Ergo Proxy is one of the most unusual anime when it comes to visual style and world building. The dark and dreary atmosphere combined with the great story that it offers makes it something you should definitely check out if you are into sci-fi and mystery. If you already finished watching the brilliantly crafted episodes of Ergo Proxy and happen to be looking for anime similar in visual style or theme, here are some great shows in a post-apocalyptic setting that you will love. You can watch several of these anime like Ergo Proxy on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
Directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki, this 22-episode series is one of the coolest dystopian anime out there. Set in a man-made underground society, protagonist Ichise, an orphan ends up losing an arm and a leg during prizefighting. He is gets taken in by a doctor who uses him for experimental treatment and gives him special prosthetics and is saved from near death. He soon gets drawn into a war for territorial control and sets out in a violent quest to find the truth about the underground city of Lux.
11. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Ghost in the Shell is one of the most popular cyberpunk anime of all time. Released in 2002, the anime has a film adaptation as well. The world of Ghost in the Shell showcases a world where it’s possible to get a full body transplant allowing humans to become androids. Stand Alone Complex is quite different from the original Ghost in the Shell while still focusing on the enigmatic Kusanagi Motoko and Section 9. The protagonist continues to deal with crimes by cybernetics-enhanced criminals. The world building is very similar to Ergo Proxy and you will love every bit of it if you are into cyberpunk.
10. Garden of Sinners