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Yukito Kishiro, Angoulême International Comics Festival 2020
|Born||March 20, 1967|
|Battle Angel Alita|
Yukito Kishiro (木城 ゆきと, Kishiro Yukito) is a Japanese manga artist born in Tokyo in 1967 and raised in Chiba. As a teenager he was influenced by the mecha anime Armored Trooper Votoms and Mobile Suit Gundam, in particular the designs of Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, as well as the works of manga artist Rumiko Takahashi. He began his career at age 17, with his debut manga, Space Oddity, in the Weekly Shonen Sunday. He is best known for the cyberpunk series Battle Angel Alita.
- Collections of mangas
- Hito (1997), collection of 6 short mangas:
- "Space Oddity" (気怪, Kikai, 1984)
- "The Planet of Depths" (怪洋星, Kaiyōsei, October 26, 1988)
- "Fly" (飛人, Hito, 1988)
- "The Great Machine" (大・摩神, Dai-Mashīn, 1989)
- "Future Tokyo Headman" (未来東京HEADMAN, Mirai Tōkyō Heddoman, 1989)
- "Junks: The Space Rovers" (宇宙海賊少年団, Uchū Kaizoku Shōnendan, 1990)
- Uncollected mangas
Battle Angel Alita, AKA Gunnm (Ganmu) series:
- Battle Angel Alita, AKA Gunnm (銃夢, Ganmu, December 15, 1990–April 1, 1995)
- Ashen Victor (灰者, Haisha, 1995–1996), prequel
- Battle Angel Alita: Last Order, AKA Gunnm: Last Order (銃夢Last Order, Ganmu Rasuto Ōdā, November 18, 2000–January 28, 2014)
- Battle Angel Alita: Mars Chronicle, AKA Gunnm: Mars Chronicle (銃夢火星戦記, Ganmu Kasei Senki, October 28, 2014–present)
- Gunnm Gaiden. Other Stories, AKA Battle Angel Alita: Holy Night & Other Stories (January 24, 1997–December 19, 2006), collection of 4 short mangas:
- "Holy Night", "Sonic Finger", "Hometown", "Barjack Rhapsody"
- Ashman (1998)
- Aqua Knight (水中騎士, Akua Naito, March 20, 1998–present)
- Mukai: World of Mist (霧界, Mukai, October 28, 2014)
- Battle Angel (1993), animated film directed by Hiroshi Fukutomi, based on novel Battle Angel Alita
- Alita: Battle Angel (2019), film directed by Robert Rodriguez, based on novel Battle Angel Alita
- "A long interview with Yukito Kishiro (1993)". Animerica Magazine.
- "MNS Exclusive Interview: Battle Angel (GUNNM) Creator Yukito Kishiro". Anime News service. 2005.
- Official website
- Yukito Kishiro at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
- Yukito Kishiro on IMDb
- "Yukito Kishiro". Sunny Spot. Biography. Archived from the original on Oct 29, 2003.
- "Yukito Kishiro". Manga (in Japanese). Media Arts Database.