Review: Battle Angel Alita Vol. 1-3 by Yukito Kishiro

Title: Battle Angel Alita Vol.1
Author: Yukito Kishiro
Genre: SciFi, Cyberpunk
Pages: 222
Date Read: October 6, 2020

4 stars
4 stars – It was really good

In the lawless settlement of Scrapyard, beneath the mysterious space city of Zalem, a cyber-doctor Daisuke Ido discovers a detached cyborg head of a woman who has lost all her memories. He gives her a new body and calls her Alita.

I recently watched the movie Alita and really enjoyed it. So when I saw this comic was on KU I quickly grabbed it to read. I really enjoyed it. It is different from the movie but a lot of the major things are the same. Alita feels more adult like in the comic than in the movie. 

Alita is just starting her hunter-killer profession in this book and the book ends with her fight with Makaku. I really loved the concept of this world and the deadly cyborg that is Altia. The artwork was beautiful, especially during the fight scenes. I also loved that it was almost all in black and white. It really made the art pop. 

Now to read the next volume and see what happens after her fight with Makaku. 

Title: Battle Angel Alita Vol 2.
Author: Yukito Kishiro
Genre: SciFi, Cyberpunk
Pages: 212
Date Read: October 7, 2020

4 stars
4 stars – It was really good

A lot of things happen in this second volume of Alita. She finishes her battle with the cyborg Makaku, which was a cliffhanger from Vol. 1, she meets Yugo, and she is starting to become more human-like. She starts having feelings for Yugo and he shows her how to dream.But he also isn’t the sweet hardworking boy she thought he was. 

This volume ends with another cliffhanger but I still am really enjoying it. Yugo has been hurt and betrayed, and hopefully we will see how he deals with all of these changes in volume 3.

Title: Battle Angel Alita Vol 3.
Author: Yukito Kishiro
Genre: SciFi, Cyberpunk
Pages: 207
Date Read: October 7, 2020

3 stars
3 stars – I liked it

After the previous volume Alita disappears for a while. Ido has spent a month searching for and finally finds her playing Motorball. This is the beginning of her motorball career and her raising through the ranks. 

Motorball is a fascinating and deadly sport. I am excited to see where this story arc goes but I am also sad because Ido and her are not a team. I don’t love that they had a falling out and that they won’t talk to each other. 

This volume ends with her challenging the current motorball champion Jasgun. I am interested in seeing how the battle goes and how her new teammates work with her. 


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