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Mardock Scramble Film Trilogy Acquired by Kaze UK

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Based on SF suspense novel by Tow Ubukata (Le Chevalier D'Eon).

Kazé UK has acquired the Mardock Scramble anime film trilogy, it was announced on Saturday during a panel at the Ayacon 2011 convention at the Warwick Arts Centre. Andrew Partridge of Kazé UK confirmed the acquisition of the films, based on the science-fiction suspense novel by Tow Ubukata (Le Chevalier D'Eon). Only the first film has been released so far in Japan.

In the story, a teenage prostitute named Rune Balot is murdered in an explosion, then resurrected as an advanced cyborg. Balot takes on the worst of Mardock City's criminals as she looks for vengeance. Megumi Hayashibara voices Rune Balot, in a project directed by Susumu Kudo at the new studio GoHands. The opening film, Mardock Scramble: The First Compression, had its world premiere at New York Comic Con on October 8 of last year. The second film, Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion, will open in Japan on September 3. Viz Media publishes the novel series in one volume in North America.

Partiridge also said that Kazé UK is close to acquiring the film Trigun: Badlands Rumble, which was included in the "We Love Anime" cinema roadshow in Britain earlier this year.

Source - UK Anime News

Image © Mardock Scramble Production Committee

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