Funimation Details Seraph of the End Anime's Collector's Edition, Reveals Ergo Proxy Blu-ray Disc Release (Updated)

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Also: Company to release 1st Attack on Titan live-action film on October 6 on home video

Funimation Entertainment announced at Comic Con International in San Diego on Thursday that it will release the Ergo Proxy television anime series on Blu-ray Disc for the first time in North America. The company will release the Blu-ray Disc this year and the release will mark the 10th anniversary of the series.

The 23-episode Ergo Proxy series premiered in February 2006. Geneon Entertainment Inc. released the series on individual DVDs in 2006-2007, and then Funimation acquired the series and released it in a DVD set in 2008, 2009, and 2012.

Funimation also gave details on its collector's edition release of the Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign television anime series. The collector's edition will include the 24-episode series (including the 12-episode Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign series and the 12-episode Seraph of the End: Battle in Nagoya series), a 200-page full-color hardcover artbook, eight collectible cards, an eight-panel digipak with newly commissioned artwork, a box, and 10 chibi stickers. The set will ship on September 26 in a Blu-ray Disc and DVD combo, and will retail for US$149.99.

Funomation had already released the first season of the anime on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on May 24. The first season originally premiered in Japan in April 2015, and the Seraph of the End: Battle in Nagoya sequel series premiered in October 2015. Funimation will also release Seraph of the End: Battle in Nagoya in a regular Blu-ray Disc and DVD combo set on September 26.

The company also announced that it will release the first live-action Attack on Titan film on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and digital on October 6. Funimation had screened the first film in the U.S. and Canada in September 2015, and screened the second film in October 2015.

Update: Geneon Entertainment Inc. first released Ergo Proxy in 2006-2007 in North America before Funimation picked up the rights and started releasing it in 2008. Thanks, Enrique Ramos.

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