the story took place in a futuristic city called Romdeau. it was a doomed city, built to protect its leftover citizens after a global disaster thousand of years ago. human coexisted with the AutoReivs, androids made to follow human's instructions on a daily basis. however, there were a series of murders committed by these AutoReivs after being infected with the Cogito virus. the virus gave the AutoReivs self-awareness, a mind to think for themselves. the government secretly conducted experiments on a mysterious life form called Proxy. the Proxy beings are God-like and immortal, believed to be the key survival of mankind. Rel together with her AutoReiv, Iggy was assigned to investigate some murders. during her assignment, she came across a Proxy, also an immigrant name Vincent. the connection remained mysterious and Rel was determined to find out who Vincent really was.
it was not often that we came across an anime as unique as this. it was set in a special world, with special beings that coexisted in ways unimaginable. despite the dull color and unattractive appearances, it had a rich and deep storyline. the first half of the series was mostly mysterious, some part even confusing. but the loose ends were tied up soon after. the characters had such depths that it was easy to get drawn to them, and this doesn't only apply to the few main characters, but also the supporting ones. not to mention that the battles between Proxies were absolutely engaging! each with their own skill, it easily had us sitting at the edge of our seats during these scenes. the anime, despite having quite a number of episodes, left us feeling satisfied and wouldn't mind watching a second season at all.
some background on the anime:
- episodes: 23
- director: Shukou Murase (村瀬修功)
- released: 2006
- language: Japanese
- genre: Science Fiction/Supernatural