Mardock Scramble: The First Compression (movie)

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[ adapted from Mardock Scramble (novel) ]

Related anime:
    Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion (movie) (sequel)
      Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust (movie) (sequel)

Alternative title:
マルドゥック・スクランブル 圧縮 (Japanese) 
Genres: drama , science fiction 
Objectionable content: Intense 
Plot Summary: In a futuristic society, a 15-year-old prostitute named Rune Balot is rescued after being nearly killed. She is subconsciously given the choice to continue living due to an emergency ordinance to preserve life called Mardock Scramble 09. Turned into a cyborg, Balot is then given the choice of assisting the investigations against the man who tried to terminate her. He is part of the powerful October corporation that is stealthily conducting illegal activities. 
User Ratings: 465 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 28 votes (sub:23, dub:5)
 Excellent: 121 votes (sub:84, dub:34, others:3
3 Spanish subtitled
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 Very good: 159 votes (sub:110, dub:40, raw:2, ?:1, others:6
2 Spanish subtitled
2 Russian subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 German subtitled
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 Good: 90 votes (sub:66, dub:20, others:4
3 Spanish subtitled
1 German dubbed
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 Decent: 36 votes (sub:25, dub:10, ?:1)
 So-so: 13 votes (dub:6, sub:4, others:3
2 German dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
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 Not really good: 6 votes (sub:5, dub:1)
 Weak: 4 votes (sub:3, dub:1)
 Bad: 5 votes (dub:3, sub:2)
 Awful: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 658 users, rank: #1454 (of 6020)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.742 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.5318, rank: #831 (of 6014)
Weighted mean: 7.702 (Very good−), rank: #774 (of 6014) (seen all: 7.70 / seen some: 7.49)
Bayesian estimate: 7.698 (Very good−), rank: #587 (of 4525)
Running time: one hour 
Vintage: 2010-11-06
Premiere date:
2010-11-06 (Japan) 
Ending Theme:
"Amazing Grace" (Japanese version) by Minako Honda 
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Blu-Ray (Region A)
    Mardock Scramble: The First Compression [Director's Cut] (Blu-Ray) 2012-03-13 (from $22.92)
Blu-Ray (Region B)
    Mardock Scramble: The First Compression (Blu-Ray) 2012-04-16
DVD (Region 1)
    Mardock Scramble: The First Compression (DVD) 2011-09-27 (from $14.99)
    Mardock Scramble: The First Compression [Director's Cut] (DVD) 2012-03-13 (from $16.21)
DVD (Region 2)
    Mardock Scramble: The First Compression (DVD) 2012-04-16
DVD (Region 4)
    Mardock Scramble: The First Compression - Complete Edition (DVD) 2012-03-21

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Susumu Kudo 
Screenplay: Tow Ubukata 
Unit Director: Susumu Kudo 
Music: Conisch 
Original creator: Tow Ubukata (novel) 
Character Design:
Jun Nakai 
Shingo Suzuki 
Art Director: Masanobu Nomura (BIHO) 
Chief Animation Director:
Jun Nakai 
Shingo Suzuki 
Animation Director: Jun Nakai 
Sound Director: Masafumi Mima 
Cgi Director: Tetsuro Kodama 
Director of Photography: Toru Fukushi (T2 Studio) 
Producer:
Gou Nakanishi (King Record Co, Ltd.) 
Haruka Soya (Aniplex) 
Tomoyuki Kato (BROSTA TV) 

Art Setting: Yoshinori Shiozawa (BIHO) 
Assistant Animation Director: Hiromi Masuda 
Assistant producer: Natsue Masuda 
Color design: Shigenobu Kaihou 
Conceptual Design: Koichi Kikuta 
Image Board: Koichi Kikuta 
In-Between Animation:
Hiroko Fujita (GoHands) 
Izumi Kawada (GoHands) 
Katsunori Tanaka (GoHands) 
Kazuma Kawaguchi (GoHands) 
Keiko Takagi (GoHands) 
Naoko Takada (GoHands) 
Narumi Chikamoto (GoHands) 
Rina Ueki (GoHands) 
Saki Hamada (GoHands) 
Shinsuke Gomi (GoHands) 
Shiori Nakata (GoHands) 
Shunsuke Imanaka (GoHands) 
Takashi Nakamura (GoHands) 
Yūko Hariba (GoHands) 
Yūtarō Shiraishi (GoHands) 
In-Between Check: Yusuke Asaoku 
Mechanical Art Director: Hiroshi Okubo 
Music Performance:
Susumu Miyake (Cello) 
Takahiro Enokido (Viola) 
Planning Assistant: Yoshihiro Shiozawa 
Production Committee: Masami Ebihara 
Theme Song Arrangement: Conisch 
Theme Song Lyrics:
John Newton 
Tokiko Iwatani (Japanese translation) 
Theme Song Performance: Minako Honda 
Megumi Hayashibara as Rune Balot 
Norito Yashima as Œufcoque Penteano 

Hiroki Touchi as Dr. Easter 
Kazuya Nakai as Shell Septinos 
Tsutomu Isobe as Dimsdale Boiled 

Jin Horikawa as Prosecutor 
Katsunosuke Hori as Lawyer 
Kenta Miyake as Mincemeat the Wink 
Masahiko Tanaka as Welldone the Pussyhand 
Mika Kanai as Rare the Hair 
Nami Miyahara as Button Voice 
Norio Wakamoto as Medium the Fingernail 
Takanori Hoshino as Waiter 
Tomohiro Waki as Fresh the Pike 
Yasuyuki Kase as Policeman 
Youko Matsuoka as Judge 
Japanese companies
2nd Key Animation: GoHands 
Animation Production: GoHands 
Backgrounds: Studio Bihou 
Film & Digital Lab: Imagica (eps 1-2) 
In-Between Animation:
Big Owl 
GoHands 
Video Art 
Music Production: Starchild Records 
Photography: T2 Studio 
Sound Production: Techno Sound 
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Steven Foster 
ADR Script: Steven Foster 
Executive producer:
Eiichi Takahashi 
John Ledford 

Additional Translation:
Jackie McClure 
Javier Lopez 
Kaoru Bertrand 
BD Authoring: David Williams (Director's Cut) 
DVD Authoring: Neal Barnes 
Encoding: Michael Olesch 
Graphics: Larry Koteff 
Media Coordinator: Janice Williams 
Menu Design: Larry Koteff (Director's Cut) 
Packaging Design: Larry Koteff 
Production Assistant:
Dwayne Jones 
E.W. Rector III 
Kayla King 
Production manager: Joey Goubeaud 
Recording engineer: Stanley Thomas 
Sound Design & Mix: Christopher Bourque 
Subtitle Script & Timing: Janice Williams 
Technical Assistant: Michael Olesch 
Andy McAvin as Œufcoque Penteano 
Hilary Haag as Rune Ballot 

David Matranga as Dr. Easter 
David Wald as Dimsdale Boiled 
Kalob Martinez as Shell Septinos 

Andrew Love as
Defense Attorney 
Mincemeat the Wink 
Chris Ayres as
Medium the Fingernail 
Welldone the Pussyhand 
Justin Doran as
Medium the Fingernail 
Prosecutor 
Luci Christian as Rare the Hair 
Marcy Bannor as Court Reporter 
Rob Mungle as Flesh the Pike 
English companies
Distributor:
Kaze UK (UK & Ireland.) 
Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand) 
Manga Entertainment (UK) 
Section23 Films (US & Canada) 
Viz Media Europe (Europe) 
Internet Streaming:
Hulu 
The Anime Network 
Licensed by:
Kaze (UK) 
Sentai Filmworks (US & Canada) 
Production: Seraphim Digital 
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: Grégory Laisné 
Julien Chatelet as Oeufcoque Penteano 
Marie Nonnenmacher as Rune Ballot 

Christophe Seugnet as Minced 
Damien Da Silva as Medium 
Gwenäelle Julien as Rare 
Jean-Pierre Leblan as Fresh 

Frédéric Souterelle as Boiled 
Gérard Surugue as Avocat 
Jérémy Zylberberg as Dr Easter 
Jochen Haegele as
Shell Septinos 
Welldone 
Nikie Lescot as juge 
Nikie Gay Lescot as Juge 
Philippe Roullier as Procureur 
French companies
Distributor: Kaze 
Dubbing:
Anaphi Studio 
WanTake 
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
ADR Director: Rafael Ordonez Arrieta (Spain dub) 
Enric Puig as Oeufcoque Penteano(Spain dub) 
Eva Bau as Rune Balot(Spain dub) 

Dario Torrent as Shell Septinos(Spain dub) 
José Garcia Tos as Dr. Easter(Spain dub) 
Rafael Ordonez Arrieta as Dimsdale Boiled(Spain dub) 

Carlos Cárdenas as
Mincemeat the Wink(Spain dub) 
Prosecutor(Spain dub) 
Ignasi Díaz as
Fresh the Pike(Spain dub) 
Lawyer(Spain dub) 
Policeman(Spain dub) 
José Garcia Tos as Medium the Fingernail(Spain dub) 
Nina Romero as
Button Voice(Spain dub) 
Rare the Hair(Spain dub) 
Rafael Ordonez Arrieta as Welldone the Pussyhand(Spain dub) 
Rosa López as
Judge(Spain dub) 
Voice-over(Spain dub) 
Spanish companies
Distributor: Selecta Visión (Spain) 
Dubbing Studio: AC Estudis (Spain dub) 
Italian staff
Italian companies
(none)
Distributor: Kaze (Italy) 
Italian cast
(none)
German staff
German cast
(none)
Anneke Schwabe as Rune Ballot 
Michael Iwannek as Oeufcoque Penteano 
Oliver Siebeck as Dimsdale Boiled 
Peter Flechtner as Dr. Easter 
Tommy Morgenstern as Shell Septinos 

Antje von der Ahe as Rare the Hair 
Christian Gaul as Fresh the Pike 
Erich Räuker as Welldone the Pussyhand 
Rainer Fritzsche as Medium the Fingernail 
Torsten Münchow as Mince the Wink 
German companies
Distributor: Universum Anime 
Dubbing: EuroSync GmbH 
Streaming: Anime-on-Demand 
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