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Mardock Scramble  
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Description
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.

Type
Manga

Related Series
Mardock Scramble (Novel) (Adapted From)

Associated Names
マルドゥック・スクランブル
壳中少女
殼中少女
Marudoukku Sukuranburu
Marudukku Sukuranburu

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.6 by Maigo (953d ago)
v.2 c.5 by Maigo (998d ago)
v.2 c.4 by Maigo (1012d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (49 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.7 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 30th 2013, 5:26pm PST

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Year
2009

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Kodansha USA (7 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1030 increased(+165)
Monthly Pos #2057 decreased(-136)
3 Month Pos #2385 increased(+122)
6 Month Pos #2734 decreased(-253)

List Stats
On 518 reading lists
On 337 wish lists
On 18 completed lists
On 10 unfinished lists
On 98 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Mardock Scramble Ends in Japan 713 days, 23 hours, 15 minutes ago

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Captivating   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by liquidsin
January 3rd, 2012, 12:29pm
Beautiful drawings, interesting characters with a non-weak female lead, and a storyline that's simple yet enjoyable make this a great read. I'm not quite sure what the previous poster was talking about because the first 3 volumes have been easy to follow so far.

On a special note, I read these on the printed copy at my local library so I don't know about the quality of the online scans. Maybe that's where the discrepancy of art quality comes from, but that is merely a guess.

... Last updated on January 3rd, 2012, 6:02pm
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Not worth any investment of time   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by MangaGhost
August 16th, 2011, 9:16am
The description made this sound interesting and supposedly its based on a novel. I also think I read somewhere that they were going to make this into an anime. Well, I hope the anime is based on the novel and not this terrible piece of gunk. The art is just bad, ugly and inconsistent. Furthermore, the story is not told well at all. There's no real set up for anything and many things are just hurried or glossed over. It has a really weak start and such a turn off I couldn't get beyond the first volume.

Update. Well I just saw the 1st anime movie (there's supposed to be 3) and I found it to be much more coherent than this manga. The art style is also different and I would say much better. I think the movie is pretty decent and I'm interested in seeing how the others turn out. It is not shonen like the tag on this manga. Its pretty violent and quite a bit of abuse goes on, definitely not for the kiddies. However, if you are old enough I would recommend the movie over this manga any day of the week.

... Last updated on September 22nd, 2011, 11:51pm
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