The website for the third and final instalment of the anime movie adaptation of the Mardock Scramble saga is streaming a promotional video ahead of the film’s theatrical release in Japan on the 29th of September.
Based on the cyber-punk novels of Tow Ubukata (creator of Le Chevalier D’Eon), the story takes place in the neon-noir streets of Mardock City and follows a young prostitute named Balot who was taken in by a vicious gambler named Shell. She would have died by his hand if she had not been rescued by Doctor Easter and his self-aware Universal Tool, Oefcoque who takes the form of a shape-shifting mouse. Now a cyborg, Balot has increased physical powers and the ability to affect any kind of electrical system and she’ll need these powers if she and Oefcoque are to survive the machinations of Shell and his assassin, Boiled.
The main cast includes Megumi Hayashibara (Neon Genesis Evangelion) as Balot and Kazuya Nakai (One Piece, Sengoku Basara) as Shell and the films have been scripted by Tow Ubukata and directed by Susumu Kudo (Kino’s Journey: Life Goes On). Character design and animation direction will both be handled by Jun Nakai (Speed Grapher, Samurai 7) and Shingo Suzuki (Read or Die, Baccano!). Music is being made by Conisch (Hitohira). The animation studio producing the film is GoHands (Princess Lover).
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