Project A-Ko

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: プロジェクトA子


Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 21, 1986
Producers: Soeishinsha
Studios: APPP
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 1 hr. 23 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 6.851 (scored by 86528,652 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #48452
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Popularity: #4722
Members: 20,812
Favorites: 133

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Synopsis

Sixteen years after its destruction by a meteor, Graviton City has been rebuilt into a futuristic metropolis. However, this is of little concern to superpowered high school student Eiko Magami, who only cares about her best friend Shiiko Kotobuki and arriving at school on time. Unfortunately, the incredibly intelligent Biko Daitokuji intends to befriend Shiiko, taking Eiko's place as the Shiiko's best friend using any means she can.

Biko decides that, to accomplish this, she must defeat Eiko in combat. In order to overcome her super strength and speed, Biko creates a mecha and challenges Eiko in front of their school gate. As the two commence their battle, an extremely large spaceship hovers over Earth, searching for something left behind.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Asa

Supporting
Hibino, Akari
Japanese

Mari

Supporting
Gouri, Daisuke
Japanese

Ine

Supporting
Takamori, Yoshino
Japanese

Ume

Supporting
Hayashibara, Megumi
Japanese

Ayumi, Miss

Supporting
Mukaidono, Asami
Japanese

Staff

Nishijima, Katsuhiko
Director, Screenplay, Creator
Moriyama, Yuuji
Script, Animation Director, Key Animation, Character Design
Kimura, Shinji
Art Director
Nakajima, Atsuko
Key Animation


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Ending Theme

"Follow Your Dream" by Valerie Stevenson




Reviews

Jul 26, 2021
Project A-Ko is a wacky ride with super powered school girls and giant robots. It is good mindless fun if you are in the mood for it. Don’t think about things too hard and you will have a good time.

Nostalgia alert: I caught this one on the Sci-Fi Channel back in the 90s. I woke up super early Sunday morning to watch it and loved every minute of it. It was just so much more than the cartoons that I was watching at the time. Ahhh, fond memories.

Story 4/10
The story is a love triangle between the three main girls. A-Ko is our ...
Apr 8, 2022
Mixed Feelings
“Project A-Ko” is the first movie in the franchise of the same name, and it is known for being one of the first anime movies available for sale in the US, and I believe one of the first ones aired on American television. Thus, there’s a lot of nostalgia associated with it, and it has a bit of a cult following.

The story follows A-Ko, a girl with superhuman strength; her best friend, the whiny and clingy C-Ko; and B-Ko, the rich, mad scientist-like girl trying to kill A-Ko and take C-Ko for herself. Concurrent to the fights between A-Ko and B-Ko, which seem to ...
Aug 1, 2020
It's just not very funny. The main reason to seek out and enjoy this film is for the fact that it revels in the self-referential nature of anime. The more of an otaku you are, particularly of things released by before this came out, the more you will ostensibly get out of it. Although, certainly, you can notice things that were influenced by this in turn. I liked the Gurren Lagann drill mech.

I think the reason this has a high reputation is because of the sci-fi action direction it takes in the second half. Some of that material, such as A-ko hopping on the fighter ...

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