THE LAST ORDER Ido and Figure’s long journey ends in Earth orbit, on the space city Ketheres, where they can see the world after the ZOTT with their own eyes. What is it Alita has brought into the universe? After a life of defiance, what meaning has she gained? The science fiction epic that held fans spellbound for more than 20 years finally comes to a conclusion, and the seeds for a new adventure are sown!
Living out his days in a remote fishing village, Figure Four hears a rumor he cannot bring himself to believe: Alita is dead! The news dredges up old memories, and soon Figure is back wandering a wasteland still scarred by the battle against Barjack, desperately searching for the woman who once loved him. Instead, he’ll stumble upon a village where a doctor named Ido has lost his memories…
Caught in each other’s traps, the Martian markswoman Zazie and the despicable murderer Rakan begin to tear themselves apart, piece by piece! Meanwhile, Zekka’s distracted by the reappearance (or is that reincarnation?) of an old rival, whose presence may provoke the fiery death of millions in an antimatter explosion! Freedom, hubris, enlightenment and destruction as Alita’s saga reaches its climax!
When Doc Ido, a talented cyber-physician, finds Alita’s head in a junk heap, she has lost all memory of her past life. But when he reconstructs her, she discovers her body still instinctively remembers the Panzer Kunst, the most powerful cyborg fighting technique ever known. In the postapocalyptic world of the Scrapyard, as the secrets of Alita’s past unfold, each day is a struggle for survival.
After nearly being canceled, the Z.O.T.T. resumes and now inches towards its conclusion with the Space Angels going head-to-head against new, formidable opponents that push their combative skills to the limit. With Alita jumping back into the fray, the independence of Tiphares and the scrapyard are depending on her victory, and with her new, seemingly unstoppable abilities, triumph seems to be nearly at hand for the Space Angels. However, behind the scenes, Mbadi and other nefarious entities are plotting to turn things around on Alita and her friends as the Z.O.T.T. continues into its final round.
In the depths of Melchizedek, Alita inches closer to recovering her dear friend’s brain but not before she is greeted by Mbadi and a rather duplicitous Desty Nova doppleganger. Meanwhile, Sechs and the other members of the Space Angels make their way through ZOTT, where Sechs comes to face a universally renowned Space Karate master in a show of technique, toughness and…thumbs?
On her way to retrieve Lou’s brain, Alita encounters a ghost from her past—an old mentor whose revelations shake Alita’s very identity. Meanwhile Elf, Zwölf, and Sechs fight their deadly – and creepiest–enemies yet as the ZOTT rages on! But will the ARs have the mental fortitude to resist the psychically altered leader of the fearsome Starship Cult?
Nanotechnology made humanity immortal, and the resulting population explosion pushed the Solar System’s resources to the breaking point. As a result, new births are banned and even the planets’ disparate governments cooperate to annihilate any children already born. With the tournament looming, Alita and her comrades find themselves caught between a spacefaring refuge for young innocents and a bloodthirsty mob intent on killing the children for sport!
The lovely, deadly cyborg Alita returns in 664 pages of cyberpunk action! Alita wakes up alone in the sky city of Tiphares, her brain and body reconstructed by the mad scientist Desty Nova. There’s no time to wonder why Alita’s greatest enemy would resurrect her, though – the royal city has been thrown into chaos by Nova’s revelation that the Tiphareans have had their brains replaced by bio-chips! Everyone needs answers – and Alita will fight to get them!
INCLUDES TWO ORIGINAL STORIES BY YUKITO KISHIRO NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED IN ENGLISH!