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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
Duration: 30 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #21942
Popularity: #1614
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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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Aired  Jun 21, 1993 to Aug 21, 1993
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Gunnm
Other: Gunnm 3D Special

Characters & Voice Actors

Itou, Miki
Itou, Miki
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Koyama, Mami
Koyama, Mami
Sogabe, Kazuyuki
Sogabe, Kazuyuki


Greenfield, Matt
Producer, ADR Director
Hiroshi, Fukutomi
Yuuki, Nobuteru
Character Design
Campbell, Charles
Recording Engineer

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Apr 3, 2015
Battle Angel is an action anime with sci-fi elements that manages to be a lot more than a bloody spectacle. It examines many themes: love, hope, freedom, obsession, and the thin line between good and evil. The anime succeeds in meshing all of these together with a coherent storyline, character development, and action without making anything seem artificial. What makes it so impressive is that it's pulled off in a mere two episodes with a 25 minute run time each; while you have many anime with 12 times the episodes completely incapable of doing this. Despite everything it does right though, there is so much read more
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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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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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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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Another cyberpunk anime with a cyborg heroine as the lead role. 
A young cyborg girl is given another shot at life by the hands of a compassionate and talented individual (which serves as a kind of mentor or parental figure), and must fight to survive in a rather hostile environment, either due to circumstances ("Gunnm") or a troubled past ("MS"). Expect much action and crude violence, but some touching scenes as well: violence always brings its lot of suffering, which is well represented in both series. While "MS" has become fairly well known recently, "Gunmm" is a classic (especially the manga), a forerunner of the steampunk genre, and it deserves much credit. 
They have a robot girl as the main character. The content is about human life, relationship and two class society. 
both are from the haydays of the cyberpunk anime era, Female cyborgs are the main charachters, while both are considered a ´masterpiece´ that still stands today with mature animefans, as well the inspirations to make such extraordinary artworks 
a lot of ova's in the 80's and 90's were based on futuristic idea's and cyberpunk movie's, with groundbreaking concepst like these 2 ova's . hiatus or not, golden classics! 
Both very well known in the CYBERPUNK genre where the future is both ruled by man and machine, whereas the borderline between human and machine remains it almost forgotten, from oldskool violent masterpiece short story (alita), to a one of a kind animation with 3-d elements masterpiece (ghost in the shell 2) 

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