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Madrock Scramble - The First Compression Gets US Theatrical Screening

New York Comic-Con and Anime Festival Scores the Cyberpunk thriller based on the novels by Yow Ubukata

By Chris Beveridge     September 10, 2010


Madrock Scramble
© TOW UBUKATA/MS COMMITTEE
Aniplex of America Inc. announced today that it will hold the world premiere screening of its newly animated theatrical thriller, Mardock Scramble –The First Compression– , a cyberpunk noir adventure, on Friday, October 8 at 7:00pm at the New York Comic Con and Anime Festival (Jacob K. Javits Center, New York). This exclusive film screening will be shown in Japanese language with English subtitles.  In conjunction with this special event, New York Comic Con has invited Tow Ubukata—the award-winning author of the Sci-Fi novel which the movie is based upon—to make a personal appearance and presentation at the screening. 
 
The highly anticipated and long-awaited Mardock Scramble –The First Compression– will be released theatrically in Japan starting November 6 and is the first part of a film trilogy, based entirely on Tow Ubukata’s cyberpunk novels.
 
(*Note: Audience members must be at least 18 years or older to attend this screening, as some content may not be suitable for those under the required age limit.)
 
About Mardock Scramble
Mardock Scramble originally began as a series of Sci-Fi adventure novels written by Tow Ubukata, that have since been published in three volumes (Hayakawa Bunko JA), selling over half a million copies to date. The novel series garnered the prestigious 24th Best Japanese SF Award in 2003, achieving a significant milestone in Japan’s SF literary history. 
 
STAFF
Original Story: TOW UBUKATA (Le Chevalier D’Eon, Fafner, Heroic Age)
Director: SUSUMU KUDO
Concept Design: KOICHI KIKUTA
Character Design & Supervising Animation Directors: SHINGO SUZUKI, JUN NAKAI
Music: Conisch / Starchild Records
Animation Production: GoHands
Produced by Mardock Scramble Production Committee (King Records, Aniplex, Brosta TV)
 
MAIN CAST
Rune Balot: MEGUMI HAYASHIBARA (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Shell Septinos: KAZUYA NAKAI (One Piece, Sengoku Basara) 
 
STORY of Mardock Scramble
“Why me?” It was the last thought of Rune Balot, a teenage prostitute in Mardock City, when she was horribly burnt to death by a devious gambler named Shell, who had taken her in and made her a slave to his cruel and sadistic desires. Miraculously saved by Dr. Easter and his self-aware Universal Tool, Eufcoque, Rune is resurrected as a powerfully advanced cyborg, due to an unorthodox ordinance “Scramble-09,” which allowed the doctor to utilize forbidden scientific procedures and technologies. In search of her own past, Rune along with Eufcoque, confronts the worst of Mardock City’s harsh, psychotic underworld in an adrenaline-pumping cyberpunk noir adventure, but will she ever find the one killer who irrevocably destroyed her life?
 
Mardock Scramble  (The official Japanese website)
 

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