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13th May '16 6:14:13 PM kraas
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* StockholmSyndrome: B-ko starts to fall for Gail in ''The Vs.'', even though he's obviously a religious fanatic bent on destroying every universe (not to mention the fact that he ''killed her'' earlier in the story).
11th Apr '16 5:50:05 PM saxkitten
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[[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture Sometime in the future]], Eiko ("A-ko") Magami -- a teenage girl endowed with absurdly high levels of superhuman strength and speed -- attends high school in Graviton City with her best friend, bubbly blonde Shiiko ("C-ko") Kotobuki (who is both TheDitz and a LethalChef). Their incredibly intelligent (and gorgeous) GadgeteerGenius classmate Biiko ("B-ko") Daitokuji apparently really, really wants a RomanticTwoGirlFriendship with the blonde dimwit; determined to win C-ko for her own, she attacks A-ko at every opportunity with all manner of HumongousMecha and even a [[{{Stripperiffic}} revealing]] [[BattleBikini battlesuit]]. Things get a ''little'' more complicated when an alien warship descends upon Graviton City with the goal of capturing one of the girls -- or rather, ''rescuing'' her, as [[RagsToRoyalty she seems to be their long-lost princess]]...

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[[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture Sometime in the future]], Eiko ("A-ko") Magami -- a teenage girl endowed with absurdly high levels of superhuman strength and speed -- attends high school in Graviton City with her best friend, bubbly blonde Shiiko ("C-ko") Kotobuki (who is both TheDitz and a LethalChef). Their incredibly intelligent (and gorgeous) GadgeteerGenius classmate Biiko Biko ("B-ko") Daitokuji apparently really, really wants a RomanticTwoGirlFriendship with the blonde dimwit; determined to win C-ko for her own, she attacks A-ko at every opportunity with all manner of HumongousMecha and even a [[{{Stripperiffic}} revealing]] [[BattleBikini battlesuit]]. Things get a ''little'' more complicated when an alien warship descends upon Graviton City with the goal of capturing one of the girls -- or rather, ''rescuing'' her, as [[RagsToRoyalty she seems to be their long-lost princess]]...



* TheCutie: C-ko.

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* TheCutie: C-ko.C-ko is very cute, innocent, and very devoted to A-ko.



* DVDCommentary: Central Park Media's rerelease of the film included one by character designer and animation director Yuji Moriyama.

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* DVDCommentary: Central Park Media's rerelease re-release of the film included one by character designer and animation director Yuji Moriyama.



* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: [[spoiler: C-ko.]]

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* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: [[spoiler: C-ko.]]C-ko]] is revealed to be the princess the Alpha Cygnans are searching for in the first movie.



* FragileFlower: C-ko often gets upset and cries easily when under distress.



* [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Graviton City is the Center of the Universe]]: In the Sub, the radio show, "Fresh Morning", calls it [[spoiler: the high tech capital of the world]], and where is the Earth Defense Force based? The desert planet is also the center of its universe.
* HairDecorations: C-ko

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* [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Graviton City is the Center of the Universe]]: In the Sub, the radio show, "Fresh Morning", calls it [[spoiler: the high tech high-tech capital of the world]], and where is the Earth Defense Force based? The desert planet is also the center of its universe.
* HairDecorations: C-koC-ko wears daisy barrettes in her hair.



* TheIngenue[=/=]HairofGoldHeartofGold: C-ko is described in the in one of the Japanese promos as "innocence personified." Naturally, this makes her the helpless damsel in distress in the series.



* {{Kawaiiko}}: C-ko.

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* {{Kawaiiko}}: C-ko.C-ko looks and acts very cute and feminine.
11th Apr '16 5:17:41 PM saxkitten
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* NaiveEverygirl: C-ko, to an extent.

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* NaiveEverygirl: C-ko, * While C-ko is not a saint, she is innocent and optimistic, and she believes in love and friendship. Instead of the standard bullies, she has [[WeirdnessMagnet weird shit happening to an extent.her]] at times. Though she doesn't seem to be too insecure about her body, she does have issues with being alone. She also has the "lovesick girl" aspect as well.
11th Apr '16 11:24:26 AM saxkitten
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* AffectionateParody

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* AffectionateParodyAffectionateParody: The series was a send-up of just about everything in anime up until the 80s.



* ClingyJealousGirl: C-ko.

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* ClingyJealousGirl: C-ko.C-ko is shown to be clingy and possessive over A-ko in ''Cinderella Rhapsody'' when A-ko shows up riding on Kei's motorcycle.
**B-ko is jealous of A-ko's relationship with C-ko and tries to kill A-ko over it, at least until Kei shows up.
**A-ko and B-ko both act incredibly violent and possessive over Kei in ''Cinderella Rhapsody'' and ''Final'', and their rivalry escalates because of this.



* HumanAliens: The Alpha Cygnans.

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* HumanAliens: The Alpha Cygnans.Cygnans, [[spoiler:including C-ko]].



* RedheadedHero: A-ko's hair is of a dark red colour.

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* RedheadedHero: A-ko's hair is of a dark red colour.
11th Apr '16 11:04:42 AM saxkitten
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* AlphabeticalThemeNaming: As mentioned, A-ko, B-Ko and C-ko, as well as D.

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* AlphabeticalThemeNaming: As mentioned, A-ko, B-Ko B-ko and C-ko, as well as D.



* AlternateContinuity: ''A-Ko the VS''

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* AlternateContinuity: ''A-Ko ''A-ko the VS''



* {{Bishonen}}: Gail of ''A-Ko the VS.'' is a subversion, as when he's wearing his cape he looks quite bishie, but when he takes it off he's actually ''very'' muscular.

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* {{Bishonen}}: Gail of ''A-Ko ''A-ko the VS.'' is a subversion, as when he's wearing his cape he looks quite bishie, but when he takes it off he's actually ''very'' muscular.



* BoobsOfSteel: Liza from ''A-Ko the VS.''; A-Ko refers to her as a "jiggling juggernaut" at one point. She's tough enough to give A-Ko a challenge in a hand-to-hand fight, and that's saying something.

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* BoobsOfSteel: Liza from ''A-Ko ''A-ko the VS.''; A-Ko refers to her as a "jiggling juggernaut" at one point. She's tough enough to give A-Ko a challenge in a hand-to-hand fight, and that's saying something.



* ClingyJealousGirl: C-Ko.

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* ClingyJealousGirl: C-Ko.C-ko.



* GenkiGirl: C-ko.

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* GenkiGirl: C-ko.C-ko is usually very energetic and cheerful.



* LadyLooksLikeADude: The female OneGenderRace of HumanAliens that look like guys.

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* LadyLooksLikeADude: The female OneGenderRace of HumanAliens that look like guys.Mari, Captain Napolipolita, and D.



* [[ManChild Womanchild]]: Despite being under 20, C-ko fits this. Even in ''[[AlternateContinuity The Vs.]]'', where she's actually just turning 10, her nanny tells her she's growing up and it's time to stop acting like a little kid. She doesn't.



* SupportingProtagonist: A-ko, as C-ko is the reason that the series even has a plot.



* WaifFu: A-ko.

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* WaifFu: A-ko.A-ko is only the size of an ordinary teenage girl but is strong enough to destroy everything around her.


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* [[ManChild Womanchild]]: If you see 17-year-olds as women, C-ko fits this, as she has the personality, innocence, and vulnerability of a child. She is also small and cute, adding to this effect.
17th Mar '16 10:54:07 AM Cieloazul
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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: The "Love and Robots" DVD has a character listing giving brief character profiles for A-Ko, B-Ko and C-Ko. On C-Ko's, it lists that she hates B-ko and doesn't understand why she wants to get with her so badly. This is completely incorrect as C-Ko is shown to have a friendly relationship not only with B-ko but her subordinates as well. She even wishes at the end of FINAL for her, A-Ko, B-Ko and all of B-Ko's gang to all be friends and not fight anymore. If anything, they were referring to Kei, who is the ONLY character C-ko outright hates.
17th Mar '16 10:41:58 AM Cieloazul
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* FieryRedhead A-ko has red hair and definitely isn't afraid to fight.



* LeftHanging: Despite all the action, we never find out if C-ko is really the princess of the alien race, as (at least in the dub) she never stops insisting she is not to the end of the film.

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* LeftHanging: Despite all the action, we never find out in the original movie if C-ko is really the princess of the alien race, as (at least in the dub) she never stops insisting she is not to until the end of end. However, the film.fourth film finally reveals it.



* RedheadedHero

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* RedheadedHeroRedheadedHero: A-ko's hair is of a dark red colour.



* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: A-ko and C-ko, to B-ko's much chagrin.

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* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: A-ko and C-ko, much to B-ko's much chagrin.



* SchoolgirlLesbians: B-ko is this...sort of.

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* SchoolgirlLesbians: B-ko is this... sort of.



* SheIsAllGrownUp: Non-romantic version (and possibly an [[InvertedTrope inversion]] as she's a childhood ''enemy'' rather than a ForgottenChildhoodFriend)- according to A-ko's flashback to their childhood, she and C-ko back then used to look more or less like chibi-versions of their present day forms. B-ko, on the other hand, was described (accurately) by A-ko as having a "basin haircut, piggy eyes and dumpy legs" but grew up into ''easily'' the most beautiful of the three girls (A-ko is an AmazonianBeauty and C-ko is TheCutie, but B-ko is more clasically gorgeous). No wonder A-ko didn't recognise her at first.

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* SheIsAllGrownUp: Non-romantic version (and possibly an [[InvertedTrope inversion]] as she's a childhood ''enemy'' rather than a ForgottenChildhoodFriend)- according to A-ko's flashback to their childhood, she and C-ko back then used to look more or less like chibi-versions of their present day forms. B-ko, on the other hand, was described (accurately) by A-ko as having a "basin haircut, piggy eyes and dumpy legs" but grew up into ''easily'' easily the most beautiful of the three girls (A-ko is an AmazonianBeauty and C-ko is TheCutie, but B-ko is more clasically gorgeous). No wonder A-ko didn't recognise her at first.
15th Feb '16 6:21:49 AM Cieloazul
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While not well-known by later generations of anime fans, ''Project A-Ko'' was a huge influence on later comedy-action oriented anime with a female-heavy cast, not least of all ''Anime/MaiHime'' and ''Anime/KillLaKill'' (which with its very similar characters and inspired tone can be considered its SpiritualSuccessor).

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While not well-known by later generations of anime fans, ''Project A-Ko'' was a huge influence on later comedy-action oriented anime with a female-heavy cast, not least of all ''Anime/MaiHime'' and ''Anime/KillLaKill'' (which with its very similar characters elements and inspired tone can be considered its SpiritualSuccessor).



* ActionDressRip: While the page illustration shows this happening to A-ko, it also happens in the first film during her fight with D.

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* ActionDressRip: While the page illustration shows this happening to A-ko, it also happens in the first film during her fight with D.D, who slices up neatly her skirt with her sword.



* AlphabeticalThemeNaming

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* AlphabeticalThemeNamingAlphabeticalThemeNaming: As mentioned, A-ko, B-Ko and C-ko, as well as D.



* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: The "Love and Robots" DVD has a character listing giving brief character profiles for A-Ko, B-Ko and C-Ko. On C-Ko's, it lists that she hates B-ko and doesn't understand why she wants to get with her so badly. This is completely incorrect as C-Ko is shown to have a friendly relationship not only with B-Ko but her subordinates as well. She even wishes at the end of FINAL for her, A-Ko, B-Ko and all of B-Ko's gang to all be friends and not fight anymore. If anything, they were referring to Kei, who is the ONLY character C-Ko outright hates.

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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: The "Love and Robots" DVD has a character listing giving brief character profiles for A-Ko, B-Ko and C-Ko. On C-Ko's, it lists that she hates B-ko and doesn't understand why she wants to get with her so badly. This is completely incorrect as C-Ko is shown to have a friendly relationship not only with B-Ko B-ko but her subordinates as well. She even wishes at the end of FINAL for her, A-Ko, B-Ko and all of B-Ko's gang to all be friends and not fight anymore. If anything, they were referring to Kei, who is the ONLY character C-Ko C-ko outright hates.



* CuteBruiser: A-Ko.

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* CuteBruiser: A-Ko.A-ko.



* TheDitz: C-Ko (though she does seem to have moments of insight) and Miss Ayumi.
* DoppelgangerSpin: An InformedAbility of B-Ko's Max 5000 mecha.

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* TheDitz: C-Ko C-ko (though she does seem to have moments of insight) and Miss Ayumi.
* DoppelgangerSpin: An InformedAbility of B-Ko's B-ko's Max 5000 mecha.



* EmbarrassingButEmpoweringOutfit: Akagiyama 23 greatly enhances B-ko's reflexes, allowing her to match A-ko's. It also allows her to fly [[spoiler: and breathe in outer space, thanks to the visor]], and [[MacrossMissileMassacre spam mini missiles.]] Problem is, it's also [[{{Stripperiffic}} incredibly skimpy]] and causes the entire school, including A-ko and C-ko, to laugh at her, when they first see it.... until she started [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICiNsGCwvBA kicking A-ko's ass with it.]]
* ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl: A-Ko and B-Ko.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Liza in ''The Vs.'' is a [[TheBrute brutal]] SpacePirate who [[BloodKnight loves unleashing violence on others]], and [[WouldHurtAChild doesn't hesitate to strike C-Ko when the kid gets on her nerves]], but she really does love her partner in crime, Grash.

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* EmbarrassingButEmpoweringOutfit: Akagiyama 23 greatly enhances B-ko's reflexes, allowing her to match A-ko's. It also allows her to fly [[spoiler: and breathe in outer space, thanks to the visor]], and [[MacrossMissileMassacre spam mini missiles.]] Problem is, it's also [[{{Stripperiffic}} incredibly skimpy]] and causes the entire school, including A-ko and C-ko, to laugh at her, her when they first see it.... until she started [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICiNsGCwvBA kicking A-ko's ass with it.]]
* ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl: A-Ko A-ko and B-Ko.
B-ko.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Liza in ''The Vs.'' is a [[TheBrute brutal]] SpacePirate who [[BloodKnight loves unleashing violence on others]], and [[WouldHurtAChild doesn't hesitate to strike C-Ko C-ko when the kid gets on her nerves]], but she really does love her partner in crime, Grash.



* {{Fanservice}}: The first time we see A-ko, she's waking up wearing nothing but a pajama shirt and panties. The camera focuses rather prominently on her curves (and [[OralFixation her drinking a glass of iced tea]]) throughout the sequence. The C-ko says it's time for school, she throws her shirt off (baring her breasts for the camera), puts on her uniform, and she quickly runs out the door.

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* {{Fanservice}}: The first time we see A-ko, she's waking up wearing nothing but a pajama shirt and panties. The camera focuses rather prominently on her curves (and [[OralFixation her drinking a glass of iced tea]]) throughout the sequence. The C-ko says it's time for school, she throws her shirt off (baring (casually baring her breasts for the camera), puts on her uniform, and she quickly runs out the door.



* FlyingBrick: A-ko is this...except the flying part (she flies only when B-Ko is carrying her through the air). Her powers include:

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* FlyingBrick: A-ko is this...except the flying part (she flies only when B-Ko B-ko is carrying her through the air). Her powers include:



-->'''B-Ko''': ''Is that the only thing you care about?!'' Being a "good girl"?! Charming the teachers?! Well naturally, it never occurred to you that there are some children who just aren't born with the same charm! But not you -- no, you get to be the heroine while I have to be the girl everyone says is spoiled! Okay! If they say I'm the bad girl, ''then that's what I'm gonna be!''
* FunbagAirbag: Played as an OhCrap moment in addition to a gag, as it's A-Ko running into Liza after having kicked her through a wall.

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-->'''B-Ko''': -->'''B-ko''': ''Is that the only thing you care about?!'' Being a "good girl"?! Charming the teachers?! Well naturally, it never occurred to you that there are some children who just aren't born with the same charm! But not you -- no, you get to be the heroine while I have to be the girl everyone says is spoiled! Okay! If they say I'm the bad girl, ''then that's what I'm gonna be!''
* FunbagAirbag: Played as an OhCrap moment in addition to a gag, as it's A-Ko A-ko running into Liza after having kicked her through a wall.



* GadgeteerGenius: B-ko designs and builds a new HumongousMecha ''every night'' to defeat A-ko. In ''The VS'', B-ko builds a fast and heavily-armed sand skimmer from the wreckage of her an A-Ko's house after it's destroyed by a sub-sand cruiser -- again, in only one night.

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* GadgeteerGenius: B-ko designs and builds a new HumongousMecha ''every night'' to defeat A-ko. In ''The VS'', B-ko builds a fast and heavily-armed sand skimmer from the wreckage of her an A-Ko's A-ko's house after it's destroyed by a sub-sand cruiser -- again, in only one night.



* GirlPosse[=/=]QuirkyMinibossSquad: B-Ko's flunkies -- Ine, Ume, Asa, and Mari -- certainly count. Though when going up against A-ko, they're not a particularly effective Miniboss Squad...

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* GirlPosse[=/=]QuirkyMinibossSquad: B-Ko's B-ko's flunkies -- Ine, Ume, Asa, and Mari -- certainly count. Though when going up against A-ko, they're not a particularly effective Miniboss Squad...



* GloryHound: [[spoiler: apparently, Maruten in ''the VS''. After Xena is defeated, A-Ko, B-Ko, and C-Ko end up back on the sand planet. After meeting up with C-Ko's father, they discover that Maruten has taken all the credit for stopping Xena and the Dragon God. A-Ko & B-Ko are not amused and they vow to find him just before the credits roll.]]

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* GloryHound: [[spoiler: apparently, Maruten in ''the VS''. After Xena is defeated, A-Ko, B-Ko, A-ko, B-ko, and C-Ko C-ko end up back on the sand planet. After meeting up with C-Ko's C-ko's father, they discover that Maruten has taken all the credit for stopping Xena and the Dragon God. A-Ko A-ko & B-Ko B-ko are not amused and they vow to find him just before the credits roll.]]



* GoodOldFisticuffs: A-Ko is quite an adept fighter with just her hands and feet.
* {{Gonk}}: Most of B-Ko's flunkies, especially Mari; also, D and Captain Napolipolita of the Leptons.

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* GoodOldFisticuffs: A-Ko A-ko is quite an adept fighter with just her hands and feet.
* {{Gonk}}: Most of B-Ko's B-ko's flunkies, especially Mari; also, D and Captain Napolipolita of the Leptons.



* ImpossiblyCoolClothes[=/=]{{Stripperiffic}}: B-Ko's Akagiyama-23 battle suit definitely counts. This was [[LampshadeHanging Lampshade Hung]] and parodied when everyone who first saw it was mostly embarrassed for her. And [[FanDisservice made]] [[BrainBleach even]] [[NauseaFuel worse]] when, in ''Plot of the Daitokuji Financial Group'', B-Ko's '''father''' wore one that had no real alteration from B-ko's design. D also wears a similar outfit when she fights A-ko (and ended any doubt that she and all of the other aliens are all female in the process).

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* ImpossiblyCoolClothes[=/=]{{Stripperiffic}}: B-Ko's Akagiyama-23 battle suit definitely counts. This was [[LampshadeHanging Lampshade Hung]] and parodied when everyone who first saw it was mostly embarrassed for her. And [[FanDisservice made]] [[BrainBleach even]] [[NauseaFuel worse]] when, in ''Plot of the Daitokuji Financial Group'', B-Ko's B-ko's '''father''' wore one that had no real alteration from B-ko's design. D also wears a similar outfit when she fights A-ko (and ended any doubt that she and all of the other aliens are all female in the process).



* {{Kawaiiko}}: C-Ko.
* LadyLooksLikeADude: The female OneGenderRace of HumanAliens that look like guys

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* {{Kawaiiko}}: C-Ko.
C-ko.
* LadyLooksLikeADude: The female OneGenderRace of HumanAliens that look like guysguys.



* LawyerFriendlyCameo

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* LawyerFriendlyCameoLawyerFriendlyCameo: [[spoiler:By Superman and Wonder Woman, nothing less,]] and not a very subtle one.
* LeftHanging: Despite all the action, we never find out if C-ko is really the princess of the alien race, as (at least in the dub) she never stops insisting she is not to the end of the film.



* OutlawCouple: Liza and Grash. Liza is [[TheBrute the muscle]] and is described by Mr. Kotobuki's assistant as [[BloodKnight "incredibly violent"]], which she demonstrates upon meeting A-Ko and B-Ko. Grash is the more level-headed of the two and seems to be just a BadassNormal toting a rifle and grenades in contrast to Liza's superhuman strength, making them an inversion of GuysSmashGirlsShoot. The couple aspect is a bit one-sided in that Liza is devoted to Grash, but Grash is ObliviousToLove.

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* OutlawCouple: Liza and Grash. Liza is [[TheBrute the muscle]] and is described by Mr. Kotobuki's assistant as [[BloodKnight "incredibly violent"]], which she demonstrates upon meeting A-Ko A-ko and B-Ko.B-ko. Grash is the more level-headed of the two and seems to be just a BadassNormal toting a rifle and grenades in contrast to Liza's superhuman strength, making them an inversion of GuysSmashGirlsShoot. The couple aspect is a bit one-sided in that Liza is devoted to Grash, but Grash is ObliviousToLove.



* PowerLimiter: A-Ko's bracers are revealed to be these in ''Cinderella Rhapsody''.

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* PowerLimiter: A-Ko's A-ko's bracers are revealed to be these in ''Cinderella Rhapsody''.



* PsychicLink: In ''The Vs.'', A-Ko and B-Ko seem to have one, as A-Ko knows something has happened to B-Ko after [[spoiler: Gael shoots an energy beam through her chest.]]
* PsychoLesbian: B-Ko.
* RagsToRoyalty: [[spoiler:C-Ko]].
* RantInducingSlight: A-Ko delivers one of these when B-Ko has MechaMooks ready when she gets to school early for probably the only time in her life. C-Ko calling Liza "granny" in ''A-Ko the VS''. C-Ko wasn't trying to insult her, most likely Liza's over-sexualized appearance implies "older" to the childish C-Ko.

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* PsychicLink: In ''The Vs.'', A-Ko A-ko and B-Ko B-ko seem to have one, as A-Ko A-ko knows something has happened to B-Ko B-ko after [[spoiler: Gael shoots an energy beam through her chest.]]
* PsychoLesbian: B-Ko.
B-ko.
* RagsToRoyalty: [[spoiler:C-Ko]].
[[spoiler:C-ko]].
* RantInducingSlight: A-Ko A-ko delivers one of these when B-Ko B-ko has MechaMooks ready when she gets to school early for probably the only time in her life. C-Ko C-ko calling Liza "granny" in ''A-Ko ''A-ko the VS''. C-Ko C-ko wasn't trying to insult her, most likely Liza's over-sexualized appearance implies "older" to the childish C-Ko.C-ko.



* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: A-ko and C-ko, to B-ko's much chagrin.



* SheIsAllGrownUp: Non-romantic version (and possibly an [[InvertedTrope inversion]] as she's a childhood ''enemy'' rather than a ForgottenChildhoodFriend)- according to A-ko's flashback to their childhood, she and C-ko back then used to look more or less like chibi-versions of their present day forms. B-ko, on the other hand, was described (accurately) by A-ko as having a "basin haircut, piggy eyes and dumpy legs" but grew up into ''easily'' the most beautiful of the three girls (A-ko is an AmazonianBeauty and C-ko is TheCutie, but B-ko is just outright ''gorgeous''). No wonder A-ko didn't recognise her at first.

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* SheIsAllGrownUp: Non-romantic version (and possibly an [[InvertedTrope inversion]] as she's a childhood ''enemy'' rather than a ForgottenChildhoodFriend)- according to A-ko's flashback to their childhood, she and C-ko back then used to look more or less like chibi-versions of their present day forms. B-ko, on the other hand, was described (accurately) by A-ko as having a "basin haircut, piggy eyes and dumpy legs" but grew up into ''easily'' the most beautiful of the three girls (A-ko is an AmazonianBeauty and C-ko is TheCutie, but B-ko is just outright ''gorgeous'').more clasically gorgeous). No wonder A-ko didn't recognise her at first.



** [[spoiler:A-Ko's parents are apparently Comicbook/{{Superman}} and WonderWoman.]]
** [[spoiler:B-Ko's father when he appears bears some resemblance to [[Comicbook/IronMan Tony Stark]]]].

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** [[spoiler:A-Ko's [[spoiler:A-ko's parents are apparently Comicbook/{{Superman}} and WonderWoman.]]
** [[spoiler:B-Ko's [[spoiler:B-ko's father when he appears bears some resemblance to [[Comicbook/IronMan Tony Stark]]]].



** Mari, B-Ko's underling, looks (and fights) like [[FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]] with pigtails.

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** Mari, B-Ko's B-ko's underling, looks (and fights) like [[FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]] with pigtails.



* SpoiledBrat: C-Ko has shades of this in ''The Vs.''

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* SpoiledBrat: C-Ko C-ko has shades of this in ''The Vs.''



* TransferStudentUniforms: A-Ko and C-Ko wear these throughout the film; they switch over to the proper uniforms at the end of the film, then wear them regularly in the sequel [=OVAs=], though A-Ko does switch back to her IconicOutfit for the climatic battle in ''Final'', apparently just for the express purpose of irritating B-Ko (in which she succeeds.)

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* TransferStudentUniforms: A-Ko A-ko and C-Ko C-ko wear these throughout the film; they switch over to the proper uniforms at the end of the film, then wear them regularly in the sequel [=OVAs=], though A-Ko A-ko does switch back to her IconicOutfit for the climatic battle in ''Final'', apparently just for the express purpose of irritating B-Ko B-Kko (in which she succeeds.)



* UnknownRival: B-Ko starts out as this to A-Ko.
* VillainousBreakdown: B-Ko.

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* UnknownRival: B-Ko B-ko starts out as this to A-Ko.
A-ko.
* VillainousBreakdown: B-Ko.B-ko.
14th Feb '16 10:24:36 AM Cieloazul
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While not well-known by later generations of anime fans, ''Project A-Ko'' was a huge influence on later comedy-action oriented anime with a female-heavy cast, not least of all ''Anime/MaiHime'' and ''Anime/KillLaKill'' (which with its ''very'' similar characters and obviously inspired tone can be considered its SpiritualSuccessor, if not an outright spiritual remake).

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While not well-known by later generations of anime fans, ''Project A-Ko'' was a huge influence on later comedy-action oriented anime with a female-heavy cast, not least of all ''Anime/MaiHime'' and ''Anime/KillLaKill'' (which with its ''very'' very similar characters and obviously inspired tone can be considered its SpiritualSuccessor, if not an outright spiritual remake).SpiritualSuccessor).
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* MeaningfulName: Maruten literally means "ball head" in Japanese; Maruten's cranium is approximately the size and color of a tennis ball.

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** As seen in A-ko and C-ko's introduction at school and the credits, the main characters' names are all written with kanji that reflect something about them. A-ko uses the first character of ''Eiyuu'', or "hero" and she's certainly heroic; B-ko uses "beautiful", as in ''{{Bishounen}}'' and she stands out for her looks.
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Maruten literally means "ball head" in Japanese; Maruten's cranium is approximately the size and color of a tennis ball.



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* NewspaperThinDisguiseNewspaperThinDisguise: One OVA has an entire flock of spies in identical trenchcoats reading newspapers while observing everyone and waiting for a signal.
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