Yukito Kishiro’s iconic manga series is now available again for the first time in nearly a decade, in a stunning new translation. Kishiro’s post-apocalyptic science fiction story about an amnesiac cyborg named Alita has thrilled international audiences since it was originally published in 1990. James Cameron is currently producing a live-action adaptation of the acclaimed title.
In a dump in the lawless settlement of Scrapyard, far beneath the mysterious space city of Zalem, disgraced cyber-doctor Daisuke Ido makes a strange find: the detached head of a cyborg woman who has lost all her memories. He names her Alita and equips her with a powerful new body, the Berserker. While Alita remembers no details of her former life, a moment of desperation reawakens in her nerves the legendary school of martial arts known as Panzer Kunst. In a place where there is no justice but what people make for themselves, Alita decides to become a hunter-killer, tracking down and taking out those who prey on the weak. But can she hold onto her humanity as she begins to revel in her own bloodlust?
By Yukito Kishiro
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She's back! The iconic science-fiction manga Battle Angel Alita is back at last in an all-new translation from Kodansha Comics and comiXology Originals. Long after being out of print, Yukito Kishiro’s iconic and popular manga series is available starting May 24 for the first time in nearly a decade, with a stunning new translation of […]
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