They Were Eleven

Movie (1 ep x 91 min)
3.766 out of 5 from 471 votes
Rank #1,207

Tada is a young man on the fast track to the Cosmo Academy -- a school which only accepts applicants every three years, and whose entrance rate is under 1%. Having passed all the prior exams, the final test is drawing near: survive for 53 days aboard a derelict spaceship with only 9 other would-be cadets to assist you. But much to the dismay of Tada and his peers, their ship has acquired an eleventh member! Can the crew band together to survive the test? Or will sabotage simply destroy them from within...

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valondar's avatar by valondar on Jan 21, 2009
Score: 7.8/10

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It's a time-honoured dramatic device to the point it's become clichéd: trap some strangers alone and see what happens. If they have reason to distrust someone - but they're not sure who - all the better. That they're students with their futures on the line is also good. Naturally, there's also some plot twists - and since it's set in space, some standard sci-fi... read more

VivisQueen's avatar by VivisQueen on Jan 8, 2010
Score: 7.9/10

Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong era. I should have been born in the seventies so that when the eighties and nineties rocked up, I’d be old enough to appreciate some of the greatest anime in their original context.When They Were Eleven aired, I was but one year old. Nonetheless, it has a classic who-dun'-it mystery that feels as gripping today as it must have more than two decades ago. While the... read more

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