History Anime / ProjectAKo

19th Nov '16 7:46:51 AM saxkitten
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** And for Ms. Napolipolita, it's sobriety.

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** And for Ms. Captain Napolipolita, it's sobriety.



* TheIngenue: 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.
12th Nov '16 9:50:58 AM MiinU
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Now has a character sheet in progress.

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Now has [[Characters/ProjectAko a character sheet sheet]] in progress.
progress, so all character specific examples go there.



* BiTheWay: B-ko has a canonical girl crush on C-ko, yet finds herself struggling with her newfound feelings for Kei. She initially tries to have both, before settling on Kei during ''Final''. While in ''Uncivil Wars'', she falls in love with Gail.



* TheCutie: C-ko is cute, childlike, and very devoted to A-ko.
* DaddysGirl: In ''Uncivil Wars'', C-ko is the daughter of a mega rich corporate tycoon, who spares no expense at celebrating her 10th birthday by throwing an instellar galla in honor of the occasion. When she gets kidnapped, he ends up [[spoiler: penniless, having given the entirety of all his assests to finance her safe return]].



* FieryRedhead: The eponymous heroine has the hair color and temper to match.



* FlyingBrick: A-ko is a textbook example, minus 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 a textbook example, minus the flying part (she flies only when B-ko is carrying her through the air). Her powers include:



* FragileFlower: It doesn't take much to make C-ko cry, especially if anyone yells at her.



* GenkiGirl: C-ko is usually very energetic and cheerful, best seen when she and A-ko first introduce themselves to the class. A-ko tells her she's being [[NoIndoorVoice too loud.]] C-ko's response...?
-->'''C-ko:''' ''(laughing)'' "I don't care! "Let it all hang out" I always say!"



* HairDecorations: C-ko wears daisy barrettes in her hair.



* {{Kawaiiko}}: C-ko looks and acts very cute and feminine.
11th Nov '16 11:06:16 PM saxkitten
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* TheCutie: C-ko is the youngest of the core trio and very devoted to A-ko.

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* TheCutie: C-ko is the youngest of the core trio cute, childlike, and very devoted to A-ko.



-->'''C-ko:''' ''(laughing)'' "I don't care! [[CheerfulChild "Let it all hang out"]] I always say!"

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-->'''C-ko:''' ''(laughing)'' "I don't care! [[CheerfulChild "Let it all hang out"]] out" I always say!"



* SmittenTeenageGirl: [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation One interpretation]] of C-ko's affection for A-ko.
11th Nov '16 10:42:59 PM MiinU
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* AcademicAlphaBitch: B-ko is not only a top honors student at Graviton High, she's capable of literally designing mecha overnight (severl at once, in some cases).



* [[BeautyBrainsandBrawn Beauty Brains and Brawn]]: B-ko is a rare case where a single character counts as all three at once.
** Multiple scenes emphasize her beauty, from when she's alone in the bath, or when she's tossing her hair over her shoulder [[BishieSparkle for effect.]] In ''Uncivil Wars'' both Grash and Gail took note of her, with the latter [[WhatBeautifulEyes remarking on her eyes twice]] and becomes romantically involved with her.
** Her intellect is self-evident, given the numerous mech designs she comes up with; including creating an armored suit that puts her on equal footing with A-ko's natural speed and agility. And in ''Plot of the Daitokuji Group'', she successfully repaired Ms. Napolitalita's ship in a single evening.
** And as seen during their confrontation during the first film, she can physically lift [[HumongousMecha a spider tank]] and launch it several hundred meters. While in ''Cinderella Rhapsody'', she proves to be a match for A-ko, [[spoiler: even without Akagiyama-23]]!



* 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.]]



** SuperStrength combined with [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength Does Not Know Her Own Strength]] -- and that's with her PowerLimiter on, too. Without it, a flick of her wrist can send out a shockwave that can cut gouges in stone, cut tables in half, and send nearby people flying.
** NighInvulnerability helps when she has to catch bullets with her hands. She takes tons of blows and is in the middle of various explosions, but she walks away with only scuff marks. Only an alien sword has ever cut her (see also: Required Secondary Powers).
** SuperSpeed allows her to [[BulletCatch deflect bullets from dozens of machine gun-weilding government agents]] with her bracers and jump from missile to missile during a MacrossMissileMassacre (while using that to ''move forward'' towards the source of those missiles).
** Oh, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking she jumps]] [[InASingleBound real good]] -- especially when she needs to do some RoofHopping (or Missile Hopping). That combined with all her other powers makes A-ko a true [[{{Trigun}} Humanoid Typhoon]] when she runs.
11th Nov '16 10:25:21 PM saxkitten
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* AgeLift: C-ko is 15 in the main series, but is reduced to only 10 in ''Uncivil Wars''. By contrast, A-ko and B-ko are 16 and 17 respectively, but are adults[[note]]with A-ko being 19 and B-ko being 21, according to the DVD extras[[/note]] in ''Uncivil Wars''.

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* AgeLift: C-ko is 15 17 in the main series, but is reduced to only 10 in ''Uncivil Wars''. By contrast, A-ko and B-ko are 16 16-17 and 17 respectively, but are adults[[note]]with A-ko being 19 and B-ko being 21, according to the DVD extras[[/note]] in ''Uncivil Wars''.
11th Nov '16 7:00:46 PM MiinU
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11th Nov '16 6:00:09 PM binaroid
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* IconicOutfit: A-ko's Transfer Student Uniform; when CentralParkMedia was publishing [[{{OELManga}} comic adaptations]] of the series, they changed her outfit in their version of ''Uncivil Wars'' to the sailor suit to increase sales.

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* IconicOutfit: A-ko's Transfer Student Uniform; when CentralParkMedia was publishing [[{{OELManga}} comic adaptations]] of the series, they changed her outfit in their version of ''Uncivil Wars'' Wars''[[note]](re-titled as ''Project A-ko Versus The Universe'')[[/note]] to the sailor suit to increase sales.
11th Nov '16 12:52:49 PM MiinU
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* AfterSchoolCleaningDuty: A-ko is assigned to clean the classroom, as punishment [[LateForSchool for being late again.]] It was going well, until B-ko staged a run-in between C-ko and Mari, causing A-ko to [[SuperSpeed tearass across campus]] and [[DestructiveSavior demolish it in her wake!]] Which earned her a harsh reprimand and a stiffer punishment the next day.

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* AfterSchoolCleaningDuty: A-ko is assigned to clean the classroom, as punishment [[LateForSchool for being late again.]] It was going well, until B-ko staged a run-in between C-ko and Mari, causing A-ko to [[SuperSpeed tearass across campus]] and [[DestructiveSavior demolish it in her wake!]] Which earned her a harsh reprimand and a an even stiffer punishment the next day.day.
*AgeLift: C-ko is 15 in the main series, but is reduced to only 10 in ''Uncivil Wars''. By contrast, A-ko and B-ko are 16 and 17 respectively, but are adults[[note]]with A-ko being 19 and B-ko being 21, according to the DVD extras[[/note]] in ''Uncivil Wars''.



* AllForNothing: The endings of ''Cinderella Rhapsody'' and ''Final'' render all of A-ko and B-ko's fights over Kei's affections pointless, because [[{{Lolicon}} he only has eyes fo C-ko.]]
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Maruten laments this in ''The VS'', but considering he's [[BitchInSheepsClothing not that nice of a guy himself]], it's a bit hypocritical.

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* AllForNothing: The endings of ''Cinderella Rhapsody'' and ''Final'' render all of A-ko and B-ko's fights over Kei's affections Kei pointless, because [[{{Lolicon}} he only has eyes fo C-ko.]]
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Maruten laments this fact in ''The VS'', ''Uncivil Wars'', but considering he's [[BitchInSheepsClothing not that nice of a guy himself]], it's a bit hypocritical.



* 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 The names of the three leads can be taken to mean "girl A", "girl B", and C-ko, "girl C" ; as well as D.D and "Kei".



* 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 the VS.''; ''Uncivil Wars,'' whom A-Ko refers to her as a "jiggling juggernaut" at one point. She's "that jiggling juggernaut". Said because she was tough enough to give match A-Ko a challenge unarmed, with their second fight ending in a hand-to-hand fight, and that's saying something.draw.



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

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* TheCutie: C-ko is very cute, innocent, the youngest of the core trio and very devoted to A-ko.



** And during the second half of ''Uncivil Wars'', we're treated to an extended close-up of A-ko's panties while her legs are spread wide open, due to the cramped space of Maruten's ship cockpit. All seen from his point of view.

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** And during near the second half beginning of ''Uncivil Wars'', Wars pt.2'', we're treated to an extended [[MaleGaze close-up of A-ko's panties panties]] while her legs are spread wide open, due to the cramped space of Maruten's ship cockpit. All seen [[FirstPersonPerspective from his point of view.]]



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

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* FragileFlower: It doesn't take much to make C-ko often gets upset and cries easily when under distress.cry, especially if anyone yells at her.



* [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Graviton City is the Center of the Universe]]: In both the sub and the original english dub, the radio show, "Fresh Morning", calls Graviton the high-tech capital of the world because of the captured alien vessel that serves as its central landmark. Their defense force has studied it over the last 16 years and has reverse engineered much of its technology, but most of it still remains a mystery to them.

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* [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Graviton City is the Center of the Universe]]: In both the sub and the original english dub, the radio show, "Fresh Morning", calls Graviton the high-tech capital of the world because of the captured alien vessel that serves as its central landmark. Their defense force has studied it over And their city is the last 16 years and has reverse engineered much target of its technology, but most of it still remains a mystery to them.both invasions by the Alpha Cygnans.



* IconicOutfit: A-ko's Transfer Student Uniform; when CentralParkMedia was publishing [[{{OELManga}} comic adaptations]] of the series, they changed her outfit in their version of ''A-ko the VS''[[note]]''Project A-ko Versus The Universe''[[/note]] to the sailor suit to increase sales.

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* IconicOutfit: A-ko's Transfer Student Uniform; when CentralParkMedia was publishing [[{{OELManga}} comic adaptations]] of the series, they changed her outfit in their version of ''A-ko the VS''[[note]]''Project A-ko Versus The Universe''[[/note]] ''Uncivil Wars'' to the sailor suit to increase sales.



* InTheirOwnImage: Xena and Gail's plot in ''The Vs.'' is to use the Dragon God to destroy the current "degenerate" universe and make a new one.

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* InTheirOwnImage: Xena and Gail's plot in ''The Vs.'' is to use the Dragon God to destroy the current "degenerate" universe and make universes, in order to create a new one.one where everyone is pure.



** B-ko is initially the antagonist to A-ko, who recounts how she used to bully C-ko when they were younger. And most of the students at Graviton High share A-ko's sentiment, which makes her their hero for standing up to B-ko.
** A-ko in ''A-ko the VS'' is meaner and ruder than her original universe counterpart. The OVA glosses over this by giving her reasons to lose her temper and later tells us other things that happened before the story.

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** B-ko is initially the antagonist to A-ko, who recounts how she used to bully C-ko when they were younger. And most Most of the students at Graviton High share A-ko's sentiment, opinion, which makes her their hero for standing up to B-ko.
** **However, ''Uncivil Wars'' reverses their roles by making A-ko in ''A-ko the VS'' is meaner selfish one, who's [[OnlyInItForTheMoney only motivated by greed]] and ruder than her original universe counterpart. The OVA glosses over this by giving her reasons to lose her temper and later tells us other things that happened before the story.[[ItsAllAboutMe personal gain.]]



* LateForSchool: A-ko is constantly late, often due to sleeping in -- and at least once due of B-ko's schemes.

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* LateForSchool: Used as a running gag throughout the first film, with A-ko is constantly late, often always being late for class due to sleeping oversleeping, or because of B-ko picking fights with her. It continues to be a regular occurrence in -- and at least once due of B-ko's schemes.the subsequent films.



* MoeCouplet: A-ko and C-ko.

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* MoeCouplet: C-ko looks and acts so much younger than A-ko, that she can be easily mistaken for being a kid. Which creates the impression of A-ko and being her protective 'big sister' whenever she defends C-ko.



* ObliviousToLove: Grash in ''The Vs.'' doesn't seem to realize how much he means to Liza. When she thinks he is dead, Liza is ready to go berserk on A-ko and B-ko, but when [[DisneyDeath Grash rises from the rubble]] she immediately breaks down in tears and embraces him, while his reaction on seeing her is "Oh, you're okay too! That sure is nice to see."

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* ObliviousToLove: Grash in ''The Vs.'' doesn't seem to realize how much he means to Liza. When she thinks he is dead, {{Downplayed}} as Liza is ready to go berserk on isn't very outspoken about her feelings, but when she thought A-ko and B-ko, but when [[DisneyDeath Grash rises from B-ko were responsible for the rubble]] death of ''[[FreudianSlip "her Grash"]]'', she immediately breaks was overcome with rage. As soon as she saw he was still alive, [[CryIntoChest she broke down in tears and embraces him, while his reaction on seeing her is "Oh, you're okay too! That sure is nice to see."tears.]] Except he had no idea why.



* OnlyInItForTheMoney: In ''The Vs.'' B-ko has to bring up the possibility of profit in order to convince A-ko to help her rescue C-ko. C-ko is the heir to the Kotobuki fortune, and if they rescue her they're sure to get a massive reward. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for them it doesn't quite work out that way...]]
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in the first film when A-ko apparently plummets to her doom during her EnemyMine with B-ko.
-->'''B-ko:''' ''A-ko!'' I wanted to have the pleasure of finishing you off myself! ''<{{beat}}>'' Oh well, can't have everything.

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* OnlyInItForTheMoney: In ''The Vs.'' ''Uncivil Wars'' B-ko has to bring up the possibility of profit in order to convince A-ko to help her rescue C-ko. C-ko is As the heir future heiress to the Kotobuki fortune, and if they rescue her they're sure to get father would likely pay a massive reward. considerable sum for her safe return. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for them it doesn't quite work out that way...]]
Or would've, IF he hadn't overreacted by spending his entire fortune on her rescue operation]].
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in the first film when A-ko apparently plummets to her doom during her EnemyMine with B-ko.
B-ko narrowly avoids an incoming missile and accidentally drops A-ko.
-->'''B-ko:''' ''A-ko!'' "A-ko! <pouts in disappointment> I wanted to have the pleasure of finishing you off myself! myself. ''<{{beat}}>'' Oh well, can't have everything."



* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The Dragon God in ''The Vs.'' is gigantic (it seems to grow at least as large as a planet), with three heads, and it's so powerful that it wipes out a number of planets and their defensive fleets with little effort.

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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The Dragon God in ''The Vs.'' ''Uncivil Wars'' is gigantic (it seems to grow at least as large as a planet), with three heads, and it's so powerful that it wipes out a number of planets and their defensive fleets with little effort.
11th Nov '16 10:13:11 AM MiinU
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** Multiple scenes emphasize her beauty, from when she's alone in the bath, or when she's tossing her hair over her shoulder for effect. In ''Uncivil Wars'' both Grash and Gail took note of her, with the latter remarking on her eyes twice and becomes romantically involved with her.

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** Multiple scenes emphasize her beauty, from when she's alone in the bath, or when she's tossing her hair over her shoulder [[BishieSparkle for effect. effect.]] In ''Uncivil Wars'' both Grash and Gail took note of her, with the latter [[WhatBeautifulEyes remarking on her eyes twice twice]] and becomes romantically involved with her.



* CuteBruiser: What else would you expect from [[spoiler: Superman and Wonder Woman]]'s daughter? It's no wonder she can [[HumongousMecha heft mecha]] and toss 'em around like paperweights.

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* CuteBruiser: What else would you expect from [[spoiler: Superman and Wonder Woman]]'s daughter? It's no wonder she call a girl who can [[HumongousMecha heft mecha]] mecha and toss 'em around like paperweights.paperweights? Or casually tear chunks out of titanium alloy and circuitry. But she's not all muscle and takes pride in her appearance.


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*GoGoEnslavement: In ''Uncivil Wars'', Maruten promises A-ko that he'll bring B-ko back to life... for a price. Which leads A-ko to assume he wants her body and [[ImagineSpot imagines being doomed]] to a life of [[SexSlave sexual slavery.]] Maruten tells her she's got the wrong idea.
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** Multiple scenes emphasize her beauty, from when she's alone in the bath, or when she's tossing her hair over her shoulder for effect. In ''Uncivil Wars'' by both Grash and Gail took note of her, with the latter remarking on her eyes twice and becomes romantically involved with her.
** Her intellect is self-evident, given the numerous mech designs she comes up with; including creating an armored suit that puts her on equal footing with A-ko's natural speed and agility. And in ''Plot of the Daitokuji Group'', she successfully repaired Ms. Napolitalita's ship in a single evening.
** And as seen during their confrontation during the first film, she can physically lift [[HumongousMecha a spider tank]] and launch it several hundred meters. While in ''Cinderella Rhapsody'', she proves to be a match for A-ko, [[spoiler: even without Akagiyama-23]]!

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** Multiple **Multiple scenes emphasize her beauty, from when she's alone in the bath, or when she's tossing her hair over her shoulder for effect. In ''Uncivil Wars'' by both Grash and Gail took note of her, with the latter remarking on her eyes twice and becomes romantically involved with her.
** Her **Her intellect is self-evident, given the numerous mech designs she comes up with; including creating an armored suit that puts her on equal footing with A-ko's natural speed and agility. And in ''Plot of the Daitokuji Group'', she successfully repaired Ms. Napolitalita's ship in a single evening.
** And **And as seen during their confrontation during the first film, she can physically lift [[HumongousMecha a spider tank]] and launch it several hundred meters. While in ''Cinderella Rhapsody'', she proves to be a match for A-ko, [[spoiler: even without Akagiyama-23]]!
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