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Project A-Ko 2: Daitokuji zaibatsu no inbô (1987)

It's summer in Graviton City, and the girls all have a break from school! A-Ko decides to lose a few inches, C-Ko makes a list of all the cool things that she'll buy, and B-Ko vows to get ... See full summary »

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It's summer in Graviton City, and the girls all have a break from school! A-Ko decides to lose a few inches, C-Ko makes a list of all the cool things that she'll buy, and B-Ko vows to get A-Ko out of the way once and for all so that she can have C-Ko to herself. To this end, she designs a new giant mecha, better than all the others. But her father steals her designs and uses them to attack the crashed alien spacecraft (now high-class restaurant) in an attempt to steal the advanced technology of the aliens. Written by Parsifal-2 <jehrich@macalester.edu>

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21 May 1987 (Japan)  »

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When one of the spies aboard the alien spaceship fires a signal flare, there is a single-frame animator's gag in the explosion. It shows C-ko, who is seen holding a fan, and the word "PON" written next to her. "Pon" is the Japanese word for "pop". See more »

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Followed by Project A-Ko 3: Cinderella Rhapsody (1988) See more »

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Weakest of the sequels, but priceless to the serious fan.
25 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

Those of us who basked in the titanic warmth of the original "Project A-Ko" were left hungering for further adventures of our red-hot, somewhat ambiguous heroines. This film delivers in what is the least entertaining (but most sophisticated) plot among A-Ko's 5 sequels. It's summer and the three heroines, A-Ko, B-Ko, and C-ko are running amuck in Gravition city. The invading aliens who crashed their ship atop a skyscraper in the first movie have turned their city-sized ship into a massive mall-hotel-amusement park-casino. B-Ko is still trying to woo young C-Ko and A-ko seems only mildly uptight about it. B-Ko agrees to help the aliens fix their ship so they can return home. Meanwhile, B-ko's father, a horrible business tycoon, plans to invade the ship and harvest its vast quantities of alien technology. Sound goofy? The whole thing is a poorly translated, goofily-paced, and all-round unsatisfying pile of cells and ink. All the same, it's worth seeing if you're a die-hard fan. The sequels, at their best, are mere shadows of the original film. The best sequel is by far number 3 (Cinderella Rhapsody), if only for its sheer strangeness. The last few minutes of the film involve a truly revolting display put on by B-Ko's father as well as some nice giant robots. Oh yes, and our heroines A-ko and B-ko flounce around in bathing suits at the very beginning... If you're fortunate to find a version with bonus promotional footage, be prepared for a crash-course in creepy Japanese Anime company self-promotion. Ni Ni Ni indeed...


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