10Alita's New Look
In the original Gunnm manga, Alita was a powerful cyborg with a mysterious past. She used several different android bodies during the series, including the imposing Berserker form and her purple Motorball body. Alita's face was always very realistic and human-like in the manga. Readers might only notice Alita's robotic hands or neck
at first glance.
However, in Alita: Battle Angel, Alita still uses several different android bodies, but her face is noticeably non-human. The director chose to focus on Alita's large eyes to capture the Uncanny Valley effect and continuously remind viewers that she is not human. Alita looks like a real-life manga character, so the effect is surprising at times.