Chapter 1:

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Work, Please! ~From World's Greatest Sweeper to the Far Future's Salaryman~


"System. Auto-generate a commercial script for me."
[Caution! Due to an ongoing energy shortage, performing this operation may cause an unexpected error to occur somewhere in the system.]
"Yes."
[Are you sure?]
"Yes."
[Generating script...]
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Shooting Location: Neo Shibuya District 14 South
Director: Mr. Sakaki
Actors: Security Knight SEI (F), CHILD (M), CGI CYBERCAT, Code Reader CHIGUSA (F), Neo Shibuya Consultation Agency PERSONNELBookmark here

EXTERIOR - 3 CHIBA ST. - DAY
CHILD is crying on the sidewalk. He is facing a maple tree that has a CYBERCAT fading in and out while standing on a branch.
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CHILD
Somebody help! My cybercat’s bugged out!Bookmark here

CYBERCAT is sitting on a branch, looking down while a bug causes it to become transparent and opaque at regular intervals.Bookmark here

CHILD in foreground, right. Security Knight SEI wearing standard steel enforcer armor enters from left, surprised. She looks at CHILD. Blur foreground, focus on SEI. She walks to CHILD, kneels, and puts her hands on his shoulder.Bookmark here

SEI
My, my. Don’t cry! I’m here to help!Bookmark here

SEI stands up and enters camera from bottom. SEI touches her temple and dials a number via internal neural network. Bookmark here

SEI
We have the Neo Shibuya Consultation Agency to help!Bookmark here

Black van drives up from right side. Wearing a standard black business blouse, Code Reader CHIGUSA exits the car and begins walking towards camera.Bookmark here

SEI helps CHILD stand up. CHIGUSA smiles at them, then walks to left side. Exit cut.Bookmark here

CHIGUSA holds her hands up at CYBERCAT. CYBERCAT jumps down and CHIGUSA catches it. CYBERCAT fades back into existence and stays fully corporeal.
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CHIGUSA
You’re all good to go!Bookmark here

CHIGUSA gives the CYBERCAT back to CHILD. CHILD receives the cat and beams at CHIGUSA.Bookmark here

CHILD
Wooow! How did you do that?
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CHIGUSA looks at camera. She opens her palm and shows the Sync chip installed on her index finger.
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CHIGUSA
The Neo Shibuya Consultation Agency has just the technology for your bugging needs!Bookmark here

INTERIOR - N.S.C.A. CENTRAL LOBBY - CURRENT
Neo Shibuya Consultation Agency PERSONNEL go about their day, walking from one side of camera to the other. Show logo of N.S.C.A.Bookmark here

CHIGUSA
In the Neo Shibuya Consultation Agency, we’re always ready to respond to your many concerns here in our beloved city.
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INTERIOR - N.S.C.A. SCIENCE & TECH - CURRENT
Rows and rows of PERSONNEL construct Sync chips on their tables, soldering and gluing parts together.Bookmark here

CHIGUSA
In the bustling heart of Neo Shibuya, a decade can pass in the blink of an eye.Bookmark here

Two PERSONNEL cross their arms and look at the camera.Bookmark here

CHIGUSA
But a person can remain youthful and alive forevermore. And we, at the Neo Shibuya Consultation Agency, want to keep you safe, and your loved ones too.Bookmark here

INTERIOR - N.S.C.A. DIGIMIND CENTER DATA CENTER - CURRENT
Show the lines of citizens' Cycordings shelves of data cubicles.
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CHIGUSA
Uploading and downloading your Ghost into the Data Centers comes with its own worries, but we work tirelessly to make sure your transference is safe and bug-free!
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EXTERIOR - CHIBA ST. - DAY
CHILD is hugging CYBERCAT, while CHIGUSA starts walking toward camera. DOLLY OUTWARD following CHIGUSA, as PERSONNEL enter from both sides and walk with CHIGUSA.Bookmark here

CHIGUSA
And with our new neural hotline, we can now solve your immediate bug problems live, without fee!
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CHILD
Thank you, Security Knights and Neo Shibuya Consultation Agency!
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20 PERSONNEL looking up to the camera, including CHIGUSA. SEI joins in beside CHIGUSA and smiles at camera.Bookmark here

CHIGUSA
Here in Neo Shibuya City, you deserve a healthy, limitless life.
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Display Neo Shibuya Consultation Agency Logo with WHITE BACKGROUND. Audio plays signature three note jingle.Bookmark here

CHIGUSA (narrating, off-screen)
Secure your future today! Consult with Neo Shibuya Consultation Agency anytime, for free. Because we care.Bookmark here

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