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Battle Angel Alita, Volume 03: Killing Angel (Battle Angel Alita / Gunnm #3)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  1,323 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Her spirit crushed over the loss of Hugo, Alita runs away from Doc Ido and the life she's built in the Scrapyard to become a challenger in motorball, a combat-like game that pits cyborg competitors against each other. As they race through the obstacle course, fighting for the ball, Alita learns her foes will do anything to win, and that losers often don't live to talk abou ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published May 12th 2004 by VIZ Media LLC (first published 1992)
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Fraser Simons
Nov 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Battle Angel Alita in printed form sticks pretty closely to the OVAs (from 1 to start of 3)I watched ages ago. It's over-the-top cyberpunk aesthetic that, at first glance seems nothing but aesthetic. Put out in 1990, I think it's pretty impressive. It was trying to tell a much more philosophical and nuanced tale than most of the late 80's cyberpunk media with the exception of Ghost In The Shell, published in 1989.

Luckily there's quite a bit of depth even with the typical manga fan service---at
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Alexander Engel-Hodgkinson
3.7/5

I remember first seeing the OVA years ago and loving it. Still haven't gotten a DVD for it yet, but I'd love to. I found this volume at my local pawn shop out of sheer luck and snatched it up before anyone else could, and I'm glad i did. Within the cover pages rests a very nostalgic cyberpunk manga aesthetic that Shirow Masamune perfected and immortalized in his Ghost in the Shell and Appleseed works. It's like a trip back to the 90's.

Kishiro's artwork is definitely a highlight. It's dirty
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Andrew
Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
Got to the tournament arc of the series xp
Gotta say though, it continues to be a lot of fun, and I really love the artwork of this series!
Adrian Wood
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent
Nick
May 13, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Overall Rating: A
Synopsis: Battle Angel Alita tells the story of an amnesiac female cyborg named Alita. Alita's head and upper torso are found in a state of suspended animation by cybermedic/bounty hunter Daisuke Ido while he is searching for useful scrap. After giving her a new body, Alita begins to learn how to live in the Scrapyard, the home of the poor and out-of-luck, who live in the shadow of the floating city of Tiphares, where the rich live. Although she has no memory, Alita soon realize
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Brian
Another of my favourite manga series that initially got me interested in Japanese manga and anime, Battle Angel Alita is another classic Japanese manga from the early 1990s.

This series tells the story of an amnesiac female cyborg named Alita, whose head and upper torso are found in a state of suspended animation by cybermedic/bounty hunter Daisuke Ido while he is searching for useful scrap, and follows her as she recovers her past.

Brokenhearted over the death of her first 'true love', Alita runs
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Caroline
This series is very entertaining, even with the weak backstory given to the plot. (It goes the same as most manga, but still... I'm not seeing the support for Ido's love for Alita, or any of the characters' emtions.)

I like this book more than the others because of Alita's growing respect/relationship/love(?) with Jashugan. I'm feeling more of a relationship growing between these two than I did between Alita and Hugo.

Ido is being a total dick, though, I guess if we saw more of why he's being this
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Marion
Jan 13, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, 2017
Okay, I'm starting to wonder if the French editions have messed up the number of "episodes" that they include in one volume, or if the problem comes directly from the source and the Japanese don't have the same standards as to what makes a volume of collected episodes make sense. It's just weird to me. Why end the volume on an episode that starts a new storyline?
I keep enjoying the story, but sometimes there are some very peculiar and unexpected jumps that are a bit jarring.
Chris
Nov 17, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
Again, I found myself liking this series more than I did at first. It still has a lot of the things that turn me off from Manga -- utterly confusing fight sequences, really random slap-stick bits, and some abysmal dialogue -- but over all the characters have gelled and the world has taken on actual shape. The roller-derby arena plot is as hackneyed as any one can find in sci-fi, but since its just the backdrop it isn't too distracting. A good subway/bus book.
Jason
This came in as a donation to the library and looked interesting. I haven't read any previous volumes and yet I got pulled right into the story and the action! Alita herself is a very intense and compelling character. Too bad these are all out of print :(.
Nore
Feb 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
IDO WHY ARE YOU BEING SUCH A DICK.
Bria
Jan 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Alita, you are not a very wise person.
Aurelio Ippandoza
Apr 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
AWESOME MANGA SERIES...thank you kishiro-San.
Muffin Adorable
Sep 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
...T^T
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