With plans throughout various territories this fall from several distributors, Funimation announced back in July that they would be bringing out Ergo Proxy as part of its ten-year anniversary with plans for it to arrive on Blu-ray. They set a November 1st, 2016 release for it priced at $69.98 and now they’ve brought out their first trailer to highlight this incarnation of it and its anniversary status.
Extras for the release include Featurette 001: Key Words of Ergo Proxy, Featurette 002: Behind the Scenes, Featurette 003: English Staff Interview, Promo Trailer Full Version, Promo Trailer Half Version, Promo Trailer Quarter Version, Commercial Full Version, Commercial Half Version, Commercial Quarter Version, Textless Opening #1, Textless Opening #2, Trailers
The twenty-three episode series originally broadcast back in 2006 and was licensed in North America and dubbed by Geneon Entertainment. Funimation holds the current license rights to it and produced a complete DVD collection back in 2012. The series was directed by Shukou Murase based on the series composition from Dai Sato and had Naoyuki Onda as the character designer and featured an opening song from Radiohead. It was animated by Manglobe.
Check out our review of the series here.
Plot Concept: The domed city of Romdo is an impenetrable would-be utopia where humans and robots coexist, and everything is under complete government control, or so it appears. While working on a mysterious murder case, Re-l Mayer, a female detective from the Civilian Intelligence Office, receives a foreboding message that something is going to “awaken.” That night, she’s attacked by a deformed super-being…what was this unidentified monster that attacked her, and who was the figure that came in between them? As Re-l attempts to unlock this spiraling mystery, a metaphysical battle cry leads her to the unknown outside world…