Project A-ko Original Soundtrack (of 1) (Mania.com)

By:Lauren Goodnight
Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2005



What They Say


The Review!
This disc takes me back a very long way. Project A-ko was a fun film marketed heavily on both sides of the Pacific, and one of its big selling points was the American-grown soundtrack. Its so chock full of cheesy synthetic 1980's goodness that it really does show its age almost 20 years later. However, that said, retro is VERY cool, and "Dance Away" will makes me feel giggly at nearly seeing A-ko's boobs. The ladies who sang the very memorable pop songs in this production are not the top professionals in their field, but these make me think of Jem and the Holograms, or the Barbie music that was distributed around the same time. I can't fault it. I can only sit back and remember how it all was. Listening to this gives me a deep feeling of anime nostalgia, and I want to watch the DVD again. Good thing this came packaged with the remastered DVD, or I might not have bought it.
Where I took this: I was doing chores when this cycled onto my iTunes.
Where this took me: Follow Your Dream made me grab my leg warmers and lime green fishnets. Yes, I own lime green fishnets for just this occasion.
Standout Track: Follow Your Dream - After all these years, this is the one song that never fails to connect me right back to the place I was when I began to truly love anime.
Skip-it track: Explosion - Entirely too synthetic for my taste these days. If you need this feeling and want it with more style, search out the Robot Carnival soundtrack.

Rating: 3 out of 5

Features


Review Equipment




Age Rating: All
Region: All Region DVD
Released By: Central Park Media
MSRP: 14.99
Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
Series: Project A-Ko