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Battle Angel Alita: Last Order, Vol. 11 Paperback – April 14, 2009
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That said, Battle Angel has never been appropriate for the faint of heart and this volume just reinforces that fact. This is rather ironic since this seems to be the first volume in the entire Battle Angel series in which brains do NOT appear, bashed or otherwise. If I'm wrong, please post a comment (Kishiro must have spent weeks in high school just practicing drawing brains).
However, anyone who enjoyed Zekka's party-crashing in Vol. 10 and was waiting for the return of karate master Toji will not be disappointed, as this duo must take on the Anomaly - hey, someone had to do it. The Jovians finally unleash their Z.O.T.T. contender, Warmen 609, which manages to be more diabolic than every other Z.O.T.T. combatant that came before it, Anomaly and Starship Cult included.Read more ›
This volume continues the Z.O.T.T. tournament and involves better action than seen in most of the original series and that includes the roller derby like sport, which I found boring. It also includes flashbacks far into the past, which explain a lot of various things and not just in Alita's past either.
The main antagonist in this, Trinidad, is very much like Lex Luther. He is highly intelligent (utilizing the minds of other geniuses) and makes use of this in quietly gaining power, while very carefully crafting his public appearance as a good and well loved military hero. It's not entirely clear what his motives are, beyond general aggregation of power.
Various new characters introduced in Last Order, including hilarious appearances from...new versions of Desty Nova. Desty Nova, as a character, is hard to classify. He might be considered an anti-hero or an anti-villain or perhaps none of the above. He is quite crazy and has a motive in exploring if people can escape their karma, which seems to be greater than any typical villainous motives, such as gaining power. He assists Alita at various points and we get to find out more and more just how genuine his assistance really is.
I think that "Last Order" is even more interesting than the original series, and while you can read "Last Order" without reading the original, I strongly suggest reading the original for the backstory. You may wish to skip over some excessive fighting portions, but make sure to read the parts central to the story line and character development.
While the original Battle Angel Alita series moved along at a good pace, with characters progressing over the course of decades, Last Order has spent 11 volumes covering a few days in time.
While the mad ideas for foes were once bonuses to the plot, now it feels like the whole point of the book is to throw in increasingly insane robot battles.
Worse yet Alita barely appears in this one, after also being largely absent from volumes 8 and 9 as well.
The robot fights are first rate of course, and the art is as good as ever, but the series as a whole has lost a lot of steam.
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