This sophisticated, complex science fiction tale by master writer and artist Yukito Kishiro is chock-full of action, black humor, and bizarre philosophical, historical, and cultural references. The heroine, Alita, is a powerful cyborg with a soft heart and a mysterious past. Her second lease on life isn't easy: her heart is broken, she gains and loses friends to the cruel world of the Scrapyard far below the Utopian city of Tiphares, and she serves many masters in her quest to protect the innocent and create a new life for herself 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 post-apocalyptic world of the Scrapyard, as the secrets of Alita's past unfold, each day is a struggle for survival!