Mardock Scramble, Volume 1

Mardock Scramble, Volume 1

By Yoshitoki Oima (Illustrator); Tow Ubukata (Created by)

Kodansha Comics, Paperback, 9781935429531, 208pp.

Publication Date: August 23, 2011


"I'd rather be dead." Rune Balot was a lost girl with nothing to live for, when a man named Shell took her in and cared for her... until he tried to murder her. Standing at the precipice of death, Rune is saved by Dr. Easter, a private investigator, who uses an experimental procedure known as "Mardock Scramble 09." The procedure grants Balot extraordinary abilities and now Rune must decide whether to use her new powers to help Dr. Easter bring Shell to justice, or if she has the will to keep living a life that's been broken so badly.

Includes special extras after the story!

About the Author

Born in Gifu Prefecture in 1977, Tow Ubukata was exposed to a blending of cultures from early childhood until the age of fourteen, having lived in Singapore and Nepal because of his father's work. In 1996, while in college, Ubukata won the first Sneaker Taisho Gold Prize for his light novel "Kuroi Kisetsu" (Black Season) and thus debuted as a writer. In 2003, he won the Nihon SF Taisho Award for "Mardock Scramble", originally published as a three-volume series. He is involved in a wide range of projects including anime production for "Fafner", video game production, and original content writing for comics such as "Le Chevalier D'Eon". His other works include the "Bye-Bye Earth" and "Spiegel" novel series. In 2009, he published his first historical novel, "Tenchi Meisatsu", focusing on a mathematician of the Edo period.