Cosplay of the Day: Riki Le Cotey as Alita Battle Angel

Today’s cosplay of the day is Riki Le Cotey as Alita Battle Angel.

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Alita Battle Angel is a female cyborg who has lost her memories in a post-apocalyptic world. She is the main protagonist in Yukito Kishiro’s Gunm manga that was translated to English as Battle Angel Alita.

Gunm follows Alita as she is discovered and brought back to life a by a cybernetics doctor. She attempts to rediscover who she is and learn about her past. Her journey leads her to becoming a Hunter Warrior as she remembers the legendary cyborg martial art Panzer Kunst.

The original Gunm would feature two sequels in Battle Angel Alita: Last Order and Battle Angel Alita: Mars Chronicle.

A collection of short side stories was also published in Battle Angel Alita: Holy Night & Other Stories.

The manga would get an anime adaptation in 1993. A two-episode OVA was released that adapted the first two volumes of the manga. Alita is voiced by Amanda Winn Lee in the English dubbed version. Miki Itou provides the voice for the original Japanese version.

Gunm creator Yukito Kishiro noted he was too busy with the manga “to review the plan cooly.” It is currently the only anime adaptation for the franchise.

However, a 3-minute animated clip was included in the Japanese version of the Gunm: Complete Edition released in 1998. It showed Alita in a Third League Motorball race.

Most recently, Alita was adapted to live-action by producer James Cameron and director Robert Rodriguez. Alita was portrayed by actress Rosa Salazar.

What do you make of Riki Le Cotey’s cosplay of Alita Battle Angel?

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