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1993 (USA) See more »
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Hunter Warrior
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Miki Itô ... Gally (voice)
Larissa Murray ... Alita (1994) (voice: English version)
Amanda Winn Lee ... Gally (1996) (voice: English version) (as Amanda Winn)
Shunsuke Kariya ... Ido (voice)
Stuart Milligan ... Ido (1994) (voice: English version)
Guil Lunde ... Ido (1996) (voice: English version)
Kappei Yamaguchi ... Yugo (voice)
Alan Marriott ... Yugo (1994) (voice: English version) (as Edward Wakefield)

Spike Spencer ... Yugo (1996) (voice: English version)
Mami Koyama ... Chiren (voice)
Tamsin Hollo ... Chiren (1994) (voice: English version)
Shigeru Chiba ... Vector (voice)
John Guerrasio ... Bektar (1994) (voice: English version)
Tristan MacAvery ... Vector (1996) (voice: English version)
Kurt Stoll ... No.10 (voice: English version)
Ryûzaburô Ôtomo ... Grewcica
Matt Greenfield ... Grewcica (1996) (voice: English version)
Kôji Totani ... Zavan
Aaron Krohn ... Zavan (1996) (voice: English version)
Kazuyuki Sogabe ... Gime (voice)

William Roberts ... Gime (voice: English version) (as Bill Roberts)
Bryan Bounds ... Gime (1996) (voice) (voice: English version)
Takumi Yamazaki ... Tanji (voice)
Michitaka Kobayashi ... Rasha (as Sanshiro Nitta)
Kazuhiko Kishino ... Gonz
Rick Peeples ... Gonz (1996) (voice: English version)
Naoki Makishima ... Walla (voice)
Tomoko Maruo ... Walla (voice)
Shinobu Satouchi ... Walla (voice)
Angel Fisher ... Walla (1996) (voice: English version)
Andy Orjuela ... Walla (1996) (voice: English version)
Lorraine Reyes ... Walla (1996) (voice: English version)
Dan Rockwell ... Walla (1996) (voice: English version)
Jennifer Rutherford ... Walla (1996) (voice: English version)

Doug Smith ... Walla (1996) (voice: English version)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Bull ... Guryushika (1994) (voice: English version) (as John French)
Laura Chapman ... Chiren (1996) (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Hiroshi Fukutomi 
 
Writing credits
Yukito Kishiro (comic)

Akinori Endô 

Produced by
Matt Greenfield .... producer
Kazuhiko Ikeguchi .... producer
Joichi Sugito .... producer
 
Original Music by
Harada Soichiro 
Kaoru Wada 
 
Cinematography by
Hitoshi Yamaguchi 
 
Film Editing by
Yukiko Ito 
Satoshi Terauchi 
 
Sound Department
Yukio Abe .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Kaoji Tanifuji .... special effects
 
Animation Department
Takashi Hashimoto .... animator
Yoshinobu Ineno .... animator
Kumiko Kawana .... animator
Masahiro Kimura .... animator
Masayuki Kobayashi .... animator
Osamu Kobayashi .... animator
Mamoru Kurosawa .... animator
Toshiya Niidome .... animator
Tetsuhito Saitô .... animator
Shin'ya Takahashi .... animator
Hiroto Tanaka .... animator
Sumio Watanabe .... animator
Nobuteru Yuuki .... character designer
 
Other crew
Rintaro .... supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"Gunnm" - Japan (original title)
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54 min | Argentina:60 min
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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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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
androids, romance, sci-fi, what more do you need?, 22 January 2007
Author: skuggyngel from Sweden

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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