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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 9996 users)
Ranked: #21482
Popularity: #1572
Members: 17,478
Favorites: 87
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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
Endo, Akinori
Screenplay
Lee, Amanda Winn
ADR 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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Nov 29, 2009
thecollected
This is the first anime I have ever seen. My lackluster review will be because of the fact that it was so long ago, yet I can say with certainty that it started me on a love affair with anime that has not slowed down.

The bounty hunter concept was new to me at the time, I must admit, just as the sheer horror and shock of it all was a refreshing dose of novel imagination. The story is lacking, yet I believe you will feel the same when you watch it and think it was something exceptional and worthwhile.

Maybe read more
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Jun 23, 2008
RangFlash
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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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.
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
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)
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!
They have a robot girl as the main character. The content is about human life, relationship and two class society.

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Ending Theme

"Cyborg Mermaid" by Kaori Akima

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