Can robots and humans fall in love? It’s a question as old as robots, and it’s one that appears to have been at least partially answered at the Japanese premiere of the Alita: Battle Angel movie, during which the cast and staff got a chance to hang out on stage with virtual YouTube star Kizuna AI.
Rosa Salazar (Alita), Christoph Waltz (Dr. Dyson Ido), director Robert Rodriguez, and producer Jon Landau were all on hand to field questions during the event, and Waltz took a particular shine to the VTuber while seated right next to her. He even asked if she was already engaged before pondering whether or not humans and cyborgs could find love.
As you’ll see in the video below, Salazar suggests their love story as being perfect for a film, even though Rodriguez insists it would be a short one.
— 映画『アリータ：バトル・エンジェル』公式 (@AlitaMovieJP) February 15, 2019
Alita: Battle Angel opened in the U.S. last Friday, and it’s set to kick off its Japanese run on February 22.