Manga will move to Comic Days app after Evening magazine finishes publishing
Kodoani.com – Official Twitter account for manga Battle Angel Alita: Mars Chronicle (Gunnm: Kasei Senki) by Yukito Kishiro revealed on Tuesday that the manga’s current hiatus will last until the summer, instead of the spring return as previously announced. The manga will move to Kodansha’s Comic Days app, as Evening magazine ended publication with its final issue on Tuesday.
The manga began its current hiatus in October 2022. The manga also took a two-month hiatus in June 2021 and returned in August.
Kishiro launched the manga in Kodansha’s Evening magazine in April 2014, and Kodansha published the manga’s ninth volume in Japan in November 2022. In the story, the “machine angel” Gally ( English translation is Alita) to Mars to discover her origins and seek the truth about herself.
Publisher Kodansha USA published Kishiro’s Battle Angel Alita manga as a 2-in-1 hardcover volume starting in November 2017. The company published the sixth volume in April 2019.
Battle Angel Alita ran in Shueisha’s Business Jump magazine from 1990 to 1995, followed by the 1995-1996 Ashen Victor prequel and a single volume GUNNM : Other Stories. The story continued in 2001 with a retelling of Battle Angel Alita: Last Order, which was moved to Kodansha’s Evening magazine due to an issue between Kishiro and Shueisha’s Ultra Jump magazine.
Kishiro’s original Battle Angel Alita (GUNNM) manga inspired a live-action film by James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez. The film opened in early February 2019 in the UK and select countries in Asia before opening in the US later that month. The film also opened in Japan in February 2019 and peaked at #2 at the Japanese box office.