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Area 88 (2004)

TV, ep.12 (~25 min.), 2004

 

Information:

Genres: Action, Drama, Romance, Shounen, Military
Tags: Military, Aviation, Based on a Manga, Military
Release Date: 08.01.2004 ‑ 25.03.2004
Studios: TV Asahi, Group TAC
Licensors: ADV Films
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
Type: TV (2004)
Episodes: 12, ~25 min.

Alternative names:

エリア88
area 88 TV
エリア88
Eria Hachi-Juu-Hachi
エリアはちじゅうはち・エリアエイティエイト
Japanese ace Shin Kazuma was staring at a cozy future at Yamato Airlines, where he was dating the president’s daughter. Instead, he’s tricked into signing on as a mercenary and now must serve a three year hitch or raises $1.5 million to buy his way out.
Deep in the sandy plains of the Middle Eastern kingdom of Asran, Japanese photojournalist Makoto Shinjou travels to the remote airbase Area 88 to document the activities of the mercenaries who destroy the country's enemies for a living. Among their ranks is Shin Kazama, a Japanese ace pilot who was tricked by his former best friend into signing a contract with the Asran's fighter squad. Because of this, he lost his career as an airline pilot and the chance to marry his fiancee Ryoko Tsugumo. Now, Shin has three choices in order to leave Area 88 and return to Japan: serve the mercenary group for three years, earn US$1.5 million, or desert the base, risking imminent death.
Shin Kazama was once in training to become an airline pilot, until his jealous friend Satoru Kanzaki tricked him into signing a 3 year contract whose reward is $1,500,000, and whose escape is unthinkable. His mission since that day has been to work for a hidden base of mercenaries known as Area 88, with the skies as his new home, soaring into deadly battles and fighting to survive. Determined not to die, this ace pilot of Area 88 battles hard daily to one day leave the hell of being a fighter pilot. Will he ever return to his fiance Ryoko, or is he doomed to die in the skies?
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Related anime:

Area 88 (2004) TV, 2004
Area 88 OVA OVA, 1985, Alternative version

Related manga:

Area 88 Manga, 1979, Adaptation

Related characters:

Micky Simon
Micky Simon
Shin Kazama
Shin Kazama
Ryoko Tsugumo
Ryoko Tsugumo
Bucksy
Bucksy
Goh Mutsugi
Goh Mutsugi
Saki Vashtal
Saki Vashtal
Satoru Kanzaki
Satoru Kanzaki
Greg Gates
Greg Gates
Kitori Palvanaff
Kitori Palvanaff
Boris
Boris
McCoy
McCoy
Roundell
Roundell
Taeko Yasuda
Taeko Yasuda
Alicia
Alicia
Gustav TANCHELM
Gustav TANCHELM
Johnston
Johnston
Kim ABA
Kim ABA
Kitri PARVANEH
Kitri PARVANEH
Leon
Leon
Makoto SHINJOU
Makoto SHINJOU
Mick
Mick
Mickey SIMON
Mickey SIMON
Patrick REED
Patrick REED
Randy
Randy
Saki VASHTAR
Saki VASHTAR
Shibukawa
Shibukawa
Smiley
Smiley
Zenzo TSUGUMO
Zenzo TSUGUMO