grydscaen: scout eve - "Jack-In Dive" (Episode 1)

grydscaen: scout eve animated web series Episode 1 based on Chapter 1 of volume 1 of the grydscaen: psycho dive manga.

In this episode Packrat Hacker Faid Callen sends teen hacker ROM whose name means "Read Only Memory" to investigate on the gridscan (network of everything) the disappearance of homeless teens in the Echelons slums. Volume 1 of the "grydscaen: psycho dive" manga is adapted from the award-winning novel grydscaen: dark about hackers attacking the stock market and destroying the economy and the sequel grydscaen: scout about a pandemic that ravages the world. Both of these books were written in 2017 well before events of 2020 and 2021 occurred. The manga English language version is out now with French and Japanese translations by Natusya available in ebook for release in 2022.

grydscaen: scout eve anime from grydscaen: psycho dive 1 manga by Natsuya Uesugi.

The grydscaen: scout eve anime web series is based on Natsuya Uesugi's Hollywood Book Festival Award-winning cyberpunk series "grydscaen." The anime web series elaborates on the story started in grydscaen: dark and picks up in an original story parallel to the thriller novel grydscaen: scout.

Find out more about the grydscaen series at:
grydscaen: psycho dive manga 1 available at:

from grydscaen: psycho dive 1 manga (chapter 1)
Original manga written and illustrated by Natsuya Uesugi
Animation Production: Natsukoarts Design Studio
Post-Production: broken typewriter (Natsuya Uesugi)

grydscaen (R) is a registered trademark of Natsuya Uesugi DuBois.
(c) Copyright 2021, 2020. Natsuya Uesugi.

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  • Natsuya Uesugi DuBois
    grydscaen scout eve anime web series | grydscaen: a storms coming anime short
  • Natsuya Uesugi DuBois
    grydscaen scout eve anime web series | grydscaen: a storms coming anime short
  • Natsuya Uesugi DuBois
    Key Cast
    "ROM (Read Only Memory), Faid Callen, gridscan AI computer voice"
    grydscaen scout eve anime web series | grydscaen: a storms coming anime short
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 21, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
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    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Natsuya Uesugi DuBois

Natsuya Uesugi is a Fortune 500 Cybersecurity Anayst, UX Designer, Software Engineer and former White Hat Hacker as well as an Award-Winning Published Author and Indie Manga Artist with a BA degree in English, MBA in International Management, with an art school and music school background. With a certificate in Social Engineering, Natsuya writes articles and blogs on Net Neutrality, Privacy, Cybersecurity, Cyberbullying related to the profound impact of technology on society. Through writing and art they create to showcase and turn a spotlight on minority and intersectional characters in positions of power in an increasing complex technological landscape.

Of Mixed multi-cultural heritage, they see life through the lens of challenge, and systemic marginalization in a world where much needed dialogue is at times absent or coated in delicate Double Conscioussness-veiled "uncurious" artificial sweetener to dull the sting. Using their pen as an Intersexed Transgender QBIPoC minority with ADHD and Autism, their mission is to use their voice to bring visibility to those often silenced and point out critical threats and vulnerabilities pervasive in our collective security and technology infrastructure in a way everyone can understand. They focus on complex engaging stories showcasing intersectional diverse characters to encourage LGBT, non-gender conforming, differently-abled, and neuro-divergent young people to live their truth and dare to be their genuine selves. Through their multicultural lens, as a first-time filmmaker, Natsuya strives to create subtly provocative, diverse, real-world stories in realness and truth kicking up much needed dialogue at this unprecedented time to unify, heal and truly "Change the World."
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My pen is my sword, a voice cutting through the white noise of broken television on a 404 unpatched racked server with memory cascade sprinkled in packet capture. #ThisisWhoWeAre