20th Century Fox just revealed a new trailer of Alita: Battle Angel at San Diego Comic Con 2018!
Looking at the trailer, we see a lots of traces of Yukito Kishiro’s original manga, Battle Angel Alita. Will the entire movie hold up to its source material?
The motion picture starring Rosa Salazar, directed by Robert Rodriguez, and produced by James Cameron, is set to be released December 2018.
On August 7 Kodansha Comics will be releasing the digital edition of Battle Angel Alita for the first time to all digital platforms. And to celebrate the occasion, we’re hosting a special Battle Angel Alita Sale on BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook!
Here’s the deal
First of all: Digital volumes 1s of all three Battle Angel Alita series are only 99¢!
Next: if you like what you’re reading, keep going—because all other volumes are up to 50% off!
Pretty sweet deal huh? But you gotta hurry, because the sale will end on August 13!
How to read Battle Angel Alita: a guide to the 3-part epic saga
Battle Angel Alita The original series
Originally published in Japan in 1990 under the title “Gunmu” (銃夢 literal translation “gun dream”), it took Kishiro 5 years to establish the worldview and overarching stories in this 9-volume original series.
Synopsis: 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?
The entire series (volumes 1-9) is now available on all digital platforms.
2-in-1 deluxe print edition volumes 1-4 are available now. Volume 5 is coming soon in October 2018. Also, the complete series box set is coming soon in November 2018.
Battle Angel Alita: Last Order
You thought you said “goodbye” to Alita by the end of the original series. Think again. This sequel series tells you how Alita and other characters survived even further into the future!
Synopsis: Alita wakes up alone in the sky city of Tiphares, her brain and body reconstructed by the mad scientist Desty Nova. There’s no time to wonder why Alita’s greatest enemy would resurrect her, though—the royal city has been thrown into chaos by Nova’s revelation that the Tiphareans have had their brains replaced by bio-chips! Everyone needs answers—and Alita will fight to get them!
The latest story arc of the Battle Angel saga goes back into what Alita was looking for all along–– her childhood memories on Mars.
Synopsis: For centuries, war has raged on the dusty, red surface of Mars. This apocalyptic crucible will produce the solar system’s most fearsome warrior, Alita. But for now that warrior is just a little girl named Yoko. The future and past of the battle angel fan out across the reaches of space in the final chapter of one of the greatest sci-fi epics of all time!
Battle Angel Alita: Mars Chronicle volume 1-3 is now avaiable as a digital & print edition! Newest volume 4 is coming soon on August 28!
About Yukito Kishiro (creator of the Battle Angel Alita series)
Regarded as one of the finest action illustrators in global comics, Yukito Kishiro is best known for creating the cyberpunk manga Battle Angel Alita. When he was only 17, Kishiro was nominated for Japanese publisher Shogakukan’s Best New Comic award. Creator of other popular manga titles, Kishiro is known for his strong characters, original settings, and intricate, lifelike artwork.
Watch Yukito Kishiro working on Battle Angel Alita: Mars Chronicle on Kodansha Comics YouTube!
Exclusive Bonus on BookWalker: Bookshelf Skin
If you buy Battle Angel Alita (original series) volume 1 on BookWalker between now and November 7, you will get an exclusive bookshelf skin as a bonus!