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Release Date:
1993 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Hunter Warrior
Plot:
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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Good story, that gets disjointed, mostly because of its short running time. See more (22 total) »

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 
Matt Greenfield (english version)
 
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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Trivia:
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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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Good story, that gets disjointed, mostly because of its short running time., 12 December 2007
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

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.

7/10

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