Battle Angel Alita

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Synonyms: Ganmu, Tsutsu Yume: Gunnm, Battle Angel, Hyper Future Vision: Gunnm
Japanese: 銃夢 GUNNM
English: Battle Angel Alita
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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
Genres: DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MechaMecha
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.071 (scored by 2674826,748 users)
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Ranked: #37222
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Popularity: #2646
Members: 56,485
Favorites: 239

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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.

The 1993 Gunnm anime adapts the first two volumes of the Gunnm manga.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Itou, Miki


Yamaguchi, Kappei

Ido, Daisuke

Kairya, Shunsuke


Totani, Kouji


Koyama, Mami


Chiba, Shigeru


Kishino, Kazuhiko


Sogabe, Kazuyuki


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


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Ending Theme

"Cyborg Mermaid" by Kaori Akima

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 ...
Jun 23, 2008
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
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 ...

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