is a science fiction
television series, produced by Manglobe
, which premiered across Japan on 25 February 2006 on the WOWOW satellite
network. It is directed by Shukō Murase
, with screenplay by Dai Satō et al.
. Ergo Proxy
has been described as dark science fiction mystery with philosophical underpinnings. It features a combination of 2D digital cel animation
, 3D computer modeling, and digital special effects.
The story begins in a futuristic domed city
called Romdeau, built to protect its citizens after a global ecological disaster thousands of years ago. In this utopia, humans and AutoReivs (androids) coexist peacefully under a total management system. A series of murders committed by robots and AutoReivs infected with the Cogito virus (which causes them to become self-aware) begins to threaten the delicate balance of Romdeau's social order. Behind the scenes, the government has been conducting secret experiments on a mysterious humanoid life form called a "Proxy". The Proxy beings (described as God-like and Immortal) are believed to hold the key to the survival of mankind.
Re-l (pronounced "Rielle", also represented by the spelling "REAL" in the Romdeau citizen database) Mayer is assigned to investigate some of the murders with her AutoReiv partner, Iggy. She... Read More