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Project A-Ko (1986)

Purojekuto A-ko (original title)
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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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Tomoko Kawasaki (screenplay), Yûji Moriyama (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miki Itô ... Eiko 'A-Ko' Magami (voice)
Stacey Gregg Stacey Gregg ... A-ko (1992) (voice)
Emi Shinohara ... Biko 'B-ko' Daitokuji (voice)
Denica Fairman Denica Fairman ... B-ko (1992) (voice)
Michie Tomizawa ... Shiko 'C-ko' Kotobuki (voice)
Julia Braams Julia Braams ... C-ko (1992) (voice) (as Julia Brahms)
Shûichi Ikeda Shûichi Ikeda ... Cpt. Napolipolita (voice)
Jay Benedict ... Captain (1992) (voice)
Marc Smith ... D / Commander / Mari / Walla (1992) (voice)
Tesshô Genda ... Spy-D (voice)
Asami Mukaidono Asami Mukaidono ... Miss Ayumi (voice)
Liza Ross Liza Ross ... Ayumi (1992) (voice) (as Lisa Ross)
Akari Hibino Akari Hibino ... Asa (voice) (as Yoko Kogaiyu)
Toni Barry Toni Barry ... Asa / Students / Tech / Witness / Walla (1992) (voice)
Yoshino Takamori Yoshino Takamori ... Ine (voice)
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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. Written by David McGuire <bdm55707@jetson.uh.edu>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 June 1986 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby

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Color

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Director Katsuhiko Nishijima provided the voice of one of B-ko's servants. He was the off-screen servant who spoke to B-ko as she viewed surveillance footage of A-ko & C-ko. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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D: This is DC138621-S113, code name "D".
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Alternate Versions

The 2002 North American DVD release of the collector's edition restored the original full-frame image. All earlier North American releases featured a wide screen print that had actually cut portions of the image from the top and bottom of the full image for the Japanese and French theatrical releases. See more »

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Spoofs Mahô no tenshi Kurîmî Mami (1983) See more »

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In Your Eyes
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Sung by Samantha Newark
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If you're sick of schoolgirls and giant robots...
16 April 2004 | by LupercaliSee all my reviews

This is a review from someone who generally doesn't like anime at all.

Project A-ko is a total send-up of the genre, which is no doubt why I enjoyed it (and its sequel) so much. It has the usual giant mechanical paraphernalia, teenage schoolgirls, and crossdressing alcoholic aliens. Err... where did they come from? Never mind: far more than most of the the famous and iconic animes it parodies, Project A-ko is entertaining, intriguing, and often just fall-down laughing funny. It's sort of like Japanese anime directed by an English eccentric. It's still suitable bewildering in a Japanese sort of way, but with flashes of anglo-style satire thrown in.

Give me this any day, over the usual puerile anime nonsense. A-ko is a real hoot.


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