Area 88

OVA (3 eps)
3.338 of 5 from 919 votes
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Once, Shin Kazama was a pilot in training with a bright future. Headed for a position in the Yamato Airlines, he had a beautiful girlfriend named Ryoko and all the happiness in the world; that is, until his “friend” Kanzaki tricked him into signing his life away. Stationed at the secretive Area 88, Shin is now trapped in the service of Aslan’s foreign legion, and faces death daily in the cockpit of a fighter plane. In order to return to Japan he must survive for three years or pay $1.5 million dollars… but few manage to stay alive long enough. Will Shin ever return to Tokyo and his beloved?

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roriconfan's avatar by roriconfan on Mar 29, 2012
Score 8/10

The setting is extremely realistic as there are no improbable martial arts or poisonous jungles and transforming robots. It is pure drama in the battlefield and the heavens above it.

The focus of optical attention in the series are the airplanes and, of course, the aerial battles. And, damn, they are good! Highly detailed and realistic, based on authentic airplane models and real war air bases. During... read more

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