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Battle Angel Alita

Alt titles: Gunnm

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In a post-apocalyptic world, humans, robots and cyborgs live in the Scrapyard - a landscape of twisted, rusted junk made up of the garbage sent from the above city of Zalem. In this place, the inventor Ido finds a partially-destroyed cyborg amidst the rubble, gives her a new body and names her Gally. With no memory of her past and an instinctual ability to use a powerful martial art known as the Panzer Kunst, Gally matures and relearns life's lessons while she travels the broken landscape, struggles to remember who she is and where she came from, and discovers the mysteries of Zalem.

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Manga Relations

Manga Name Year Relation Type More Info
Ashen Victor 1995 Side Story
Battle Angel Alita Gaiden 1997 TBD
Battle Angel Alita: Last Order 2000 TBD

Anime Relations

Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Battle Angel Alita 3D Special OVA 2000 TBD
Name Role
Yukito KISHIRO Artist
Yukito KISHIRO Author

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Battle Angel Alita chii 10/10 Nov 7, 2009
Gunnm chii 10/10 Nov 7, 2009
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Some of the manga I enjoyed most RinoaAeris 61 Nov 30, 2013
All Time Favourite Manga. EatStatic 11 Aug 11, 2013
Top Mangas getsandom 17 Jun 12, 2013

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