Gunnm (1993)

Japan, 1993
54m
colour
Dolby, Japanese
Reviewed at The EOFFTV Review

A Japanese two-part science fiction OVA series directed by Hiroshi Fukutomi.

Premise

The future: cyborg specialist Daisuke Ido finds a partially destroyed cyborg, Gally, abandoned on a scrapheap beneath a huge floating city. He reactivates her and she finds work with a bounty hunter, putting to good use her extraordinary fighting skills. She also meets Yugo, a young man who dreams of living in the floating city of Zalem – although his dream is an impossible one, Gally agrees to help him…

Credits

Crew
Director: Hiroshi Fukutomi
Directors: Yutoka Minowa, Kazuhiro Soeta, Tashikazu Usami
Copyright 1993 Yukito Kishiro/Business Jump/Shueisha/KSS, Inc/MOVIC
Animate Film, KSS, MOVIC in cooperation with Business Jump, Editors Room
Created by: Yukito Kishiro
Production: Kazuo Suzaki, Yutaka Takahashi
Planning: Takao Asaga, Hiroshi Iwakawa, Masaki Sawanobori, Kato Nagateru
Produced by: Joichi Sugita, Kazuhiko Ikeguchi
Production Producers: Masao Maruyama, Yuji Tokoe
Supervisor: Rintaro [real name: Taro Rin]
Screenplay: Akinari Endo
Key Animation: Michio Mihara, Toshikazu Usami, Yuzo Sato, Hitoshi Ueda, Hiroshi Nagahama, Kumiko Kawana, Norico Ozeki, Norimoto Tokura, Toyoaki Emura, Yuka Kudo, Hideo Hayashi, Masayuki Kobayashi, Kunio Takahide, Shigeru Tsuzuki, Norimitsu Suzuki
Director of Photography: Hitoshi Yamaguchi
Editing: Nootoshi Ogata [real name: Harutoshi Ogata], Yukiko Ito, Satoshi Terauchi (Mushi Production)
Music: Kaoru Wada
Main Theme “Cyborg Mermaid” lyrics Masumi Yonagawa, music Tsukasa, arrangement Akira Yamato, performed by Kaori Akima [real name: Kaoru Akima], available through KSS Records (Stock no. JSCA29005)
Director of Sound Effects: Yasunori Honda
Special Effects: Kaoji Tanifuji [real name: Shigeji Tanifuji]

English Language Version
English language version copyright 1996 A.D.V. Films
English language version produced by A.D.V Films
Executive Producer: Laurence Guinness
Producer: Matt Greenfield
Directors: Matt Greenfield, Amanda Winn
Screenplay: Matt Greenfield
Audio Mix/Sound Design: Paul Killam
Art Direction: Lorraine Reyes

Voices
Miki Itô (Gally)
Kariya Shunsuke (Ido)
Kappei Yamaguchi (Yugo)
Mami Koyama (Chiren)
Shigeru Chiba (Vector)
Kôji Totani (Zaven)
Kazuyuki Sogabe (Gime)
Takumi Yamazaki (Tanji)
Ryûzaburô Ôtomo
Kazuhiko Kishino
Nooki Mokishima
Nobuo Satouchi
Tomoko Maruo
Sanshiro Nitta

English Language Version Vocal Cast
Amanda Winn (Gally)
Guil Lunde (Ido)
Spike Spencer (Yugo)
Laura Chapman (Chiren)
Tristan MacAvery (Vector)
Kurt Stoll (No.10)
Bryan Bounds (Gime)
Aaron Krohn (Zavan)
Kurt Stoll (Tanji)
Brett Weaver (fight announcer)
Bryan Bounds, Angel Fisher, Tiffany Grant, Matt Greenfield, Andy Orjuela, Rick Pepples, Lorraine Reyes, Dan Rockwell, Jennifer Rutherford, Doug Smith, Kurt Stoll (additional voices)

Alternative English Language Version Vocal Cast
Stuart Milligan (Ido)
Larissa Murray (Alita)
Edward Wakefield (Yugo)
Tamsin Hollo (Chiren)
John French (Guryushika)
John Geurrassio (Bektar)
Bill Roberts (Gime)

Episodes

Rusty Angel
Tears Sign

Alternative Titles

Alita, ángel de combate – Spanish title
Battle Angel
Battle Angel Alita

See also
Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

References

Periodicals

  • film-dienst vol.5 no.14 (4 July 2000) p.35 – review (by Jörg Gerle)

Books

  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.34