Saturday, September 1, 2012


Two years ago, I watched through an anime series that, in many ways, changed my expectations of not only the animation medium in general, but also of myself.

I have been reminded of its impact on me - in one way or another - every single day since my original viewing of the series.

Today, after over a year of worrisome questions within the industry about whether or not it would ever be reprinted, I finally own Ergo Proxy.

Today, I am content.

3 comments:

  1. To have an affect on you everyday for two years after watching it, its got to be like the greatest thing ever. What is it about?

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    1. It's difficult to quantify, really. It is about a lot of things: philosophy, individualism, the meaning and importance of society, the nature of deities, reason, insanity, war, sentience, politics...all set in a dark, dystopic, and indeterminate future.

      But, above all else, it is the setting that got to me the most. Certain elements of the show's theme are so infectiously interesting and well-executed that I feel as though they have been lain permanently into the folds of my daily consciousness.

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  2. I love it when you find something that really resonates and enriches you. I will definitely check it out sometime.

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