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Battle Angel Alita, Vol. 9: Angel's Ascension Paperback – December 6, 1998
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By now, my stance on the artwork and the recommended reader's level is cliche: the artwork is beautiful and superb, and the blood and violence and minor nudity makes this a mature series. But my take on the storytelling isn't the same as in my other reviews. Why? Because "Angel's Ascension" is on a level all its own.
The story in volume nine defies simple description. At its basic level, "Angel's Ascension" reveals the secret of Tiphares and finally cues us in on Alita's long forgotten past. But the story is anything but basic. It is so beautiful, so powerful, so moving, so captivating, that to just read it would be a downright shame. A reader has to not only read it, but practically drown himself in it! Yukito started the series with two near-perfect volumes ("Battle Angel Alita" and "Tears of an Angel"), and I'm overjoyed that he decided to end the series on the same note.
After reading and reviewing all nine volumes of "Battle Angel Alita", I can honestly say that the series is one of the greatest manga series I've ever read, on par with classics such as "Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind" and "Galaxy Express 999". The only disappointment?Read more ›
"What makes us who we are?"
And as the struggle for the Scrapyard's independence comes to a close, Cheif Bigott, Lou, Den, Alita, Kaos, and Koyomi must toil with the question of right and wrong... and battle with the thin line between life and death.
The book contains all of the mind-numbing violence and stunning visuals of its predesessors infused with the usual thought provoking philosophy and heart renching character profiles that make Kishiro one of the best graphic story tellers it has ever been my privilage to sample. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!
By the way, check out "Ashen Victor", Kishiro's Motorball series previously mentioned by Mr. Super Dave
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This one is almost pure action as Alita faces off against Desty Nova and his nasty henchmen! She's finally in his lab, and is chasing him with the help of Kaos, and Kaos is trying... Read morePublished on October 30, 2008 by T. Paukune
This is a great ending to one of the best adventures of all time. All the mystery of Alita is explained in the conflict between Alita and Desty Nova, and the future of the... Read morePublished on November 21, 2005 by Awesome Dude
Battle Angel Alita is a series I wish I could like more, and while it was good, it seemed to lose its soul after the second volume. Read morePublished on June 22, 2005 by Sesho
All good things must come to an end, at least temporarily. With this volume, Yukito Kishiro lifts ramps Alita's story up to a surprising new level, as the final stages of her... Read morePublished on March 8, 2003 by Marc Ruby™
WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL! WHAT MORE CAN I SAY? PERFRECT! SPECTACULAR! A MUST-READ!Published on January 30, 2003 by Amazon Customer
The above title could be changed to 'an absolutely perfect ending to a perfect manga' if only for the ending. Now, I loved the ending, don't get me wrong... Read morePublished on August 8, 2002 by Lauren
okk, I'm a huge BAA fan, the art is beautiful and the story is soooo wonderful. it's the first manga series I've collected fully ^_^
but i have one comment for most people,... Read more
This book is the best graphic novels iv seen aside the akira novles still in print. It has a great plot a cool ending and a great story of how alita gets there. Read morePublished on September 2, 2001