Ranked #2272

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
Producers: Animate Film, Movic
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.291 (scored by 11,059 users)
Ranked: #22722
Popularity: #1764
Members: 19,828
Favorites: 100
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Gally
Gally
Main
Itou, Miki
Japanese
Itou, Miki
Yugo
Yugo
Main
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Japanese
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Ido, Daisuke
Ido, Daisuke
Supporting
Kairya, Shunsuke
Japanese
Kairya, Shunsuke
Gime
Gime
Supporting
Sogabe, Kazuyuki
Japanese
Sogabe, Kazuyuki

Staff

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

More episodes Episodes(1/2)

Episode Title Aired
1 Rusty Angel
Jun 21, 1993

Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

"Cyborg Mermaid" by Kaori Akima



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Archaeon
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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DuckmanTheTyrant
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.

STORY

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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RangFlash
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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Luquillo
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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