11-nin Iru!
They Were 11
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11-nin Iru!

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Synonyms: They Were Eleven!, Juuichinin Iru!, Unicorn no Yume, 6-gatsu no Koe, 10-gatsu no Shoujo-tachi
Japanese: 11人いる!
English: They Were 11
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 4
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 11, 1975 to Oct 13, 1975
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama, Mystery Mystery, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Theme: Space Space
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Betsucomi
Authors: Hagio, Moto (Story & Art)


Score: 7.241 (scored by 10631,063 users)
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Ranked: #49702
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Popularity: #5657
Members: 2,819
Favorites: 23

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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: MU)


11-nin Iru! won the 21st Shogakukan Manga award in shoujo category in 1976.

The manga is included in the English manga anthology Four Shoujo Stories released by VIZ Media in March 1996. It will also be published in Spanish as ¿Quién es el 11º pasajero? by Tomodomo Ediciones in Winter 2016. It was also published in Polish as Było ich jedenaścioro (as part of Mega Manga series) by Japonica Polonica Fantastica in January 2014. The volume contains Zoku 11-nin Iru!: Higashi no Chihei, Nishi no Towa.

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Jun 18, 2020
They Were Eleven is a manga that tells a more interesting story in one volume than some other manga tell in ten times that amount. It is a shoujo, but it doesn't fall for any of the usual tropes that make the genre boring. It is a pleasant surprise that is still an enjoyable read even almost fifty years after its release.

The core concept of the story is somewhat "classical" - group of people gets stuck in closed area and as the days go by some of them grow less and less irrational and the conflicts inside the group grows. This time with the addition ...

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