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Project A-Ko (1986)
"Purojekuto A-ko" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  21 June 1986 (Japan)
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Project A-ko is the typical love triangle of three school girls and their confrontations with aliens, giant robots, and women who look like burly men.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miki Itô ...
A-ko (voice)
Stacey Gregg ...
A-ko (1992) (voice)
Emi Shinohara ...
B-ko (voice)
Denica Fairman ...
B-ko (1992) (voice)
Michie Tomizawa ...
C-ko (voice)
Julia Braams ...
C-ko (1992) (voice) (as Julia Brahms)
Shûichi Ikeda ...
Captain (voice)
Jay Benedict ...
Captain (1992) (voice)
Marc Smith ...
D / Commander / Mari / Walla (1992) (voice)
Tesshô Genda ...
D (voice)
Asami Mukaidono ...
Ayumi (voice)
Liza Ross ...
Ayumi (1992) (voice) (as Lisa Ross)
Akari Hibino ...
Asa (voice) (as Yoko Kogaiyu)
Toni Barry ...
Asa / Students / Tech / Witness / Walla (1992) (voice)
Yoshino Takamori ...
Ine (voice)


Project A-ko is the typical love triangle of three school girls and their confrontations with aliens, giant robots, and women who look like burly men. Written by David McGuire <>

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The Captain is a parody of Leiji Matsumoto's Captain Harlock. While Harlock would often be seen sipping red wine on the bridge of his ship, the Captain in Project A-ko is a hopeless drunk. Further, the design of the Captain is meant to parody the character Char Aznable from "Zeta Gundam," a nod to the voice actor Ikeda, Shûichi, who played both characters. See more »


After the alien ship destroys the space station, the resulting wreckage floats across the screen towards the left comes to a complete stop. In the next shot, the debris is moving once again. See more »


B-ko: Is that all you can think about? Being a good little girl and charming the teachers? Well, naturally it never occurred to you that some of us aren't born with the same charm! But you don't care; you're always the good little heroine, while I have to be the one everyone said was spoiled! Okay, if people say I'm the bad girl, then that's what I'm gonna be!
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Finest Anime Ever
18 March 2000 | by (Elgin, Moray) – See all my reviews

Projetc A-ko is a rare anime. It is an anime that can appeal to a lot of people without having to resort to head-popping violence, grotesque sex or extreme swearing. Project A-ko is funny and the more you watch it, the more you get out of it. The number of in jokes are astonishing, the characters are extremely funny, the tempo of the movie is upbeat and always leaves you on a high. If you're after a highly enjoyable anime, start here because nothing surpasses it. Incidentally, watching all 6 movies is also highly reccomended as on its one Project A-ko is a funny but as a series, it is an anime classic.

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