In Wikipedia's page on Ergo Proxy, it is stated that:

The story begins in a futuristic domed city called Romdeau, built to protect its citizens after a global ecological disaster thousands of years prior.

And the "thousands of years" part leads to a page on the 23rd century.
However, I don't remember any specific year ever having been stated in the anime.
I actually don't think it was ever explicitly said whether it takes place in our world or not.

Was it ever stated (in-universe or by the authors) if it takes place in our world?
If so, is a specific time-slot/date ever given?

Or is the Wikipedia's link to the 23rd century page complete humbug?

  • Keep in mind: The story begins thousands of years after the 23rd century; Wikipedia would have no reason to list it under works set in the 23rd century.
    – Killua
    Jan 31 '13 at 0:47
  • @Eric: Good point. I'll edit that out. :)
    – JNat
    Jan 31 '13 at 0:51

According to ergoproxy.wikia.com (note that the second paragraph contains spoilers for anyone who hasn't watched the whole series):

The series takes place in a post-apocalyptic future of Earth, focusing on the aftermath of a global ecological disaster. The apparent cause of this travesty was rapid climate change due to a string of explosions in methane hydrate reserves. Occuring during the second half of the 21st century, the impromptu detonations succeeded in wiping out 85% of the planet's Human population.

In order to survive, the remaining Humans made 300 Proxies in an event known as the Proxy Project and charged them with the creation of another Human race; they were to be nurtured within Dome Cities of the Proxies' establishment. These sealed off communities contained a birthing system called the WombSys as well as AutoReivs, two factors intended to aid and propagate the fledgling species. Once the Proxies were sent forth, the original Humans left Earth for another planet, biding their time until they were certain that Earth was safe for both Human races to settle. Their purpose completed, the then obsolete Proxies would have their immortal Amrita Cells destroyed by the emerging sun's deadly rays, unable to live under blue skies and therefore stamped out as relics of the past.

So to summarize, it does take place on earth/in our world following a post-apocalyptic event.


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