English: Battle Angel Alita: Last Order
Synonyms: GUNNM: Last Order
Japanese: 銃夢: Last Order
Published: Jul 19, 2001 to ?
Authors: Kishiro, Yukito (Story & Art)
Serialization: Ultra Jump
Score: 8.291 (scored by 1732 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.
Popular Tagsaction sci-fi
May 13, 2008
What we have been left with is an ongoing story that works on a multitude of levels. The series will appeal from those into action adventures to ones intrigued by spirituallity and the human mind. This is a series that, along with the preceeding series of Battle Angel Alita novels must take pride and place in all manga collections thanks to its unique twist and portrayal of the heros journey as well as for daring to be different. read more
May 2, 2010
Let me lay out some the new designs:
1. A huge monkey bot that shots lasers out of its even bigger penis
2. A shrimp bot (like the shellfish)
3. The Thing rip-off
4. A bot inside a bot inside a bot inside a bot
And this is only a taste of the ridiculous designs. So the only thing that really keeps the art score up is that it at least looks good, but that's about it.
Battle Angel Alita: Last Order starts by throwing the crappy ending of the original right out the window. This is a very good thing, as the original ending was rushed and didn't make any sense at all. The sequel picks up a couple chapters before the original ending. However, Last Order quickly falls prey to the "gotta explain everything" disease. Battle Angel Alita was great because it put all its focus into the characters and the action. Last Order is like reading a Wikipedia entry about the history of the Battle Angel universe. Okay, yes, there is action and poor attempts at philosophy stuff in Last Order, but it is all ruined by interruptions from boring flashbacks of people we don't care about. All the mystery to the setting was ruined as soon as they started trying to explain everything.
Then at least the characters ACT the same right? Wrong. You see, for some reason Alita forgot how much of a complete bad ass she used to be. Remember when she loved battle because it made her feel alive? That girl is dead now. So now she asks stupid cliche questions to herself like "Why am I fighting?" Umm, hello!!! Its because you LOVE to fight.
And then Alita grows a tail.
Arghhh, I feel so let down by Last Order. Battle Angel Alita was brilliant at conveying drama with little talking and little inner monologue, but Last Order is exactly the opposite: WORDS WORDS WORDS. Everyone also has a "special" attack now which they shout out like in every shonen ever (the penis monkey's is the libido cannon by the way). So what ever happened to just punching the brains out of people? I dunno, because that never happens anymore. A punch will happen, then the punched guy will take a page to talk about how this has changed him as a person. SERIOUSLY?
Fans of Battle Angel Alita, read it, because I guess its worth what little feel of the original it kept. Just don't be disappointed when Last Order turns out to be vastly inferior to the original. read more
Apr 2, 2009
Although the story does not follow suit to the original Battle Angel Alita series it does incorporate many of the events that happened in it with flash backs to them. Because of this you are required to read the original series but when reading this you need to just take some things with a grain of salt per say. The most notable is the ending of BAA and the start of BAA:LO ( Space City Ketheres). However this is not a bad thing as the story is much more elaborate and now has the ability to spin in multiple directions.