Ergo Proxy is one of those cult-classic anime series that even if you haven’t watched it, you’ve at least heard the name in passing. But back in 2008, ADV Films went through a complete meltdown after the shocking closure of Geneon Entertainment as an active licenser and distributor of anime. Funimation, who was even then one of the few remaining companies with the strength to weather the storm that is the current anime market, signed a landmark agreement with ADV Films that allowed Funimation to continue distribution of ADV Films’ titles, so long as the licenses were still valid.
One of those series happened to be the 2006 anime Ergo Proxy.
Funimation has just announced that they will be re-releasing the popular series.
Described as a supernatural, sci-fi, cyberpunk, dramatic mystery, Ergo Proxy’s story is boiled down quite nicely by Funimation:
The domed city of Romdo is supposed to be perfect, but Re-l Mayer, a young female inspector from the Civilian Intelligence Office, knows better. In this place where humans and robots coexist, she receives a strange message – something is awakening. Re-l is thrown into the middle of the mystery when she is brutally attacked by a deformed monster of unknown origin and saved by an equally enigmatic figure. Mayer’s struggle to follow the dark threads connecting these incidents force the young woman to venture from the safety of Romdo and into the desolate lands beyond
No release date for this new DVD release yet, folks. Funimation just says “coming soon.” In the meantime, have a trailer.