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  • AKA: Ergo Proxy
  • Aired: 02/25/2006
  • Episodes: 23

Within the domed city of Romdo lies one of the last human civilizations on Earth. Thousands of years ago, a global ecological catastrophe doomed the planet; now, life outside these domes is virtually impossible. To expedite mankind's recovery, "AutoReivs," humanoid-like robots, have been created to assist people in their day-to-day lives. However, AutoReivs have begun contracting an enigmatic disease called the "Cogito Virus" which grants them self-awareness. Re-l Mayer, granddaughter of Romdo's ruler, is assigned to investigate this phenomenon alongside her AutoReiv partner Iggy. But what begins as a routine investigation quickly spirals into a conspiracy as Re-l is confronted by humanity's darkest sins.

Elsewhere in Romdo, an AutoReiv specialist by the name of Vincent Law must also face his demons when surreal events begin occurring around him. Re-l, Iggy, Vincent, and the child AutoReiv named Pino, will form an unlikely faction as they struggle to uncover Romdo's mysteries and ultimately, discover the true purpose of the mythical beings called "Proxies."

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Although hard to understand at times, Ergo Proxy keeps you entertained and has your attention for all 23 episodes. Overall, the show is very dark, in a literal sense,  which adds to the suspense causing you to constantly feel like something is about to happen.

The main plot is easy enough to follow, Re-l and Vincent are so different yet alike, they make for a great on screen duo. But there are a couple of philosophical themes explored through the series that really make the show stick with you even long after you've finished watching. 

Well worth the watch.

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