Area 88 [Anime Series] (2004)

Genres - Action  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Anime  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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This retelling of the Area 88 OVA finds Japanese pilot Shin Kazama imbedded in the ranks of a fighter squad in a Middle Eastern kingdom called Asran. Stationed at the infamous Area 88, this super-secret mercenary faction carries out the deadliest assassinations and military takedowns for the highest bidder. Tricked by his best friend into signing the contract, Shin lost everything: his job as an airline pilot; his fiancée, Ryoko; and, most importantly, his freedom. The Area 88's three-year contract is absolutely binding, and breaking it would mean certain death. Unfortunately, the life expectancy of an Area 88 pilot isn't as long as the contract itself. Shin now faces a tough decision and Matoko Shinjou, a photojournalist who's made his way into Asran to document the lives of the Area 88 fighters, can't wait to see what it is.

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