Battle Angel Alita

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Battle Angel Alita, called GUNNM (銃夢, literally "gun" mu "dream", creatively read as ガンム ganmu) in Japan, is a science-fiction manga series created by Yukito Kishiro in 1991 and published in Shueisha's Business Jump magazine. The plot centers on a a female cyborg named Alita (called "Gally" in Japan) whose only memories of her past are her mastery of the cyborg martial art known as Panzer Kunst.


  • Jashugan...Why did you die!? There was so much more I wanted to learn from you![1]
    • Jashugan appears in a dream sequence induced by Desty Nova when Alita says this to him.


Figure Four

Daisuke Ido


  • I have not begun to attain the ultimate levels! All I have done is come to grips with my own limits! Humans have limitations! And the purpose of battle is to attain the greatest heights within your own limits![2]
    • Jashugan appears in a dream sequence induced by Desty Nova when he says this to Alita.


Desty Nova

  • I never seem to get along with that cat. One of these days I'll poison the little monster.[3]
    • Referring to Ido's pet Gally in a dream sequence he has induced in Alita of an alternate reality.
  • I've battled all of nature--and I do not fear death! But one thing I cannot bear is to be rescued by the selflessness of my own experimental subject! I would rather suffer hell itself than be saved by that girl's kindness! Ashes! Lets the sky rain ashes![4]
    • Referring to Alita's decision to save Tiphares from collapsing onto the Scrapyard.
  • You can't fight fate-did I neglect to teach you that? People cannot choose where, when and into what conditions they are born. From the moment of birth, each person must live on life's terms. The world is cruel, but that's only natural. We begin life as a chemical reaction, the soul non-existent, the mind merely synaptic sparks. Human existence but a shadow of memory and information. We live alone, as we must- in a godless and merciless world...and yet...we live! That is the secret of free will!
    • Talking to Sachumado, embodied with the memories of Nova's latest and late assistant Jim Roscoe.

Other characters

B.B. Buick

  • What an honor! Shot by the Angel of Death! Shoot me some more![5]
    • After being shot by AR-10.

Bigott Eizenburg

  • You were never anything more than a sample to us.[6]
    • Explaining Alita's role in the TUNED project.
  • Hey...can I have my brain back...heh...heh...brai-
    • Last words while going insane after finding out the secret of Tiphares being all Tipharean adults have their brains replaced with Bio-Chips. Is shot and killed along wiht his staff by M.I.B. robots.


  1. Kishiro (1997). Fallen Angel, 198.
  2. Kishiro (1997). Fallen Angel, 211.
  3. Kishiro (2001). Angel's Ascension, 87.
  4. Kishiro (2001). Angel's Ascension, 229.
  5. Kishiro (1997). Fallen Angel, 170.
  6. Kishiro (1997). Fallen Angel, 59.


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