11-nin Iru!

They Were Eleven

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Synonyms: They Were 11, Juuichinin Iru!
Japanese: 11人いる!
English: They Were Eleven
Spanish: ¿Quién es el 11º pasajero?
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 1, 1986
Producers: Kitty Films
Licensors: Central Park Media
Studios: Magic Bus
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, MysteryMystery, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: SpaceSpace
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 1 hr. 31 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.061 (scored by 42554,255 users)
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Ranked: #36612
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Popularity: #5523
Members: 10,157
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After the Interstellar Alliance established peace among most of the planets in the universe, they created the Cosmo Academy. The academy is renowned as the most elite school in existence, with its graduates guaranteed virtually any job they desire. However, one can only become a student if they pass the entrance examinations held every three years, making the competition for admission extremely fierce.

Lane Tadatos is a Terran who has managed to reach the final stage of examinations. Placed in a group of 10, he is sent to the Esperanza—a ship stranded in orbit. Their final test is to survive 53 days on the ship, without any means of communication with the outside other than an emergency forfeit button. But a serious problem emerges for the examinees when they perform a headcount. There are 11 people aboard the Esperanza, meaning that one of them is an impostor.

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Tominaga, Tsuneo
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Dezaki, Satoshi
Nakamura, Ryuutarou
Hagio, Moto
Original Creator


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"Boku no Honesty ( 僕のオネスティ)" by Shinichirou Kawakami (川上進一郎)

May 4, 2010
Mr_Panda (All reviews)
~Mr. Panda's VCR of Doom: #3~

They Were 11 takes place in the far future where the united races of space have constructed an academy that trains the future leaders of the galaxy. Only the creme de la creme even stand a chance at passing the entrance exam. Those that do must face a final test before admission, and that's where this particular work takes us. Ten applicants must survive on a decrepit spaceship for a giving amount of time. Upon arriving, they find their are eleven rather than the prescribed ten.

The concept for this story--as near as I can tell--is one read more
Sep 26, 2012
Echoes (All reviews)
They Were 11, an overlooked classic.

In the distant future, warp technology has allowed humanity to explore the vast expanses of space, meeting strange races and populating other planets far away from our humble earth. They Were 11 follows Tada, a man who aspires to join the prestigious Cosmo Academy. As part of the final entrance test, all of the remaining applicants are split into groups of ten and put into actual starships to work together and survive for 53 days without outside assistance.

However, as soon as Tada and his group are safely aboard the starship, they notice something is amiss. There are 11 people aboard. read more
Feb 15, 2021
Bizancio (All reviews)
Excuse me, I don't usually write in English. If you want you can read my review in Spanish.

Although Moto Hagio is one of the most important authors of the Group of 24, along with others such as Ryoko Ikeda or Keiko Takemiya, due to her contributions to the shōjo manga, her extensive work has not found a niche in the extensive anime production. The only exception, of course, is the work that we are going to review at this time. A film that, although it does not adapt all the material of the manga, is an interesting piece within the mediocre set of medium-length and read more
May 11, 2017
Sidewinder51 (All reviews)
Rate a 9
English Dubbed
genres:action, mystery, thriller,science fiction

Slight intro to this movie without spoilers
Often we see/hear events/people but having a second thought is not really done. Although, when one is put into a important situation does one start to really care. Sadly, that tends to be a little too late. Luckily they have a life line to use but that is it exactly a 'life' line. And they only have 'one'.

-Was a bit confusing at first but it made sense. It was an okay confusion because when it comes to science fiction anything most often something is made up and once your mind welcomes that idea read more

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