Battle Angel Alita: Last Order Manga to End in January

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
18th volume of Yukito Kishiro's sci-fi series GUNNM: Last Order shipped in Japan, N. America this year

The second 2014 issue of Kodansha's Evening magazine is revealing on Tuesday that Yukito Kishiro's Battle Angel Alita: Last Order (GUNNM: Last Order) manga will end in the next chapter on January 28.

Kishiro's original Battle Angel Alita (GUNNM) manga ran in Shueisha's Business Jump magazine from 1990 to 1995, followed by the 1995-1996 follow-up Ashen Victor and the single-volume GUNNM: Other Stories. The story continued in 2001 with the partial retelling Battle Angel Alita: Last Order, which moved to Kodansha's Evening magazine as the result of an issue between Kishiro and Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine.

Kodansha released the 18th compiled volume of Battle Angel Alita: Last Order in Japan in April. Kodansha Comics began releasing the series in North America with the 16th volume in December 2012, and the 18th volume shipped this past July. Viz Media originally published the first 15 volumes in North America until Kishiro switched publishers in 2011.

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