Battle Angel Alita (manga)

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Alternative title:
GUNNM (Japanese) 
Gunnm: Alita, Ángel de Combate (Spanish) 
Tsutsu Yume GUNNM (Japanese) 
銃夢 (Japanese) 
총몽 (Korean) 
Genres: action , drama , science fiction , tournament 
Objectionable content: Intense 
Plot Summary: The people and cyborgs of the Scrap Yard live beneath the flying city of Tiphares, whose inhabitants dump their junk in the Scrap Yard and rules above it's inhabitants. One day doc Ido, a former Tipharean citizen, finds the intact head of young cyborg-girl in a vast pile of scrap. He takes her in and gives her a body and the name Alita. Alita then discovers since long forgotten fighting techniques hidden in her body and decides to become a hunter-warrior like Ido. 
User Ratings: 462 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 159 votes (Eng:61, sub:58, dub:19, ?:5, edit.dub:1, raw:1, others:14
3 French
2 Spanish
2 French subtitled
1 French edited dub
1 German
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese
1 German dubbed
1 French dubbed
 Excellent: 138 votes (Eng:74, sub:26, dub:15, ?:8, raw:4, edit.dub:1, others:10
3 Portuguese subtitled
2 French
1 Polish
1 German
1 French subtitled
1 French dubbed
1 Dutch
 Very good: 85 votes (Eng:41, sub:25, dub:9, edit.dub:1, others:9
2 French
1 Spanish
1 Italian
1 Polish
1 French subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 German
1 Italian dubbed
 Good: 44 votes (Eng:25, sub:10, dub:6, raw:1, others:2
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Portuguese
 Decent: 17 votes (Eng:8, dub:3, sub:2, ?:1, others:3
1 Polish subtitled
1 Dutch dubbed
1 Polish dubbed
 So-so: 5 votes (sub:2, dub:1, Eng:1, others:1
1 Portuguese
 Not really good: 5 votes (Eng:3, sub:1, dub:1)
 Weak: 6 votes (sub:2, Eng:2, dub:1, others:1
1 German
 Bad: 2 votes (Eng:1, dub:1)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 903 users, rank: #66 (of 4810)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.634 (Excellent−), std. dev.: 1.5509, rank: #347 (of 4921)
Weighted mean: 8.581 (Excellent−), rank: #349 (of 4921) (seen all: 8.84 / seen some: 7.75 / won't finish: 5.27)
Bayesian estimate: 8.574 (Excellent−), rank: #61 (of 2926)
Number of tankoubon: 9 
Number of pages: 220 
#1. 錆びた天使/Gunnm: Rusty Angel (Battle Angel Alita) 
#2. 鋼鉄の処女/Gunnm: Iron Maiden (Battle Angel Alita: Tears of an Angel) 
#3. 殺戮の天使/Gunnm: Killing Angel (Battle Angel Alita: Killing Angel) 
#4. 炎の中に立つ男/Gunnm: Ars Magna (Battle Angel Alita: Angel of Victory) 
#5. 復讐の季節/Gunnm: Lost Sheep (Battle Angel Alita: Angel of Redemption) 
#6. 自由への道/Gunnm: Rainmaker (Battle Angel Alita: Angel of Death) 
#7. 機甲花嫁/Gunnm: Panzer Bride (Battle Angel Alita: Angel of Chaos) 
#8. 馬借戦記/Gunnm: War Chronicle (Battle Angel Alita: Fallen Angel) 
#9. ザレム征服/Gunnm: Conquest (Battle Angel Alita: Angel's Ascension) 
Vintage: 1990-11 to 1995-03 (Serialized in Business Jump) 
Release dates: We have 41
Official website:
Trivia: We have 2
Although both releases consisted of 9 graphic novels, the original Viz releases and the original Japanese releases differ slightly in where they are split. In Japan Gunnm was split into roughly equal length volume, while Viz released Alita in story arcs. There are 8 volumes in the story, the third volume is split into two graphic novels. Viz's reprints follow the Japanese volume breaks. 
News: Show:
Battle Angel Alita Extras (Oct 20, 2003)
ADV Industry Panel (Oct 4, 2003)
Battle Angel returns! (Jun 11, 2002)
Katsukon 2002 - Viz Panel (Feb 20, 2002)
February Manga Releases (Dec 5, 2001)
This Week's Releases (Nov 14, 2001)
Full Gunm details (Nov 1, 2000)
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Graphic novel
    Battle Angel Alita - Rusty Angel [2nd Ed] (GN 1) 2003-12-10 (from $25.20)
    Battle Angel Alita - Tears of an Angel [2nd Ed] (GN 2) 2004-03-10
    Battle Angel Alita - Killing Angel (GN 3) 2004-05-12
    Battle Angel Alita - Angel of Victory [2nd Ed] (GN 4) 2004-07-01
    Battle Angel Alita - Angel of Redemption [2nd Ed] (GN 5) 2004-09-14
    Battle Angel Alita - Angel of Death [2nd Ed] (GN 6) 2004-10-01 (from $29.54)
    Battle Angel Alita - Angel of Chaos (GN 7) 2004-12-01
    Battle Angel Alita - Fallen Angel (GN 8) 2005-03-15
    Battle Angel Alita - Angel's Ascension (GN 9) 2005-05-15 (from $61.95)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: Yukito Kishiro 
Japanese companies
Publisher: Shueisha 
English staff
English cast
Editing Assistant: Toshifumi Yoshida 
Executive Editor: Seiji Horibuchi 
Keizo Inoue 
Masahiro Oga 
Touch-up Art & Lettering: Wayne Truman 
English companies
Licensed by: Viz Media 
French staff
French companies
Publisher: Glenat 
French cast
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
M.D. Mañas (Spain, 1993) 
Marc Bernabé (Spain, 2002) 
Verónica Calafell (Spain, 2002) 

Consultant: Manuel Robles (Spain, 2002) 
Josep Maria Ricart (Spain, 1993) 
Rosa Romeu (Spain, 1993) 
Ana María Meca (Spain, 1996) 
Jaime Rodriguez (Spain, 2002) 
Editorial Director:
Antonio Martín (Spain, 1993) 
Jesús Pece (Spain, 2002) 
Albert Agut (Spain, 2002) 
Rosa Romeu (Spain, 1993) 
Retouch: Cristina Simó (Spain, 2002) 
Spanish companies
Cover Design: A&J Torres (Spain, 2002) 
Design: Estudi d'Art-Tres (Spain, 2002) 
Publisher: Planeta DeAgostini Comics (Spain) 
German staff
German companies
Publisher: Carlsen Comics 
German cast
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
Publisher: Glénat Benelux 
Dutch cast
Polish cast
Polish staff
Translation: Rafal Rzepka 
Polish companies
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
Distributor: JBGroup 
Publisher: JBC (Brazil) 
Portuguese cast
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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