Area 88 (OAV)

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[ adapted from Area 88 (manga) ]

Related anime:
    Area 88 (TV) (remake)

Alternative title:
エリア88 (Japanese) 
Genres: action , drama , romance 
Themes: military 
Objectionable content: Significant 
Copyright notice: © DAI SATO / OB PLANNING 
Plot Summary: Shin Kazama, tricked and forced into flying for the remote country of Aslan, can only escape the hell of war by earning money for shooting down enemy planes or die trying. Through the course of the series, Shin must deal with the consequences of killing and friends dying around him as tries to keep his mind on freeing himself from this nightmare. 
User Ratings: 227 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 18 votes (sub:11, dub:6, ?:1)
 Excellent: 44 votes (sub:29, dub:8, ?:2, others:5
3 Spanish subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Very good: 62 votes (sub:39, dub:21, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Good: 52 votes (sub:28, dub:22, edit.dub:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Decent: 27 votes (sub:21, dub:5, ?:1)
 So-so: 9 votes (sub:8, dub:1)
 Not really good: 5 votes (sub:3, dub:2)
 Weak: 5 votes (sub:4, dub:1)
 Bad: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 546 users, rank: #1645 (of 6067)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.432 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.7329, rank: #1364 (of 6061)
Weighted mean: 7.364 (Good+), rank: #1346 (of 6061) (seen all: 7.62 / seen some: 5.82 / won't finish: 2.94)
Bayesian estimate: 7.373 (Good+), rank: #1135 (of 4611)
Number of episodes: 3 
Episode titles: We have 3
Vintage: 1985-02-05 to 1986-06-15 
Release dates: We have 3
Opening Theme:
"How Far to Paradise" by Derek Jackson 
#2: "Sabaku no Illusion" by Shima Kitahara (ep 3) 
Ending Theme:
"「悲しみのDestiny」 (Kanashimi no Destiny)" by MIO 
#2: "So Long My Love" by Shima Kitahara (ep 3) 
Trivia: We have 4
Comment:
Central Park Media's version of Area 88 had all three episodes released on VHS and laserdisc, but only episode 1 was released on DVD. 
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DVD (Region 1)
    Area 88 (DVD) 2006-07-25
    Area 88 (DVD) 2008-11-25 (from $11.51)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Hisayuki Toriumi 
Screenplay: Akiyoshi Sakai 
Music: Ichiro Nitta 
Original Manga: Kaoru Shintani 
Character Design: Toshiyasu Okada 
Art Director: Mitsuki Nakamura 
Sound Director: Shigeharu Shiba 
Director of Photography:
Hitoshi Kaneko 
Juro Sugimura 
Executive producer: Ren Usami 
Producer: Yuji Nunokawa 

Chief animator: Toshiyasu Okada 
In-Between Animation: Hiroto Tanaka 
Key Animation: Toshiya Niidome 
Production Design: Ren Usami 
Theme Song Performance:
Derek Jackson (OP) 
MIO (ED) 
Kaneto Shiozawa as Shin Kazama 

Iemasa Kayumi as McCoy 
Kei Tomiyama as Mickey Simon 
Sakiko Tamagawa as Ryoko Tsugumo 
Taro Shigaki as Saki Vashutal 
Yoshito Yasuhara as Satoru Kanzaki 

Chika Sakamoto as Shin Kazama(young) 
Chikao Ohtsuka as Guen Van Chom 
Makio Inoue as Charlie 
Masashi Hirose as Campbell 
Mayumi Tanaka as Satoru Kanzaki(young) 
Michihiro Ikemizu as Bowman 
Mikio Terashima as Ryouko's father 
Shigeru Chiba as Escape Killer #1 
Shuusei Nakamura as 'Rocky' Mutsugi Goh 
Takuzou Kamiyama as Greg Gates 
Tesshô Genda as Boris 
Toshio Furukawa as Bucksy 
Yoshiko Sakakibara as Yasuda(ep 3) 
Japanese companies
Backgrounds: Design office MECHAMAN (eps 1-2) 
Distributor: King Video 
Music Production: Starchild Records 
Photography: Anime Friend (eps 1-2) 
Production:
Pierrot 
Project 88 
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Scott McClennen (ADV Films) 
Translation: Neil Nadelman (Central Park Media) 
ADR Script: Clint Bickham (ADV Films) 
Executive producer:
John Ledford (ADV Films) 
John O'Donnell (Central Park Media) 
Mark Williams (ADV Films) 
Producer:
Scott McClennen (ADV Films) 
Stephanie Shalofsky (Central Park Media) 

Dubbing Manager: Peter Bavaro (Central Park Media) 
Dubbing Supervision: Anthony Salerno (Central Park Media) 
Editing:
Neil O'Sullivan (ADV Films) 
Roberto Garcia (ADV Films) 
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami (ADV Films) 
Mixing:
Bernard Hayden (Central Park Media) 
Boaz Atmoz (Central Park Media) 
Jason Candler (Central Park Media) 
Matt Wittmeyer (ADV Films) 
Post-Production Manager: Shelly Thomas (ADV Films) 
Production Assistant:
Maki Nagano (ADV Films) 
Paul Mericle (ADV Films) 
Production Coordination: Edward S. Whang (Central Park Media) 
Production manager: Joey Goubeaud (ADV Films) 
Project Translator: Brendan Frayne (ADV Films) 
Recording engineer:
Afshar Kharat (ADV Films) 
Bryan Leach (ADV Films) 
Senior Translator: Sarah Alys Lindholm (ADV Films) 
Sound Design: Matt Wittmeyer (ADV Films) 
Translation Proofer: Kaoru Bertrand (ADV Films) 
Chris Patton as Shin Kazama(ADV dub) 
Dan Olk as Shin Kazama(CPM dub) 
Randy Glass as Shin Kazama(CPM Dub ep 2)  (Manga dub) 

Andy McAvin as McCoy(ADV dub) 
Brian Brite as McCoy(CPM dub) 
Hilary Haag as Ryoko Tsugumo(ADV dub) 
Illich Guardiola as Saki Vashtal(ADV dub) 
James Ward as Mickey Simon(CPM dub) 
Jason Douglas as Satoru Kanzaki(ADV dub) 
Jayce Reeves as Saki Vashutal(CPM dub) 
John Swasey as Mickey Simon(ADV dub) 
Kathleen McInerney as Ryoko Tsugumo(CPM dub) 
Rob Mungle as Greg Gates(ADV dub) 
Tim Livo as Satoru Kanzaki(CPM dub) 

B.H. O'Neill as Boris(CPM dub) 
David Fuhrer as Mick Simon(Manga dub) 
David Stuart as Goh "Rocky" Mutsuki(CPM dub) 
Eric Chase as Campbell(ADV dub) 
George Manley as
Charlie(ADV dub) 
Embassy Director(ADV dub) 
Jack Cardwell as Greg Gates(CPM dub) 
Jay Hickman as Goh "Rocky" Mutsuki(ADV dub) 
Kira Vincent-Davis as Young Shin(ADV dub) 
Luci Christian as
Ms. Yasuda(ADV dub) 
Young Kanzaki(ADV dub) 
Marcy Rae as Nun(ADV dub) 
Mark Blackburn as Saki Vashutal(Manga dub) 
Mark Lang as Ryoko's father(CPM dub) 
Mark X Laskowski as Bucksy(ADV dub) 
Marty Fleck as Mr. Farina(ADV dub) 
Mike Kleinhenz as Boris(ADV dub) 
Pete Zarustica as Bucksy(CPM dub) 
Rick Buford as Jeff(ADV dub) 
Shannon Conley as Yasuda(Manga dub) 
Tim Breese as Satoru Kanzaki(Manga dub) 
Wendy Walker as Ryoko Tsugumo(Manga dub) 

Adam Kilgour(Manga dub) 
Alan Spalding(Manga dub) 
Andrew Auten(ADV dub) 
Blake Shepard(ADV dub) 
Brian Gurl(Manga dub) 
Christopher Ayres(ADV dub) 
David Born(ADV dub) 
David Purves(Manga dub) 
Jim McCelellan(ADV dub) 
John Gremillion(ADV dub) 
John Tyson(ADV dub) 
Jovan Jackson(ADV dub) 
Lee Stringer(ADV Dub) 
Louis Atlas(Manga dub) 
Matt Culpepper(ADV dub) 
Mike MacRae(ADV dub) 
Mike Vance(ADV dub) 
Nancy Novotny(ADV dub) 
Quentin Haag(ADV dub) 
Rachael Nanstad(Manga dub) 
Rick Piersall(ADV dub) 
Roger Rifkin(Manga dub) 
Rory Kaplan(Manga dub) 
Steven Bogard(Manga dub) 
Victor Carsrud(ADV dub) 
English companies
ADR Recording: ADV Studios 
Distributor: U.S. Manga Corps (Expired) 
Dubbing: Sound Dimensions, NY (CPM Dub) 
DVD Authoring & Encoding: M.O.F.C. 
Internet Streaming:
Anime News Network 
Hulu 
The Anime Network 
Licensed by:
ADV Films 
Central Park Media (Expired) 
Video Post Production: Fuzion Creative Post 
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
Antonio Gomez de Vicente as McCoy(Spain dub) 
Aurora Ferrándiz as Ryoko Tsugumo(Spain dub) 
Javier Roldán as Saki Vashutal(Spain dub) 
Javier Viñas as Mickey Simon(Spain dub) 
Luis Fenton as Satoru Kanzaki(Spain dub) 

Francisco Garriga as
Greg(Spain dub) 
Ryoko's Father(Spain dub) 
Gonzalo Abril as Gô "Rocky" Mutsugi(Spain dub) 
Joaquin Munoz as Boris(Spain dub) 
Juan José Moscoso as Bucksy(Spain dub) 
Spanish companies
Distributor: Chiqui Video (Spain) 
Italian staff
Italian cast
(none)
Flavio Arras as Shin Kazama 

Ivo De Palma as Saki Vashtal 
Luca Semeraro as Mickey Simon 
Marcella Silvestri as Ryoko Tsugumo 
Marco Balzarotti as Satoru Kanzaki 
Maurizio Scattorin as McCoy 

Alberto Sette as
Nguyen Van Chom 
Soichiro Ito 
Anna Bonel as Cameriera 
Antonio Paiola as Zenzo Tsugumo 
Augusto Di Bono as
Boris 
Giuseppe Farina 
Claudio Moneta as Go 'Rocky' Mutsugi 
Enrico Maggi as Analista Militare 
Felice Invernici as Bugsy 
Gianfranco Gamba as
Commissario Di Polizia 
Rappresentante Della Makwell 
Marina Massironi as Satoru Kanzaki(child) 
Massimiliano Lotti as Charlie 'La Fenice' 
Orlando Mezzabotta as Col. Roundell 
Paolo Marchese as Ambasciatore Di Aslan 
Pietro Ubaldi as Greg Gates 
Roberta Gallina Laurenti as
Shin Kazama(child) 
Taeko Yasuda 
Italian companies
Broadcaster: Man-Ga 
Distributor: Yamato Video (Italy) 
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