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Gunnm

Gunnm

Alternative Titles

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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.311 (scored by 9486 users)
Ranked: #20382
Popularity: #1456
Members: 16,419
Favorites: 77
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Synopsis

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.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Gunnm
Other: Gunnm 3D Special

Characters & Voice Actors

Gally
Gally
Main
Itou, Miki
Japanese
Itou, Miki
Lee, Amanda Winn
English
Lee, Amanda Winn
...
Yugo
Yugo
Main
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Japanese
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Spencer, Spike
English
Spencer, Spike
...
Chiren
Chiren
Supporting
Chapman, Laura
English
Chapman, Laura
Koyama, Mami
Japanese
Koyama, Mami
...
Gime
Gime
Supporting
Sogabe, Kazuyuki
Japanese
Sogabe, Kazuyuki
Bounds, Bryan
English
Bounds, Bryan
...

Staff

Greenfield, Matt
Producer, ADR Director
Hiroshi, Fukutomi
Director
Kishiro, Yukito
Original Creator
Kaneko, Hidetoshi
Art Director



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Sep 16, 2009
Archaeon
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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Jul 23, 2010
Etyen
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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Recommendations

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.

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Ending Theme

"Cyborg Mermaid" by Kaori Akima

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