Ranked #2231


Alternative Titles

English: Battle Angel Alita
Synonyms: Ganmu, Tsutsu Yume: Gunnm, Battle Angel, Hyper Future Vision: Gunnm
Japanese: 銃夢 GUNNM


Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 21, 1993 to Aug 21, 1993
Source: Manga
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #22312
Popularity: #1713
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Doc Ido, a doctor and mechanic who lives and works in the hellish, postapocalyptic "Scrapyard", finds the—miraculously preserved—remains of a female cyborg in a junk heap. After he revives and rebuilds her, the preternaturally strong, amnesiac "Gally" begins to forge a life for herself in a world where every day can bring a fight for life. Adapts the first two volumes of the "Battle Angel Alita" manga.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Itou, Miki
Itou, Miki
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Ido, Daisuke
Ido, Daisuke
Kairya, Shunsuke
Kairya, Shunsuke
Sogabe, Kazuyuki
Sogabe, Kazuyuki


Greenfield, Matt
Greenfield, Matt
Producer, ADR Director
Fukutomi, Hiroshi
Fukutomi, Hiroshi
Wada, Kaoru
Wada, Kaoru
Kishiro, Yukito
Kishiro, Yukito
Original Creator

More episodes Episodes(1/2)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Rusty Angel
Jun 21, 1993

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Ending Theme

"Cyborg Mermaid" by Kaori Akima

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Sep 16, 2009
Every so often an anime is released that receives mixed reviews, not because it's good or bad, but simply because the context is ambiguous. Battle Angel Alita is one such example of this.

The series began as a manga by Kishiro Yukito in 1990, and after a short time the OVA was produced and released to Japanese and Western markets in 1993.

This is where the ambiguity comes in. To many who have read the manga, the story appears to be incomplete at first glance, especially given the numerous changes that have been made in the OVA. To those who haven't read the manga, there seems read more
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Jun 23, 2008
This 2 episode anime OVA is not great. In fact, it could use a lot of work.

Why? Well let's start with the good.

Well, I do like the themes and the concept of the story. It's a post-apocalyptic world where the poor are literally forced to live in the garbage dumps of the rich. While the aristocrats live in a rich, floating city, the poor are forced to live in a brutal, criminal ridden underworld where murderers, assassins, and bounty hunters thrive.

The art and animation are definately great. The character designs seem to have heart and soul in them, unlike many of the newer animes read more
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Jul 23, 2010
In my honest opinion the anime and the manga are a masterpiece, reflecting many people's lives.

Yugo's dream of reaching Tiphares (which may represent one's goals in life) swiftly coming to an end and after risking his life, and eventually lose it, in order to obtain what he dreamt for, he realised that what he really needed was at arm's reach. However he ended up losing even that - something which happens often nowadays. On the other hand, Alita, who had nothing in life (she was raised from the actual scrapyard) learnt to appreciate life and those things she experienced everyday. This can be seen clearly read more
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Apr 3, 2015
I was recommended this title by a good friend of mine and decided to purchase this along with Voices of a Distant Star after trading in some anime DVDs I didn't want anymore, and am really, really glad to have seen Battle Angel. My only regret is that I didn't pick that title up in my early years of anime fandom since I clearly remember seeing a VHS display for this at the local Hollywood Video back in the day.


Battle Angel takes place in a hellhole known as Scrap Iron City. Above Scrap Iron City is a much fantasized floating paradise named Zalem. read more
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