Battle Angel Alita 1 (Paperback)

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National Geographic Books, Aug 3, 2021 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 336 pages
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Own the manga thrill ride that changed global comics and inspired the James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez's cyberpunk action film Alita: Battle Angel! This new paperback edition features an updated translation in six affordable, 300-page volumes.

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?

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User Review  - Count_Zero - LibraryThing

Interesting start to the series. I'd like to see more about where it goes though - as while it's got a unique look and style - the fact that James Cameron wants to make a movie out of this is kind of making me look for the "James Cameron" movie in this - and I haven't found it yet. Read full review

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User Review  - idyllwild - LibraryThing

I'm sure by my avatar you can see how much I love this series. This volume was my first introduction to manga, eight or nine years ago. Every time I read this series, I'm struck by Kishiro's amazing attention to detail--all the side references, the expressions, the world that he creates... Read full review

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About the author (2021)

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.

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