Gunslinger Girl, Gunnm Recommendations
The female cyborg can be read as a vivid metaphor; the self-willed woman moulded by social machinery, and forced into a role for the purposes of others. In another sense, the ultimate warrior women are cut off from the 'natural' roles of parent, lover or wife. Although Alita has somewhat more freedom to search for her role than the Gunslinger Girls, both of these series use cyborgs to say a lot about freedom, identity and fighting, albeit in very different settings. Crazed cyberpunk, or convincing counter-terrorism, what's your poison?