List of Anime Television Series:
Area 88

Japanese name: Area 88
Japanese name: エリア88
English name: Area 88
Dates: January 8-March 25, 2004 (January 9, 2004-March 26, 2004)
Broadcast time: Thursday, 26:12-26:42 (Friday, 2:12-2:42 am)
Number of episodes: 12
Animation Studio: Group TAC
Production Company:
Broadcaster: TV Asahi (ANB)
Creator(s): Kaoru Shintani (manga)
Series Director: Isamu Imakake
Episode Director(s): Isamu Imakake, Yutaka Hirata, Hiroto Kato, Johei Matsuura
Producer(s): Masaru Kono, Katsunori Naruke, Daisuke Honji
Planning: Hiroshi Onogi (series composition)
Storyboard(s): Isamu Imakake
Writer(s): Hiroshi Onogi
Art Director: Akira Suzuki
Art Design: Mimi Mogi (color)
Character Designer(s): Hiroshi Kajima, Hiroaki Sato (mecha)
Animator(s): Hiroshi Koujina (chief director), Ayako Kurata (chief director), Hideo Maru (director), Yoshiaki Tsubata (director), Noritomo Hattori (director), Kensho Kusaku (director), Lee Hyun Jong (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Takehito Koyasu (Shin Kazama), Shinichiro Miki (Makoto Shinjou)
Genre(s): adventure, romance, war, Middle East, mercenaries
Home Video
United States: DVD (ADV Films, DAET 001-004)
Note(s): An oav version of this series was produced in 1985 and has been released on home video in the United States.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Area 88 go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

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