Project A-Ko DVD
About Project A-Ko DVD
Project A-Ko features the original classic 1986 movie.
It's the not-too-distant future, and a metropolis flourishes in the crash site of an alien spacecraft. A-ko, a teenager growing up in this city, enjoys the life of an ordinary schoolgirl... along with incredible superhuman strength! But her carefree days are numbered. Her school rival, B-ko, is not content to live in the shadows any longer. A-ko's superpowers and good fashion sense may not be a match for B-ko's evil genius and Mega-Powered Fighting Robots of Doom!
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
- Publisher: EASTERN STAR
- Media: DVD
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Action, Comedy, Science Fiction
- Themes: Adventure, Mecha, Powers
- Age Rating: 13+
- Run Time: 86
- Year Created: 1986
- Release Date: 5/17/2011
- Dimensional Weight: 0.33
- Region Code: 1
Ratings & Reviews
Project A-ko: Great old-school action-comedy
Project A-ko. This film from 1986 is a big throwback to many popular anime from the 70's and 80's, without having the references obvious like some other titles. It had several sequel OVAs released, giving strong headway for the OVA boom in the 80's and 90's.
The animation is quite fun to watch. A lot of effort goes into the scenes where pure action is the focus. For the 80's the animation during these parts look great. The comedic tone helps build up the riduclous scale of the action well, letting our characters shine whenever possible. The Japanese audio is quite strong, however the English dub, being a relatively early dub, is lacking to its source.
I'll give this a 7/10. If you like comedy and action and can tolerate older aniamtion, this movie is oen to check out. It's a treat to see if you're in the mood for fun and explosions.
Shows its age, but still a fun movie!
Nearly 30 years old, Project A-ko holds up well.
Many of today's anime fans are spoiled with CGI and polished productions, but I urge anyone who loves a butt-kicking romp of an anime movie to pick this up in spite of its few imperfections.
Besides the film showing its age, the only other thing I was annoyed by was C-ko's constant whining. It's funny at first, but it eventually gets tiresome and you feel like hitting the mute button.
In addition to the production team taking jabs at anime standards of the time, they also find the opportunity to take a swipe at American superheroes (check out the last few minutes of the movie for that "a-ha" moment).
Great product, but I wish Eastern Star would rescue the other three films in the series (they don't necessarily have to bother with the Vs./Uncivil Wars mess, though!).
by ultimate legend
Im an old school anime fan, because I grew up during that time of the 70's and 80's super robot mecha genre. Project Ako brought back my love for these anime moments theire parody in this dvd as in Fist of the North Star, Robotech and Gall Force.
If you want real animation done right, where they actually put their heart into it. Check out this dvd.
by Emma -
At first, I was going to give this title three stars ONLY because A-ko's best friend (the blonde that looks clueless and believe me it's no act) is annoying. Don't get me wrong. I love this title because it's basically a parody/love letter to everything we remember about early anime titles. I decided to give the movie four stars because it's one of the few older titles out there that can still hold it's own against newer anime titles. If you're not scared off by the 80's/90's animation, cheesy music or the hilariously bad but kinda enjoyable dub, then this title is right up your alley.