"Battle Angel Alita" Manga Relaunch Planned

"Chronicles of the Mars War" planned to start in the second half of the year

This month, Yukito Kishiro will be ending the Last Order chapter of sci-fi action manga Battle Angle Alita, which began in 2001 and moved from Shueisha's Ultra Jump to Kodansha's Evening in 2011. Appropriate for a series about the rebirth and evolution of a cyborg, a follow-up is already in the works.


Kishiro blogs that the new Alita, tentatively titled Kasei Senki (Chronicles of the Mars War), is being planned to run in Evening starting in the second half of 2014 and that an art book is similarly in the works.


Yukito Kishiro's 1990 Battle Angel Alita tells the story of a cyborg found on a rubbish heap with no memory of her former life. The original series was published in North America by Viz, while its more fight oriented follow-up Last Order moved over to Kodansha.


This summer, James Cameron stated that he aims to adapt sci-fi manga Battle Angel Alita around 2017, when Avatar 3 should be in post-production.


via manganewsjapon


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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