Review By: John Fragglepuss Evans
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mecha, Sci-Fi, Super Power, Parody, Classic
First Released: June 1986, 84-minute film
Summary: A mysterious alien ship has crashed on Earth, destroying Graviton City and taking out the entire population. Sixteen years later aliens have returned in search of a lost princess. A-Ko Magami is a high school student with everyday problems like oversleeping and getting to school on time. She also happens to have superhuman strength and speed. She is always fighting with the brilliant B-Ko Daitokuji, will stop at nothing to win over A-Ko’s friend, C-Ko Kotobuki.
Project A-Ko is the first film of many in the series which also include a spin-off. You can tell from the beginning that it is an 80s anime by the sound effects and soundtrack, which are as classic as they come. The animation is also reminiscent of the 1980s. I appreciate the older style of animation even though it isn’t as crisp as the current style. The story leaves something to be desired as I felt parts of the plot were left unexplained, which wasn’t much of a problem since the focus was on comedy and over-the-top action.
You might enjoy this if: You are ready for a trip down memory lane or want to up your “anime credibility” by knowing one of the oldies.
You might not like it if: You are looking are the latest and greatest in anime with a high production value.
Note to the Viewer: The “Ko” suffix is common for Japanese girls’ names. The literal meaning is “child”. The intention was to give the girls generic “Jane Doe” style names, which was done by naming them A-Ko (Child A), B-Ko (Child B), and C-Ko (Child C).
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