Viz Edition Release Date: January 11, 2011
The fate of entire worlds and peoples is at stake as teams of bizarre life-forms prepare for the barbaric Z.O.T. Tournament finals! Then Alita's friend Zazie arrives in need of a literal disarming. And who will prevail when Hitechnolat Minister and LADDER Assistant Chairman Mbadi and Alita finally have their showdown?
While lovely cyborg Alita's friends and allies battle real, personal, and existential demons in a usually fatal sports tournament, she embarks on a quest to rescue her friend Lou's brain from enslavement as a component in a massive computer. On her journey, Alita discovers the secrets of both the post--apocalyptic Scrapyard and the Utopian city of Tiphares... Finally, the full story of Alita's first life is revealed! Unfortunately, it might be better not to know the truth about your past when you're the one responsible for the horror of everyone else's present!