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Gunnm (1993)

Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Crime | Video 21 June 1993
In a distant future, a the young cyborg Gally is found on a scrapheap by the Cyberdoctor Daisuke Ido, who rebuilds her and becomes her surrogate father.

Director:

Hiroshi Fukutomi

Writers:

Yukito Kishiro (comic), Akinori Endô
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miki Itô ... Gally (voice)
Shunsuke Kariya Shunsuke Kariya ... Ido (voice)
Kappei Yamaguchi ... Yugo (voice)
Edward Glen Edward Glen ... Yugo (1994) (voice) (as Edward Wakefield)
Mami Koyama ... Chiren (voice)
Shigeru Chiba ... Vector (voice)
Ryûzaburô Ôtomo Ryûzaburô Ôtomo ... Grewcica (voice)
Kazuhiko Kishino Kazuhiko Kishino ... Gonz (voice)
Kôji Totani ... Zavan (voice)
Takumi Yamazaki ... Tanji (voice)
Kazuyuki Sogabe Kazuyuki Sogabe ... Gime (voice)
Rick Peeples Rick Peeples ... Gonz (ADV Films dub) (voice)
Michitaka Kobayashi Michitaka Kobayashi ... Rasha (as Sanshiro Nitta)
Naoki Makishima Naoki Makishima ... Additional Voices (voice)
Tomoko Maruo Tomoko Maruo ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

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 <9qjcm94@samnet2.ou.dk>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 June 1993 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Battle Angel See more »

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Production Co:

Madhouse, Animate Film, KSS See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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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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The Problems of Watching Magna-Based Anime
13 September 2014 | by DonaldDooDSee all my reviews

Battle Angel should be great. Its got a fascinating, dark world, fine animation, brutal action scenes, even good characters. Yeah, its exploitative in its violence, but compared to other OVAs, its freaking Shakespeare.

But this isn't a stand-alone product. Its based on a manga with 9 volumes. We only get a peak of the first two, in only two episodes. So much is brought to the table...and is left to collect dust. At least in the world of animation. I just hate that mentality. "Like what you see? Better buy the comics..."

Does it work as a stand alone? Kind of! o3o' There is a theme of desperation, the misery of living in this junkyard world. For the brief time you spend, the events are well-paced, and you get a great sense of the culture and technology of this world. The dialog could use some work, though, and the English dub ain't that great.

Its an alright sit. I wish it had a few more episodes...but then again, I don't particularly like Volumes 3 and 4. :V


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