It has been said that A-ko has too many in-jokes and references to other anime series to be truly enjoyed by anyone but a hard-core anime fan. However, A-ko was one of the first anime series I ever saw, and I have shown it to many of my friends, none of whom have a great deal of anime experience, yet we all enjoy it immensely.
My recommendation then to anyone considering watching Project A-ko and the other movies is WATCH THEM! But be aware that there are many jokes and hidden references that you may not get. Enjoy the visual and verbal comedy for what it is, and when you have broadened your experience of anime, come back to the movie, and enjoy it again for all the jokes you didn’t get first time round. This fact makes the movie one of those exceedingly rare experiences, where the second time round can seem as fresh and exciting as the very first time.
- Project “A” ko
- Project A-ko 2: Plot of the Daitokuji Financial Group
- Project A-ko 3: Cinderella Rhapsody
- Project A-ko 4: Final
- Project A-ko 5: Battle 1 – Grey Side
- Project A-ko 6: Battle 2 – Blue Side