Project A-Ko (movie)

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©1986 Soeishinsha/Final-Nishijima.

Alternative title:
Projekt A-ko (Polish)
Super Nova (Portuguese)
プロジェクトA子 (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Sixteen years have passed since a mysterious alien ship crashed on Earth. Graviton City, once leveled by the ship's crash, is now a bustling metropolis. Within the city's high school, superhuman high school student A-Ko Magami dukes it out with the diabolical genius B-Ko Daitokuji, who will stop at nothing to win the friendship of A-Ko's buddy C-Ko Kotobuki. Meanwhile, in outer space, another alien ship is on course towards Earth to find its planet's lost princess.
User Ratings: 627 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 43 votes (sub:29, dub:13, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Excellent: 100 votes (sub:52, dub:44, raw:2, ?:1, edit.dub:1)
 Very good: 128 votes (sub:74, dub:50, ?:2, edit.dub:1, raw:1)
 Good: 150 votes (sub:84, dub:63, ?:2, edit.dub:1)
 Decent: 92 votes (dub:50, sub:40, ?:1, edit.dub:1)
 So-so: 46 votes (sub:23, dub:18, edit.dub:2, ?:1, others:2
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
 Not really good: 28 votes (sub:14, dub:14)
 Weak: 22 votes (sub:12, dub:9, edit.dub:1)
 Bad: 9 votes (sub:6, dub:3)
 Awful: 8 votes (dub:4, sub:4)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1264 users, rank: #919 (of 7626)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.002 (Good), std. dev.: 1.9389, rank: #2797 (of 7648)
Weighted mean: 6.946 (Good), rank: #3027 (of 7648) (seen all: 6.99 / seen some: 5.67 / won't finish: 4.09)
Bayesian estimate: 6.958 (Good), rank: #2693 (of 5773)
Running time: 80 minutes
Vintage: 1986
Premiere date:
1986-06-21 (Japan, co-aired with Tabidachi - Ami Shusho)
Release dates: We have 3
Ending Theme:
"Follow Your Dream" by Valerie Stevenson
Insert song:
"Dance Away" by Annie Livingston
"In Your Eyes" by Samantha Newark
Official website:
Links: We have 3
Trivia: We have 26
Central Park Media's very first anime release.
Project A-Ko DVD (Jan 1, 1970)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Project A-Ko (DVD) 1999-07-06
    Project A-Ko - DVD Collection (DVD) 2002-08-13
    Project A-Ko [Enhanced] (DVD) 2002-08-13
    Project A-Ko: Remastered Special Collector's Edition (DVD) 2011-05-17
    Project A-Ko [Enhanced] (Dub.VHS) 2002-08-13

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Character Design: Yuji Moriyama
Art Director: Shinji Kimura
Animation Director: Yuji Moriyama
Director of Photography: Takafumi Arai
Executive producer: Naotaka Yoshida
Producer: Kazufumi Nomura

Art Setting: Toshihisa Tojo
Color Designation: Yoriko Takayasu
Finish Animation:
Hitomi Kita (Studio Pal)
Keiko Takahashi (Maki Pro)
Kouichi Mikami (Oscar Planning)
Kumiko Matsuhara (Studio Mac)
Masahiro Shimada (Oscar Planning)
Mayumi Shioiri (Maki Pro)
Minoru Noguchi (Studio NOA)
Mutsumi Tokuda (Studio City)
Satoshi Uchida (Studio City)
Yoji Wada (Studio Pal)
Yumi Motoyama (Studio Pal)
Finish Check: Yoshiko Takiguchi
Mechanical animation Director: Shoichi Masuo
Music Director: Yasunori Honda
Production producer: Kenji Sakaguchi
Scene Check Assistant: Makoto Kanai
Sound Effects: Kazutoshi Sato
Special Effects: Takefumi Saito
Stage Director: Shigeru Morikawa
Theme Song Performance:
Anne Livingston ("Dance Away")
Samantha Newark ("In Your Eyes")
Valerie Stevenson ("Follow Your Dream")
Emi Shinohara as Biko "B-Ko" Daitokuji
Michie Tomizawa as Shiko "C-Ko" Kotobuki
Miki Itou as Eiko "A-Ko" Magami

Asami Mukaidono as Miss Ayumi
Daisuke Gouri as Mari (angry voice)
Sayuri Ikemoto as Mari (female voice)
Shūichi Ikeda as Captain Napolipolita
Tesshō Genda as Spy-D
Youko Ogai as Asa

Aki Mukai as Navigator
Hirofumi Banba as
Apple 1
Station Commander
Ippei Ōgi as Radio Announcer
Katsuhiko Nishijima as Man on B-Ko's Intercom (Uncredited)
Keiichi Zenzai as Couple
Ken Yamaguchi as
Station Colonel
Stray Dog
Kenji Nagae as
Construction Chief
Kosuke Tomita as Station Operator
Mari Chikura as Operator
Rihoko Nagao as Couple
Tamio Ohki as Defense Minister
Yasuo Takeuchi as Announcer
Yuka Yoshikawa as Student
Yuki Misaki as Navigator
Yuri Amano as Student (as Tomoko Yoshikawa)
Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Michael Bakewell
Translation: Matt Thorn
Executive producer:
John O'Donnell
Laurence Guinness
Adaptation: George Roubicek
Casting: Jill Wilmot
Commentary: Yuji Moriyama (Discotek DVD)
DNVR Engineer: Robert Cocchini
DVD Coordination: Ross Lefko
DVD-ROM Designer: Michael Chin
In-House Production Manager: Tim Werenko
Re-Recording Engineer:
Clive Mitchison
Richard King
Restoration Supervisor:
Justin Sevakis
Ross Lefko
Subtitle Coordinator: Neil Nadelman
Denica Fairman as Biko "B-Ko" Daitokuji
Julia Brahms as Shiko "C-Ko" Kotobuki
Stacey Gregg as Eiko "A-Ko" Magami

Anne Marie Zola as Mari (female voice)
Jay Benedict as Captain Napolipolita
Lisa Ross as Miss Ayumi
Marc Smith as Spy D
Toni Barry as Asa

Allan Wenger as Newscaster
Anne Marie Zola as
Sensor Operator 1
Lisa Ross as Ume
Marc Smith as
Male Mari
Peter Marinker as Colonel
Toni Barry as
Impressed Girl 1
Sensor Operator 2
English companies
Spanish cast
Spanish staff
Executive producer: Luis de Val
Graciela Molina as Eiko "A-Ko" Kagami (Spain dub)
Mercedes Diemand-Hartz as Biko "B-Ko" Daitokuji (Spain dub)
Núria Trifol as Shiko "C-Ko" Kotobuki (Spain dub)

Alberto Trifol as Spy-D (Spain dub)
María Pilar Quesada as Miss Ayumi (Spain dub)

Miriam Guilimany as Pilot (Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Distributor: Manga Films (Spain)
Dubbing Studio: Q.T. Lever (Spain dub)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Augusto Di Bono
Anna Maria Tulli as Biko "B-Ko" Daitokuji
Cinzia Massironi as Eiko "A-Ko" Magami
Federica Valenti as Shiko "C-Ko" Kotobuki

Caterina Rochira as Miss Ayumi
Claudio Ridolfo as Cap. Napolipolita
Mario Zucca as Spy-D
Italian companies
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
Distributor: Top Tape (Brazil)
Portuguese cast

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