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Anime Profile: Area 88

USA Info
Japanese Info
Area 88 Area 88(エリア88) Area 88
3 OVA volumes 3 OVA volumes
1992 1985–1986
U.S. Manga Corp. Project 88
  Kaoru Shintani
  Eikoh Toriumi
Action, Mecha Action, Mecha
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Action, Drama Action, Drama
Area 88 (2004 Remake) Area 88 (2004 Remake)
McCoy McCoy
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Micky Simon Micky Simon
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Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Amazon, and on VHS at Amazon.

Anime Characters: Area 88

English Name
Japanese Name
English Name
Japanese Name
McCoy McCoy Saki Vashutarl Saki Vashutarl
Micky Simon Micky Simon Satoru Kanzaki Satoru Kanzaki
Ryoko Tsugomo Ryoko Tsugomo Shin Kazama Shin Kazama

Anime Description: Area 88

The Asran Mercenary Air Force is not the kind of military life one usually enters willingly. Once you're in, there are only three ways out: serve three years (in as dangerous a place as Asran, that's a near-miracle), earn $1,500,000 (a sum almost impossible to attain), or desert (and face the dreaded consequences if you get caught).

Young Shin Kazama appeared to have it all: a brilliant piloting career ahead of him and the favor of Ryoko, daughter of the president of Yamato Airlines. But then, an ambitious rival gets him drunk and tricks him into signing what may well be his death warrant: a commission to the Asran Mercenary Air Force!

Shin now flies the skies over one of the most dangerous areas of the world. It is known simply as Area 88. Now committed to his situation, Shin finds himself having to learn to fight, to kill, just to survive to the next day. The skies become an aerial hell as Shin fights for his freedom along with the many other pilots who have also entered the air force for one reason or another. Many will not come home. Will Shin become one of the unfortunates?

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