My very own fanart to the Battle Angel Alita franchise xD Yeah, she looks totally weird on that getup ahahah I love it! It's based on this funny drawing I found on some artsy book (funny guy xD
), and since the original Gally (the one from the manga, not the sucky movie xp) likes to do this cute face many people say she looks like an octopus (so kawaii xD), I thought "If Alita looks like and octopus, she could dress like one! xD" So I drew her making an awkwars cosplay of the guy in that book, and tada! We have an even better version of her than the one we got on the movie! xD, also, the pose is inspired by this shot from the manga! cool Gally manga pose
To be honest, I haven't seen the actual movie yet, but it is supposed to premier today (I hope, it has been delayed for a year or so!), and the trailers look so crappy, like if someone took the ovas (which weren't that bad to begin with, but those aren't the best version you can get of this excellent series, that's the manga!, but I first met this series watching the ova and from there I began reading and wow, I love it!), and also read somewhat ahead from where the ovas left off, but only till they get to know about motorball, and thought "Hey, this could be a fantastic movie, with lots of mindless fighting, pseudophilosophical talk, some marysueness to Alita, and lots of sports xD" Took it all to a blender and then added lots of cgi sprinkle on it. Not a shake I would want people to take in their way to getting to know this fantastic work from Yukito Kishiro (but the guy is so awesome he is happy people is even talking about his work, poor kind mangaka).
So anyway, the drawing looks like Gally, but silly, like the movie version xD but better, because this is a drawing and not a weird cgi oversized- eyed doll, so enjoy!
Have you seen the movie? what do you think? I will watch it just to support Kishiro sensei... I hope he gets something out of it, or even a chance at an anime adaptation made by David Productions, oooow yeah! ;D
Also Edit actualization- I have seen many pre-screening reviews from guys on youtube, I think they are sellouts or totally ignorants of the source material xD, many say it is pretty close to the original graphic novel (?? xD in which way? they even added the supposed wife of Ido, which obviously was taken from the ova, lol, and even that is not very close to the original manga), or that there's nothing wrong with the movie if you take it as they intended it to be, another YA dystopian fiction....what!!? xD Gunnm is not supposed to be that! Is more deep than the surface level of scifi dystopias rampant on the current YA genre! That's so crappy t.t. And yeah, even in the tailers you can see how they are trying to portray Gally (ups, Alita) as the trademark special snowflake girl that always protagonizes those stories. If that's not an error on the movie part, then those people are totally desensitized by YA fiction xDDD
Anyway, I still hope, if we trow enough money towards the franchize, someday David Productions will make a worthwile anime out of it, it deserves it!!