There are a lot of our readers digging into the Anime and Manga stuff and we applaud them since its just so massive an extension of the geek interests that we personally don’t even know how to catch up on some of it. One popular series is “Battle Angel: Alita” and as you can see they’ve reversed the name for the film. The trailers look like some exciting stuff and the last one I posted can be observed HERE in the event you missed it. This film opens today in theaters everywhere so take a look at the poster, premise and some casting before my closing editorial notions.
The Premise: “Alita: Battle Angel” follows the story of the titular Alita, a disembodied “core” who awakens with no memory in a post-apocalyptic world destroyed by a technological fall. Dr. Ido finds her and gives her a new body. They later discover that Alita is more than what she seems and has an extraordinary past. As she navigates her new life, she battles other machines who are empowered with skills.
Rosa Salazar as Alita
Christoph Waltz as Dr. Dyson Ido
Jennifer Connelly as Chiren
Mahershala Ali in two roles, one being Vector,
Ed Skrein as Zapan
Jackie Earle Haley as Grewishka
Keean Johnson as Hugo
Michelle Rodriguez as Gelda
Eiza González as Nyssiana
Lana Condor as Koyomi
Jorge Lendeborg Jr. as Hugo’s friend.
Idara Victor as Nurse Gerhad
Leonard Wu as Kinuba.
Marko Zaror as Ajakutty
Casper Van Dien as Amok
PiercingMetal Thoughts: As I’ve already noted, I’m not the biggest study on the Anime and Manga stuff despite my possessing a few dozen long boxes of comic books and three or so shelves in the video library with the live-action and animated series featuring the world’s greatest super-heroes. I’ve enjoyed the trailers for this film of course but with the Toy Fair starting tomorrow I’ve got a lot of preparation to do. Those who’ve followed this website when we’ve covered that massive event know that we are all in with it and serve up a few dozen posts with our findings. Depending on what my experts say about the release will be the deciding factor on whether I see this in the theater during a matinee or wait until its on Netflix. What about you readers? Will you be seeing it early in the theatrical run? Chime in down below because it let’s us know that you are out there.