Battle Angel Alita Volume 1 - Yukito Kishiro

Battle Angel Alita Volume 1

By Yukito Kishiro

  • Release Date: 2018-01-19
  • Genre: Men
Score: 5
From 55 Ratings


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?


  • An Old Cornerstone of the Cyberpunk

    By Bubba Bill Jones
    This series was brought over to the west back in the 90’s and was a cornerstone in modern cyberpunk and robotics stories. Highly regarded, well received, and extremely influential - I encourage you to give it a read.
  • This got me back into manga and anime

    By Gabe Duprey
    I had just recently left the theater for the live action movie and was mesmerized by the idea of the universe. When I began reading the manga my eyes were opened to all of the raw detail that the other media and material leaves out. This manga is truly s must read if you want to get into the Aliya universe and manga in general. The pacing is decent, yet I feel like they go a bit fast in places where I feel like there should be more dialogue. The relationship that you will see unfold in Alita is interesting but it definitely was rushed, even in the manga. Still is definitely worth your time if you wish to read it.