Battle Angel Alita

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


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: 7.081 (scored by 2403124,031 users)
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Ranked: #34182
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Popularity: #2483
Members: 50,291
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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. Adapts the first two volumes of the "Battle Angel Alita" manga.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Itou, Miki


Yamaguchi, Kappei

Ido, Daisuke

Kairya, Shunsuke


Totani, Kouji


Koyama, Mami


Kishino, Kazuhiko


Sogabe, Kazuyuki


Chiba, Shigeru


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


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"Cyborg Mermaid" by Kaori Akima

Sep 16, 2009
Archaeon (All reviews)
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
Jun 23, 2008
RangFlash (All reviews)
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
Jul 23, 2010
Etyen (All reviews)
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
Apr 3, 2015
Luquillo (All reviews)
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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