Project A-Ko (Mania.com)

By:Jon Gibson
Review Date: Saturday, February 16, 2002
Release Date: Tuesday, July 06, 1999



The Review!
Okay... now I really don't know what all the bad ratings of this DVD is about! Now, the video is fine to me, and sound as well. The menu is a little lacking, but why do you necessarily need a menu that has a lot of unnecessary features? I mean sure it helps, but it isn't really shouldn't be the main incentive for people to buy anime DVDs.

I think we forget that Project A-ko is maybe 11-12 years old! Despite that little fact, I think they did a damn fine job! I love this anime as well, though, so maybe like a previous reviewer mentioned, I might be a little biased too, but I love this movie and the DVD just does it a great honor and I want people to stop dissing it!

Audio: 5 (For some strange reason though, it always starts out in English, no matter what the translation...)

Visuals: 4.5 (I love the update. Sure the art is a little glitchy, but for being 11 to 12 years old, I think this is EXCEPTIONAL!)

Value: 5 (Anyone who has the original VHS version, I envy you. And let's put it this way... if you TRY to buy this on VHS from Reel.com or elsewhere, it will be at least $245, so the price of the DVD is much better at 17.99 or at the very most $30.)

Overall: This movie kicks ass in every area, I think anyone who loves the really odd and fun school-house rampage-festivals... and for those who wish they could destroy their own school and no one gets you in trouble for it, check this classic out! You really won't regret it! Now, when the heck are the other two movies coming out??? Come on, US MANGA! We've been waiting long enough!

Rating: 5

(Ratings 5 is the highest)



Review Equipment
DVS: DVD-ROM DSR-520H, Soundblaster Lice! Value Sound Card



Mania Grade: NA
Audio Rating: N/A
Video Rating: N/A
Packaging Rating: N/A
Menus Rating: N/A
Extras Rating: N/A
Age Rating: 13 & Up
Region: All Region DVD
Released By: Image Entertainment
MSRP: 24.95
Running time: 87
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Non-Anamorphic Widescreen
Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
Series: Project A-Ko