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They Were Eleven (1986)

Jûichi-nin iru! (original title)
Cosmo Academy has set a test for ten of its applicants to survive on a spaceship for 2 months. But there is an eleventh member aboard.


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Credited cast:
Akira Kamiya ...
Tada (voice)
Michiko Kawai ...
Frol (voice)
Hideyuki Tanaka ...
King (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ...
Fourth (voice)
Tesshô Genda ...
Genga (voice)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
Amazon (voice)
Norio Wakamoto ...
Knu (voice)
Michihiro Ikemizu ...
Thickhead (voice)
Kôzô Shioya ...
Rednose (voice)
Tarako ...
Toto (voice)
Tsutomu Kashiwakura ...
Chako (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amazon / King / Rednose (1996) (voice) (as Steven Jay)
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ...
Toto (1996) (voice) (as Dorothy Melendrez)
Elder (1996) (voice) (as Alfred Thor)
Fourth (1996) (voice) (as Sean Barker)


A group of students from the Cosmo Academy are about to take their final exam: surviving for over fifty days in a derelict ship. But when they arrive, they discover that instead of ten students, there are eleven. One of them doesn't belong there. Written by Serdar Yegulalp

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According to translator Matt Thorn, in the revised edition of the manga, it is implied that there are female cadets, but that Tada's group is an all male group. In the original, it was implied that the academy accepted only males. Moto Hagio made this change for rather obvious reasons. See more »

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A forgotten classic
18 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

This anime movie is completely unknown and never talked about. And this is very sad. I stumbled across this when I received a bunch of free anime movies from my job and after watching it, I was blown away at how much I loved it. The concept is so simple, yet it is done in such a way that is actually very compelling and well done. It's a mystery with an answer you didn't see coming.

It is not a very fast paced move by any stretch of the imagination so if you are expecting a high octane thrill ride then you should probably go somewhere else. There are 11 characters but you get to learn what makes each of them tick and it is actually sad when you have to see them leave as by the end of the film they feel like friends or even family. You feel that you are isolated with them and you are part of the crew. It is almost like VR in a way which is very cool.

Definitely underrated and more people need to see this

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