Sometimes people come across one peculiar crossroad where decision requires astuteness, a tad bit of clairvoyance and ability to embrace the havoc wreaked by your very self in case you crack the Pandora box open.
I’ve come across something very alike back when I was away from home getting hassled at internship. Deducting the imperative 6 hours of sleep I could barely find any time that I could spend alone.
Let’s stop beating about the bushes.
As frenzy as I am for ‘Thriller’ genre, I need something to snuff the life out of my brain. So I made a choice of watching ‘Ergo Proxy’ over ‘Darker than Black’ in my free time just to go along with that outlandish fixation of mine. And trust me without being sceptical when I say that I deeply regret every second of it.
‘Ergo Proxy’ is by far, the most, disgusting anime I’ve ever watched. Always waiting for a twist, for something unexpected to happen but nothing happened. It came and went and I never felt that adrenaline pumping in my anatomy. Now there may be a difference in conjecture and you have every right for it (The line that was supposed to be in place of this line: - I am passively resisting the fact that your taste sucks if there exists a difference in conjecture).
But folly is the best teacher, hence I watched ‘Darker than Black’ right after that and boy! Didn’t I feel like the luckiest person alive? Immaculately crafted plot and those characters’ intriguing demeanour are first two reasons to go for it. Second hand smoke speech with perfect irony delineated afterwards and witty remarks/jokes at eerie places interspersed with blood curdling dark vibe which makes it a perfect anime to watch this summer and also, it’s totally living up to its name.
It’s one of those stories which takes you down to that puzzling road and just when you’re about to reach the destination, you realize that you’ve following the wrong road this whole time and one word that comes out of your mouth involuntarily after that, ‘DAMN!’
I am not going to bore you all with the plot, you can Wikipedia that or I have a better idea, WATCH IT.
My rating: - 8.3/10
Imdb: - 8.1/10 (Same as ‘Ergo Proxy’ but don’t let it fool you)