choice as although she is a perfect character in Romdeau, she feels out-of-place in the outside world and yet if she is considered Yin, we can fully call Vincent yang. They are opposites that seem to be attracted by one thing and that it to find out the truth, no matter what is in store for them.

The artwork has rather a dark, gray, sleepy feeling to the look that could make you fall asleep at times. The darkness makes it hard to see and even when I had my brightness set high, it was still hard for me to see. It is like walking through a tunnel where you see only shadows of things. Now that is mostly for the outside world of Romdeau where most of the story actually seems to take place. On the inside, it maybe still gray but the area is much lighter and they even have a substitute sky up however unrealistic that may look.  

The music is hunting and scary if you’re not ready for it but I still loved it none the less. It was mostly instrumental and choir vocals which made some of the scenes a little… well… godlike I guess, or made me believe that whoever was around was not a normal human or something that was above human thought.

9/10 story
7/10 animation
7/10 sound
7/10 characters
7/10 overall

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