View Full Version : OT: "AREA 88" manga...i gotta know :(

10-14-2004, 04:17 AM
ive been looking for the answer for over 10 years.

i have the 3 OAV videos (which doesnt cover much thru the span of it all)

i have the americanized versions by ECLIPSE,..discontinued, then picked up by VIZ..

VIZ then dropped it.... leaving off ROUGHLY around when kazama shin, and mikey/mickey scimon had escaped the sand submersible aircraft carrier. (goofy, yes to those who never read it..but give it a try!GREAT aviation art form)

i need a basic run down off events

what happens to shin (OF COURSE!)
part of me (traditional manga wise,) says shin probably died in combat.. but onother side of me wants to see shin re-united with japan, and of course his love ryokyo.

mikey/mickey..... what is to become of him? if he gets killed... what, when (timeline wise)..and how

im sure "SAKI" dies in a last ditch effort to save his kingdom... (like the anime?)probably along with a few other of 88's mercenary force.

TAEKO, always ryokyos friend... last i saw of her "ROCKY"? (american version name?...the one armed photogapher).. finds her in the car, thinkin that she was intoxicated, rather than injected, (with alcohol?)

does ROCKY show up from time to time? (remember, after the plane/missile hit everybody thought he was dead, and only his camera "lived" , never shown, until by :chance" that he saves TAEKO.. does he become a key player again later on?

i miss the series.. what ran in JAPAN for 3 years, took almost 6 years to get about maybe 1/4 of the way thru stateside...

thx for any info

10-14-2004, 05:50 AM
I'm heading up to the Mandrake Manga and Anime store in Fuokoka in about two weeks to check out what English translated manga they have there. I live in Kumamoto at the moment and my local Kinokuniya has a really limited selection (astroboy, Lupin the 3rd, Monooke Hime).

Will keep an eye out for any "Area 88" stuff.
What issues exactly were you after?

P.s. If your after anime info and stuff try the boards at www.megatokyo.com (http://www.megatokyo.com) As nice a bunch of otaku as you'll ever come acroos. Makes our discussions seem adult sometimes by comparison.

10-14-2004, 06:02 AM
well i know in japan, manga is first weekly, bi-weekly, in serialised manga magazines(or whatever the periodical rate for it is).. then it gets compressed into "VOLUMES" after what..maybe every 5-10 episodes/chapters?. per volume

problem is, that what i have is the americanized version which went into monthly issues, up to up to issue 44 or 45, so that MIGHT equal 4 or 5 volumes, but not sure http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

i keep thinking it went up to 16 volumes?

if you dont speak japanese, but frequent there often, please ask for it as "ADEA HACHIJU-HACHI"

oh, btw , thx http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

10-14-2004, 01:07 PM
All your sand submersible aircraft carrier are belong to us!!!!

10-14-2004, 01:36 PM
GAU-8 (cool name/part number, btw), while I don't know the answer to your question, I think I may be able to direct you to someone who might. Go to www.animebelle.com (http://www.animebelle.com) and there's a section in their forums dealing specifically with manga. If the moderator or other members don't already know the answer, you can bet they'll find out for you. These people really know their anime!

10-14-2004, 07:12 PM
I saw the title of this thread, and felt a blast from the past. I thought I might be able to help, but GAU-8, it sounds like your collection is about the same as mine. I assumed it continued on, but it kind of petered out in the 'States. The last few issues even had photographic covers instead of artwork.

Thanks for bringing the topic up, and sorry I can't answer the burning plot questions. Since my issues are in storage, I'll add one more question to the list, Mickey/Mikey was the guy with the Tomcat, right?

10-15-2004, 02:37 AM
yep ..mickeys the tomcat pilot.

all my stuff on AREA-88 is slowly disappearing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif.... im now missing the calendar, and the old super nintendo game, renamed U.N. squadron..

(o wow, just found something on DVD called "AREA-88 TARGET"... looks interesting)

10-15-2004, 03:06 AM
well apparently it was turned into a 12 episode animated run.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

then i looked at the chara designs, and read up on it.. essentially its a good animated show,as an "action flick" series.. but its cr@p show if your into the the original stuff that happened to shin..

shin looks just like (at least very close remblance)roy fokker now in the original macross. im upset. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif