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They Were Eleven
They Were Eleven
Actors: Akira Kamiya, Michiko Kawai, Hideyuki Tanaka, Toshio Furukawa, Tesshô Genda
Directors: Satoshi Dezaki, Tsuneo Tominaga
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Mystery & Suspense, Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2005     1hr 31min

In the distant future, a survival test strands ten space cadets on a derelict spacecraft. Terror strikes when they discover an eleventh member of their crew! Who is the imposter, and what do they want?

     
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Actors: Akira Kamiya, Michiko Kawai, Hideyuki Tanaka, Toshio Furukawa, Tesshô Genda
Directors: Satoshi Dezaki, Tsuneo Tominaga
Creators: Nobuo Koyama, Hidenori Taga, Minoru Kotoku, Katsumi Koide, Moto Hagio, Toshiaki Imaizumi
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Mystery & Suspense, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Love & Romance, Animation, Television, Mystery & Suspense, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Us Manga Corps Video
Format: DVD - Color - Animated,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 01/25/2005
Original Release Date: 01/01/1992
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1992
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 31min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, Japanese
Subtitles: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Brad S. (Snibot) from DALLAS, TX
Reviewed on 3/1/2010...
This is an excellent 80's anime, the artwork is superior to many of the other period pieces, a little on the lame side for now a-days, but the story is straight up rocking!

While Hollywood has ripped off the stories of many other successful animes, this story seems to have evaded them, which is surprising since the story is so cool. The acting is spot on, it is a very enjoyable film.

Movie Reviews

Gripping suspense.
Cafe | 08/10/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is in many ways a classic "who dunnit," and most of the pleasure of this movie is in discovering everyone's secrets, most especially the identity of the mysterious "number 11." The movie is quite involved with a complex, but not overly confusing, plot and surprisingly well developed characters. The pace is well chosen, frenetic when necessary and yet quite thoughtful when appropriate. My only concern was a few blatant translation errors. Two characters are referred to as "Hermaphrodites" because they have not become either sex yet. The proper term is "Androgonite." Similarly, one of the characters calls himself a "cyborg," despite having no technological parts whatsoever. Other than that, "They Were 11" is a very solid film with consistently clean and fluid animation. Even the voices are well chosen for the parts, and the dubbing is very high quality.A constant problem with these kinds of movies is that in theory, the "odd man out" could be anyone, you can generally eliminate everyone from suspicion except for one or two people within the first ten minutes. While I was able to quickly dismiss several of the characters, I was genuinely in the dark until the final revelation. While I did find the end somewhat trite, with everyone getting a happy ending, I still enjoyed the movie immensely.The largest flaw in the movie was the characterization of Frol. I can see where the director was trying to create a highly contradictory character to prepare for the revelation about her true nature, but to me the character just came off as aggressive and naïve, almost stupid. Some of the other characters were also weak (you have to wonder how people with such passive personalies can make it into such an exclusive university) but in general, I enjoyed the diversity of the characters. The characters greatly add to the replay value of the movie, which is also unusual for a mystery."
A shoujo mystery
Simone | USA | 03/01/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is based off of manga by Hagio Moto. The final part of the elite Cosmo Academy requires ten cadets who have never seen or met one another to survive as a team for 53 days on a space craft. So trust and teamwork are a very imporant part of the exam. However, problems start to arise when the group discovers that they have eleven members on their team and that somebody is purposely sabotagin things. But who is it? And why are they doing it? The question then becomes can they survive as a team for 53 days when they don't trust one another."
Me and my friend Chris think this movie is the best anime.
Simone | 01/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is an action/mystery/space/love story with a lot of interesting charecters, And you really get into it. There is little swearing, and half a second of nudity, which doesn't show anything but somebodies backside. I would recomend this movie. The ending is a surprise, And there is Cool Plot Twists."