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Mardock Scramble: The First Compression

Mardock Scramble: The First Compression

Alternative Titles

Japanese: マルドゥック・スクランブル 圧縮

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2010
Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.701 (scored by 11232 users)
Ranked: #9582
Popularity: #1152
Members: 23,378
Favorites: 49
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Synopsis

Rune Balot is a down-and-out teen prostitute in Mardock City. One day, she's picked up by an ambitious casino manager named Shell who gives her everything she could want. Renewed by a false innocence, a false past, and now the false life Shell has given her, Balot feels grateful. However, she can't help but be curious about why he's done so much for her, so she does some research about his past on a computer. This turns out to be a mistake which will change her life greatly. When Shell finds out what she's done, he attempts to burn her to death by blowing up her car.

Due to the high crime rate in Mardock, a new law called "Scramble 09" has given police carte blanche to take extreme and otherwise illegal measures to revive crime witnesses. With this in mind, they allow a professor to bring Balot back from the brink of death by reassembling her entire body with reinforced synthetic fiber. When she finally wakes up, her confused mental state eventually turns toward revenge as Shell is revealed as her killer.

(Source: Nippon Cinema)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Mardock Scramble, Mardock Scramble
Sequel: Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion

Characters & Voice Actors

Balot, Rune
Balot, Rune
Main
Hayashibara, Megumi
Japanese
Hayashibara, Megumi
Haag, Hilary
English
Haag, Hilary
...
Penteano, Oeufcoque
Penteano, Oeufcoque
Main
McAvin, Andy
English
McAvin, Andy
Chatelet, Julien
French
Chatelet, Julien
...
Dr. Easter
Dr. Easter
Supporting
Touchi, Hiroki
Japanese
Touchi, Hiroki
Matranga, David
English
Matranga, David
...
Fresh the Pike
Fresh the Pike
Supporting
Mungle, Rob
English
Mungle, Rob
Waki, Tomohiro
Japanese
Waki, Tomohiro
...

Staff

Nakanishi, Go
Producer
Kudou, Susumu
Director
Foster, Steven
Script, ADR Director
Suzuki, Shingo
Storyboard, Key Animation, Character Design, Animation Director



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Aug 17, 2012
MangoFox
If there’s one thing that can be said about anime, it’s that it can get quite controversial at times. From the Ecchi genre, to the Horror genre, to the Psychological genre, anime is often presented with scenes of intense language, violence, gore, nudity, sex, and highly questionable themes. Mardock Scramble is one such anime.

The story follows a young Rune Balot, who as a child was raped by her father. Enraged, her brother then proceeds to shoot the father. As her family falls to pieces, Rune grows up as an underage prostitute, and where she is ultimately caught and put in jail. Enter Shell, the read more
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Mar 4, 2014
dariken
This review is spoiler-free and based on all three parts which combine to form the complete story of Mardock Scramble. I decided to insert review on first part, because that's what people look at first. Too late to regret wasted time by the end of the third or even second installment.

STORY 3/10
Story of Mardock Scramble is a mess to put it lightly. I do enjoy my anime raw and leaving a lot for viewer interpretion. I'm fascinated by works like Ergo Proxy, Haibane Renmei and Serial Experiments Lain. That line is hard to walk: doing it just a bit wrong leads to horrible train read more
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Recommendations

A young cyborg girl is given another shot at life by the hands of a compassionate and talented individual (which serves as a kind of mentor or parental figure), and must fight to survive in a rather hostile environment, either due to circumstances ("Gunnm") or a troubled past ("MS"). Expect much action and crude violence, but some touching scenes as well: violence always brings its lot of suffering, which is well represented in both series. While "MS" has become fairly well known recently, "Gunmm" is a classic (especially the manga), a forerunner of the steampunk genre, and it deserves much credit.
Blood, immortality, mystery and action.

Both have atmosphere very similar.
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Opening Theme

"Amazing Grace for Balot (アメイジング・グレイス for Balot)" by Minako Honda

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