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Ergo Proxy is complex sci-fi mystery of a Japanese animation, blending a mix of traditional two dimensional animation with three dimensional computer generated imagery. Its story starts within the utopian domed city of Romdeau, constructed to safeguard its residents after a planet-sweeping ecological catastrophe which occurred millennia ago. It is within Romdeau that humans and androids, known as "AutoReivs," live together in harmony. AutoReivs are programmed for various purposes, such as leisure or combat training; they also have varying degrees of cybernetic components, as some are known to bleed when injured or killed.

When a series of murders sweeps through the city, perpetrated by robotic lifeforms as well as the AutoReivs infected with a virus, Romdeau is threatened with disorder. This virus, known as the Cogito Virus, lights the spark of self-awareness within automated individuals. While these murders are a surface-level issue, the government has been performing secretive experimentation upon a captured mythical creature known as a "Proxy." Proxies are described as deific in both power and lifespan and are regarded as keepers of the knowledge which will ensure that humanity goes on.

Protagonist Inspector of the Citizen Intelligence Bureau, Re-l Mayer, pronounced "ree-el," is the granddaughter of Romdeau's government administrator and is investigating these murders alongside her AutoReiv companion, Iggy. It is during this investigation when Re-l encounters two unidentified and strong creatures. She soon learns that these creatures were a Proxy entity and a Russian immigrant named Vincent Law. Vincent is eventually tracked down living in a commune outside of Romdeau's walls, with the commune eventually massacred by the Security Bureau's Raul Creed. Vincent then escapes for his homeland, seeking to recover his memory. Re-l eventually reaches Vincent, curious about Proxies and the protective domes. She learns that the domes and the people within them were both created by the Proxies, with the residents serving as incubators for a special purpose. The residents of domed cities have no genetic capability to reproduce and instead are grown from artificial wombs. Further, residents are grown with a purpose in mind, there are no free births.

Ergo Proxy is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (23 episodes). The series first aired on February 25, 2006.

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1 Season, 23 Episodes
February 25, 2006
Cast: Ai Kobayashi, Rie Saitou
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Ergo Proxy Full Episode Guide

  • The closed paradise Romdo?s mysterious veil that covers the world is finally stripped off. What will become of Vince, Re-l and Pino.

  • A sudden incident that falls upon Re-l and Pino. And the frequent appearances of Proxy. What could his true identity be?

  • Vince suddenly disappears. Re-l and Pino desperately search all over the city in order to find him. Awakening.

  • A pulse that beats out a rhythm like clockwork. A figure that wakes up in a hospital room and slowly raises his body. Who is this figure?

  • A thrilling and enjoyable story about the AutoReiv, Pino, and her friends exploring a theme park called ?Welcome Land.? But behind this seemingly happy place, lie hidden truths in the smile of an android.

  • Finally, Vincent and his group arrive at the Mosko Dome. As Vince walks all over the desolate dome city, he is unable to remember anything from his past.

  • The journey to Mosko is almost at its end. Along the way, Pino suddenly disappears. Vince and Re-l search for her and discover a cave leading underground. There they discover a truth that they could never begin to imagine?

  • The travelers are at a standstill. Without any way to get moving, they spend the days in anguish, just hoping for the wind to start blowing. However, Re-l?s resentment starts to build against such boring days. And then, one day, an incident occurs that serves to permanently differentiate Re-l from a Good Citizen?

  • The reality game show craze reaches out to touch our world weary travelers. Vincent goes head to head in a fatal face off with a host who knows much more than he should. Revelations are made about the fate of humanity and the nature of the beast known as Proxy.

  • Vincent, Re-l and Pino stop at a deserted dome to replenish their supplies. Re-l discovers a beautiful verdant garden and proceeds to walk into it, totally unaware of the eyes staring at her.

  • Chasing after the flower girl, Pino enters a cave where, in front of her eyes, appear the girl and a mysterious giant sitting beside her. Around that time, a shadow was approaching behind Vincent, who was searching for Pino. Each encounter that obstructs the journey ahead is connected to an inevitable fate and a betrayal no one could expect.

  • Continuing on with their journey, Vincent and Pino take a breather inside a deep forest. Pino sets out to explore their new surroundings and comes upon a girl who was picking flowers. However, as soon as the girl realizes that Pino was there, she disappears into the forest. A fated reunion occurs.

  • Before he realizes it, the path gets covered in thick fog and Vincent finds himself lost. Then he discovers that he has arrived at a used-book store. He enters the store filled with stacks of countless books in order to ask for directions. There, the creepy owner of the store recommends a certain book to him. Vincent?s name was engraved in the title of that book?

  • Although referred to as ?paradise? by it?s citizens, the administrative control system of Romdo is starting to fray. Realizing this, Raul and Daedalus insist on improving the system. An interaction unfolds, hiding each other?s ulterior motive inside. However, Regent Donov refuses to listen to them and avoids their suggestion.

  • Vincent finds himself in an unfamiliar room. In front of the stunned Vincent appears Kazkis Hauer, a mysterious individual who is a lover of wine. What is the true identity of this beautiful man who invites Vincent?

  • Vincent, Pino and the surviving members of the commune succeed in escaping from the shadows of Romdo. They push ahead down a single road across a land of extreme cold, aiming for Vincent?s hometown, Mosko Dome. However, the harsh environment bears down on Vincent and his group.

  • Re-l catches an infectious disease after coming into contact with the outside world?s atmosphere in order to try and rescue Vincent. The Commune?s residents tell him that they will give him a vaccine to treat the infection if he obeys a certain condition. That condition they presented to him was?

  • Re-l leaves Romdo for the first time. After she recovers from the initial shock, she starts her investigation. And there, in front of her eyes, appears a colony made up of rubble created from cast off scraps of Romdo. It was a place called the ?Commune? where those who ran away from the dome gathered and lived.

  • Re-l visits the abode of Vincent Law and finds that his room lacked any vestige of being lived in. Re-l is able find a small clue from inside the room, which she uses to follow the man?s footprints. Meanwhile, Vincent and Pino begin to explore the outside world?

  • Re-l explains that she encountered the phantom, but nobody believes her, assuming that the mysterious phantom she saw was just an illusion. In order to salvage her pride and satisfy her own curiosity, Re-l starts an investigation on her own.

  • An incident occurs in which a deformed phantom that was sleeping for many years at a secret research facility in the domed city of Romdo suddenly wakes up and runs away. A young employee from the intelligence office, Re-l Mayer, encounters the runaway phantom during her investigation of an AutoReiv that was infected by the Cogito virus.