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  • Brooklyn, (Slums of Shaolin)
  • Joined Mar 7, 2016
  • 24 / M

Ever sit back and think, what am I doing with my life? That's what you will ask yourself after watching Mardock Scramble. The show has good animation. It has some cool matrix style action, but what anime doesn't? Not much else is offered in 58 minutes of this confusing, creepy tit-fest. Mardock Scramble has a strange fan base. Fans of the show say the plot is deep, the themes are mature, ooh philosophy. Talking about rape does not mean the anime is mature. It comes across as disturbing and doesn't really offer an intelligent discourse on the topic of human sexuality. The show feels icky. About 20- 30 minutes of screen time show underage animated nudity. The characters' Conversations about using and abusing one another could have drawn interesting parallels if it weren't for the atrocious writing and dialogue. 

Reviewers will say, "here is art". If this is art, I want no part in it. Some will say "this is philosophy". Mardock Scramble is not intelligent nor tonally appropriate enough  to teach the viewer anything substantial or worthwhile about human nature, existence or God. No, this is not philosophy. This is simply a trashy anime. Avoid Mardock Scramble. 

3/10 story
8/10 animation
6/10 sound
2/10 characters
3/10 overall
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notoriousj0e Mar 10, 2017

If you want an anime that is brutal and philosophical, watch the '97 Berserk. Not as flashy as Mardock Scramble though.