History Anime / ProjectAKo

24th Jun '17 7:44:02 PM saxkitten
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** C-ko doesn't like anyone taking A-ko's attention away from her. She definitely hates Kei and flatly tells him both times he tries to confess his love for her. She also starts to grow concerned when it seems A-ko's begun to enjoy her rivalry with B-ko a little ''[[BelligerentSexualTension too much]]''.

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** C-ko doesn't like anyone taking A-ko's attention away from her. She definitely hates Kei and flatly tells him both times he tries to confess his love for her. She also starts to grow concerned when it seems A-ko's begun to enjoy her rivalry with B-ko a little ''[[BelligerentSexualTension ''[[FoeYay too much]]''.
16th Jun '17 7:02:00 AM MiinU
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: A-ko, B-ko, and Ms. Ayumi are all in love with Kei and often squabble over him, except his heart's set on C-ko, who can't stand his guts [[ClingyJealousGirl for taking A-ko's attention away from her.]]

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: A-ko, B-ko, and their homeroom teacher Ms. Ayumi are all in love with Kei and often squabble over him, except his heart's set on C-ko, who can't stand his guts [[ClingyJealousGirl for taking A-ko's attention away from her.]]



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%%* AmazonBrigade* AmazonBrigade: The Alpha Cygnans are an all-female fighting force of combat pilots and foot soldiers. In the latter half of the film, they smash through Earth's defenses and were seemingly unstoppable... until they got caught in the crossfire of A-ko and B-ko's fight.



** C-ko doesn't like anyone taking A-ko's attention away from her. She definitely hates Kei and flatly tells him both times he tries to confess his love for her. She also starts to grow concerned when it seems A-ko's begun to enjoy her rivalry with B-ko a little ''[[FoeYay too much]]''.

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** C-ko doesn't like anyone taking A-ko's attention away from her. She definitely hates Kei and flatly tells him both times he tries to confess his love for her. She also starts to grow concerned when it seems A-ko's begun to enjoy her rivalry with B-ko a little ''[[FoeYay ''[[BelligerentSexualTension too much]]''.
14th Jun '17 7:24:34 AM Monolaf317
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** There's a scene in ''Final'' where rumors about Ms. Ayumi's marriage meeting are going around, there's a scene in the girl's restroom at school. An unnamed brunette can seen using one of the urinals behind them.

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** There's a scene in ''Final'' where rumors about Ms. Ayumi's marriage meeting are going around, there's a scene in the girl's restroom at school. An unnamed brunette can seen using one of the urinals (yes, really) behind them.
8th May '17 9:48:29 PM saxkitten
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** C-ko doesn't like anyone taking A-ko's attention away from her. So she definitely hates Kei and flatly tells him both times he tries to confess his love for her. And she starts to grow concerned when it seems A-ko's begun to enjoy her rivalry with B-ko a little ''[[FoeRomanticSubtext too much]]''.

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** C-ko doesn't like anyone taking A-ko's attention away from her. So she She definitely hates Kei and flatly tells him both times he tries to confess his love for her. And she She also starts to grow concerned when it seems A-ko's begun to enjoy her rivalry with B-ko a little ''[[FoeRomanticSubtext ''[[FoeYay too much]]''.



* CuteBruiser: What else would you call a girl who can heft mecha and toss 'em around like paperweights? Or casually tear chunks out of titanium alloy and circuitry. But she's not all muscle and takes pride in her appearance.



* DistressedDamsel: The Alpha Cygnans kidnap C-ko twice to try to take her home and, in ''Uncivil Wars'', she gets kidnapped again. This time, by Grash and his partner, Liza.



* TheGlomp: C-ko will often latch onto A-ko's arm, while they're just hanging out with each other. But she's especially prone to it [[SecurityCling when she's scared.]] At that point, she's even willing to glomp B-ko.



* LethalChef: C-ko, even realizing it when she tries her own cooking.



* NaiveEverygirl: * 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 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.



* OjouRinglets: The pair of locks that frame the sides of B-ko's face are curled.
* OneGenderRace: The Alpha Cygnans are an interesting variation of this trope. They're all female, but some of them--such as D and Captain Napolipolita--look, talk, and act male. Looking carefully can reveal that they're female early into the first movie.

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* OjouRinglets: The pair of locks that frame the sides of B-ko's face are curled.
* OneGenderRace: The Alpha Cygnans are an interesting variation of this trope. They're all female, but some of them--such them, such as D and Captain Napolipolita--look, Napolipolita, look, talk, and act male. Looking carefully can reveal that they're female early into the first movie.



* PantyShot: Most of them come from A-ko.

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* PantyShot: Most of them come from A-ko.A-ko, though other girls have their moments.



* PrincessesPreferPink: [[spoiler:C-ko]] is seen wearing pink often.



* PsychoLesbian: B-ko.
* RagsToRoyalty: [[spoiler:C-ko]].



* RestrainingBolt: A-ko's wristbands reduce her powers to ''almost'' manageably safe levels.



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



* ThirdPersonPerson: C-ko in the Japanese version.



* TokenYuriGirl: B-ko Daitokuji. Possibly unintentional; the director admitted in an interview for the US DVD re-release of the film that he didn't think about how the scene featuring B-ko in a giant bath, thinking about C-ko, could be interpreted. Which is kind of confusing, because it looks to all the world like B-ko is [[ADateWithRosiePalms touching herself]] while thinking about C-ko. Based on the differences between the dubbed and subtitled versions, if it was unintentional it can only be because it's so common in the genre that it got put in without being thought about. The dub takes this aspect of the complicated relationship between A-ko, B-ko, and C-ko out, and makes C-ko seem a bit weird and creepy as a result. Alternately, it isn't so much unintentional as it is a leftover from when the film was supposed to be part of the ''CreamLemon'' series of erotic films, where indeed B-ko was infatuated with C-ko.



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



* WeirdnessMagnet: Whenever C-ko is the DistressedDamsel, it's usually because she's this.



* [[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.
2nd May '17 5:14:00 AM saxkitten
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** C-ko's [[spoiler: princess]] outfits are both more revealing than her usual attire. Her pink dress in the first movie is designed so it is split down the middle, [[ShesGotLegs completely revealing her legs]]. It also shows off some of her back. The other outfit can be seen in FINAL near the end.

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** C-ko's [[spoiler: princess]] outfits are both more revealing than her usual attire. Her [[spoiler: pink dress dress]] in the first movie is designed so it is split down the middle, middle from the waist down, [[ShesGotLegs completely revealing her legs]]. It also shows off some of her back. The other outfit can be is seen in FINAL near the end.end. Initially, it is [[spoiler: covered by a cape]], but what is revealed is [[spoiler: a tight, high-cut leotard that exposes her legs completely and shows some hip]].
2nd May '17 4:53:54 AM saxkitten
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[[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture Sometime in the future]], Eiko ("A-ko") Magami -- a teenage girl endowed with absurdly high levels of [[LightningBruiser superhuman strength and speed]] -- attends Graviton High with her [[TheDitz bubbly]] [[ChildhoodFriends best friend]], Shiiko ("C-ko") Kotobuki. Except it means also attending class with Biko ("B-ko") Daitokuji, a beautiful and [[TheOjou mega-rich]] AcademicAlphaBitch who's determined to win C-ko [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship for her own.]] Which means, having to go through A-ko first. So each schoolday, B-ko attacks her with all manner of HumongousMecha and, eventually, a [[{{Stripperiffic}} revealing]] [[BattleBikini battlesuit]]. And things get ''even more'' more complicated once 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]]...

A raucous blend of over-the-top screwball comedy, action, and science fiction, '''''Project A-Ko''''' was one of those films ''everyone'' saw during the prehistory of anime in America, especially because it was one of the first anime films that couldn't be considered an "arthouse" film to get a commercial release in TheEighties. ''A-ko'''s general level of goofiness can be seen in the names of its main characters: "Girl A" (A-ko), "Girl B" (B-ko), and "Girl C" (take a wild guess). There's even another character who simply goes by "D". But despite -- or perhaps because of -- its goofiness, the decades that have passed between its initial release and now have not lessened the influence of (and love[=/=]respect for) ''A-ko''.

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[[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture Sometime in the future]], Eiko ("A-ko") Magami -- a teenage girl endowed with absurdly high levels of [[LightningBruiser superhuman strength and speed]] -- attends Graviton High with her [[TheDitz bubbly]] [[ChildhoodFriends best friend]], Shiiko ("C-ko") Kotobuki. Except it means also attending class with Biko ("B-ko") Daitokuji, a beautiful and [[TheOjou mega-rich]] AcademicAlphaBitch who's determined to win C-ko [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship for her own.]] Which means, having to go through A-ko first. So each schoolday, school day, B-ko attacks her with all manner of HumongousMecha and, eventually, a [[{{Stripperiffic}} revealing]] [[BattleBikini battlesuit]]. And things get ''even more'' more complicated once 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]]...

A raucous blend of over-the-top screwball comedy, action, and science fiction, '''''Project A-Ko''''' was one of those films ''everyone'' saw during the prehistory of anime in America, especially because it was one of the first anime films that couldn't be considered an "arthouse" film to get a commercial release in TheEighties. ''A-ko'''s general level of goofiness can be seen in the names of its main characters: "Girl A" (A-ko), "Girl B" (B-ko), and "Girl C" (take a wild guess). There's even another character who simply goes by "D". But despite -- or perhaps because of -- its goofiness, the decades that have passed between since its initial release and now have not lessened the influence of (and love[=/=]respect for) ''A-ko''.



* 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 an even 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 tear ass across campus]] and [[DestructiveSavior demolish it in her wake!]] Which earned her a harsh reprimand and an even stiffer punishment the next day.



* AllThereInTheManual: Some info about A-ko, B-Ko an C-Ko is only mentioned in artbooks
* AlphabeticalThemeNaming: The names of the three leads can be taken to mean "girl A", "girl B", and "girl C" ; as well as D and "Kei".

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* AllThereInTheManual: Some info about A-ko, B-Ko an and C-Ko is only mentioned in artbooks
art books.
* AlphabeticalThemeNaming: The names of the three leads can be taken to mean "girl A", "girl B", and "girl C" ; C", as well as D and "Kei".



* AmazonianBeauty: Liza is rival bounty hunter, from ''Uncivil Wars'', who towers over A-ko and has a huskier physique. And she's dressed in a combination of leather and spandex to show off her ample cleavage.

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* AmazonianBeauty: Liza is a rival bounty hunter, from ''Uncivil Wars'', who towers over A-ko and has a huskier physique. And she's dressed in a combination of leather and spandex to show off her ample cleavage.



* BattleBikini: Akagiyama-23 is a power suit, designed specifically to enhance B-ko's speed and reflexes [[BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame to match A-ko's.]] It resembles an armored bikini that includes a matching pair of boots and gauntlets, and is usually worn beneath her clothing.

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* BattleBikini: Akagiyama-23 is a power suit, designed specifically to enhance B-ko's speed and reflexes [[BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame to match A-ko's.]] It resembles an armored bikini that includes a matching pair of boots and gauntlets, gauntlets and is usually worn beneath her clothing.



** [[Manga/{{Akira}} Kenada, Kei, Yamagata]] and his girlfriend are seen with their backs turned, watching the broadcast of the alien invasion in ''Final''. [[FreezeFrameBonus Blink and you'll miss it.]]

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** [[Manga/{{Akira}} Kenada, Kaneda, Kei, Yamagata]] and his girlfriend are seen with their backs turned, watching the broadcast of the alien invasion in ''Final''. [[FreezeFrameBonus Blink and you'll miss it.]]



* CulturalCrossReference: Halfway into the first film, A-ko and C-ko watch a horror flick starring [[UsefulNotes/KentuckyFriedChicken Colonel Sanders]] as it's villain.

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* CulturalCrossReference: Halfway into the first film, A-ko and C-ko watch a horror flick starring [[UsefulNotes/KentuckyFriedChicken Colonel Sanders]] as it's its villain.



* Determinator: A-ko and B-ko in the NoOneCouldSurviveThat entry further down because both of them did!



** Most of it comes from A-ko. Her opening scene has sunlight filtering through her night shirt, revealing she isn't wearing a bra underneath. And she's often subject to upskirt panty shots; including one instance where a lucky fighter pilot gets an extended look at her undies while she's seated on the canopy of his plane.
** B-ko's seen topless, during her bath scene in the first film. Her battle armor is also form-fitting and leaves little to the imagination.

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** Most of it comes from A-ko. Her opening scene has sunlight filtering through her night shirt, nightshirt, revealing she isn't wearing a bra underneath. And she's She's often subject to upskirt panty shots; shots, including one instance where a lucky fighter pilot gets an extended look at her undies while she's seated on the canopy of his plane.
** B-ko's seen topless, topless during her bath scene in the first film. Her battle armor is also form-fitting and leaves little to the imagination.



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

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** And near the beginning of ''Uncivil Wars pt.Pt.2'', we're treated to an extended [[MaleGaze close-up of A-ko's panties]] while her legs are spread open, due to the cramped space of Maruten's ship cockpit. All seen [[FirstPersonPerspective from his point of view.]]]]
**Though A-ko has the most panty shots, other girls in the series have their moments as well.
**C-ko's [[spoiler: princess]] outfits are both more revealing than her usual attire. Her pink dress in the first movie is designed so it is split down the middle, [[ShesGotLegs completely revealing her legs]]. It also shows off some of her back. The other outfit can be seen in FINAL near the end.



* {{Fiction 500}}: The Daitokuji Family is reknowned for their wealth and influence. From the second film onwards, it's even shown that B-ko's father bankrolls Graviton City's defense force and provides them with new aircraft and mecha designs.

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* {{Fiction 500}}: The Daitokuji Family is reknowned renowned for their wealth and influence. From the second film onwards, it's even shown that B-ko's father bankrolls Graviton City's defense force and provides them with new aircraft and mecha designs.



** Midway into the first film, B-ko vows to take A-ko on herself even if it means revealing [[NotSoHarmlessVillain her "true power".]] Which you don't actually get to see until ''Cinderella Rhapsody'', when she briefly matches A-ko ''without'' her battle armor[[note]]A-ko runs into B-ko and her friends aboard Napolitalita's ship resort. A fight escaltes once A-ko realizes B-ko was spying on her and was trying to steal what she thought would be her date with K[[/note]].

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** Midway into the first film, B-ko vows to take A-ko on herself even if it means revealing [[NotSoHarmlessVillain her "true power".]] Which you don't actually get to see until ''Cinderella Rhapsody'', when she briefly matches A-ko ''without'' her battle armor[[note]]A-ko runs into B-ko and her friends aboard Napolitalita's ship resort. A fight escaltes escalates once A-ko realizes B-ko was spying on her and was trying to steal what she thought would be her date with K[[/note]].



* [[ImplacableMan Implacable Girls]]: Covered in the NoOneCouldSurviveThat entry further down, 'cuz both of them did!



* 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 being her protective 'big sister' whenever she defends C-ko.

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* MoeCouplet: C-ko looks and acts so much younger than A-ko, A-ko that she can be easily mistaken for being a kid. Which kid, which creates the impression of A-ko being her protective 'big sister' whenever she defends C-ko.
23rd Apr '17 2:16:44 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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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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** 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}}'' ''{{Bishoujo}}'' and she stands out for her looks.
23rd Apr '17 2:08:20 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* {{Gonk}}: Asa is the only one of B-ko's flunkies that can be considered attractive. Ume is short and pudgy with NerdGlasses, while Ine is lanky and has bucked teeth. But Mari and D both look (''and sound'') like muscle bound men wearing lipstick.

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* {{Gonk}}: Asa is the only one of B-ko's flunkies that can be considered attractive. Ume is short and pudgy with NerdGlasses, while Ine is lanky and has bucked teeth. But Mari and D both look (''and sound'') like muscle bound men wearing lipstick.lipstick (in Mari's case because she's an undisguised {{Expy}} of [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]]).
6th Apr '17 7:01:51 AM kraas
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* SpacePolice: The Space Patrol from ''The Vs.'' were presumably this. They were nearly wiped out by Xena and her followers, and Maruten is [[spoiler: supposedly]] the only one left. [[spoiler: see Blatant Lies.]]

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* SpacePolice: The Space Patrol from ''The Vs.'' were presumably this. They were nearly wiped out by Xena and her followers, and Maruten is [[spoiler: supposedly]] the only one left. [[spoiler: see Blatant Lies.]]left.
31st Mar '17 8:25:31 PM Monolaf317
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! ''Project A-ko'' and its sequels contain examples of the following tropes:

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! ''Project !!''Project A-ko'' and its sequels contain examples of the following tropes:
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-->'''B-ko''': ''(angrily, [[TryingNotToCry with tears]])'' ''Is that the only thing you care about?!'' Being a "good girl"?! Charming the teachers?! Well! Obviously it never occurred to you that ''some'' children who just aren't born with the same charm! But what do ''you'' care?? You get to be the heroine, while I'm [[RichBitch the one everyone says is spoiled!]] Okay! If they say I'm the bad girl, ''then that's what I'm GONNA BE!!''

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-->'''B-ko''': ''(angrily, [[TryingNotToCry with tears]])'' ''Is that the only thing you care about?!'' Being a "good girl"?! Charming the teachers?! Well! Obviously it never occurred to you that ''some'' children who just aren't born with the same charm! But what do ''you'' care?? You get to be the heroine, while I'm [[RichBitch the one everyone says is spoiled!]] Okay! If they say I'm the bad girl, ''then ''[[ThenLetMeBeEvil then that's what I'm GONNA BE!!''BE!!]]''



** There's a scene in ''Final'' where Ms. Ayumi tells C-ko about her upcoming [[spoiler: marriage meeting]], while they're in the girl's restroom at school. An unnamed brunette can seen using one of the urinals behind them.

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** There's a scene in ''Final'' where Ms. Ayumi tells C-ko rumors about her upcoming [[spoiler: Ms. Ayumi's marriage meeting]], while they're meeting are going around, there's a scene in the girl's restroom at school. An unnamed brunette can seen using one of the urinals behind them.
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