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Anime Movie of Light Novel Mardock Scramble Announced [Update Aug 10]

by dtshyk
Jan 8, 2010 5:37 PM | 29 Comments
According to the official website, an anime movie of Ubukata Tow's light novel "Mardock Scramble" was announced. Mardock Scramble had once been announced to get an anime adaptation by Gonzo in 2006, but was canceled at the end of the year. The production studio of the new movie is unknown.

Cancelation announcement by Gonzo in 2006

Mardock Scramble is Ubukata's cyberpunk sci-fi novel released in 2003. A casino manager Shell attempts to kill a teenage prostitute Balut by burning her in the car. Balut is rescued by a strange-looking doctor "Easter" and a mouse-shaped weapon "oeuf coque". They regenerate her body and she fights against Shell's conspiring inspector "Boiled" in order to charge Shell.

Mardock novel volume 1

Source: Mardock Scramble official website

Updated on August 10th
According to Anime!Anime!, Mardock Scramble The First Compression movie will be premiered at New York Comic Con to be held from October 8th - 10th before the Japan premiere on November 6th.

Source: Anime!Anime!

20 of 29 Comments Recent Comments

Man this looks so awesome definitely gonna watch it.

Jun 28, 2010 6:31 PM by Melman88

If Hayashibara Megumi'll do the voice acting, then I have to watch it for sure~~

May 17, 2010 3:43 PM by sayami

I watched the trailer and I've gotta say; it looks promising. Some awesome shit there.

May 4, 2010 8:45 AM by aksdldew3

Gonzo got nothing to do with this anime.

Apr 16, 2010 10:12 AM by bergil

totally looking forward 2 this! hopefully gonzo can finally redeem themselves and its a cyberpunk anime :)

Apr 10, 2010 8:39 PM by BleakBurst

Seems very interesting and i like the trailer. This is hard core shit. Awesome. Definitely be anticipating for this. Hope the story is well made and not look like a complete mess. It's a trap directors fall for, trying to be mysterious and different.

Apr 5, 2010 4:55 PM by Monad

this trailer intrigued me even more. hope, it'll be worth watching

Apr 5, 2010 9:34 AM by Ksu-chan

Sounds interesting. I'll have to put it on my To Watch list so I don't forget about it.

Mar 27, 2010 4:52 PM by thesilentsenshi


Mar 27, 2010 6:14 AM by botch

It will be produced by Starchild Records.

Feb 11, 2010 10:32 AM by bergil

Looks like something I'll definitely watch =)

Jan 11, 2010 5:42 PM by motoko09

I like cyberpunk, so I will most likely watch this.

Jan 10, 2010 3:09 AM by Rosa_FOEtida

Poor Gonzo.

This looks wonderful. It looks not that bad.

Jan 9, 2010 5:22 PM by ringoo4

Sounds pretty awesome. Will watch.

Jan 9, 2010 12:40 PM by Detective

>"oeuf coque"

Why do I suddenly feel like eating eggs...?

Jan 9, 2010 8:02 AM by Plate

Sounds relevant to my interests. Murata Renji's design there looks awesome (as always), but I do hope they stick with the original style (any idea who's doing the adaptation?)

Jan 9, 2010 7:27 AM by JadeMatrix

Oh, I remember this cancellation story etc. I wonder what studio will make it now. For some reason, I'd bet on Satelight.

Jan 9, 2010 2:32 AM by seishi-sama

Concept is interesting, if this ever gets made I guess I might give it a try

Jan 9, 2010 12:24 AM by BasakaNZ

Sounds like something i'd watch.

Jan 9, 2010 12:10 AM by thepapercut

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