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!
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.
When the planet Thanatos was destroyed, a young Maris was left with nowhere to go. Possessing strength six times that of a normal human made it difficult living on any other planet. She broke things everywhere she went and when the repair bills added up, Maris found herself in deep debt. Professional wrestling wasn't enough to keep the debts at bay so she took up work with the Space Patrol's Special Police! A call from her boss gives news that she hopes will change her life forever --she is being sent on a mission to save the kidnapped son of a wealthy politician. Her plan is to rescue the boy, but her motive is to steal his heart and gain his fortune in the process!
What do you do if your a super powered girl, obviously having a hard time in the world because of those powers?
In both, the ladies have to wear protective restraints to keep from destroying doors, rooms, or buildings. And in both, when a mishap occurs due to the lack of restraint they are either kept after class, as in AKO, or it costs them a fortune they can never seem to repay as in Maris.
Also in these titles both have a nemesis blue haired woman who is the bane of their existence.
If you dug AKO, or Maris, try the other out. Both are fun short 80's comedies.
Ranma, raised to be a man among men, has a bit of a problem: he is half woman! While training in China he fell into a strange magic spring at Jusenkyo. Now, he is eternally cursed to change into a beautiful woman whenever he is hit by cold water, but that may be the least of his problems; his father has betrothed him to marry! There's never a dull day for Ranma as he attempts to find a cure for his curse, train to become stronger, and grapple with the fact that half of himself may be more feminine than his fiancée!
Besides sharing an 80s/early 90s flair that isn't around in anime anymore, these two shows are both excellent mixtures of comedy and action in the most over-the-top sense possible. Neither is shy about their silliness, and both contain plenty of un-accounted for collateral damage as well as warmheartes gags revolving around their characters. What makes both shows unique is that both the comedic and action elements are very well-done. Project A-ko is a healthy alternative as well if you only have time for a movie rather than an insanely long show.