They Were Eleven (1986)
"Jûichi-nin iru!" (original title)

 |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  1992 (USA)
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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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What a great movie...
18 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is classic anime at it's finest. I first saw this when it was released in 1992 on VHS and have loved the film ever since. I've only ever seen it a hand full of times but, even now the animation is still slick and the music is still great and compliments the action and suspense really well. A very well written sci-fi piece based on Moto Hagio's manga of the same name. In the far future, after a harsh era of war, a peace is settled among the planets of the galaxy and as a commemoration of the peace, an institution is set up to train and educate the galaxy's future leaders. The story focuses on a group of young applicants looking to enter the Cosmo Academy that are set to take the final entry on board a ship for 53 days with just the 10 of them. But, there's a catch...somehow there's been an extra member that's Zanuck on board the ship. Also, the test lasts for the entire 53 days without outside interference but, in case of a real emergency they can push a panic button and a rescue ship is sent immediately though the applicants fail the test. Paranoia and panic grip the members but, a common goal brings all the applicants together even though there is an air of distrust among them. One by one, accidents happen only to seemingly pinpoint one member, Tada, who has a sort of sixth sense that guides him. He is the only one that can tell the members are telling the truth about their real names and application numbers but, can't prove to the others who he says he is. But, Tada just wants to pass the exam like everyone else, right? Tempers flare, tensions run high and in the end it may end up a free for all. But, there are other mysteries to contend with as well as the eleventh member...for example: what is Tada's connection with the ship being used for the test? What about the conductor vines growing like mad in the ship's engine room? And who else on the ship has telepathy as strong (or stronger) than Tada? Everyone has a story and it's only a matter of time before it will come out. Will the applicants put away their own distrust and work together as a team to pass the exam or will their pride get in the way? Watch this movie and find out.

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