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Project A-ko Blu-ray

5 star rating out of 5
6 Reviews
SKU: 875707022996

Retail Price: $29.95

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About Project A-ko Blu-ray

Project A-ko Blu-ray is an anime film directed by Katsuhiko Nishijima.

FOR THESE THREE HIGH-SCHOOL STUDENTS REPELLING AN ALIEN INVASION IS AS EASY AS A-B-C!

On a splendid morning, an effervescently cheerful teenaged schoolgirl named A-ko sets off for school with her delightfully ditzy friend, C-ko. The duo are students in a marvelous futuristic city, but A-ko is about to run afoul of the wealthy and powerful B-ko, a young lady used to getting everything she wants—and what she wants is C-ko! Also, a vast and powerful alien fleet is about to touch down in Graviton City, and they're after something, too. Fortunately for us, A-ko’s no ordinary schoolgirl—she’s got super powers of her own!

An all-star squad of the anime world’s greatest talents collaborated on Project A-ko, led by director Katsuhiko Nishijima (Agent Aika, Najica Blitz Tactics) and character designer Yuji Moriyama (Robot Carnival, Geobreeders). Discotek is bursting with pride to present this beloved anime classic in high-definition for the very first time anywhere, along with a treasure trove of features so hefty that A-ko herself might struggle to lift it.

REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL FILM NEGATIVES & PRESENTED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIGH-DEFINITION!

Special Features: Feature Commentaries, Trailers, TV Spots, Music Retrospective, Behind the Scenes, Interviews, Galleries, Extensive Liner Notes

Details

  • Publisher: DISCOTEK
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Action, Comedy, Science Fiction
  • Themes: Adventure, Mecha, Powers
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 84
  • Year Created: 1986
  • Release Date: 12/21/2021
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

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Ratings & Reviews

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5 star rating out of 5

A perfect release?! Discotek does it again!

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An excellent Blu ray through and through. First, the picture quality is astounding. Probably the best restoration I've ever seen. Not to mention the extremely high bitrate that makes everything look so pretty. Second, the audio quality is great. It's a DTS-MA 2.0 mix for both the Japanese and English audio. Plus, the English audio is denoised to give it a less muffled sound and make it sound a lot better compared to previous releases. The last thing to mention is the extras, and it's jam-packed with them. Not only does it have trailers remastered in HD, but it also has galleries of production artwork, merchandise scans, magazine scans, images from the CDROM games, a full demonstration of the lost CDROM game, 3 other featurettes including the Secret File released before the movie came out along with full storyboards for the movie. This might just be one of, if not the best anime Blu ray release ever made and I give it my full accolades. Get this ASAP, it's worth every penny.

5 star rating out of 5

Classic Anime Done Right

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I'm just going get to the point. If you enjoy classic anime. When everything was was super hand drawn in the era of the 80s to 90s . You have to pick this up. The company Discotek did a absolutely phenomenal job‼️ Remastering this classic anime piece it's extra clean with all the extras. And that's the icing on the cake. Support Discotek and buy this and other classic anime's they remaster. And maybe they can get the rights to support other amazing classic anime show's and movies to remaster. You want be disappointed TRUST ‼️

5 star rating out of 5

The Best It's Ever Been - A Must-Buy!

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This goofball no-holds-barred roller-coaster was an unprecedented achievement in manic silliness, & there's still little else like it. It came about when animation quality was shooting through the roof, but each frame was created by hand. The animation has literally never looked better than these HD downsamples from the 4K scans. The English dub is so much more alive & AUDIBLE than ever.
Project A-Ko was the first anime that grabbed me back in the 1990s. It helped define the American anime experience. I remember seeing it on the Sci-Fi Channel Saturday Anime run (that promo's included). Speaking of which, all the bonus material from previous releases is here along with new ones. I really enjoyed the behind-the-scenes restoration discussion.
Hats off to the folks at Discotek for pulling out all the stops in giving this movie the treatment it deserves, & to Robert Woodhead for tracking down the original film materials, lost for over 20 years!
My one regret: no soundtrack CD!

5 star rating out of 5

A Classic Breathes New Life

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It's not every day a Blu-ray release comes along as compelling and comprehensive as this one! The all-time classic Project A-ko finally debuts in high definition, alongside hours of legacy and new bonus content! Documentaries, commentaries, easter eggs unveiled for the first time ever, a look behind the incredible story of the remastering process AND MORE!
The movie has never looked this good before, and Discotek spared no expenses in refreshing the film and improving the visuals. The quality is so good, at certain points you can even see scratches in the animation cells, or pick out slight errors where a background changes in the middle of a scene! They've even improved the dub audio to make it sound less muffled.
I hope this release is a huge success, and that Discotek releases the sequels in HD also. The only way I could see them improving this release is if they had put it out on 4K Blu-ray instead of downscaling the 4K Scan they made to 1080p. BUY THIS!!

5 star rating out of 5

An Awesome Release for both New and Old Fans

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First off if you have loved this movie for as long as I have (since the 90's) than you need to get this version, you will not be disappointed.
And if you have never seen this movie, but want to see a brilliantly animated masterpiece, than I would say to get this one.

4 star rating out of 5

AMAZING BLU-RAY BUT Discotek Media SHOULD ADD MORE

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I had to write this review for this blu-ray when I first heard about this . I was very excited but I was a little disappointed that it was not a blu-ray collection I was looking forward to this . As a old school anime fan I will say this it does has a lot of features it even has the Saturday anime promo from the Sci-Fi Channel in the feature !! I wish they add the other three sequels .