Project A-ko is a 1986 Japanese science fantasy slapstick comedy anime film released to theaters by Shochiku-Fuji on June 21, 1986. This film focuses on a happy-go-lucky 16-year-old red-haired, sailor-suited teenage girl, A-ko Magami, who goes on her magical adventure from high school to outer space as she struggles to finish her homework, rescue her friend C-ko and save the Earth from the evil alien invasion.
Why It Rocks
- A-ko and C-ko are both adorable protagonists, as their character designs are pure huggable and charming.
- Like the American golden-aged cartoons, it was officially considered the Japanese Looney Tunes.
- Throughout the film, A-ko wears her cutest and most powerful sailor-suited battle uniform, to increase her level of cuteness. Cue the audiences: Awwwwwwww... she's so cute...
- It almost feels like a kids' film.
- Several funny moments.
- The fight scene between A-ko and B-ko will give the audiences more laughs than any other funny scene of this film.
- Great voice acting.
- Some heartwarming moments, including A-ko and C-ko having fun in the big city.
- Cutesy animation.
- The film follows the modern-day Bob Clampett-esque slapstick and Tex Avery-style humor.
- It perfectly fits for the standards of Japanese slapstick comedies.
- Excellent plot.
- B-ko was a snobbish jerk, when she tried to kill the adorable A-ko.