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Battle Angel Alita - Last Order : Angel Reborn, Vol. 01

(Battle Angel Alita: Last Order #1)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  755 ratings  ·  23 reviews
- Battle Angel Alita has been published in 11 languages
Paperback, 200 pages
Published July 23rd 2003 by VIZ Media LLC (first published November 27th 2002)
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P. Kirby
The best part of this manga was the two, unrelated bonus stories at the end.

I read quite a bit of manga in days of yore, so I'm no neophyte when it comes to this style of comic, but Battle Angel Alita: Last Order Omnibus reads like an adolescent boy's fantasy. Lots of gore, fuck-all for character development, and dialogue that makes George Lucas look like the master of witty repartee. The problems with dialogue may be a function with translation, and some of the narrative choices, cultural quirk
侯 二六
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics

Darryl Knickrehm
Jun 02, 2012 rated it did not like it
Today is a sad, sad day. The original Battle Angel was my favorite graphic novel of all time (since I was a teen too). It was drawn so amazingly well and written with such dark human emotion. A masterpiece in my book. So when I heard Kishiro (who ended the series abruptly) would start again, I was elated. But when I started reading this, I was crushed. Last Order has lost ALL the elements that made the original so special. The art is so simple it border-lines on bad (due to him moving over to dr ...more
May 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the stuff that lead to Ghost in the Shell for me. Woo!
Aug 06, 2017 rated it liked it
It was nice to read about Alita again. I liked the first 2/3 of the book. The last 1/3, about going into space... was not my coup of tea. Overall too much fighting. Still a fast nice read for any fan that wants to catch up with this character.
Kaitlin Smith
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Baal Of
Oct 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
It's been a long time since I read the original run of Battle Angel Alita, and though I considered re-reading those books before diving into this new series, I decided to start here without a refresher. With this first volume, my impression is pretty positive. The artwork is gorgeous, with clean lines and shading that provides clarity to the scenes rather than murkiness. The panel layouts are logical, with a felicitous mix of large and small panels, interspersed with full pages to showcase detai ...more
Mayank Agarwal
Feb 19, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga, sci-fiction
Disappointment. Started reading the series after finishing the excellent original series, the only thing common with the original are few names, everything else is different and for most parts for the worse.

While the first series is story and character driven with not a singe dull moment, this one is only about stupid battles which just keep's dragging. Alita is not really the center character anymore and she is missing most of the times,her character is regressing instead of developing (additi
Mar 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
4/5 stars for this volume, about 3/5 stars for the series ~

Last Order pales in comparison to the original Battle Angel Alita (Gun Dream / Gunnm) series, which was so deep in its art, darkness, emotion, and hope in half as many volumes. This unnecessarily long series has very little coherent story even though it tries to invent an interplanetary community, and focuses way too much on endless fighting with bizarre creatures and none of the depth and character development that made the fights mean
Aug 14, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: manga fans
Who doesn't want to be Battle Angel Alita when they grow up? I mean, minus the heaping servings of angst and pain. This series is excellent all around: art style, characters, plot and sheer kick-ass goodness. If you like your woman to be insightful, cyborg, martial arts masters of coolness, you will love Battle Angel in all of it's forms. Also, wonderful use of technology as metaphor. The random sketches at the beginning of each section are also great. If you get the chance to pick up the large ...more
Aïe aïe aïe
Quel dommage que ce besoin d'argent. la première série Gunnm était vraiment bien fichue. Mais là, il ne reste plus grand chose de l'espèce d'illumation de l'auteur. Là, on n'a plus droit qu'à de la violence totallement gratuite ou presque.
Cela dit, à bien y réfléchir, les premiers tomes de Gunnm étaient aussi assez faibles. je vais donc essayer de me faire toute la série histoire de voir si le niveau s'élève, ou si on reste à raz des paquerettes.
May 07, 2010 rated it it was ok
Not anywhere near as good as the first series, but still mildly entertaining. The main problem is that the plot is all over the place and that there are, somehow, space vampires. I'm going to stick with the original Battle Angel and pretend these don't exist.
Jun 24, 2014 rated it liked it
I loved this series when I was a teen so I was excited to find out there was a follow-up series. It is a bit cerebral to start with but so far I am enjoying the series as a whole (once a few more comedic characters were introduced). I am about halfway through now.
May 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Como siempre Alita es una genialidad del cyberpunk
Jul 30, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
J'accroche moins que le 1er cycle.
Eric Zandona
Mar 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Fast pace and a great reintroduction to the world of the Battle Angel.
Apr 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Actual rating: 4-and-a-half stars
Oct 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
Don't like it as much as the original series but is still a good edition. Hoping it will speed up later in the series.
Nov 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Pretty darn good. Feels a bit more serious than the previous series, as if Gally is now all grown up.
Apr 01, 2008 rated it it was ok
the book in like the 40 century about robots martial arts and of the best is alita one of the best but one day some one a human destroyed her and now she is reborn.
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