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(Battle Angel)

Episode 1: Rusty Angel
Episode 2: Tears Sign

© 1993 Yukito Kishiro/Business Jump Comics/Shuesha/KSS, Inc./MOVIC
© A.D. Vision.
Color / Stereo / 53 minutes / Japanese Language / English Subtitles

Gunnm is a manga series by Kishiro Yukito, which later became a two episode OAV series. The series deals with Gally, a "hunter-warrior," who is trying to help her boyfriend Yugo raise enough money to get to Zalem, a near-mythical floating city. The manga series is much broader in scope, dealing more with Alita's (Gally in the anime) quest to find out who she is, and where she originally came from. Distributed in North America by A.D. Vision. Manga series distributed as "Battle Angel Alita" by Viz Communications.

cover synopsis

Gally ... a cool and efficient bounty hunter. Armed with knife, fists and a lethal metal body, she is the Battle Angel: a Hunter-Warrior, paid by "The Factory" to eliminate Scrap Iron City's most wanted and dangerous criminals. Raised by Cyber-Doctor Ido, who found her broken cyborg body in the rubble beneath the Sky City of Zalem, she has no memory of her past, and an even more uncertain future. A pawn in a game played with living pieces, Gally finds herself set into motion against such foes as brutal spine thieves, the brain-eating gladiator Greweicia, the sinister Mr. Vector and the beautiful but ruthless Dr. Chiren. The greatest threat of all, however, comes from Gally's own employers, for when the mysterious Factory order the execution of her best friend, Gally must make a terrible choice: between her own code of honor, and the life of the man she loves.

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production info

Production: Suzaki Kazuo, Takahashi Yutaka Planning: Asaga Takao, Iwakara Hiroshi, Masaki Sawanobi, Nagateru Kato Created By: Yukito Kishiro Produced By: Sugito Joichi, Ikeguchi Kazuhiko Production Producers: Maruyama Masao, Takae Yuji Supervisor: Rintaro Director: Fukutomi Hiroshi Screenplay: Endo Akinori Character Design/Executive Graphic Designer: Yuki Nobuteru Music Produced By: Harada Soichiro

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