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 91119,111 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #48742
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Popularity: #4730
Members: 21,575
Favorites: 136

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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, Creator, Screenplay
Morikawa, Shigeru
Episode Director
Moriyama, Yuuji
Script, Animation Director, Key Animation, Character Design
Kimura, Shinji
Art Director


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Ending Theme

"Follow Your Dream" by Valerie Stevenson




Reviews

Jun 1, 2013
Stupid but somehow lovable. Space transvestites, great blink-and-you'll-miss-it animation, bad synthpop, and giant robots every 10 minutes FOR NO REASON. At a brisk 80 minutes, it just flies by and is a lot of fun. As a child of the 80s, everything about how this movie looks and sounds just resonates with me.
Feb 8, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Overview:

Time to review a true blast from the ancient past!


History:

Project A-KO came out in 1986. It was originally supposed to be part of an early hentai anthology called "Cream Lemon" that started in 1984 with "Lolita: the anime". Wow! If you thought Alan Moore's response to Watchmen the movie was bad, Vladimir Nabokov's response to the first Loli anime would have been on a different league of anger. He might have even gone full Super Slav in sheer rage.

Anyways, A-KO was changed at the last moment to be a zany spoof of all the popular anime of the time. However, the nudity and lesbian ...
Feb 1, 2012
Among the Western fanbase of Japanese cartoons, there is apparently quite a lot of people who like the film Project A-ko. This is probably due to the fact that it was released at a time where most localized anime geared for adults was rather mature and gritty (think Evangelion or Cowboy Bebop,) while this was more immature and lighthearted. Regardless of why other people like it, I did not enjoy it; finding it to be rather boring and uninspiring.

There's nothing particularly good about the story or plot, but that's forgivable seeing how this is a comedy. It's about three highschool girls, A-ko, B-ko, and C-ko, ...

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