In a world ravaged by ecological disasters and nuclear warfare,
the surviving humans are forced to coexist with their android
servants, AutoReivs, in a huge domed city called Romdo. A
utopian dream where every aspect of life is controlled and
regulated, Romdo is a paradise where feelings have been discarded
and emotions are no longer required. But
this peaceful idyll is threatened by a series of murders believed
to have been committed by berserk robots, sent out of control
after becoming infected with the Cogito Virus, which has made
them aware of their own existence. Tasked with investigating
the murders are Re-l Mayer, a young female inspector from
the Civilian Intelligence Office, and her AutoReiv partner,
Proxy is a futuristic, science-fiction suspense thriller
with gothic cyberpunk undertones. Directed by Shuko Murase
(Witch Hunter ROBIN, Samurai Champloo) and scripted
by Dai Sato (Samurai Champloo, Casshern, Ghost In The Shell:
Stand Alone Complex, Cowboy Bebop), Ergo Proxy
comes to DVD having already attracted considerable attention
due to the fact that Radiohead liked it so much they allowed
the producers to use their song "Paranoid Android"
as the show's closing theme.
finds himself in an unfamiliar room where a mysterious individual
who seems to know him quite well confronts him. While Vincent
struggles against his inner demons, the delicate balance of
control in Romdo begins a slow descent into chaos as Raul
and Daedalus agree to work together and fix the growing threat.
However, their intent is not entirely pure as each one of
them has a deep and ugly ulterior motive.
on this DVD include:
Share (Shards of Brilliance):
Vincent awakens to discover that he and Pino have been rescued
and brought to a strange tower. Their rescuer, the mysterious
Kazukisu Hauer, is hiding something from his guests. When
Vincent stumbles upon a room full of AutoReives, Kazukisu
tells them they are knights that were sent to Halos during
the war - having previously destroyed the inhabitants of Asura.
Kazukisu seems to be drowning his sorrows - he consumes glass
after glass of expensive red wine - and eventually reveals
to Vincent that he lost his soulmate, Senekisu, who was killed.
Vincent also discovers that Kazukishu knows a lot about him
too - information that even Vincent wasn't aware of.
(Existence): Raul is dispatched by the Bureau to investigate
Daedalus's office when it is discovered that he has concealing
the dead Proxy's body without their approval. Raul discovers
that Daedalus faked Re-l Mayer's death certificate and that
she is still alive.
(In The white Darkness): Wandering around in the mist
looking for Pino, Vincent stumbles upon a mysterious bookstore
in the middle of nowhere. Here he meets a librarian who acts
as Vincent's subconscious, in order to bring Ergo Proxy to
the surface and fight over the dominance of Vincent's body.
(When You're Smiling): Re-l has finally caught up with
Vincent. After Re-l tells Vincent that she things the Proxy
is somehow connected to Vincent, he reveals the truth about
himself and confesses to Re-l that he loves her. But, when
a stranger appears, Re-l is about to witness Vincent's secret
Three in the series gives the plot a serious boost as
a few more pieces of the puzzle fall into place. The first
two episodes provide possibly a bit too much verbal exposition,
but are still extremely enjoyable.
there are no extras at all on this release - unless you include
the two trailers for other releases.