Since the days of the Industrial Revolution, man has shown a fascination with the future, and the limits of science. Artists often played with the concepts of how the world of tomorrow would present itself, from Fritz Lang’s Metropolis to Masamune Shirow’s Ghost in the Shell. Some present realms of splendor and unlimited potential, others of warning and caution. Ergo Proxy’s vision of the future is something of an anomaly in this regard. Its utterly bleak take on a world spoiled by mankind is one that chills and intrigues, as viewers are drawn into a journey that will enlighten as much as it entertains.