Gunnm (1993)

Not Rated  |  Video  |   |  Animation, Crime, Drama  |  21 June 1993 (Japan)
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This movie takes place in a distant future, and is the story of a the young cyborg Gally, who is found on a scrapheap by the Cyberdoctor Daisuke Ido, who rebuilds her and becomes her ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Miki Itô ...
Gally (voice)
Shunsuke Kariya ...
Ido (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bryan Bounds ...
Gime (ADV Films dub) (voice)
John Bull ...
Guryushika (Manga UK dub) (voice) (as John French)
Shigeru Chiba ...
Vector (voice)
Angel Fisher ...
Additional Voices (Manga UK dub) (voice)
Matt Greenfield ...
Grewcica (ADV Films dub) (voice)
John Guerrasio ...
Bektar (Manga UK dub) (voice)
Tamsin Hollo ...
Chiren (Manga UK dub) (voice)
Kazuhiko Kishino ...
Gonz (voice)
Michitaka Kobayashi ...
Rasha (as Sanshiro Nitta)
Mami Koyama ...
Chiren (voice)
Aaron Krohn ...
Zavan (ADV Films dub) (voice)
Guil Lunde ...
Ido (ADV Films dub) (voice)
Tristan MacAvery ...
Vector (ADV Films dub) (voice)


This movie takes place in a distant future, and is the story of a the young cyborg Gally, who is found on a scrapheap by the Cyberdoctor Daisuke Ido, who rebuilds her and becomes her surrogate father. Gally has no memory of her past, but soon displays remarkable fighting skills. She starts working as a bounty hunter and meets a young boy Yugo, who has the impossible dream of going to Zalem. A giant satellite floating above the city. Not realising that Yugo's dream can only end in misery Gally sets out to help him. Written by Thomas B Mikkelsen <>

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The kanji that accompanies the Gunnm title literally means "gun dream". This kanji compound would normally be read as "juu mu", but manga artist Yukito Kishiro used the English word "gun" (rendered as "gan") for the "gun" kanji. Therefore, the actual pronunciation of Gunnm is "Ganmu". See more »


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Good story, that gets disjointed, mostly because of its short running time.
12 December 2007 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

You can really tell by watching this film that the source material it is based on is really excellent. The story is a fine and compelling one, that is filled with fantasy elements and is set in a sort of future post-apocalyptic world. Because of this fact, I'm also positive of it that the James Cameron version of this movie called "Battle Angel" is going to be absolutely great.

This animated movie version is also a good one but unfortunately also heavily flawed.

The biggest problem with the movie is that it's very short, with as a result things get rushed. Also every sequence feels incredibly short. Every time you think you're going to get to see a big long fight sequence, it's already over again. It also makes the storytelling disjointed at times. Villains are keep getting introduced throughout the movie, until you finally start to loose interested at who is actually supposed to be the biggest and main villain of the movie. Some characters really made a redundant impression and they did not got the treatment they obviously deserved. The movie is also over before you know it, with a sort of an incomplete ending that will also give you an unsatisfied feeling.

The storytelling and build-up really isn't the greatest within this movie, although that isn't anything too uncommon for a Japanese anime, it still is a bit worse than acceptable in this case. The movie really gave me the feeling it had so much more potential, if it only had a better budget and production time span. It now unfortunately never reaches the level of true excellence and certainly is not among the top Japanse anime's.

Nevertheless the movie has plenty of qualities that make this a watchable one. The story is one of them, even though it's potential isn't fully used. The imaginary futuristic world and concepts within this movie are just so fine. It also has a fine love-story, that however also gets very rushed in the movie. The short action within the movie was also fine, which was mainly thanks to those awesome looking cyborgs with each their own special fighting powers and weapons. The movie is also filled with plenty of gore.

It's a certainly good watchable movie but still I would wait for the James Cameron movie version if I were you.


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