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Publisher Description

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?

Comics & Graphic Novels
January 19
Kodansha Advanced Media LLC
Kodansha USA Publishing, LLC

Customer Reviews

Mechaphantom ,

Great manga

Really nice cyborg and machine designs, a great manga with many spin offs to feed the fans.

Gear2ndGandalf ,


I think so. I’m one of those fans who was drawn to the manga after watching the live action movie. I loved the movie so much that I bought volume 1 of this manga. I’m happy to say this source material is worth the read and any number of re-reads! This manga is well written for the 90s, the art is phenomenal, and the action panels are the topping on the cake. You may be surprised as I was to see how Alita implements her tactics in the heat of battle. To perform actions towards her enemies in a non-conventional way that not even I would imagine. Note that the movie changed a lot of things despite remaining faithful to the source material. Which is better? You decide for yourself. You just might find that you like it.

Bubba Bill Jones ,

An Old Cornerstone of the Cyberpunk

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.

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