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I discovered this animated image: http://gfycat.com/SoftDesertedAyeaye

What anime is this from? In an attempt to avoid including animated images, here is a still-shot from it.

Still shot

In the animation, the character runs from 2 guys, but gets cornered. At this time, the hand appears to act on it's own, transforming into tools to subdue the pursuers.

I've tried Google's search by image tool, but no help. I'm also not sure what "Soft Deserted Ayeaye" would mean, but searching it brings up some creepy animal pictures.

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The gfycat Google search result mentions Mardock, presumably as in Mardock Scramble. That may be it, or a comment or something –  Toshinou Kyouko May 15 at 16:30
    
@ToshinouKyouko I think you might be correct. This image has a similar looking character. –  David Starkey May 15 at 16:32
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FYI, the gfycat URLs like "SoftDesertedAyeaye" are randomly generated sequences of words and have nothing to do with the image itself. –  senshin May 16 at 1:50
    
I don't understand how people have so much trouble with this stuff. Reverse image search of the image you provided immediately returns several mentions of a movie Mardock Scramble. Following up a google of Mardock Scramble leads to info about the anime, and pictures of the character... –  Doc May 22 at 18:33
    
@Doc I tried that feature and even mentioned that in my question. I make no claim to understand how it works, but when I asked this question I did not get any helpful results using reverse image search. –  David Starkey May 22 at 18:53

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As our discussion in the comments suggest, the anime you are looking for is Mardock Scramble

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The story is about a girl named Rune Ballot who was taken in by a man named Shell who later tried to kill her and left her for dead. She is saved and turned into a cyborg. It is up to her to stop Shell and his evil gang.

Ref. Wikipedia

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Just in case someone stumbles here following the title, the anime where the character's hand transforms into a girl is called Midori no Hibi. –  Mindwin May 23 at 22:23

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