Ok so, Ergo Proxy will soon end. Allow me to ramble about this series, and the faces that represent it.
That Pose You Do
I was originally drawn to this anime because of, yes, that girl with the picture perfect pose that appears on this blog’s header right now. I really had no idea what Ergo Proxy was about, and yeah, even several episodes into the series there was still no clear definition of what a proxy really was. I just happened to read about it from some of the blogs that covered it then (way before I got my own blog). I was surfing for interesting anime that I could watch and my curiousity kept on growing, until I finally got to watch it for myself.
Ghost in the Shell 2nd Gig was still fresh in my mind then, and Ergo Proxy looked like a good replacement for the sci-fi slot that GITS left vacant. I was actually expecting another Motoko-like character (again judging from the stern expression), and was going to compare Ergo Proxy to GITS, but alas, there’s nothing to compare. GITS is way better than Ergo Proxy, by miles.
I was expecting Real to be quite skilled in combat, but no, no evidence of being quite skilled. Episode 16 exposes her non-existent cooking skills, and an earlier episode (I forgot which one) shows she is a spoiled brat. I cannot pinpoint any other outstanding qualities from Real, and that is not good. The high expectations must have added to my disappointment in the character of Real.
Ergo Proxy, the guy
Okay so Vincent, well, I have little to say about. I never did suspect him to be a proxy, he was just too innocent looking. His predicament is understandable (the amnesia and his liking for Real), though I don’t feel that much of a sympathy for him.
Raul is a wacko. Kristeva is scary. Iggy, he became a wacko too, lol. And Daedalus? He’s not much of a wacko on the scale of Raul, but I get this strange feeling he might secretly be a pedo. No, scratch that, just kidding.
The Shining Star, Pino
She is the savior of this series for me. Without her, this series would have become super-boring. She is cute, and lovable. I was glad I finished episode 19 (because I seriously didn’t want to watch it after seeing those mascots). Seeing Pino in action was fun, even if the point of the episode wasn’t all that clear to me. Too bad I can’t find a good picture of her, or else it would be her gracing my header, instead of Real.
I was gonna say more about this series, but well, I guess I’ll save it for the final review. My brain is super-tired now.