PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Romance
A deactivated female cyborg is revived, but cannot remember anything of her past life and goes on a quest to find out who she is.
Originally, "Gunnm" is a manga written and drawn by Yukito Kishiro and has nine volumes of about 220 pages each. These were published for the first time between 1990 and 1995 in the Business Jump magazine. The first French version was released between 1995 and 1998 by Glénat. The particularity of this manga, related to the cyberpunk genre, lies in its extreme violence and its very dark vision of humanity, which does not prevent some characters to have very deep feelings, contrasting radically with their environment . "Gunnm" takes place in a post-apocalyptic world in the twenty-sixth century, which is divided into two main parts: on the one hand the dump, a filthy and ultra-violent city populated mainly by cyborgs endowed with a human brain ( beggars, criminals, bounty hunters, etc.). And on the other side Zalem, a city floating several thousand meters above the dump whose inhabitants are humans living in an idyllic environment. These are two places in perfect opposition and well delimited by impassable boundaries. The majority of the manga's action takes place in the landfill. In this world ruled by the law of the strongest, a scientist, Dr. Dyson, discovers the carcass of a young abandoned cyborg. After having repaired it, and thus brought back to life, he calls it Alita ("Gally" in the manga). Having no memory of her past but showing impressive combative skills, she will try to unravel the mystery of her origins and better apprehend the post-apocalyptic world in which she evolves. This is to protect those she loves from terrifying enemies who are on their heels.
Dr. Dyson Ido:
Dr. Dyson Ido: Try not to kill anybody.
When Alita disarms Zapan in the bar, the sword bounces across the table and falls off the far side. But in the next shot, the sword is at her feet.
The 20th Century Fox logo briefly changes to Iron City style, reading "26th Century".
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