Project A-Ko [DVD] [1986]

  • SKU: 19220233
  • Release Date: 05/17/2011
  • Rating: NR
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

Special Features

  • Project A-Ko Trailers and TV commercials
  • Audio commentary by Yuji Moriyama
  • Music videos
  • Interview with Yuji Moriyama
  • Japanese behind-the-scenes video


Project A-Ko
This animated sci-fi adventure-comedy from Japan concerns A-ko, a schoolgirl with super-human powers whose friendship with the friendly but intellectually challenged C-ko is threatened when rich brat B-ko decides that she wants C-ko to be friends with her -- and no one else. A-ko finds herself attacked by giant robots, angry aliens, and female bodybuilders doing B-ko's bidding as the fight escalates to cosmic proportions. When not dealing with B-ko's lousy temper, A-ko also tries to help find an alien princess stranded on Earth. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Marc Smith
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    Jay Benedict
  • Megumi Hayashibara
    Megumi Hayashibara - Ume

Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Anime classic

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    • Top 25 ContributorTop 25 Contributor

    Genre: Action, Comedy Hard to believe it's been 26 years since this title came out...was all of 2 years old! Project A-ko was recently remastered and that's where we get this lovely title from. Glad I bought mine last week off of because it may have been the last. Title is now sold out! Project A-Ko really doesn't even have a plot. It's good old fashioned fun that has three main characters: A-Ko, B-Ko, and C-Ko. Really, it's Eiko, Biko, and Shiiko which were all derived to be plain-Jane names for girls. Luckily, it's extremely easy to remember even after just seeing the VHS versions back in the 90's. A-Ko and C-Ko are best friends and B-Ko is a rival for C-Ko's affections from elementary school. A-Ko possesses monstrous strength and B-Ko is a genius that can create giant mechs in a single day which she'll need as A-Ko destroys them every day as they fight it out over C-Ko. Toss some aliens and insterstellar battles into the movie, and you've got a potluck of awesomeness. Gracing us in marvelous 480i's nothing like a modern day movie/series, but it stil isn't bad. The remastered version allows us to at least enjoy it in widescreen rather than the tube TV 4:3 aspect ratio. You can tell that several of the artists had worked with the Macross series by the designs of the aircraft, explosions, and missile streaming. A classic will always still look good regardless of the resolution. Just have to realize how it looked back in the era of production it was in. Voice acting was pretty good. I kept on swapping between the English and Japanese audio just to see which I might prefer. Ended it with the Japanese voicing but I like them both. The theme songs for Project A-Ko were actually recorded entirely in English. Great 80's fangirl songs. Tons of extras included in this one. 20 minutes worht of different language previews. 50 minutes of "making of..." Director and staff interviews and more. Definite must-see for any anime fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Anime that Got me loving Anime

    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Projeck A-KO was the Anime that got me hooked on Anime. This movie has it all love, action, aliens, and giant robots! I would recommend this movie to anyone who is just getting in anime or hard core fans who will get the inside jokes that the director has put in this feature. Don't wait pick up this DVD now!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars


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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Over the top Japanese animation with everything thrown in: robots, space ships, the military, martial arts and school girls...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really fun film!

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I actually knew going in how much I like this film, but I had not seen it on DVD. Love the crispness that used to be missing!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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