Anime Abandon - Project A-Ko

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  • LikaLaruku
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    Project A-Ko was bonkers...."Ayane's High Kick" meets "Mamono Hunter Youko", toss in lesbian fanservise.

    But...The alternate universe "Project Ako Grey Side/Blue Side" was more like "Dirty Pair" & was pretty good. This series has A-Ko & B-Ko as coworkers in a far more sci-fi-ish setting & none of the women are eachother's love interests. But C-Ko is just as annoying...Fortunately she's a secondary character here & isn't always around.

    But hay, a superpowered redhead...What's not to love? Makes me wonder if Lina Inverse from "Slayers" put the crater there.

    The only reference I really got is the split second in the first 5 minutes that shows the main cast of "With Love from Eroica."

    Anyone fond of the humor & art style of Project-A-ko, I recommend looking for the fansubs of "Goldfish Warning."

    "Fist of the North Star"...Good lord, that series gives "Tekken the Movie" a run for it's money on worst character designs.

    If I had any video editing skills, I'd replace the KFC movie with "Binkan Salary Man Sausage."

    Original "Cutey Honey," "New Cutie Honey," "Cutie Honey Flash," or "Re: Cutie Honey?"
  • rudy023
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    I think part of the reason many consider this a classic is that it may have been one of the first anime titles they were exposed to back in the 90s during the scifi channel's anime marathon they did every year. At least it did more to get people to decide to check out anime than Odin did to get fans to run away from it. As far as B-ko's attraction to C-ko, I just figured she had a thing for blondes. I'm sure you've heard of someone being inexplicably attracted to an annoying blonde before. By the way.....for God's sake keep your shirt on in the future!
  • LennyNero96
    He's going to have to do Violence Jack for a milestone. I can't go on living without knowing what it is.
  • raknai  - I love Project Ako
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    The first Parody Anime to reach America
    And most people dont have any idea of a 10th of the references in this movie.
    There are too much parodys of 70's and 80's cartoons that never reach America, principaly in the background.
    This movie is complatly diferent for me now I know most of the references.
    P'S. There are too much changes from original dialog in the dub.
    The movie thet are watching is 1982 Harmagedon: Genma taisen, big deal at the time, some kind of Akira Precursor.
    Oh yes.
    Supreme 80's soundtrack
  • VioletZer0
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    Space Cruiser Yamato...

    Space CRUISER Yamato!?

    I have never heard such blasphemy. It's a goddamn space BATTLESHIP!
  • Majin47
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    Actually what was being parodied there was Space Pirate Harlock.
  • Mothmouth
    What anime you've reviewed DOESN'T have nudity in it? Don't answer that, I know which ones.
  • wdbisl
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    Great now I want to hear the cutie honey song.
  • LikaLaruku
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    Which one? The cutesy pop version or the disco version?
  • LennyNero96
    Ex: Colonel Saunders in Japan is always a statue because it's an promotional tradition to have a statue of him.
  • venkarl
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    Oh, hey, I guessed right!

    Yeah, so... saw part of this one once. Don't remember anything standing out about it. Like you said, I don't think it's aged well.
  • Josephes
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    Fantastic review, Bennett!

    Btw, as someone who was fan of project A-ko back in the day, I too DESPISE that annoying bitch C-ko.
  • Whisky Tango Foxtrot
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    But there's no missile-jumping in the last level of Super Mario Bros. 3.
  • Demon_of_God_Mio  - I was hoping you will review this...
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    -Even now, I still love this movie. But it has its flaws like you said (but still love it). Only wished your next review would have continued of it. There's a series and a movie... which takes place in space... and hardly has any connection to the first movie or series...
  • Moon Spirit
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    Oh god, I remember this anime. This is really old anime that my cousin definitely owned on VHS, and I still remember the giant A-Ko mech C-Ko made.
  • KouTheMad
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    where do you find these?
  • taliesin58  - The Colonel Sanders
    The reason behind the statue killing someone is because of a curse associated with Colonel Sanders statue in Osaka. After the Tigers won the championship, some fans threw the statue the statue in a river. Kind of like the curse of the Bambino in the US. The movie is about the statue seeking more active revenge
  • Minion of Yahtzee  - What drugs do you take to come up with this?
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    Honestly, what drugs do you have to take to come up with cross-dressing Kenshiro and killer Colonel Sanders statues and where can I get them? Can't wait for next time where we talk about a true anime milestone. Also will you mention the live action Cutey Honey pieces and the further insanity of Anno or the awesomeness of Mark Musashi?
  • makogrey
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    i actually own this anime box set and i prefer project A-ko Uncivil wars to the other 2 dvd's in set. I even have the set signed by Scott McNeil
  • Koneko_Rai
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    I'm so ready for some Cutie Honey! Omg yes.
  • Guild Navigator
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    For some reason this anime flick always rubbed me the wrong way. The director is know for having a serious Happosai-level fetish fixation with panties. Just look at Detective Aika and you'see...
  • ToruKun1
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    Ah this film, it was indeed one of the first anime I ever watched, rented it from Blockbuster along with that semi-obscure joshi wrestling OVA The Wanna-Bees, which makes me ask, could you maybe review that someday?
  • HedgeWitch
    I did get the joke... ;__; Gonna go cry myself to sleep now...
  • Tom Smith
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    Clever little lemon party joke.

    I had totally forgotten that Dr. The Monarch's Girlfriend has a deep voice. One time my dad walked into the room and started watching the show. Then 'she' showed up and my dad was all WTF and he had to ask me 3 times what was up with her voice before I could remember that her voice was so harsh.

    Gotta love the Clerks reference.
  • ArtticWitchica
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    I laughed a few times at the jokes actually. The one about her parents was great along with the Colonel Sanders thing XD

    Kind of weird that this movie came out in the early 90s when I was a toddler though...
  • Animikean
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    We're hitting the Go Nagai next? All right!

    I like Cutey Honey, really made no sense but had fun, but not as weird as Devil Lady ;)


    Remember folks,
    in Go Nagai animes the rule is just like in Supernatual = Angels are Dicks
  • Eyeshot
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    Last person I'd seen hop a missile was SOlid Snake in "The Twin Snakes." It was awesome and hair-pullingly stupid at the same time.
  • Eyeshot
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    BTW, congratulations, Sage, for upstaging the Nostalgia Critic this week. His review for A.I. has some near-nipples, while your review had full nipples!
  • DeadCobra
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    This is a stupid movie but fun to watch even if its so stupid good that it has no censor
  • sekiwat
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    Seriously, you saw someone hopping missiles and you didn't do a MGS Rising Revengence joke?

    And also, OH GOD, DONT EVER SHOW YOUR BARE CHEST!! ARGHHHGHGHG!!!!
  • DN_Joseph
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    The title Cream Lemon makes more sense if you're aware of the citrus scale (http://ppc.wikia.com/ wiki/Citrus_Scale), which I've heard dates back to the 1970's.

    What I don't get is how the series Cream Lemon went on for as long as it did. Most hentai series get 12 episodes maximum, but often only 2-4. Wikipedia says this one goes on for 40-some OVAs.
  • Hentai Slayer
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    Ah yes, Project A-Ko, it was weird, crazy, insane and we loved every God damn second of it!
    This anime sums up pretty much everything that I loved about 80's animes and for the fact that this was originally supposed to be in Cream Lemon hentai, it feels lot better than 90% of today's ecchi animes!

    Next time is Cutie Honey and whole month dedicated to Go Nagai? NERDGASM!
  • PontyMython
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    okay, slightly off-topic I know, but when Bennet was holding position after saying "its funny, right?" was any else rather forcibly reminded of The Coachman from Disney's Pinnochio?
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