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.
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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