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Area 88 (manga)

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Alternative title:
エリア88 (Japanese)
基地88 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Genres: drama
Themes: aviation, military
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Shin Kazama was an airline pilot who was close to marrying Ryoko Tsugumo, the daughter of the CEO of Yamato Airlines. Unfortunately, fate had other plans when his former best friend Satoru Kanzaki tricked him into signing a contract to be a mercenary pilot for the Kingdom of Asran. Now stationed at the Middle Eastern country's base Area 88, Shin has three ways to return to Japan: serve the air force for three years, earn US$1.5 million, or desert the base, facing imminent death.
User Ratings: 16 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 3 votes (sub:2, Eng:1)
 Excellent: 3 votes (sub:2, Eng:1)
 Very good: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Good: -
 Decent: 6 votes (Eng:4, sub:2)
 So-so: 1 vote (Eng:1)
 Not really good: -
 Weak: -
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: 2 votes (Eng:1, sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 47 users, rank: #1536 (of 6609)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 6.625 (Good−), std. dev.: 3.0182, rank: #4083 (of 7278)
Weighted mean: 7.508 (Very good−), rank: #2396 (of 7278) (seen all: 7.58 / seen some: 7.47)
Bayesian estimate: 7.547 (Very good−), rank: #1388 (of 3441)
Number of tankoubon: 23
Vintage: 1979 to 1986 (Serialized in Shonen Big Comic)
Trivia: We have 1
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Graphic novel
    Area 88 (GN 1) 1991-06-01 (from $59.00)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: Kaoru Shintani

Assistant: Kayono Saeki
Editor-in-Chief: Yōnosuke Konishi (Shogakukan)
Executive Editor: Kazuki Tanaka (Shogakukan)
Japanese companies
Media Factory (bunko, 1999-2000, 2003-4)
English staff
English cast
Editing: Fred Burke (Eclipse)
Editorial Assistant: Abra L. Numata (Viz)
Executive Editor:
Catherine Yronwode (Eclipse)
Seiji Horibuchi (Viz)
Dean Mullaney (Eclipse)
Masahiro Oga (Viz)
Touch-up Art & Lettering: Wayne Truman
English companies
Licensed by:
Eclipse Comics (1987-1988)
Viz Media
Serialized In: Animerica Magazine
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Licensed by: Sharp Point Press
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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