They Were Eleven

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They Were Eleven
They Were 11 DVD cover.jpg
They Were Eleven English DVD cover
11人いる!
(Jūichinin Iru!)
GenreScience fiction, suspense[1]
Manga
Written byMoto Hagio
Published byShogakukan
English publisher
MagazineBessatsu Shōjo Comic
DemographicShōjo
Original runSeptember 1975 (1975-09)November 1975 (1975-11)
Volumes1
Manga
Zoku Jūichinin Iru!
Higashi no Chihei, Nishi no Towa
Written byMoto Hagio
Published byShogakukan
MagazineBessatsu Shōjo Comic
DemographicShōjo
Original runDecember 1976 (1976-12)February 1977 (1977-02)
Volumes1
Live-action television film
Directed byTōru Minegishi
Written byMamoru Sasaki
Music byRyōhei Hirose
Original networkNHK
Released
  • January 2, 1977 (1977-01-02)
Runtime45 minutes
Anime film
Directed bySatoshi Dezaki
Tsuneo Tominaga
Written byToshiaki Imaizumi
Kazumi Koide
Music byYasuhiko Fukuda
StudioMagic Bus
Licensed by
Released
  • November 1, 1986 (1986-11-01)
Runtime91 minutes
Stage plays
  • They Were Eleven
    • Axel: June 25, 2004 - July 11, 2004
    • Axel: December 26, 2008 – January 12, 2009
    • Studio Life: February 5, 2011 – March 27, 2011
    • Studio Life: January 10, 2013 – January 20, 2013
    • Studio Life: May 18, 2019 – June 2, 2019
  • Sequel manga series
    • Studio Life: February 28, 2013 – April 7, 2013
    • Morning Musume '16: June 11, 2016 – June 26, 2016
Audio drama
Produced byYoshiaki Imanishi
Shima Yoshida
Written byHikari Onodera
ReleasedSeptember 25, 2013 (2013-09-25)
Episodes8
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They Were Eleven (Japanese: 11人いる!, Hepburn: Jūichinin Iru!) is a Japanese science fiction manga series written and illustrated by Moto Hagio. It was serialized in three issues of Shogakukan's Bessatsu Shōjo Comic magazine from September to November 1975.[2][3][4] The following year, it won the 21st Shogakukan Manga Award in the combined shōjo and shōnen category.[5] Shogakukan collected the individual chapters, along with three unrelated one-shots, into a single bunkoban volume on July 20, 1976.[3][6] Viz Media licensed the series for an English-language release in North America, published in the now out-of-print anthology Four Shōjo Stories in 1996.[7] The series is also licensed by Ediciones Tomodomo in Spain and by Japonica Polonica Fantastica in Poland.[8][9]

A 45-minute live-action television drama adaptation of the manga was broadcast in Japan on January 2, 1977, as part of the NHK's Shōnen Drama Series.[2][10][11] Almost ten years later, a 91-minute anime film adaptation of the manga was released in Japan in November 1986.[12] The latter was licensed by Central Park Media in North America and released on VHS with English subtitles in the early 1990s.[13] It was re-released on VHS with a newly produced English dub in 1996 and on DVD with dual language audio tracks in 2004.[14] Central Park Media discontinued their home video release in 2004.[15] The New York company MYC & Associates liquidated the anime license in 2009.[16]

They Were Eleven has also been adapted into several theatrical productions in Japan, including a stage play performed by the all-male acting troupe Axel, which ran from June to July 2004;[17] a second stage play performed by Axel, which ran from December 2008 to January 2009;[18] a stage play performed by the all-male acting troupe Studio Life, which ran from February to March 2011;[19][20] a second stage play performed by Studio Life, which ran throughout January 2013;[1][21] and a third stage play performed by Studio Life, which ran from May to June 2019.[22][23] A drama CD adaptation of the manga was released in Japan on September 25, 2013. It starred Atsushi Abe as Tada, Kazutomi Yamamoto as Frol, Kōsuke Toriumi as King Mayan Baceska, and Daisuke Kishio as Doricas Soldam IV.[24][25][26]

A sequel manga series, titled Zoku Jūichinin Iru! Higashi no Chihei, Nishi no Towa (続・11人いる!東の地平・西の永遠, lit. "They Were Eleven, Continued: Horizon of the East, Eternity of the West"), was serialized in Bessatsu Shōjo Comic from December 1976 to February 1977.[27][28] Shogakukan collected the individual chapters into a single bunkoban volume on August 20, 1977.[28][29] The sequel was also adapted into two stage plays in Japan; one performed by Studio Life, which ran from February to April 2013,[1][21] and another performed by the female idol group Morning Musume '16, which ran throughout June 2016.[30][31][32]

Story[edit]

Ten young space cadets are put onto a decommissioned spaceship as their final test. If they pass this test, their lifelong dreams of being valued people in their respective societies will come true. Their orders are to survive as long as they can with what they have. However, once they arrive at the ship, they find that their crew has gained an eleventh member—and no one can remember the original lineup well enough to recognize which of them is the newcomer.

As the days pass, the eleven cadets must deal with their suspicions of each other as well as the sudden knowledge that the spaceship is in a decaying orbit around a star, which is causing the temperature on the ship to rise. With this rise in temperature, a sickness begins to spread among the crew as they work to stabilize their orbit and determine who among them is the spy.

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b 11人いる!. Kotobank (in Japanese). Asahi Shimbun. Retrieved December 21, 2019.
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  5. ^ 小学館漫画賞:歴代受賞者. Shogakukan (in Japanese). Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  6. ^ 11人いる!―SFロマン傑作選 (小学館文庫 712). Amazon Japan (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  7. ^ Garrity, Shaenon K. (April 11, 2013). "Jason Thompson's House of 1000 Manga Special Guest Edition: Love Song and Four Shojo Stories". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  8. ^ "¿Quién es el 11º pasajero? de Moto Hagio". Ediciones Tomodomo (in Spanish). Retrieved November 26, 2019.
  9. ^ "Było ich jedenaścioro". mangarden.pl (in Polish). Retrieved November 26, 2019.
  10. ^ 映像化・舞台化作品 11人いる!. Moto Hagio Works Library (in Japanese). Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  11. ^ 11人いる! [DVD]. Amazon Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  12. ^ Sevakis, Justin (February 14, 2008). "Buried Treasure – They Were 11". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  13. ^ Stuckmann, Chris (April 15, 2018). "1986: They Were Eleven". Anime Impact: The Movies and Shows that Changed the World of Japanese Animation. Miami, FL: Mango Publishing. p. 87. ISBN 978-1-63353-732-3.
  14. ^ Macdonald, Christopher (October 20, 2003). "January CPM Releases". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  15. ^ Macdonald, Christopher (August 9, 2004). "Discontinued CPM Titles". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  16. ^ Loo, Egan (June 8, 2009). "Central Park Media's Licenses Offered by Liquidator". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  17. ^ アクサル第3回公演 「11人いる!」. Axel's Official Website (in Japanese). Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  18. ^ アクサル第9回公演 「11人いる!」. Axel's Official Website (in Japanese). Retrieved November 10, 2019.
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  25. ^ ドラマCD『 11人いる! 』. eigeki.jp/estar (in Japanese). Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  26. ^ 『11人いる!』キャストインタビュー. eigeki.jp/estar (in Japanese). September 6, 2013. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
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  30. ^ Ressler, Karen (April 16, 2016). "Morning Musume Idols Star in Stage Play of Moto Hagio's They Were Eleven Sequel". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
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