Mardock Scramble


Mardock Scramble
Mardock Scramble
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Region 1 DVD Cover of the first film released by Sentai Filmworks
マルドゥック・スクランブル
(Marudukku Sukuranburu)
Genre Action, Cyberpunk
Novel
Written by Tow Ubukata
Illustrated by Katsuya Terada
Published by Hayakawa
English publisher Viz Media
Magazine Hayakawa's SF Magazine
Original run May 2003September 8, 2010
Volumes 3
Manga
Written by Tow Ubukata
Illustrated by Yoshitoki Oima
Published by Kodansha
English publisher Kodansha Comics USA
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine
Original run March 17, 2010 – ongoing
Volumes 5
Anime film
Mardock Scramble: The First Compression
Directed by Susumu Kudo
Written by Tow Ubukata
Music by Consich
Studio GoHands
Licensed by Canada United States Sentai Filmworks
Released November 11, 2010
Runtime 69 minutes
Anime film
Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion
Directed by Susumu Kudo
Written by Tow Ubukata
Music by Consich
Studio GoHands
Licensed by Canada United States Sentai Filmworks
Released September 3, 2011
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Mardock Scramble (マルドゥック・スクランブル Marudukku Sukuranburu?) is the name for a series of novels by Tow Ubukata, which were later adapted into a manga series and a trilogy anime film series. The story is about a girl named Rune Ballot who was taken in by a man named Shell who later killed her and left her for dead. She is saved and turned into a cyborg. It is up to her to stop Shell and his evil gang.

The first novel was published in Japan in May 2003, with the final novel published on September 8, 2010. The novels were later made into a manga series, a now cancelled OVA anime series and an anime film trilogy.

Viz Media licensed the novels and published all three into one novel. Kodansha Comics USA will publish the manga series in English, and Sentai Filmworks will release the first anime film on DVD and Blu-ray.

Contents

Plot

Taking place in a futuristic city called Mardock City, Rune Ballot is a girl who was taken in by the notorious gambler Shell Septinous where she is used for slavery. One night, Shell abandons Rune and has his bodyguard Dimsdale Boiled murder her in an explosion and erase Shell's memory so that he wouldn't be arrested for the crime.. However, she is rescued and transformed into a cyborg by Dr. Easter and the robotic mouse Oeufcoque. Fitted with advanced technology, Rune becomes a killing machine and seeks vengeance against Shell. However, Shell will stop at nothing to get rid of Rune and stop her from testifying against him.

Media

Novel

The story was written by Tow Ubukata, and illustrated by Katsuya Terada was serialized in Hayakawa's SF Magazine. The first novel was published in May 2003, and the final novel was published on September 8, 2010. Viz Media licensed the novels in English and published all three into one novel which was published on January 18, 2011.[1]

Manga

A manga adaptation illustrated by Yoshitoki Oima was published in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine. The first volume was released in Japan on March 17, 2010. Kodansha Comics USA will publish the manga, with the first volume to be release on August 23, 2011.[2]

No. Japanese English
Release date ISBN Release date ISBN
1 August 23, 2011 [3] ISBN 978-1935429531 [3]
2 October 18, 2011 ISBN 978-1935429548
3 December 6, 2011 [4] ISBN 978-1935429555 [4]
4 February 21, 2012 [5] ISBN 978-1612620664 [5]

Anime OVAs

An OVA anime series was announced by Gonzo in 2005 which would have been directed by Yasufumi Soejima and produced by Geneon, screenplay written by Ubukata himself and character designs by Range Murata (Blue Submarine No. 6, Last Exile).[6] However, the project was cancelled in 2006.[7]

Anime Films

On January 18, 2010, a website opened up that announced that an anime adaptation would take place. Later, it was confirmed that the Mardock Scramble anime would be turned into a film trilogy. The film trilogy will be animated at GoHands studio and produced by Aniplex, directed by Susumu Kudo and the screenplay will be written by Ubukata himself. The first film, The First Compression was released into Japanese theaters on November 6, 2010.[8]It was also aired in Anime Festival Asia 2010. The second film, The Second Combustion will be released in to Japanese theaters on September 3, 2011.[9]

Sentai Filmworks has licensed the three films and will release The First Compression on DVD on September 27, 2011, followed by a Blu-ray release in 2012.[10]

References

  1. ^ "Tow Ubukata's Mardock Scramble Listed by Viz Distributor". Anime News Network. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-06-03/mardock-scramble-book-listed-by-viz-distributor. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Kodansha USA Adds Phoenix Wright, Monster Hunter, Deltora Quest". Anime News Network. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-12-12/kodansha-adds-phoenix-wright-monster-hunter-deltora-quest. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Mardock Scramble Vol.1 Date". RandomHouse.com. http://www.randomhouse.com/book/212633/mardock-scramble-1-by-tow-ubukata/9781935429531/. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Mardock Scramble Vol. 3". Amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/Mardock-Scramble-3-Tow-Ubukata/dp/1935429558/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1312562468&sr=1-5. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Mardock Scramble Vol. 4". Amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/Mardock-Scramble-4-Tou-Ubukata/dp/1612620663/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1312562552&sr=1-4. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Gonzo to Adapt Lauded Sci-Fi Novel". Anime News Network. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2005-02-26/gonzo-to-adapt-lauded-scifi-novel. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Mardock ScrambleCanceled". Anime News Network. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2006-12-21/mardock-scramble-canceled. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Mardock Scramble The First Compression's Ad Streamed". Anime News Network. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-10-15/mardock-scramble/the-first-compression-ad-streamed. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "2nd Mardock Scramble Anime Film Slated for September 3rd". Anime News Network. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-05-01/2nd-mardock-scramble-anime-film-slated-for-september-3. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Sentai Filmworks Licenses Mardock Scramble Anime Films". Anime News Network. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-06-20/sentai-filmworks-licenses-mardock-scramble-anime. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 

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