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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 Yûki .... character designer (as Nobuteru Yuuki)
 
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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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Prepare for battle., 21 May 2003
Author: JohnnyPhoenix (Johnnyvolume555@hotmail.com) from Ottawa, Canada

Battle Angel

Rating: R Runtime: 54mins Release Date: 1993

Born of flesh and metal, Gally is not your average girl. Then again, in a world of ruthless spine thieves and iller cyborg gladiators, you have to be something more than average. You have to be the best; especially if you work as a bounty hunter.

As a brilliant scientist and part time bounty hunter, the City of Junk is a place of great loneliness for Yugo. While making his way through the city at night, he comes across the body of a lifeless Gally. Using his genius, and a few spare parts, Dr. Yugo is able to revive the young girl, and the two quickly form a lasting friendship. In time, Gally grows stronger and realizes she harnesses immense power, which she decides should be best used by following Yugo's path as a bounty hunter. Yugo is at first extremely upset with Gally's plan, but after seeing her make short work of a mechanically enhanced thug, he realizes that Gally may be the best hunter he has ever seen. Yet even tougher than the gladiator droids Gally must defeat, is the choice she must make to uphold justice and preserve the law, or turn a blind eye, and look up to the City of Clouds for a dream of something better.

Packed with action and overloading with imagination, Battle Angel is a treat for any animation fan looking for something a little more adult than Dragon Ball Z. The voice over work for the North American version is done impeccably well, with the voice talent really giving the characters the emotion and feeling they deserve. This is especially apparent with Yugo and Gally, two characters that really need that depth, as their emotions are constantly changing.

Battle Angel director Hiroshi Fukutomi is no stranger to Japanimation, and makes it very obvious with this top-notch action film. He meticulously blends reality and emotion with fantasy and imagination. Fukutomi allows his viewer to feel what it is like to live in the harsh conditions of the City of Junk, yet at the same time we are able to dream along with the characters as they attempt to make a better future for themselves, in the beautiful Cloud City. Backing Fukutomi in creating this groundbreaking film are some of the most talented artists to ever put pencil to paper. Not only do the characters show exquisite detail, but some of the city shots are unparalleled even by today's standards. Battle Angle writer, Akinori Endo, is a main piece of this complex puzzle, as it is he who has breathed life into the Battle Angel world, making it one of the most exciting and fast paced films to ever see distribution.

I need say only one thing, not only to animation lovers, but also to film lovers in general who need a guardian from boredom, unoriginality, poor dialogue or any other demons the film world has to conjure, and that is to think about getting an angel as your guardian and making that guardian, Battle Angel.

Overall Rating: 8.5 out of 10

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