Ergo Proxy (17)

1 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-04-13 13:00 ID:By+yfTdY

Has anyone else seen this show? I've only seen the first three episodes, but it is really intriguing right now. Sort of like a mix between GITS and AI. Seems to me like it has alot of promise.

3 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-04-14 13:32 ID:Heaven


In all fairness, completely failed at titling and starting a thread, and I think it'd be better to use this one instead.

4 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-04-14 17:36 ID:aYeZN3zM

The art quality is very high, and the HD-TV versions of the subs are quite enjoyable to watch. Although, they take up ~90% of my processor cycles.

5 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-04-15 00:40 ID:fObe00wc

I just watched the three first episode, and my god, that's one pretentious show. They have characters named "Derrida" and "Lacan", for crying out loud.

It's not a bad pretentious show, but there sure is enough pretentiousness that it gets quite distracting.

6 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-04-15 02:49 ID:S/muCWEJ

What's wrong with that? I guess the intended Japanese audience does not know of people such as Derrida, nor will most of the global audience. Those that want to know more about the creators thoughts can read up about the origin on the character names.

However, I can see if you're an expert in the subject, and Derrida and Lacan come up and are not used in the right way, that it might be dislikeable. For example, the reference to Edmond Dantes in "V for Vendetta". The mainstream won't get the reference, while those that know may find it stupid. I won't continue on this tangent however.

7 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-04-15 12:30 ID:Heaven


Any reference to post-modernism means you're hopelessly and irrecoverably pretentious.

8 Name: Freak of Nature : 2006-04-15 20:33 ID:jgVGhwJW

Any reference to postmodernism being pretentious means you're hopelessly and irrevocably pretentious.

9 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-04-16 04:09 ID:+daYgGuz

Surely they don't need to THROW us the goddamn philosophy rightin our faces? I mean, I kind of like that stuff, but still, it's far from non-pretentious.

And it's not consistent either, ep 5 was a load of junk, the old guy jsut became totally unbeliveable

10 Name: MODD!5JrU4QOlH6 : 2006-04-19 21:24 ID:Heaven

This thread has been replaced by Please keep future posts in there, or risk being banned!

11 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-04-20 05:57 ID:Heaven


You just replaced both threads with the other. Is this MOD PARADOX?

12 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-04-20 21:11 ID:Heaven


No, MODD paradox.

13 Name: MODD!5JrU4QOlH6 : 2006-04-24 15:09 ID:By+yfTdY


14 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-04-25 02:31 ID:K2K2bzPC

A true postmodernist would never say lol in this situation.

15 Name: MOTT!EOKAMA75e2 : 2006-04-25 02:47 ID:Heaven

Using the word "narrative" in a postmodern thread.

16 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-05-12 05:21 ID:V/OJgyFI

>>14 is being hoplessly and irrevcoverably pretentious.

17 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-05-13 20:11 ID:DM1JfLN0

Ok, I've watched this up to episode 9 now, and the series really is losing it. It's turning into Xenosaga - it's all posturing and references to philosophy and religion, without any meaning or substance. Neither has the action bit held any excitement after the first couple of episodes.

I really don't know if I can bother watching it any longer. I think I'll just watch Noein instead, which does many of the same things as Ergo Proxy, but which is actually highly entertaining.

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