MVM to Release Berserk, Chobits and Ergo Proxy on Blu-ray


In a rather unexpected and surprising announcement UK anime distributor MVM Entertainment have today confirmed via social media that they will be releasing Berserk (the original 1997 anime series), Chobits and Ergo Proxy on Blu-ray later this year; all of which are currently available to pre-order from MVM’s online store anime-on-line.

Chobits was previously announced as a Blu-ray release earlier in the year at MCM Comic Con May 2016; but news of MVM releasing Berserk and Ergo Proxy do come as a bit of a surprise. Interestingly enough Madman Entertainment had only recently announced that Berserk would be getting a Blu-ray release; which leads me to suspect that MVM are working with Madman Entertainment to release a Region B Blu-ray release of the series. It’s currently unclear what Blu-ray master Ergo Proxy will use but it’s assumed that Chobits will use the same discs masters created by FUNimation in America; which coincidentially were Region B compatible.

As it stands Chobits will be released on 10th October 2016 with Berserk to be released on the 21st November 2016; finally Ergo Proxy will be released on the 12th December 2016 – all of which will be available on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.

Chobits – Complete Series | Release Date: 10th October 2016:
Available to Pre-Order from Anime-On-Line

Synopsis: A country boy from Hokkaido, Hideki arrives in the big city (Tokyo) to go to college. Instantly, he is shocked and amazed by the variety and prevalence of Persocoms: personal computers designed to look and act like animals or even people! Too poor to afford one of his own, Hideki is overjoyed to discover a discarded Persocom in a trash heap. However, this gift of fate turns into a mystery as his Persocom, Chi, appears to be able to operate without her OS… How real is real?

Berserk – Complete Series (1997) | Release Date: 21st November 2016:
Available to Pre-Order from Anime-On-Line

Synopsis: In the castle of Midland, a new king has come to power through treachery and violence. His demonic agents terrorize the citizens relentlessly, until the night when a battle weary soldier known as the Black Swordsman come to destroy them. However, his true motives and unrelenting grudge against the king are buried in the past – when a young mercenary named Guts joined the charismatic, graceful, and deadly Griffith and the Band of the Hawk.

The wheels of fate were set in motion, and between the strength of Guts’ anger and Griffith’s ambition, the face of their country will never be the same again.

Ergo Proxy – Complete Series | Release Date: 12th December 2016:
Available to Pre-Order from Anime-On-Line

Synopsis: The domed city of Romd 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….

As usual these dates are tentative and are subject to change; but at least we can expect some classic anime series being re-released in High Definition within the UK.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

2 Responses to MVM to Release Berserk, Chobits and Ergo Proxy on Blu-ray

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