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Crunchyroll Adds Ergo Proxy, 4 More To Digital Lineup


The city of Romdo beckons once more, for those who dare seek it.

Earlier today, Crunchyroll announced that they added five titles to their digital lineup. The company started streaming the following in their entirety:

  • Ergo Proxy
  • Black Cat
  • Texhnolyze
  • Aquarion EVOL
  • Black Blood Brothers

All five shows are licensed by Funimation.

Ergo Proxy

Ergo Proxy is avaiable in all regions.

Ergo Proxy is a 2006 series from defunct studio Manglobe. Shukou Murase (Gangsta., Witch Hunter Robin) directed the series, which features character designs by Naoyuki Onda (Gantz, Rage of Bahamut: Genesis).

Crunchyroll describes Ergo Proxy as:

Thousands of years after Earth’s atmosphere was destroyed, adventure blooms in the strangets of places. 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!

Black Cat

Black Cat is available to all Crunchyroll members.

Black Cat is based on Kentaro Yabuki’s manga series of the same name. Shin Itagaki (Gurren Lagann Parallel Works, Teekyū) directed the project at Gonzo, with Yukiko Akiyama (Fantastic Detective Labyrinth, Puzzle & Dragons X) providing character designs. Shuuichi Kouyama (Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo) was in charge of series composition for the project.

Crunchyroll describes Black Cat as:

The bounty hunter Sven is barely scraping by when he crosses paths with the Black Cat (a.k.a. Train Heartnet) and the young bio-weapon Eve. The three new companions will need more than luck to survive when they find themselves sought by both the Chronos Numbers and a Taoist revolutionary group called the Apostles of the Star.

Texhnolyze

Texhnolyze is available to members in the United States and Canada.

Texhnolyze is an original project from Madhouse and Yoshitoshi ABe. The series was helmed by Hiroshi Hamasaki (Orange, Steins;Gate), with Shigeo Akahori (Porfy no Nagai Tabi, Shinkai Densetsu Meremanoid) providing character designs.

Crunchyroll describes Texhnolyze as:

Cult-favorite Yoshitoshi ABe tempts us to witness man’s downward spiral in a future overrun by violence, greed, and depravity. After Ichise loses an arm and leg, he’s equipped with experimental robotic limbs against his will. When an army of men transformed into terrifying machines invades his city, Ichise rages against humanity’s demise—but can his actions actually be the catalyst?

Aquarion EVOL

Aquarion EVOL is available to users in the United States and Canada.

The series is an original project from Shoji Kawamori and studio Satelight. Yusuke Yamamoto (Welcome to the NHK, B Gata H Kei – Yamada’s First Time) directed the series, with Kawamori serving as Chief Director. Mari Okada (Black Butler, Selector Infected Wixoss) took charge of series composition, while the team of Hirotaka Marufuji (Actually, I Am…, Legends of the Dark King: A Fist of the North Star Story) and Kana Ishida (Shōnen Maid, The irregular at magic high school) provided character designs.

Crunchyroll describes Aquarion EVOL as:

After accidentally forming the legendary mecha “Aquarion,” Amata finds himself at a pilot-training academy where the girls are flirty and the boys seem more interested in exploring holes and big bangs than harnessing their Elemental superpowers. When a mysterious megalomaniac plots interplanetary disaster, the fate of the galaxy depends on whether or not the hormone-fueled coeds can come together.

Black Blood Brothers

Black Blood Brothers is available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, and the Netherlands.

Black Blood Brothers is based on Kōhei Azano and illustrator Yuuya Kusaka’s light novel series of the same name. Hiroaki Yoshikawa directed the series at Group TAC and Studio Live, with Toshiyuki Kanno (Shōkoku no Altair) providing character designs. Yuu Sugitani (The World of Narue) is in charge of series composition.

Crunchyroll describes Black Blood Brothers as:

A decade has passed since the war between humans and vampires, when the infectious bite of the Kowloon Bloodline set the streets ablaze. Today, Jiro travels to the Special Zone, where the peace between vampires and humans is threatening to crack. As a new battle erupts between human soldiers, vampiric refugees, and Kowloon Children, Jiro must draw the Silver Blade once more.

Source: Crunchyroll

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