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Area 88 TV

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Shin Kazama was once in training to become an airline pilot, until his jealous friend Satoru Kanzaki tricked him into signing a 3 year contract whose reward is $1,500,000, and whose escape is unthinkable. His mission since that day has been to work for a hidden base of mercenaries known as Area 88, with the skies as his new home, soaring into deadly battles and fighting to survive. Determined not to die, this ace pilot of Area 88 battles hard daily to one day leave the hell of being a fighter pilot. Will he ever return to his fiance Ryoko, or is he doomed to die in the skies?

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related anime

Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Area 88 OVA 1985 TBD

related manga

Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Area 88 1979 TBD
Name Role
Hiroshi KOUJINA Character Design
Isamu IMAKAKE Director
Kazunori MIYAKE Music
Kaoru SHINTANI Original Manga Creator

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Area 88 And Macross Zero, both focus on aerial combat(no mecha in Area 88 though) and have involving story lines, that'll leave you attachted to the characters, leaving them well matched for each other. A stunning mix between cel shaded and 3d animation, will have you WoWing and on the edge of your seat.

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If you liked, how Shin flies trough the living hell in the skies, you might probably also might like to watch this where Pilots have absolute power above them that they need to face when they meet it!

Don't you want to be a fighter plane pilot? They're so cool.

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Both Area 88 TV and Yukikaze focus on air combat and the pilot's ability to control his plane and survive the ordeal. While the timeline is different, the focus of the stories is the same: a pilot's bravery in combat.