Ergo Proxy Season 2 is a Japanese anime television series produced by Manglobe. Is the kind of anime show that completely goes over your head when it starts off. It has a lot of whole things going on at once and it is hard to figure out what’s actually going out.
Despite its reception on IMDB, Ergo Proxy only received 1 season. Ergo Proxy deserves a second season and here’s why.
But the best part about it is that by the end of each episode, you get a clear understanding of everything in it as it very subtly makes sense out of all of its previous cues. For the most part of it, Ergo Proxy gives you a mind-boggling experience that leaves a lot of open endings for your own interpretation.
As a whole, the plot is absolutely amazing but the only problem with it is that it constantly keeps pulling out ideas and forcefully makes an attempt to please its viewers with them. While most of these notions do work out well, some just fail to fit the overall puzzle.
The series ran for 23 episodes from February to August 2006 on the Wowowsatelite network. But the best part about the show is that by the end of each episode, you get a clear understanding of everything in it as it very subtly makes sense out of all of its last cues.
The series is which is heavily influenced by philosophy and features a combination of 2D digital cel animation 3D computer, and digital special effects. Ergo Proxy has received mostly favorable reviews which praised its visuals and themes.
The Plot of Ergo Proxy
The “Cogito virus” is a disease that causes several murders to be committed by AutoReivs, bringing the androids very near to human humans by granting them self-awareness. The balance of the seemingly beautiful city of Romdeau is threatened by the disease’s spread.
The narrative centres on the granddaughter of the Regent, Re-L Mayer, age 19. Re-L and Iggy, her travelling companion, are tasked with looking into the murders. Re-L comes into an odd-looking humanoid monster while doing their inquiry, but it runs away. Re-L learns later that these beings are referred to as “Proxies.”
Vincent Law is another major character that has a significant role in Ergo Proxy. There may be a relationship between Vincent and the Proxies. Vincent and Pino, an infected AutoReiv, flee the city after being pursued by Romdeau officials.
Vincent temporarily hides out in a small commune on the outskirts of Romdeau while he is in the outer world. Security Bureau employee Raul Creed gives the order to attack the commune and massacre the residents. In an effort to regain his memories, Vincent departs the commune in quest of Mosk, the place of his birth. Later, Re-L joins him in his quest to learn the truth about the Proxies.
Ergo Proxy Season 2 Possible Release Date (Coming Soon)
‘Ergo Proxy’ season 1 premiered on February 25, 2006, and came to an end on August 12, 2006. During this span, it aired a total of 23 episodes with each one of them being 25 minutes long.
It has been over a decade since the anime’s release now and though many forums still claim that it may return, the odds are not really in its favor. For starters, the anime never managed to sell well despite being critically acclaimed in both Japan and North America.
This is one of the largest points to consider when reviving an old series as the cost behind such massive undertakings is huge. The creators of the show also need to come up with a proper script that lives up to its predecessor and then find an appropriate production house that is able to translate that script into an immersive experience.
Speaking of the studio, as mentioned earlier in the article, the studio behind the anime has filed for bankruptcy. Thirdly, the series does have a kind of an ending, although, some might call it open-ended.
Being an original anime, the creators can easily revive the story of the anime without depending on source material. But for doing that, they will have to first resolve all the plot holes in the first season.
Therefore, even though it pains me to say this, the chances for a new season of ‘Ergo Proxy’ are next to none. We still hope for a day when someone out there hears our pleas and decides to revive the series for one last glorious run, but till that time comes, we just need to keep our fingers crossed. If we hear anything about the Ergo Proxy season 2 release date, we will let you know.
Ergo Proxy Season 2 Cast & Character
The Ergo Proxy Season 2 English Dub as the following list of names for their cast:
- Akito Yajima voiced by Pino
- Rachel Hirschfeld voiced by Pino
- Liam O’Brien voiced by Vincent Law
- Rie Saito voiced by Re-I Mayer
- Patrick Seltz voiced by Raul Creed
What happened in Ergo Proxy Season 2?
The plot of Ergo Proxy is set in the futuristic domed city Romdo. A devastating change in the ecological system thousands of years prior to the events of the story left the entire planet crippled and humanity on the verge of extinction.
These domed cities were the last sources of life support for the people living there and those who couldn’t make it either died off or perished under the relentless attack of the hostile lands. However, life inside the dome continued to grow as planned and as a result, humans were able to evade this catastrophic event.
Fast forward about a millennium and we find ourselves at the current timeline where ‘Ergo Proxy’ takes place. Life inside the domed city prospers as expected with new babies being born in a mechanized system called artificial wombs.
It has been made common knowledge that humans living inside the dome are incapable of giving birth to a child and the general population now believes that the artificial system is the only system.
However, it is a system that works and humans are able to lead a peaceful life alongside their robot companions known as ‘AutoReivs’. As a result of this system, babies are always brought into the dome with a purpose and their jobs are well-defined even before they see the light of day.
The AutoReivs are robots that have been specially built to make lives easier for their human counterparts. As a result, there are various complexities associated with their builds, mostly relying on their purpose in most cases.
However, there are two wide groups into which these robots can be clubbed together, namely, the companion bots and the entourage bots. The companion bots are mostly fitted to take care of household duties and are capable of light combat but the entourage bots are significantly more powerful and are geared for gunfights.
These are more complex in their structures and some even spew blood when killed. However, these AutoReivs, which have never malfunctioned before suddenly become self-aware and begin attacking people at random threatening the delicate balance of the domed city.
Reports flood in of companion bots going crazy and retaliating against humans and the entire city is put on high alert. Re-I, an inspector of the Citizen Intelligence Bureau is assigned to the case and she soon starts investigating the matter along with her trusted AuroReiv companion, Iggy.
It is soon revealed that the root cause behind the retaliation is a form of a virus that is taking over the bodies of the robots giving them cognitive intelligence. However, there are far greater things that are in play here which is unknown to Re-I.
The government has been conducting research behind the scenes on some unknown mysterious life forms known as ‘Proxy’ which they believe is the answer behind their very existence.
If they are able to fully understand these beings who possess powers beyond their wildest imagination, they will be able to solve each and every problem faced by humanity at present. However, understanding and encapsulating the power of such creatures is currently beyond the scope of the government and they are forced to wait as they learn more about these primitive beings.
Re-I, during this time, tracks down a misfit by the name of Vincent Law, who she believes is connected to the events that are taking place inside the dome. However, Vincent decides to move outside of the dome and live in the ruins outside the city in order to elude the eyes of the law.
Re-I soon catches up to him outside of the city and proceeds to uncover the truth behind all the strange happenings taking place inside of the domes but what she learns is something that can alter the entire course of humanity and challenge the very fabrics of reality.
Is there any Trailer Yet?
So while there is no trailer for season 2. I’m going to share the official trailer of season one that might help you to imagine something about season third.
Where to Watch Online?
The English dub of Ergo Proxy is available on Funimation and Amazon Prime. You can also watch it on Crunchyroll with its original Japanese audio and English subtitles.
Frequently Ask Questions About Ergo Proxy Season 2 (FAQ)
- Is Ergo Proxy anime finished?
Anime. In Japan, Ergo Proxy aired on pay-TV satellite broadcasting network WOWOW from 25 February 2006, concluding on August 12, 2006.
- How many seasons of Ergo Proxy are there?
Despite its reception on IMDB, Ergo Proxy only received 1 Season.
- How old is Pino from Ergo Proxy?
Appearing no older than a five- or six-year-old child, Pino is characterized by her insatiable curiosity, innocence and occasionally stubborn temperament.
- How tall is Ergo Proxy?
His height and weight are listed as 5'9″ and 150 lbs.
- Why is it called Ergo Proxy?
Ergo Proxy is the proxy form of Vincent Law; he is the proxy of death from his reference to himself as quote “I am Vincent Law, the Agent of Death.” Proxy One begat Ergo Proxy from a part of himself. That is why he refers to Vincent as his shadow.