A-ko is the brawn, B-ko is the brains, and C-ko is, well, C-ko. They'd make a great team, but A-ko and B-ko are rivals for C-ko's friendship, and if that wasn't confusing enough, there's an army of extra-planetary forces gunning for her too. The battle begins, though not without some comedy!
Ryuuko Matoi is a fiery, feisty girl on a vengeful mission: she’ll find her father’s murderer at all costs, with only a giant red scissor blade as a clue to the villain’s whereabouts. Using the item as a weapon, she fights her way into the terrifying Honnouji Academy to track down a lead, unaware that the institute is brutally governed by a student council that’s anything but ordinary. Wielding special “Goku uniforms”, the group, led by president Satsuki, uses superpowers to keep the student body in check - but things are about to change now that Ryuuko’s in town!
After watching the first few episodes of Kill la Kill, I'm reminded of the 80s classic Project A-ko. There's the strong (ridiculously strong) main character, the rich girl who opposes her, and the comic relief friend who needs occasional rescuing. The animation is not as smooth as Project A-ko; but, I find the two shows have similar elements.
The super powered girl,
The rich queen of the school who is at odds with the protagonist.
And the ditsy wide eyed friend.
Lots of action comedy and parody. They could easily be kissing cousins.
Takisawa Noboru is the new "blazing transfer student" at Honjakuniku High School -- an educational institution where matters are settled by the only logical thing: fighting! With his first 5 minutes marred by an unpleasant encounter with hall monitor Jonoichi Yukari, Noboru knows he's off to a bad start; but things only get worse from there! To win the heart of the fair maiden Takamura Yukari, Noboru must battle the resident badass of the school, Mushicho Ibuki, before Ibuki wins her as a trophy in the arena!
Project A-ko and Blazing transfer student both involve death matches for the sake of true love while successfully parodying the popular clichés of the times. Both are funny and surprisingly relevant to today's audience. If you had fun with one you'll laugh with (at?) the other.
A little girl witnesses a plane land, and is given a glass of water which she must fight to protect. Against mecha, green lizards and even the spaceship Enterprise, the girl struggles to get the water to a daikon radish… which turns into a giant spaceship! After she is all grown up, the girl continues to battle stormtroopers and a variety of other science fiction characters, with the help of a light saber sword!
I often wondered if the creators of AKO were inspired by the parody laden/gargage otaku fest that is Daicon III and IV.
Ako in fact pays much homage to Daicon IV, with a scantily clad red headed cute girl, able to hurl massive mecha through the air with ease.
If you liked AKO and wanted to see a fun short that goes along with it, Daicon III and IV are for you. However if you have seen Daicon and wished to see a full length production with similar elements, AKO is for you.
Five years have passed since Goku and his friends defeated Piccolo Jr. and restored peace to the planet. Gohan - Goku's son - and a variety of good, bad, and morally ambiguous characters are back, and perpetually not ready for action! Aliens, androids, and magicians all hatch evil plots to destroy the world and it's up to Goku to save the Earth once more - that is, once he and his comrades train plentifully in preparation. Enemies will become friends and power levels will rise to unimaginable levels, but even with the help of the legendary Dragon Balls and Shen Long will it be enough to save Earth from ultimate destruction?
In a post-apocalyptic future, mankind now lives alongside demons, spirits and other supernatural beings. Everyone is interested in coexistence, but every society has rotten apples. The bounty hunter group "Hyper Police" does its part to catch and contain criminals, and with employees such as the half-cat, half-human Natsuki and Batanen the werewolf, law-breakers better watch out.