Mardock Scramble: The First Compression
Based on Ubukata Tou's Mardock Scramble science fiction novel series. Why me? It was to be the last thought a young prostitute, Rune Balot, would ever have... as a human anyway. Taken in by a devious gambler named Shell, she became a slave to his cruel desires and would have been killed by his hand if not for a private investigator and his self-aware Universal Tool, Œufcoque. Now a cyborg, Balot has not only physical powers, but the ability to disrupt social environments. She chases after Shell, his partner-in-crime Boiled, and faces down a variety of insane villains in this pulse-pounding cyberpunk noir adventure. First Movie: New York Anime Festival (NYAF) presented world premiere screening of Mardock Scramble –The First Compression– on Friday, October 8, 2010 at the New York Comic Con and Anime Festival. The film opened in Japanese theaters on November 6, 2010.