21 April 2011

Battle Angel

Japan - 1993
Director - Hiroshi Fukutomi
ADV Films, 1996, VHS
Run Time -1 hour, 10 minutes

I read a fair amount of comics, but rarely manga. However, I am a fan of the dark science fiction and like its predecessor AkiraBattle Angel Alita is set in a violent dystopian future. I'm very picky, but this is one of the best. This anime, which is good but not as good as the source, covers portions of the first two volumes of the manga written and illustrated by Yukito Kishiro who won the Japanese Illustrator of the Year award at the age of 17.

1 comment:

Richard of DM said...

I love Battle Angel both on this tape and in manga form. What is most frustrating is that these two straight-to-video episodes, even though they are totally awesome, never went anywhere. There are so many awesome storylines in the manga that somebody could make this an excellent 13 or maybe even 16 episode series.