Goodbye to you Alita
Goodbye to you Alita
Goodbye to you Alita

Tis seems to be the season of endings. First Naruto, and now another long running manga will finally be put to rest. Yukito Kishiro, the mangaka of Gunnm, better known as Battle Angel Alita to the rest of the world, will begin serialization of the manga’s final chapter come 28th October 2014 in Kodansha’s bi-weekly magazine and it’ll be titled Gunnm: Kasei Senki ( Battle Angel Alita: History of Mars War).

The announcement to end the manga was made by Kishiro in his blog not too long ago.

In case you’re wondering, Gunnm or Battle Angel Alita, first began in Shueisha’s Business Jump magazine from 1990 to 1995 where it was subsequently compiled in 9 volumes. After a 15 year hiatus, the sequel, Gunnm: The Last Order was then serialised in Ultra Jump in 2000 but moved to Kodansha’s Evening due to a serious disagreement between the Kishiro and the former. It subsequently finished its run early this year and has been compiled into 19 volumes.

Alita has also been given life in anime format with a 1993, 2 episode OVA. However no follow ups were ever made after the OVA.

The popularity of the manga even extended into Hollywood where James Cameron had bought the rights to it since, being one of the manga’s biggest fan. There were rumours of a live action version of Gunnm/Battle Angel Alita, but even after all these years, it never seemed to materialise.

On top of the final serialisation of Gunnm/Battle Angel Alita, Yukito Kishiro will also present a one shot story  called Mukai or Foggy World in the same magazine that is based on a short story by science fiction novelist, Hirotaka Tobi.

The announcement of final chapter

Source: Mantan Web