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(Battle Angel)

genre: science-fiction / drama

Hyper Future Vision Gunnm is a wonderfully complex storyline conceived by respected manga artist Kishiro Yukito. The story centres around Gally (Alita in the manga), a cybernaut found among the refuse below the great floating city of Zalem by Ido Daisuke, the finest bio-cyberneticist produced by the great floating city. But Gally is a being with a past, a past unbeknownst to her conciousness.

This long-running manga series now exists as an all-too short anime OAV series, brought to North America by AD Vision. The manga series is long, incredibly rich in scope, and deals with Alita's voyage of self-discovery into her mysterious past. An English version of the manga are also available under the title Battle Angel Alita, and is distributed in North America by VIZ Communications.

[ rated m ]

adult situations
intense situations
sexual content

Recommended for Mature Audiences - Scenes of graphic and explicit violence throughout, as might be expected in such a dark portrayal of the future. Several scenes of nudity and sexual situations. Adult language used throughout. Definitely not recommended for children.

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  • Gunnm encyclopædia entry

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