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.


Tomoko Kawasaki (screenplay), Yûji Moriyama (screenplay) | 2 more credits »





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 Yôko Ogai)
Toni Barry Toni Barry ... Asa / Students / Tech / Witness / Walla (1992) (voice)
Yoshino Takamori 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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Alternate Versions

Much of the English language dub dialog is significantly altered from the straight Japanese translation, and some characters have dialog where they were silent in the Japanese version. An obvious example of this occurs when A-ko lands on the wing of a fighter while making her way to the alien spacecraft. In the original Japanese, the pilot cannot be heard, but can be seen gesturing. In the English language version, he can be clearly heard saying "I'll get you down!" See more »


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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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21 June 1986 (Japan) See more »

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