Thursday, September 24, 2009

They Were Eleven

I've decided to review some of the old anime around, they are good, classic and some of them is a hidden treasure.
They Were Eleven is 1986, 90 min anime movie, that was adapted from the manga by Moto Hagio which was relesed as one of the stories in the"Four Shojo Stories" manga.
The story is about Ten young space cadets who are put onto a decommissioned spaceship as their final test. If they pass this test, their lifelong dreams of being valued people in their respective societies will come true. Their orders are to survive as long as they can with what they have. However, once they arrive at the decommissioned ship, they find that their crew has gained an eleventh member.
As the days pass, the eleven cadets must deal with their suspicions of each other as well as the sudden knowledge that the spaceship is in a decaying orbit around a star, which is causing the temperature on the ship to rise. With this rise in temperature, a sickness begins to spread among the crew as they work to stabilize their orbit and determine who among them is the spy..~(from Wikipedia).
This anime shows different people from different back grounds and races living in one environment, fighting one problem after another, which was the biggest one of them "suspicion". feeling the tension between the crew grows over time with no leads to who is that Eleventh person makes you sympathize with each one of them.
for a 1986 movie the Art is an aye candy, but it might be just me who like this style of art, but as i compared it to other classic anime from that time, "they were Eleven" was as good as it could be.
for the OST unfortunately i'm bad at remembering them from movies, but the ending song "Boku no Honesty" by Shinichiro Kawakami was a good closing to the anime, a nice quite song.
it's been a while since i'v watched a movie as good as this one, i pretty much recommend it to anyone who like classic space anime.

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