Alita: Battle Angel is a cyberpunk action film made in 2019 and based on Japanese manga artist Yukito Kishiro’s 1990s series Battle Angel Alita. The movie was directed by Robert Rodriguez and produced by James Cameron. Alita the manga was originally published in Shueisha’s Business Jump magazine from 1990 to 1995. Both focus on Alita (or “Gally” in the original Japanese version), a female cyborg who has lost all memories and is found in a junkyard by a cybernetics doctor who rebuilds and takes care of her. Explore our range of Alita Battle Angel gift ideas and products. Alita-inspired presents for him, her, them. Apparel, accessories, comics, toys, and more.
Alita Battle Angel (or Alita, as you might know it by if you liked the movie) is, as I mentioned above, based on a Japanese manga from the 90s. Which means that there’s not just Alita merchandise inspired by the movie; there are also products based on the original material. Let’s start with a few gift ideas for those of us who absolutely loved the film and want to have a little something (like an action figure or poster) to celebrate this work of art!
The original manga that served as inspiration for the Alita movie is surprisingly meaningful and deep. This is not your run-of-the-mill story; Yukito Kishiro didn’t shy away from difficult topics. So, if you’re looking for an interesting journey, you’re in for a treat.
Below you can find the volumes of the original Japanese Alita manga, which was published in English by Kodansha Comics. These 400-page hardcover deluxe editions feature an all-new translation, color pages, and new cover designs. If you’re looking for the best Alita merch, the original manga is probably a great place to start. And if you want more, keep scrolling.
Since Alita (the manga) first came out, a few authors have given it a go, too. Below you can find new manga volumes of Alita Battle Angel that can also make a great present for anyone interested in collecting Alita merchandise. These cover stories transcend the original comic – some are written by the original author Yukito Kishiro, and others by special guests. hey are all, however, excellent.
If you’ve come this far, it means you’re still looking for more information about Battle Angel Alita and its merch. Here are some frequently asked questions that can bring some clarity.
There are two parts to this question. The first is whether you should read the Alita manga before watching the Alita movie. The second, is if you should read the manga at all! Well. the answer to the first is easy: You don’t need to read the manga, and you probably don’t want to. The main reason is that the movie only covers a portion of the original story (more on this below). Now, about the manga itself… if you’ve seen the movie or if you haven’t but don’t care about spoilers (and like manga), you should definitely read it. It’s a great story.
The Alita manga covers much more of the story than the movie. Granted, it also doesn’t go into as much detail in terms of world-building or side stories. The movie is an adaptation, so you can enjoy in its own right. One of the biggest differences between the Alita manga and the Alita movie is the time frame. The manga actually spans a few years and (without getting into spoiler territory) continues on… forever. Because there are new volumes being released on a regular basis!
A collection of (mostly second-hand and available through eBay) Alita comics, toys, and special products.