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Battle Angel Alita Author Yukito Kishiro Praises Look of Live-Action Film

Battle Angel Alita Author Yukito Kishiro Praises Look of Live-Action FilmA lot of folks were put off by the big-eyed look of the upcoming Battle Angel Alita (Gunnm) adaptation, Alita: Battle Angel. But Yukito Kishiro, the creator of the original Alita manga, appears to approve.

Kishiro was recently interviewed about the look of the James Cameron-produced film, which opens December 21, 2018 in the US and Japan.

The manga author commented that while he was first surprised by the large eyes, “once I’d seen a few scenes, I forgot all about it. In the scene where they search for the sunken spaceship, and Alita gets wet, I even thought ‘she looks cute!’”

Kishiro also commented that he was impressed by the long, detail-packed shots of Iron City, the translucent, minute mecha designs and more.

“They were able to depict things I, as a manga writer and illustrator, could not, and with such quality. I thought, ‘thank you! This is the movie I wanted to see 30 years ago! I’m jealous of what can be expressed in movies!’”

Does the original author’s stamp of approval sway your opinion of Alita: Battle Angel? Or will you wait to see it with your own… eyes?

Source: Comic Natalie

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.