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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androids, romance, sci-fi, what more do you need?
22 January 2007 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

just as a movie, the android Gally is put together by technical and live parts that together work as an emotional unit. In this future the borders between machine and man is wiped out and cybernetic parts are as respected as biological. A future like this might not be impossible with the growing tolerance of body enhancements such as plastic surgery and piercing.

This is an anime movie that succeed to deliver so much more emotion and vitality than many many live-action movies. The upcoming live action movie's actors will never succeed to reflect emotions as the animated eyes of these anime-characters.

For me, this is in first hand a love story, one of the most touching i've seen. The fact that Gally is a robot and might not know how to love is never put up. No, the plot is more sophisticated than "is an android capable of loving?". Gunnm is about social classes, chasing dreams and most of all finding a place for those refusing to be apart of the world of violence they are thrown in to.

I love this movie, I absolutely do, maybe my opinion is colored by me being very sensitive to the "robot/man - man/robot" theme, i often dream about androids wanting to be human ore humans finding out they are human, and what more suitable theme for a movie than androids to raise questions about humanity and sympathy?

At first the whole thing with Gally being built as a "warrior" machine fails to impress me, I know It's a vital part of the plot but the fighting parts... It's just taking pleasure in super-violence, the monsters are really but-ugly. But then I figured the violence-theme is really just contributing to the sense of this grim fictional-world and the contrast to this which is the love story of the film. The two sides of Gallys persona is highly contributing to the complexity of the whole movie. Though i still consider it to be some unnecessary amount of "gore".

Make sure to see this before the Cameron live-action in 2009!

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