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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.


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 <bdm55707@jetson.uh.edu>

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Did You Know?


When D is sending the video of A-ko and C-ko to the Captain for a second before A-ko appears on the screen, there is a single frame gag of a screaming man's face with some kanji next to it. 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 »


C-Ko: Hi. Hi big boy.
Mari: [male voice] What?
[female voice]
Mari: I ain't no boy just because I shave everyday. You gotta be initiated which you might find painful!
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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 »


Followed by Project A-Ko 4: Final (1989) See more »


Dance Away
Performed by Annie Livingstone
Composed by Joey Carbone and Richie Zito
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Very funny yet strange anime from Japan.
16 September 2009 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film that is more comedy than anything else as I do believe the main purpose of this film was to poke some fun at other anime movies. The story is rather messed up as it goes here and there and a bit everywhere. The film is called "Project Ako" and that is the name of one of the three girls, however I would say both Bko and Cko are as important as Ako in the story. There was also a very brief nude scene in this film, I watched it on the Science Fiction channel so I never saw it, but my guess is that it was Bko during the hot tub scene. Nothing major I am guessing, probably a short scene like that found in another anime that came out during this time "Vampire Hunter D". The story basically has Ako and Cko coming to a new all girls school where for some reason they are in different uniforms from everyone else. Another student in the class Bko seems to really take a liking to Cko, but has a strong dislike for Ako. There is an explanation to some extent later about how they all used to know each other and that Bko really only liked to make Cko cry and Ako would take care of Bko, but it is a rather weak part in the storyline. Ako for some reason is super strong, they hint at where she may have gained these powers, but in the end they basically shoot down what they were sort of hinting at. The movie bogs down a bit in the middle when it is just one Ako and Bko confrontation after another, granted it was somewhat funny, but it was basically the same thing. Then there is an all out assault with aliens of the bizarre kind. So for the most part this film was enjoyable and funny and from what I see here there are even more of these movies. I only saw one other and it was funny too, do not remember the name though, but it had a strange space theme to it.

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21 June 1986 (Japan) See more »

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