Project A-KO

SESSION NINE: 16 JUNE 2012
 
WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE
THAT THIS SCREENING WILL BE INTRODUCED BY A VERY SPECIAL GUEST
THE NOVELIST, SHORT-STORY WRITER, CRITIC, AND MANGA EXPERT
Katherine Farmar
 
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Japan

PUREJOKUTO A-KO

(tr. PROJECT A-KO)

Dir. Katsuhiko Nishijima. 1986. 84 min. Animation. Japanese, with English subtitles.

Written by Katsuhiko Nishijima, Tomoko Kawasaki, and Yûji Moriyama.

Voices: Miki Itô, Emi Shinohara, Michie Tomizawa

 

Jaw-dropping lesbian animation, dealing with school crushes, flying girls, and killer robots. 

First day in a new school, and you —Eiko— and your inseparable girlfriend — Shiiko —run down the road to make it in time. One of the students —Beiko—, a very bright, serious, androgynous girl, thinks that none of her classmates is equal to her. . But when Beiko sets eyes on your girlfriend she looses her cool, is besotted, and decides that she must have her. Naturally, you don’t panic. Your very pretty girlfriend may have her faults (she is the worst cook on the planet and, lets face it, she is a bit dim-witted), but her loyalty is beyond doubt. However, when your rival is determined to get rid of you, and when she has a talent for developing nuclear-powered robots, you may have to admit there could be trouble ahead. Fortunately, you also happen to have a few secret superpowers up your sleeve... This film must be the closest thing to a drug-induced hallucination for drug-free folk. Lesbian camp was never so technicoloured, fourth-dimensional, or violent (in a funny way). We have never seen anything like it. You have never seen anything like it.


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