History Anime / ProjectAKo

22nd Dec '17 3:36:22 AM Conradus
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** Most of it comes from A-ko. Her opening scene has sunlight filtering through her nightshirt, revealing she isn't wearing a bra underneath. 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 while his HeadsUpDisplay helpfully highlights A-ko's crotch.

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** Most of it comes from A-ko. Her opening scene has sunlight filtering through her nightshirt, revealing she isn't wearing a bra underneath. 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 while his HeadsUpDisplay helpfully highlights A-ko's crotch.ass.
21st Dec '17 5:46:46 PM Conradus
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** Most of it comes from A-ko. Her opening scene has sunlight filtering through her nightshirt, revealing she isn't wearing a bra underneath. 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.

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** Most of it comes from A-ko. Her opening scene has sunlight filtering through her nightshirt, revealing she isn't wearing a bra underneath. 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.plane while his HeadsUpDisplay helpfully highlights A-ko's crotch.
22nd Oct '17 5:06:44 PM nombretomado
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* IconicOutfit: A-ko's Transfer Student Uniform is this. When CentralParkMedia published [[{{OELManga}} comic adaptations]] of the series, they changed her outfit in their version of ''The VS''[[note]]re-titled as ''Project A-ko Versus the Universe''[[/note]] to the sailor suit as a way of increasing sales.

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* IconicOutfit: A-ko's Transfer Student Uniform is this. When CentralParkMedia Creator/CentralParkMedia published [[{{OELManga}} [[OELManga comic adaptations]] of the series, they changed her outfit in their version of ''The VS''[[note]]re-titled as ''Project A-ko Versus the Universe''[[/note]] to the sailor suit as a way of increasing sales.
15th Oct '17 7:35:47 PM saxkitten
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* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: [[spoiler: C-ko]] is revealed to be the lost princess the Alpha Cygnans are searching for in the first movie.



* FollowYourHeart: The theme of A-ko's character song from the original film, ''"Follow Your Dreams"''.

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* FollowYourHeart: The theme of A-ko's C-ko's character song from the original film, film ''"Follow Your Dreams"''.
10th Oct '17 6:13:38 PM Willbyr
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9th Oct '17 1:26:11 PM StevieWillShowYou
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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 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 since its initial release and now have not lessened the influence of (and love[=/=]respect for) ''A-ko''.

''A-ko'' was followed by three [=OVAs=] which continue the story of the film -- ''Plot of the Daitokuji Financial Group'', ''Cinderella Rhapsody'', and ''Final'' -- and the two-part AlternateContinuity OVA ''A-ko: Uncivil Wars'' (originally titled, ''A-ko: The VS'').

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 elements and inspired tone can be considered its SpiritualSuccessor).

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

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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 Also attending class with is Biko ("B-ko") Daitokuji, a beautiful and [[TheOjou mega-rich]] AcademicAlphaBitch who's who is determined to win C-ko [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship for her own.]] Which means, Unfortunately for B-ko, that means having to go through A-ko first. So each school day, B-ko attacks her A-ko with all manner of HumongousMecha and, eventually, a [[{{Stripperiffic}} revealing]] [[BattleBikini battlesuit]]. And things get ''even more'' Things become more complicated once after an alien warship descends upon Graviton City with the goal of capturing one of the girls -- or girls--or rather, ''rescuing'' her, as [[RagsToRoyalty she seems to be their long-lost princess]]...

princess]].

A raucous blend of over-the-top screwball comedy, action, and science fiction, '''''Project A-Ko''''' ''Project A-Ko'' was one of those films ''everyone'' saw during the prehistory of anime in America, especially notably because it was one of the first theatrically-released anime films that couldn't could not be considered an "arthouse" film to get also receive a commercial release in TheEighties. ''A-ko'''s The general level of goofiness can be seen in the film is evident 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 Another character who simply goes by is also named "D". But despite -- or despite--or perhaps because of -- its of--that goofiness, the decades that have passed since intervening years between its initial release and now have not lessened the influence of (and of, and love[=/=]respect for) for, ''A-ko''.

''A-ko'' was followed by three [=OVAs=] which continue the story of the film -- film: ''Plot of the Daitokuji Financial Group'', ''Cinderella Rhapsody'', and ''Final'' -- and the ''Final''. Those were followed by a two-part AlternateContinuity OVA OVA, ''A-ko: The VS'' (released in America as ''A-ko: Uncivil Wars'' (originally titled, ''A-ko: The VS'').

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later generations of anime fans, ''Project A-Ko'' but it was a huge influence on later comedy-action oriented and continues to be an influential work in regards to action-comedy anime with a female-heavy cast, not least of all cast--including ''Anime/MaiHime'' and ''Anime/KillLaKill'' (which with its very similar elements and inspired tone can ''Anime/KillLaKill'', the latter of which could be considered a SpiritualSuccessor to ''A-ko'' in its SpiritualSuccessor).

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!!''Project A-ko'' and its sequels contain examples of the following tropes:
* ActionDressRip: Depicted in the anime's cover art, though it doesn't actually happen until her showdown with D. A-ko narrowly avoids one of her sword swipes, resulting in her fuku being [[ClothingDamage split down the middle.]]

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!!''Project A-ko'' A-ko'', its direct sequels, and its sequels contain examples of ''A-ko: The VS'' include the following tropes:
tropes:

* ActionDressRip: Depicted in One of the anime's cover art, though DVD covers for the original film depicted A-ko with one of these. In the film, it doesn't actually happen until happens during her showdown with D. D: A-ko narrowly avoids one of her D's sword swipes, resulting in her which cuts A-ko's fuku being [[ClothingDamage split right down the middle.]]middle]].



* 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 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.
* AgeLift: C-ko is 17 in the main series, but is reduced to only 10 in ''Uncivil Wars''. By contrast, A-ko and B-ko are 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''.

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



* AllForNothing: The endings of ''Cinderella Rhapsody'' and ''Final'' render all of A-ko and B-ko's fights over Kei pointless, because he only has eyes fo C-ko.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Maruten laments this fact in ''Uncivil Wars'', but considering he's [[BitchInSheepsClothing not that nice of a guy himself]], it's a bit hypocritical.
* 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.]]
* AllThereInTheManual: Some info about A-ko, B-Ko and C-Ko is only mentioned in art books.
* 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".
* AlphaBitch: {{Subverted}}. While B-ko has the distinction of beauty, vast intellect, and being from a fabulously wealthy and influential family, no one really likes her, and they want to see her taken down several notches because of [[RichBitch her inflated ego.]] So the other students rally behind A-ko instead, making her their hero.
* AlternateContinuity: ''A-ko: Uncivil Wars'' takes place in the distant future, on a dune covered alien planet where A-ko and B-ko work and live together as bounty hunters.
* 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.
* 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.

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* AllForNothing: The endings of ''Cinderella Rhapsody'' and ''Final'' render all of A-ko and B-ko's fights over Kei pointless, because he pointless: He only has eyes fo for C-ko.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Maruten laments this fact in ''Uncivil Wars'', ''The VS'', but considering he's he is [[BitchInSheepsClothing not that nice of a guy himself]], it's it is a bit hypocritical.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: A-ko, B-ko, and their homeroom teacher Ms. Ayumi are all in love with Kei and often Kei; they all squabble over him, except his heart's too. His heart, however, is set on C-ko, who can't stand his guts C-ko--who hates him [[ClingyJealousGirl for taking A-ko's attention away from her.]]
* AllThereInTheManual: Some info about A-ko, B-Ko B-Ko, and C-Ko is only mentioned in art books.
* AlphabeticalThemeNaming: The names of the three leads can be taken to mean "girl A", "girl B", and "girl C", as well as D C". We also have "D" and "Kei".
* AlphaBitch: {{Subverted}}. While B-ko has the distinction of beauty, vast intellect, and the privilege of being from a fabulously wealthy and influential family, no one really likes her, and they want to see her taken down several notches because of [[RichBitch her inflated ego.]] So the The other students eventually rally behind A-ko instead, making A-ko, turning her into their hero.
* AlternateContinuity: ''A-ko: Uncivil Wars'' ''The VS'' takes place in the a distant future, on a dune covered dune-covered alien planet planet, where A-ko and B-ko work and live together as bounty hunters.
* 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 with ease...only to end up in the crossfire of the fight between A-ko and B-ko's fight.
B-ko.
* AmazonianBeauty: Liza is a rival bounty hunter, from ''Uncivil Wars'', who ''The VS'' towers over A-ko and A-ko, has a much huskier physique. And she's physique, and is dressed in a combination of leather and spandex to show off her ample cleavage.



** For A-ko, it's having to constantly deal with B-ko's gadgets, since it usually makes her late for class. But she also takes pride in her appearance, so even a minor cut on her cheek, or ripping her skirt will set her off.
** B-ko can't stand A-ko for monopolizing C-ko's time and hates it whenever A-ko defeats another of her mecha.
** 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 has begun to enjoy her rivalry with B-ko a little ''[[FoeRomanceSubtext too much]]''.
** And for Captain Napolipolita, it's sobriety.
* {{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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** For A-ko, it's it is having to constantly deal with B-ko's gadgets, since it usually makes her late for class. But she also takes pride in her appearance, so even a minor cut on her cheek, cheek or ripping her skirt will set her off.
** B-ko can't cannot stand A-ko for monopolizing C-ko's time and hates it whenever seeing A-ko defeats defeat another of her mecha.
** C-ko doesn't does not like anyone taking A-ko's attention away from her. She definitely hates Kei and Kei--and flatly tells him so both times he tries to confess his love for her. She also starts to grow concerned when it seems A-ko has begun to enjoy her rivalry with B-ko a little ''[[FoeRomanceSubtext too much]]''.
** And for Captain Napolipolita, it's it is sobriety.
* {{Bishonen}}: Gail of ''A-ko the VS.'' ''The VS'' is a subversion, as when he's wearing his cape subversion; he looks quite bishie, bishōnen when he is wearing his cape, but when he takes it off he's actually ''very'' off, he looks incredibly muscular.



** B-ko envies A-ko's relationship with C-ko and tries everything from treating C-ko to lavish luncheons, to beating A-ko into submission, in an effort to win C-ko over.

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** B-ko envies A-ko's relationship with C-ko and tries everything from everything--from treating C-ko to lavish luncheons, luncheons to beating A-ko into submission, in submission--in an effort to win C-ko over.



* DidTheyOrDidntThey: At the end of ''Uncivil Wars'', A-ko asks B-ko [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre "how far"]] Gail managed to get with her. B-ko tells her nothing happened, then smiles vaguely over her shoulder and adds, [[TwoFacedAside "nothing at all".]]

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* DidTheyOrDidntThey: At the end of ''Uncivil Wars'', ''The VS'', A-ko asks B-ko [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre "how far"]] Gail managed to get with her. B-ko tells her nothing happened, then smiles vaguely over her shoulder and adds, [[TwoFacedAside "nothing at all".]]



** 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.
** In ''Cinderella Rhapsody'', a yuri scene at a movie theater gets preempted by a city-wide evacuation order.
** A-ko's entire first fight against Liza in ''Uncivil Wars'' has the former in nothing but her underwear.
** 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.]]
** 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 [[spoiler: pink dress]] in the first movie is designed so it is split down the middle from the waist down, [[ShesGotLegs revealing her legs]]. It also shows off some of her back. The other outfit is seen in ''Final'' near the 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]].
* FashionShopFashionShow: Late in the third film, A-ko tries on a bunch of different dresses, since B-ko bought the one she'd been saving for and [[spoiler: gave it to Mari]].
* {{Fiction 500}}: The Daitokuji Family is 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.
* FightingFromTheInside: ''Uncivil Wars'' culminates in C-ko fighting Xena for control over her body. Which provides A-ko with the opening she needs to finally kill Xena.
* FlyingBrick: A-ko is a textbook example, minus the flying part (she flies only when B-ko is carrying her through the air).

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** B-ko's seen topless during B-ko is naked--and her bare chest is shown--during her bath scene in the first film. Her film.
*** And her form-fitting
battle armor is also form-fitting and leaves little to the imagination.
** In ''Cinderella Rhapsody'', a yuri scene at a movie theater gets is preempted by a city-wide evacuation order.
** A-ko's In ''The VS'', A-ko spends the entire first fight against Liza in ''Uncivil Wars'' has the former in nothing but her underwear.
** *** And near the beginning of ''Uncivil Wars Pt.2'', we're treated to the second episode of ''The VS'', we get 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 a spaceship cockpit. All That view is seen [[FirstPersonPerspective from his the pilot's point of view.]]
** Though Although A-ko has the most panty shots, other girls in the series have their moments as well.
** C-ko's [[spoiler: princess]] [[spoiler:princess]] outfits are both more revealing than her usual attire. Her [[spoiler: pink [[spoiler:pink dress]] in the first movie is designed so it is split down the middle from the waist down, [[ShesGotLegs revealing her legs]]. It also shows off some of her back. The other outfit is seen in ''Final'' near the end. Initially, it ''Final''--it is [[spoiler: covered initially [[spoiler:covered by a cape]], but what is later revealed is [[spoiler: a to be [[spoiler:a tight, high-cut leotard that exposes her legs completely and shows some hip]].
* FashionShopFashionShow: Late in the third film, A-ko tries on a bunch of different dresses, since B-ko bought the one she'd she had been saving for and [[spoiler: gave [[spoiler:gave it to Mari]].
* {{Fiction 500}}: The Daitokuji Family is renowned for their wealth and influence. From the The second film onwards, it's even shown that onwards makes a point of showing B-ko's father bankrolls bankrolling Graviton City's defense force and provides providing them with new aircraft and mecha designs.
* FightingFromTheInside: ''Uncivil Wars'' ''The VS'' culminates in C-ko fighting Xena for control over her body. Which This provides A-ko with the opening she needs to finally kill Xena.
* FlyingBrick: A-ko is a textbook example, minus the flying part (she part--she flies only when B-ko is carrying her through the air).air.



** 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 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]].
** Subverted and played for laughs by ''Final''. The prophecy foretelling the end of the world was just a coincidence when the aliens arrived. And Ms. Ayumi wasn't possessed by her charm; [[spoiler: she only did the incantations because she was told it would bring her luck]].
* FreezeFrameBonus: Including some very close {{Panty Shot}}s and some fired missiles actually being soda pop cans (as a ShoutOut to the ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' film).
* FreudianExcuse: Invoked by the first movie's dub, when A-ko starts complaining about B-ko making her late for class again. B-ko finally reaches [[RageBreakingPoint her breaking point:]]
-->'''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, ''[[ThenLetMeBeEvil then that's what I'm GONNA BE!!]]''

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** Midway into the first film, B-ko vows to take A-ko on herself herself, even if it means revealing [[NotSoHarmlessVillain her "true power".]] Which you don't actually get to see power"]]. She does not show it off 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 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]].
Kei[[/note]].
** Subverted and played for laughs by in ''Final''. The prophecy foretelling the end of the world was just a coincidence when the aliens arrived. And Ms. Ayumi wasn't possessed by her charm; [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she only did the incantations because she was told it would bring her luck]].
* FreezeFrameBonus: Including The first film includes some very close {{Panty Shot}}s and some fired missiles actually being soda pop cans (as a ShoutOut to the ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' film).
* FreudianExcuse: Invoked by the first movie's dub, The film's dub invokes this when A-ko starts complaining about B-ko making her late for class again. B-ko finally reaches [[RageBreakingPoint her breaking point:]]
point]]:
-->'''B-ko''': ''(angrily, ''[angrily, [[TryingNotToCry with tears]])'' 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, ''[[ThenLetMeBeEvil then that's what I'm GONNA BE!!]]''



** When B-ko's flunkies interrupt her first fight with A-ko, B-ko can be seen in the background signalling them with a pair of paper fans, before quickly putting them away.
** 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.
** In ''Uncivil Wars'', when A-ko finally catches up to B-ko at Gail's lair, Grash is semi-conscious on B-ko's back. Which causes A-ko to assume they're together, sparking an argument between them. Grash realizes his hands are on B-ko's boobs and sees she's distracted, [[ThanksForTheMammary so he starts groping her]] [[AllMenArePerverts to his heart's content.]]
* GadgeteerGenius: B-ko has a penchant for automotronics, that she can conceptualize a mecha, draw up the plans, and have it up and running the next day. While in ''Uncivil Wars'', she designed a fully armed battle skimmer from the wreckage of their home.
* GirlPosse: Asa, Ine, Ume, and Mari are B-ko's personal [[{{Mook}} mook squad]] and are implied to be her only friends. Though her opening fight in ''Final'' shows [[WithFriendsLikeThese they laugh at her]] behind her back, whenever A-ko's winning.
* GloryHound: ''Uncivil Wars'' ends with [[spoiler: Maruten]] taking all the credit for stopping Xena and the Dragon God, with no mention of A-ko or B-ko whatsoever. The girls decide to track him down, just before the credits roll.
* 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.
* GoodIsNotNice: Despite B-ko's grudge against A-ko, she's repeatedly shown a willingness to set aside her grievances to help her. At least, for as long as it's mutually beneficial, or if it helps B-ko gain brownie points with C-ko.
* GoodMorningCrono: The first movie begins with a morning radio broadcast as A-ko's getting ready for school.
* {{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 (in Mari's case because she's an undisguised {{Expy}} of [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]]).
* [[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. And their city is the target of both invasions by the Alpha Cygnans.
* HammerSpace: A rare instance where a pair of males use hammers out of nowhere on another male in Final.

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** When B-ko's flunkies interrupt her first fight with A-ko, B-ko can be seen in the background signalling them with a pair of paper fans, fans before quickly putting them away.
** There's a scene in ''Final'' where In ''Final'', one sequence involves rumors about Ms. Ayumi's marriage meeting are going around, there's spreading around the school; in a scene set in the girl's restroom at school. An during this sequence, an unnamed brunette can is seen using one of the urinals (yes, really) behind them.
really).
** In ''Uncivil Wars'', ''The VS'', when A-ko finally catches up to B-ko at Gail's lair, Grash is semi-conscious on B-ko's back. Which This causes A-ko to assume they're they are together, sparking an argument between them. the two ladies. Grash realizes his hands are on B-ko's boobs and sees she's she is distracted, [[ThanksForTheMammary so he starts groping her]] [[AllMenArePerverts to his heart's content.as much as he can.]]
* GadgeteerGenius: B-ko has a penchant for automotronics, that she automotronics--she can conceptualize a mecha, draw up the plans, and have it up and running the next day. While in ''Uncivil Wars'', In ''The VS'', she designed designes a fully armed battle skimmer from the wreckage of their home.
her shared home with A-ko.
* GirlPosse: Asa, Ine, Ume, and Mari are B-ko's personal [[{{Mook}} mook squad]] and are implied to be her only friends. Though her friends.
** Her
opening fight in ''Final'' ''Final'', however, shows that [[WithFriendsLikeThese they laugh at her]] behind her back, back whenever A-ko's winning.
A-ko has the upper hand.
* GloryHound: ''Uncivil Wars'' ''The VS'' ends with [[spoiler: Maruten]] [[spoiler:Maruten]] taking all the credit for stopping Xena and the Dragon God, with no mention of A-ko or B-ko whatsoever. The girls decide to track him down, down just before the credits roll.
* GoGoEnslavement: In ''Uncivil Wars'', ''The VS'', Maruten promises A-ko that he'll he will bring B-ko back to life... life...for a price. Which leads A-ko to assume assumes he wants her body and [[ImagineSpot imagines being doomed]] to a life of [[SexSlave sexual slavery.]] slavery]]--an idea that Maruten tells her she's got the wrong idea.
flat-out denies.
* GoodIsNotNice: Despite B-ko's grudge against A-ko, she's B-ko repeatedly shown shows a willingness to set aside her grievances to help her. At least, for as with A-ko so long as it's mutually beneficial, it either benefits both of them or if it helps B-ko gain brownie points with C-ko.
* GoodMorningCrono: The first movie begins with a morning radio broadcast as A-ko's getting ready A-ko prepares for school.
* {{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 muscle-bound men wearing lipstick (in lipstick.
** In
Mari's case case, this is because she's she is an undisguised {{Expy}} of [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]]).
* [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Graviton City is the Center of the Universe]]: In both the sub and the original english dub, the The radio show, "Fresh Morning", calls show in the opening of the film refers to Graviton City as the high-tech capital of the world because of the captured alien vessel that serves as its central landmark. And their The city is also becomes the target of both invasions by the Alpha Cygnans.
* HammerSpace: A rare instance where a pair of males use hammers out of nowhere on another male happens in Final.''Final''.



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

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



** Seen frequently throughout the first film, as B-ko's initial plan to crush A-ko, until she designs Akagiyama-23.
** Graviton City's defense force has many of their own, thanks to B-ko's father. Except theirs are mainly used to protect the city from the destruction caused by her and A-ko!
* 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''[[note]](re-titled as ''Project A-ko Versus The Universe'')[[/note]] to the sailor suit to increase sales.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: In ''The VS.'', when A-ko and B-ko realize that [[spoiler:C-ko is FightingFromTheInside of Xena's DemonicPossession]], they attempt this trope -- only to descend into ''enthusiastic'' bickering. [[spoiler:As C-ko watches the two become UnstuckInTime shifting between alternate versions of themselves (including their classic incarnations), she awakens because of her IntrinsicVow: she doesn't like it when A-ko and B-ko fight.]]

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** Seen frequently throughout In the first film, as B-ko's initial plan B-ko uses numerous mechs in her plans to crush A-ko, until she A-ko. When they all fail, B-ko designs Akagiyama-23.
the Akagiyama-23 battle armor.
** Graviton City's defense force has many of their own, own mechas thanks to B-ko's father. Except father--only theirs are mainly used to protect the city from the destruction caused by her and A-ko!
A-ko.
* IconicOutfit: A-ko's Transfer Student Uniform; when Uniform is this. When CentralParkMedia was publishing published [[{{OELManga}} comic adaptations]] of the series, they changed her outfit in their version of ''Uncivil Wars''[[note]](re-titled ''The VS''[[note]]re-titled as ''Project A-ko Versus The Universe'')[[/note]] the Universe''[[/note]] to the sailor suit to increase as a way of increasing sales.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: In ''The VS.'', when VS'', A-ko and B-ko realize that [[spoiler:C-ko is FightingFromTheInside of Xena's DemonicPossession]], so they attempt this trope -- only this--only to descend into ''enthusiastic'' bickering. [[spoiler:As C-ko watches the two become UnstuckInTime shifting between alternate versions of themselves (including their classic incarnations), she awakens because of her IntrinsicVow: she doesn't She does not like it when A-ko and B-ko fight.]]



** Akagiyama-23 is a sleek battle armored bikini.
** A-ko and B-ko get redesigned outfits in ''Uncivil Wars'', that consist of leotards, boots, and knee pads.
* InTheirOwnImage: Xena and Gail's plot is to use the Dragon God to destroy the current "degenerate" universes, in order to create a new one where everyone is pure.
* {{Jerkass}} :
** B-ko is initially the antagonist to A-ko, who recounts how she used to bully C-ko when they were younger. Most of the students at Graviton High share A-ko's opinion, which makes her their hero for standing up to B-ko.
** However, ''Uncivil Wars'' reverses their roles by making A-ko the selfish one, who's [[OnlyInItForTheMoney only motivated by greed]] and [[ItsAllAboutMe personal gain.]]

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** B-ko's Akagiyama-23 battle armor is a sleek battle armored bikini.
** A-ko and B-ko get receive redesigned outfits in ''Uncivil Wars'', ''The VS'' that consist of leotards, boots, and knee pads.
* InTheirOwnImage: In ''The VS'', Xena and Gail's plot is to use Gail want the Dragon God to destroy the current "degenerate" universes, in order to universes so they can create a new one where everyone is pure.
* {{Jerkass}} :
{{Jerkass}}:
** B-ko is initially the antagonist to A-ko, who recounts how she used to bully C-ko when they all three of them were younger.young children. Most of the students at Graviton High share A-ko's opinion, which makes her their hero for standing up to B-ko.
** However, ''Uncivil Wars'' ''The VS'' reverses their roles by making this: A-ko is the selfish one, who's one who is [[OnlyInItForTheMoney only motivated by greed]] and [[ItsAllAboutMe personal gain.]]



* LadyLooksLikeADude: Mari, D, and Ms. Napolipolita all look and sound like men in drag.
* LargeHam: Xena's monologues become increasingly melodramatic, especially once she [[spoiler: reaches the Talhoe Sector]].
* LateForSchool: Used as a running gag throughout the first film, with A-ko always being late for class due to oversleeping, or because of B-ko picking fights with her. It continues to be a regular occurrence in the subsequent films.
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: [[spoiler:By Superman and Wonder Woman, nothing less,]] and not a very subtle one.
* LeotardOfPower: A-ko and B-ko's attire in ''Uncivil Wars'' has them wearing leotards, though A-ko's includes a removable skirt.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Kei falls hard for C-ko from the moment he sees her, whereas she can't stand his guts.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: B-ko's "Akagiyama Missiles", as well as several spaceships in the series.
* MadeOfExplodium: Most of B-ko's mecha are afflicted with this, as are almost all mecha that A-ko fights. (Or maybe A-ko has tactile thermokinesis.)
* MadeOfIndestructium: By ''Final'', the desks in classroom 2-E are made of this. Good thing too, as the students have learned to use them as cover. Too bad the rest of Graviton High didn't get that upgrade.

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* LadyLooksLikeADude: Mari, D, and Ms. Captain Napolipolita all look and sound like men in drag.
* LargeHam: Xena's monologues in ''The VS'' become increasingly melodramatic, especially once she [[spoiler: reaches [[spoiler:reaches the Talhoe Sector]].
* LateForSchool: Used This is used as a running gag throughout the first film, with A-ko always being late for class due to oversleeping, either oversleeping or because of B-ko picking fights with her. It continues to be a regular occurrence happen in the subsequent films.
sequel OVAs, though not to the same extent.
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: [[spoiler:By Superman By [[spoiler:Superman and Wonder Woman, nothing less,]] Woman]], and it is not a very subtle one.
at all subtle.
* LeotardOfPower: A-ko and B-ko's attire B-ko both wear leotards in ''Uncivil Wars'' has them wearing leotards, though ''The VS''; A-ko's includes a removable skirt.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Kei falls hard for C-ko from the moment he sees her, whereas she can't stand his guts.
her; C-ko flat-out hates him.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: B-ko's "Akagiyama Missiles", as well as several B-ko pulls this off with the Akagiyama Missiles. Several spaceships in the series.
series also do this.
* MadeOfExplodium: Most of B-ko's mecha are afflicted with this, as are almost all the mecha that A-ko fights.fights--notably B-ko's mecha--are afflicted with this. (Or maybe A-ko has tactile thermokinesis.)
* MadeOfIndestructium: By ''Final'', the desks in classroom 2-E are made of this. Good thing too, as the thing, too: The students have learned to use them as cover. cover during A-ko and B-ko's fights. Too bad the rest of Graviton High didn't did not get that upgrade.



** 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 ''{{Bishoujo}}'' and she stands out for her looks.
** Maruten literally means "ball head" in Japanese; Maruten's cranium is approximately the size and color of a tennis ball.
* MileLongShip: The initial shots of the aliens' ship are carefully blocked to make it appear to be about the size of SpaceBattleshipYamato. (Which it resembles quite a lot. Not by accident.) [[spoiler: Later we get to see the whole thing. The "Yamato" part is its ''figurehead.'']]
* 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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** 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" ''Eiyuu'' ("hero"), and she's she is certainly heroic; B-ko uses "beautiful", as in ''{{Bishoujo}}'' ''{{Bishoujo}}'', and she stands out for her looks.
** Maruten literally means "ball head" in Japanese; Maruten's his cranium is approximately the size and color of a tennis ball.
* MileLongShip: The initial shots of the aliens' alien ship in the film are carefully blocked to make it appear to be about the size of SpaceBattleshipYamato. (Which it resembles quite a resembles. A lot. Not by accident.On purpose.) [[spoiler: Later we get to see [[spoiler:When the whole thing. The ship is shown later on, the "Yamato" part is its ''figurehead.revealed as ''the figurehead.'']]
* 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 a protective 'big sister' "big sister" whenever she defends C-ko.



* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Seen near the end of ''"Final"'', when B-ko's battle armor loses power and sends her and A-ko plummeting back into Earth's atmosphere. Not only do both girls survive burning upon reentry, they're not even fazed by it! Instead, B-ko [[CasualDangerDialog calmly quips about it]] being [[TogetherInDeath "a lovers' suicide"]] [[SarcasmMode with A-ko]], mere moments before they slam into the surface. After a brief cutaway scene, A-ko is shown back at home, where she collapses on her bed, with no sign of injury other than her slighty tattered uniform. Whereas B-ko is seen staring wistfully at the night sky from her veranda, in her nightgown... and is perfectly fine.
* ObliviousToLove: {{Downplayed}} as Liza isn't very outspoken about her feelings, but when she thought A-ko and B-ko were responsible for the death of ''[[FreudianSlip "her Grash"]]'', she was overcome with rage. As soon as she saw he was still alive, [[CryIntoChest she broke down in tears.]] Except he had no idea why.
* OhCrap: A-ko at the end of ''Uncivil Wars'' when she sees a very angry Liza advancing on her with a WaveMotionGun-style bazooka.
* 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.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: In ''Uncivil Wars'' B-ko has to bring up the possibility of profit in order to convince A-ko to help her rescue C-ko. As the future heiress to the Kotobuki fortune, her father would likely pay a considerable sum for her safe return. [[spoiler: 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 B-ko narrowly avoids an incoming missile and accidentally drops A-ko.
-->'''B-ko:''' "A-ko! <pouts in disappointment> I wanted to have the pleasure of finishing you myself. ''<{{beat}}>'' Oh well, can't have everything."

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* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Seen near Near the end of ''"Final"'', when B-ko's battle armor loses power and power, which sends both her and A-ko plummeting back into Earth's atmosphere. Not only do both Both girls survive burning upon reentry, they're re-entry--and they are not even fazed by it! Instead, it; B-ko [[CasualDangerDialog calmly quips about it]] being [[TogetherInDeath "a lovers' suicide"]] [[SarcasmMode with A-ko]], mere moments before they slam into the surface. After a brief cutaway scene, A-ko is shown back at home, where she collapses on her bed, with no sign of injury other than her slighty tattered uniform. Whereas B-ko is seen shown staring wistfully at the night sky from her veranda, in her nightgown... nightgown...and is perfectly fine.
none the worse for wear.
* ObliviousToLove: {{Downplayed}} as in ''The VS''; Liza isn't very is not outspoken about her feelings, but when she thought believed A-ko and B-ko were responsible for the death of ''[[FreudianSlip "her Grash"]]'', she was overcome with rage. As soon as she saw he was still alive, [[CryIntoChest she broke down in tears.]] Except he had no idea why.
* OhCrap: A-ko has one of these moments at the end of ''Uncivil Wars'' ''The VS'' when she sees a very angry Liza advancing on her with a WaveMotionGun-style bazooka.
* OneGenderRace: The Alpha Cygnans are an interesting variation of this trope. They're trope: they are all female, but some of them, such as them--notably D and Captain Napolipolita, look, Napolipolita--look, talk, and act male. Looking carefully can reveal during the film reveals that they're female early into the first movie.
they are female, though.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: In ''Uncivil Wars'' ''The VS'', B-ko has to bring up the possibility of profit in order to convince push A-ko to help her into helping rescue C-ko. As the future heiress to the Kotobuki fortune, her father would likely pay a considerable sum for her safe return. [[spoiler: Or would've, IF [[spoiler:Or at least he hadn't would have, if he had not overreacted by spending his entire fortune on her rescue operation]].
operation.]]
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in the first film when B-ko narrowly avoids an incoming missile and accidentally drops A-ko.
-->'''B-ko:''' "A-ko! <pouts A-ko! ''[pouts in disappointment> disappointment]'' I wanted to have the pleasure of finishing you myself. ''<{{beat}}>'' Oh ''[{{beat}}]'' ...oh well, can't have everything."everything!



* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The Dragon God in ''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.
* 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.
* PantyShot: Most of them come from A-ko, though other girls have their moments.
* PapaWolf: Attempted by C-ko's father in ''The Vs.'', [[spoiler: but all he ends up accomplishing is bankrupting his company with his massive and fruitless search & rescue effort.]]
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Applies to both A-ko and B-ko, due to their excessive power; especially once they start fighting. From the second film onwards, the city creates a special detachment of their defense force specifically to limit the ensuing destruction. By the time of ''Cinderella Rhapsody'', they even issue an emergency evaction order over the city's PA system, once A-ko and B-ko start fighting aboard Napolitalita's ship!
* PimpedOutDress: In ''Vs'', B-ko wears one as a disguise. A-ko comments on how odd that is, since they're trying to break into the villain's lair, not attend a party.
* PlayboyBunny: The waitresses in ''Love and Robots'', and B-ko in an alternate universe in ''vs''.
* PleaseWakeUp: A-ko to B-ko after Gail blasts her with his powers near the end of the first half of ''The Vs.''
* PoweredArmor: B-ko's is more like a powered bikini. Also, [[FanDisservice her father has a similar one]].

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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The Dragon God in ''Uncivil Wars'' ''The VS'' is gigantic (it seems to grow at least as large as a planet), with has three heads, and it's has so powerful much power that it wipes out a number of planets and their defensive fleets with little effort.
* OutlawCouple: Liza and Grash.Grash in ''The VS''. 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.
* PantyShot: Most of them these come from A-ko, though other girls have their moments.
* PapaWolf: Attempted by C-ko's father attempts this in ''The Vs.'', [[spoiler: but all he ends up accomplishing is bankrupting VS''. [[spoiler:He only manages to bankrupt his company with his massive and fruitless search & rescue massive--and fruitless--search-and-rescue effort.]]
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Applies This applies to both A-ko and B-ko, due to B-ko because of their excessive power; especially power--especially once they start fighting. From the second film OVA onwards, the city creates Graviton City has a special detachment of their defense force specifically to limit the ensuing destruction. By the time of ''Cinderella Rhapsody'', they even issue an emergency evaction order over the city's PA system, once system after A-ko and B-ko start fighting aboard Napolitalita's ship!
ship.
* PimpedOutDress: In ''Vs'', ''The VS'', B-ko wears one as a disguise. A-ko comments on how odd that is, since they're they are trying to break into the villain's lair, not attend a party.
* PlayboyBunny: The waitresses in ''Love and Robots'', and B-ko in an alternate universe in ''vs''.
''The VS''.
* PleaseWakeUp: A-ko does this to B-ko after Gail blasts her with his powers near the end of the first half of ''The Vs.''
VS''
* PoweredArmor: B-ko's Akagiyama-23 battle armor is more like a powered bikini. Also, [[FanDisservice her Her father has a similar one]].suit]].



** A-ko often forgets her own strength and usually leaves disaster in her wake, such as when she's late for school. Her speed is so excessive, it creates an aftertow that tears up the asphalt. And if she removes [[PowerLimiter her wristbands]], [[spoiler: simply flicking her wrist creates fissures]]!
** She isn't the only one, as ''Cinderella Rhapsody'' reveals B-ko's capable of similar feats [[spoiler: even without Akagiyama-23]]. By simply flicking her wrist, she [[spoiler: created [[RazorWind a wind gust]] that carved a trench through the hull of Napolitalita's ship]]!

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** A-ko often forgets her own strength and usually leaves disaster in her wake, such as when she's she is late for school. Her speed is so excessive, it often creates an aftertow that tears up the asphalt. And if If she removes [[PowerLimiter her wristbands]], [[spoiler: simply [[spoiler:simply flicking her wrist creates fissures]]!
fissures]].
** She isn't the only one, as In ''Cinderella Rhapsody'' Rhapsody'', B-ko reveals B-ko's that she is also capable of similar feats [[spoiler: even [[spoiler:even without Akagiyama-23]]. By simply flicking her wrist, she [[spoiler: created [[spoiler:created [[RazorWind a wind gust]] that carved a trench through the hull of Napolitalita's ship]]!ship]].



* 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.]]
* 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.
* RedshirtArmy: The Defense Force, especially in the original film.

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* PsychicLink: In ''The Vs.'', VS'', A-ko and B-ko seem to have one, as A-ko knows something has happened to B-ko after [[spoiler: Gael [[spoiler:Gail shoots an energy beam through her B-ko's chest.]]
* RantInducingSlight: RantInducingSlight:
**
A-ko delivers one of these when a quick rant--and an ensuing beatdown--after B-ko has and her MechaMooks ready when she gets keep A-ko from getting to school early for probably possibly the only time in her life. life.
**
C-ko calling Liza "granny" in ''A-ko the ''The VS''. C-ko wasn't trying to insult her, most likely Liza's over-sexualized appearance implies "older" to the childish C-ko.
* RedshirtArmy: The Graviton Defense Force, Force counts, especially in the original film.



* RequiredSecondaryPowers: The whole series plays with this trope. A-ko is shown several times to be hurt by fairly mundane things...before she kicks a giant robot without hurting her leg. Her super endurance must only work when she's fighting. The RuleOfFunny fully applies here.
** ''Project A-ko'': She hits her thumb with a hammer (she probably isn't using her super strength there) with full cartoonish reactions, which are just as easily forgotten, and she trips on an ordinary piece of flawed sidewalk.
** ''Plot of the Daitokuji Financial Group'': She tires out after failing to get a piece of the Alpha Cygnian ship back in place. The pool incident doesn't count as "mundane".

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* RequiredSecondaryPowers: The whole series plays with this trope. A-ko is shown several times to be hurt by fairly mundane things...before she kicks a giant robot without hurting her leg. Her super endurance must only work when she's fighting. The RuleOfFunny fully applies here.
** ''Project A-ko'': She hits her thumb with a hammer (she probably isn't using her super strength there) with full cartoonish reactions, which are just as easily forgotten, and she trips on an ordinary piece of flawed sidewalk.
** ''Plot of the Daitokuji Financial Group'': She tires out after failing to get a piece of the Alpha Cygnian ship back in place. The pool incident doesn't does not count as "mundane".



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

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



* SamusIsAGirl: The Alpha Cygnans are all female -- including D and Captain Napolipolita, both of whom look, sound, and act male.
* SandIsWater: The desert planet where A-ko and B-ko are living in ''the VS''.
* ShaggyDogStory: The [[{{Anticlimax}} anticlimactic]] introduction of the Max 5000.
* 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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* SamusIsAGirl: The Alpha Cygnans are all female -- including female--and that includes D and Captain Napolipolita, both of whom look, sound, and act male.
* SandIsWater: The desert planet where In ''The VS'', A-ko and B-ko are living in ''the VS''.
live on a desert planet.
* ShaggyDogStory: The [[{{Anticlimax}} anticlimactic]] introduction of the Max 5000.
5000 counts.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Non-romantic The film has a non-romantic version (and possibly an [[InvertedTrope inversion]] inversion]], as she's it involves a childhood ''enemy'' enemy rather than a ForgottenChildhoodFriend)- according 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 described--accurately--as having a "basin haircut, piggy eyes and dumpy legs" but grew up into easily the most beautiful of the three girls girls. (A-ko is an AmazonianBeauty and C-ko is TheCutie, but B-ko is more clasically gorgeous). gorgeous.) No wonder A-ko didn't failed to recognise her at first.



** [[spoiler:B-ko's father when he appears bears some resemblance to [[Comicbook/IronMan Tony Stark]]]].
** Captain Napolipolita is pretty obviously supposed to be a parody of ''Anime/CaptainHarlock'', in the same way that the bow of the Lepton mothership looks like the ''Arcadia''. Alternately, Napolipolita is Leader Dessler dressed like Captain Okita, flying [[Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato the Yamato]].

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** [[spoiler:B-ko's father when he appears bears some resemblance to [[Comicbook/IronMan Tony Stark]]]].
** Captain Napolipolita is pretty obviously supposed to be a an obvious parody of ''Anime/CaptainHarlock'', in the same way that the bow of the Lepton mothership looks like the ''Arcadia''. Alternately, Napolipolita is Leader Dessler dressed like Captain Okita, flying [[Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato the Yamato]].



** Mari, B-ko's underling, looks (and fights) like [[FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]] with pigtails.
** The plot of the first movie is a [[BroadStrokes rough]] re-hash of ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''
** The weaponry in the first movie includes transforming mecha, a WaveMotionGun, and [[MacrossMissileMassacre Macross Missiles]].
** [[Film/GhidorahTheThreeHeadedMonster Ghidorah]] is first referenced in ''Cinderella Rhapsody'' in one of the outfits A-ko tries, and the Vs.'s Three-Headed Dragon God is an obvious reference.
** The movie that A-ko and C-ko watch, in which [[UsefulNotes/KentuckyFriedChicken Colonel Sanders]] ominously walks out of the shadows, is a parody of the 1983 movie version of ''Anime/GenmaWars'', known in the West as "Harmagedon".
* ShownTheirWork: Alpha Cygni, more commonly known as Deneb, is a real star. Estimated distance from Earth is 1,550 light years, with a 10% margin of error.

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** Mari, B-ko's underling, looks (and fights) like looks--and fights--like [[FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]] with pigtails.
** The plot of the first movie film is a [[BroadStrokes rough]] re-hash of ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''
** The weaponry in the first movie film includes transforming mecha, a WaveMotionGun, and [[MacrossMissileMassacre Macross Missiles]].
** [[Film/GhidorahTheThreeHeadedMonster Ghidorah]] is first referenced in ''Cinderella Rhapsody'' in one of the outfits A-ko tries, and whereas the Vs.'s Three-Headed Dragon God in ''The VS'' is an a much more obvious reference.
** The movie that A-ko and C-ko watch, in which [[UsefulNotes/KentuckyFriedChicken Colonel Sanders]] ominously walks out of the shadows, is a parody of the 1983 movie version of ''Anime/GenmaWars'', known in the West as "Harmagedon".
"Harmageddon".
* ShownTheirWork: Alpha Cygni, more commonly known as Deneb, is a real star. Estimated The estimated distance from Earth is 1,550 light years, Earth, with a 10% margin of error.error, is 1,550 light years.



* SpacePolice: The Space Patrol from ''The Vs.'' were presumably this. They were nearly wiped out by Xena and her followers, and Maruten is the only one left.
* SpoiledBrat: C-ko has shades of this in ''The Vs.''

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* SpacePolice: The Space Patrol from ''The Vs.'' VS'' were presumably this. They were nearly wiped out by Xena and her followers, and followers; Maruten is the only one left.
* SpoiledBrat: C-ko has shows shades of this in ''The Vs.''VS''



* StockholmSyndrome: B-ko starts to fall for Gail in ''The Vs.'' with her initial reason for following him to keep an eye on C-ko, 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).
* SubvertedTrope: PlayedForLaughs. [[spoiler:The climax of the fourth video shows that all the supposedly ominous signs, apparently connected by the hexagram symbols, were all just a bunch of coincidences.]]
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: A-ko's gold-amber eyes are a sign that she's not exactly a normal human.

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* StockholmSyndrome: B-ko starts to fall for Gail in ''The Vs.'' VS'' with her initial reason for following him to keep an eye on C-ko, 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).
* SubvertedTrope: PlayedForLaughs. [[spoiler:The climax of the fourth video ''Final'' shows that all the supposedly ominous signs, apparently connected by the hexagram symbols, were all just a bunch of coincidences.]]
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: A-ko's gold-amber eyes are a sign that she's she is not exactly a normal human.



* TechnicolorEyes: Liza's eyes are silver, indicating she's not a regular human, like A-ko's SupernaturalGoldEyes.
* ThemeNaming: The three main characters; the gag is that such naming is indicative of extras, not main characters.
* TheThreeFacesOfEve: C-ko is the "child" as the innocent and childlike figure, A-ko is the "wife" since she is the protective big sister figure looking after C-ko, and B-ko is the "seductress" since she has a curvy figure with penchant for wearing a revealing power suit and [[SchoolgirlLesbians has a]] [[PsychoLesbian certain obsession]] [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship with C-ko]].

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* TechnicolorEyes: Liza's eyes are silver, indicating she's she is not a regular human, like A-ko's SupernaturalGoldEyes.
human.
* ThemeNaming: The three main characters; the gag is characters are named in a way that such naming is indicative of extras, not extras instead of main characters.
* TheThreeFacesOfEve: C-ko is the "child" as the (the innocent and childlike figure, figure), A-ko is the "wife" since she (she is the protective big sister figure looking after C-ko, C-ko), and B-ko is the "seductress" since she (she has a curvy figure with penchant for wearing a revealing power suit and [[SchoolgirlLesbians has a]] [[PsychoLesbian certain obsession]] [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship with C-ko]].C-ko]]).



* 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-Kko (in which she succeeds.)
* TransformingMecha: But with poor planning on making the cockpit work in both forms.
* TronLines: The elevator in the alien ship.

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* 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-Kko (in which B-ko (which she succeeds.)
does).
* TransformingMecha: But with poor planning on making One of B-ko's mechas is this--only B-ko failed to plan out how the cockpit would work in both forms.
* TronLines: The In the film, the elevator in the alien ship.ship has these.



* WardrobeMalfunction: A-ko, often. When she is particularly embarrassed, one of her bra straps will slip down her shoulder, often with some of the shirt accompanying it. She also often gets into situations that become an innocent PantyShot, not that she takes it that way.

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* WardrobeMalfunction: A-ko, A-ko suffers from these, and often. When she is particularly embarrassed, one of her bra straps will slip down her shoulder, often with some of the shirt accompanying it. She also often gets into situations that become an innocent PantyShot, not that she takes it that way.



** WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Played with? That whip? B-ko apparently never picked it back up after A-ko kicked it out of her hand. She uses a whip again when she and A-ko are bickering in ''Vs.''
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Gail from ''the Vs.'' fits this trope due to his callous disregard for the trillions that will die when he and Xena carry out their plan to create a universe by wiping out the current one with the Dragon God.
* WitchSpecies: Gail and Xena in the Vs. continuity. Maybe C-ko.

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** WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Played with? That whip? B-ko apparently never picked it that whip back up after A-ko kicked it out of her hand. She uses does, however, use a whip again when she and A-ko are bickering in ''Vs.''
''The VS''
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Gail from ''the Vs.'' ''The VS'' fits this trope due to because of his callous disregard for the trillions that will die when he and Xena carry out their plan to create a universe by wiping out the current one with the Dragon God.
* WitchSpecies: Gail and Xena in the Vs. continuity. ''The VS'' count. Maybe C-ko.C-ko, too.



* WingdingEyes: When Maruten is trying to convince A-ko to help him defeat Gail, Xena, and the Dragon God, he's unable to sway her until he mentions the reward, whereupon A-ko gets dollar and yen signs for pupils, and says, quite deadpan, '''[[OnlyInItForTheMoney "It is my duty."]]'''
* WouldHurtAChild: Liza in ''The Vs.'' doesn't hesitate to slap C-ko around when C-ko [[RantInducingSlight calls her "Granny".]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Very common, even a lot of the unnamed civilians have blue hair. For named characters: Miss Ayumi has light blue hair, D has dark blue hair, B-Ko has bluish-silver hair, and Grash in ''The Vs.'' has dark blue ShonenHair.

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* WingdingEyes: When In ''The VS'', Maruten is trying tries to convince A-ko to help him defeat Gail, Xena, and the Dragon God, he's but he is unable to sway her until her. When he finally mentions the reward, whereupon A-ko gets dollar and yen signs for pupils, pupils and says, quite deadpan, '''[[OnlyInItForTheMoney [[OnlyInItForTheMoney "It is my duty."]]'''
"]]
* WouldHurtAChild: Liza in ''The Vs.'' doesn't VS'' does not hesitate to slap C-ko around when C-ko she [[RantInducingSlight calls insults Liza by calling her "Granny".]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Very common, even a lot Lots of people in the franchise--even unnamed civilians have civilians--have blue hair. For As for named characters: Miss Ayumi has light blue hair, D has dark blue hair, B-Ko has bluish-silver hair, and Grash in ''The Vs.'' VS'' has dark blue ShonenHair.
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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 has 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 has begun to enjoy her rivalry with B-ko a little ''[[FoeYay ''[[FoeRomanceSubtext too much]]''.
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** For A-ko, it's having to constantly deal with B-ko's gadgets, since it usually makes her late for class. But she also takes pride in her appearance, so even a minor cut her cheek, or ripping her skirt will set her off.

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** For A-ko, it's having to constantly deal with B-ko's gadgets, since it usually makes her late for class. But she also takes pride in her appearance, so even a minor cut on her cheek, or ripping her skirt will set her off.



** 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 A-ko has begun to enjoy her rivalry with B-ko a little ''[[FoeYay too much]]''.
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* AlphaBitch: {{Subverted}}. While B-ko has the distinction of beauty, vast intellect, and being from a fabulously wealthy and influential family, no one really likes her and wants to see her taken down several notches because of [[RichBitch her inflated ego.]] So the other students rally behind A-ko instead, making her their hero.

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* AlphaBitch: {{Subverted}}. While B-ko has the distinction of beauty, vast intellect, and being from a fabulously wealthy and influential family, no one really likes her her, and wants they want to see her taken down several notches because of [[RichBitch her inflated ego.]] So the other students rally behind A-ko instead, making her their hero.
8th Sep '17 9:54:15 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]]''.



** C-ko is shown to be possessive of A-ko in ''Cinderella Rhapsody'' when A-ko shows up riding on Kei's motorcycle. And has a similar reaction in ''Final'', due to A-ko's escalating rivalry with B-ko.

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** C-ko is shown to be possessive of A-ko in ''Cinderella Rhapsody'' when A-ko shows up riding on Kei's motorcycle. And has a similar reaction in ''Final'', due to She also gets worried about A-ko's escalating rivalry with B-ko.B-ko in ''Final''.
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