What's this "Mardock Scramble"?

Mardock Scramble started off as a thick one volume light novel written by Tow Ubukata who is best known state side for his novel Chaos Legion of which the Capcom video game of the same name is based on. The novel was to be adapted into an anime, but on December 21st 2006 Gonzo anounced that the project was canceled but if it was ever to have been completed it would have been an OAV. Recently the novel has been adapted into a movie called Mardock Scramble: The First Compression, and it seems this is only the start of a trilogy of animated films. The film was released November 6th 2010 to Japanese audiences and has not currently seen an English release. The novel on the other hand was released by Viz Media on January 18th 2010 in English. There is also a manga adaptation.
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Synopsis (novel): 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 the self-aware All-Purpose Tool (and little yellow mouse) known as Oeufcoque. Now a cyborg, Balot is not only nigh-invulnerable but has the ability to disrupt electrical systems of all sorts. But even these powers may not be enough for Balot to deal with Shell, who offloads his memories to remain above the law, the immense assassin Dimsdale-Boiled, or the neon-noir streets of Mardock City itself.

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[Anime of the Week] Bakuman! (1/16-22/2011)

Time for a series that has not completed yet! I just watched the recent episode and I'm glad this series is a full length one. I had started the manga but when the anime was announced I eminently dropped it because I tend to not like to watch what I'm reading.

Runtime: 24min/ep
# of Eps: 25
Type: manga
Rating: All ages (there's really nothing objectionable about it)
Moritaka Mashiro, a junior high school student, content to live out a relatively normal life as any other does, is persuaded by his classmate, Akito Takagi, to become an aspiring mangaka when the latter realizes his natural talent as an artist. However, Moritaka is reluctant to pursue his dream as his uncle, once a mangaka with his own serializations, died from overwork trying to regain his lost status. With Akito's help, Takagi gets another classmate and his school crush, Azuki Miho, who is an aspiring voice actress, to voice in the anime adaptation of their future manga once it is completed. However, Mashiro also proposes to Azuki, who surprisingly accepts only on the condition she will marry him when both of them have achieved their dreams. With a goal set before him, Mashiro begins a long and struggling path to become a famous mangaka.