Bryan Johns | 10/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've loved Ergo Proxy, ever since it came out back in 2006. The art is extremely well done, and the soundtrack is lush and futuristic. I would place this series at the top of my favored anime list. I did not get a chance to experience the dubbing as I tend to watch my anime with subtitles. I will say that the translation of the subtitles can be a tad bit spotty in parts, with examples of Engrish popping up occasionally. Not something to be concerned about, as it will not distract the viewer too much from absorbing the story. The price seems very reasonable for the quality of the series. 5 stars."
Stimulating and thought upon thought provoking
J. D. Luke | USS Bataan, Haiti | 02/18/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This series will blow your mind. Ergo Proxy wasn't written for those that wish for a leisurely anime experience, but for those no holds barred day dreamers. Whether your an anime fan or not, you will find yourself engorged in the unique story line. Compare it to that book you just couldn't put down. If you liked Noein, you'll love Ergo Proxy. 5 Stars and nothing less."
Dark, well written, and thought provoking - Highly recommend
LordKraav | 07/16/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ergo Proxy is an interesting series set in a well-developed, believable, and very detailed post-apocalyptic world. The show opens in the domed city of Rondo, but just as the audience begins to get familiar with that dystopian setting, the series opens up and shows us what the ravaged world outside the "civilized" domes look like.
For a Sci-Fi Anime series, Ergo Proxy is surprising in that it does not concentrate on the action very much (some episodes include no fighting at all), and instead keeps the focus squarely on the characters and their journey. Make no mistake, this is a good thing! Despite the extraordinary circumstances and situations that the characters get themselves caught up in from episode to episode, they still feel genuine; due in large part to a near-perfect combination of well-written scripts, gorgeous character animation, and really excellent voice-acting.
The only real compliant I have about the show is that it seems to end too abruptly. The last two episodes get very deep into philosophy, and major world-changing events, and then its over with little to no wrap up. It almost feels like the creators were planning on continuing into a second season, but it was not meant to be... and so the ending of the series is not quite as satisfying as the rest of the episodes."