11-nin Iru!
They Were Eleven
Edit Anime Information
What would you like to edit?

Alternative Titles

English: They Were Eleven
Synonyms: They Were 11, Juuichinin Iru!
Japanese: 11人いる!


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, ShoujoShoujo, SpaceSpace
Duration: 1 hr. 31 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.111 (scored by 32853,285 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #31372
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5068
Members: 7,855
Favorites: 30
Ranked #3137Popularity #5068Members 7,855
Add to List
Episodes: /1
buy from amazon
* Your list is public by default.


The elite Cosmo Academy attracts applicants from every stellar nation in the galaxy. One young hopeful is Tadatos Lane, an orphan esper from Terra. The final stage of the academy's entrance exam is a perilous mission simulation aboard an actual derelict starship. The applicants depart for the ships in groups of ten, but when Tada's crew arrives on the Esperanza, they are horrified to discover that they now number eleven. As the test progresses, things go awry and the atmosphere grows increasingly tense. The crew members begin to suspect sabotage, and Tada appears to be the likely culprit.

(Source: ANN)


No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Related Anime

Characters & Voice Actors


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

Edit Opening Theme

No opening themes have been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding an opening theme here.

Edit Ending Theme

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

More reviewsReviews

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
May 28, 2017
infxone (All reviews)
- Not a Thriller, More of a Shoujo Oneshot -

They Were Eleven is a movie with an incredibly interesting premise. Genius candidates from across the galaxy are taking the most important exam of their lives to get into the elite Cosmo Academy. Ten of these candidates are grouped to take the final portion of the exam: survive living on a space station for 45 days. However, once aboard, the candidates realize there are not ten, but eleven members on the ship. With dangerous situations abound including hidden bombs and dangerous viruses, these crew members must work together to survive read more
Jun 20, 2017
Yemi_Hikari (All reviews)
One of the problems a series may find itself being bogged down with is having that unique thing which draws people in, and regarding this movie, it has that unique thing. The problem is, I struggled a bit with believing what made this one unique – the premise. In truth, this may be why I’ve yet to see another movie with this premise since this 1980s film. There are only so many ways one can go with said premise, but one is also dealing with some very bizarre extremes.

And while the piece tries to be ahead of its time with characters like Frol, who at read more

Recent News

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: They Were 11 Episode 1 Discussion
Pullman - Sep 27, 2010
28 replies by Orikasa_Momiji »»
Feb 2, 7:10 AM