Area 88

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Area 88 OVA
Japanese: エリア88

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 5, 1985 to Jun 15, 1986
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, MilitaryMilitary, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Duration: 1 hr. 5 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.531 (scored by 45964,596 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #14812
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4204
Members: 12,945
Favorites: 191
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Synopsis

Shin Kazama, tricked and forced into flying for the remote country of Aslan, can only escape the hell of war by earning money for shooting down enemy planes or die trying. Through the course of the series, Shin must deal with the consequences of killing and friends dying around him as tries to keep his mind on freeing himself from this nightmare.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kazama, Shin

Main
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Japanese

Simon, Micky

Main
Tomiyama, Kei
Japanese

Mutsugi, Goh

Supporting
Nakamura, Shuusei
Japanese

McCoy

Supporting
Kayumi, Iemasa
Japanese

Boris

Supporting
Genda, Tessyo
Japanese

Van Com, Nguyen

Supporting
Otsuka, Chikao
Japanese

Kanzaki, Satoru

Supporting
Tanaka, Mayumi
Japanese

Vashtal, Saki

Supporting
Shigaki, Taro
Japanese

Farina, Giuseppe

Supporting
Yanami, Jouji
Japanese

Roundell

Supporting
Hirose, Masashi
Japanese

Staff



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Opening Theme

#1: "How Far to Paradise" by Derek Jackson
#2: "Sabaku no Illusion" by Shima Kitahara (ep 3)
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Ending Theme

#1: "「悲しみのDestiny」 (Kanashimi no Destiny)" by MIO
#2: "So Long My Love" by Shima Kitahara (ep 3)



May 11, 2019
literaturenerd (All reviews)
Overview:

In the last couple years, Area 88 has seen an explosion of popularity here on MAL. This makes it a rather tricky title to review. It used to be criminally underrated, but now it's actually in danger of becoming overrated. While Area 88 is a strong OVA and does a number of things really well, it also has some aspects that really bug me.

The Psychological Effects of War:

Area 88 is entirely devoted to showing the horrible effects that war has on the human psyche. It's not just PTSD or even the dehumanizing effect of how soldiers learn to see their enemies. Once you go to read more
Oct 12, 2019
-Ryu (All reviews)
WARNING: This review contains spoilers for Area 88.

As someone who really enjoys war-themed stories, especially when the conflict has a gray morality to it and none of the warring factions are portrayed as heroes or villains, just two sides with different ideologies fighting for what they believe in, I had fairly high expectations for Area 88. I mean, apparently Area 88 is "easily the best war drama ever made in anime" according to some well-known pleb's review I found out there in the internet, and since this guy is known for being such a patrician genius of critiquing who analyzes anime objectively and has very read more
Sep 20, 2010
Darklonestrife (All reviews)
Area 88 is just another one of those series you'd think that it wouldn't be great because it's old and outdated. But fortunately, Area 88 flips you on the side of your head, making you regret that you ever doubted this series' capabilities. You know something? I noticed a common trend in most older Anime series- most of them are "substance over style." This is what Area 88 is all about folks. "Substance over style." Let's review.

STORY... The plot revolves around a man named Shin Kazama who ends up in an Air Force Mercenary Guild somehow (You have to watch, if you want to find read more
Jan 14, 2017
LIQfilms (All reviews)
Here's a scenario for you:

You're a fit and young Japanese man who has managed to work through the ranks of a prestigious airline company known as Yamato Airlines, earning large amounts of respect from your peers and your boss. Not only that, you have a beautiful and caring girlfriend whom you will be marrying soon but who also happens to be the daughter of the company chairman ensuring your heritage into the company. Life is swell and dandy but while you're out for a night on the piss with your dickhead of a friend, the twat gets you so intoxicated with the Devli's nectar that read more

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