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Akikan!

Akikan!

Alternative Titles

English: Akikan!
Synonyms: Empty Can!
Japanese: アキカン!

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 4, 2009 to Mar 29, 2009
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 6.531 (scored by 29345 users)
Ranked: #47452
Popularity: #531
Members: 51,970
Favorites: 85
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Synopsis

Hobbies are often a great way of meeting new people, but how could Kakeru Diachi, who collects rare juice cans, have ever suspected that he'd meet a fascinating new girl when he attempted to DRINK her? Naming her Melon, because she's got great melon... soda, Kakeru quickly learns that she's an Akikan—a beautiful girl who's also a special can created to fight other Akikans in a strange experiment to determine what kind of container is better: steel or aluminum!

Will becoming involved in this ridiculously twisted research project gone amuck complicate Kakeru's life incredibly? Of course it will, but because Melon's steel body needs carbon dioxide to breathe, he's now stuck with her since she's too CO2 dependent! And when his wealthy, attractive, best childhood friend Najimi gets HER own aluminum Akikan, the trouble really begins!

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Akikan!
Side story: Akikan! OVA

Characters & Voice Actors

Melon
Melon
Main
Narita, Sayaka
Japanese
Narita, Sayaka
Daichi, Kakeru
Daichi, Kakeru
Main
Fukuyama, Jun
Japanese
Fukuyama, Jun
Tenkuuji, Najimi
Tenkuuji, Najimi
Main
Toyosaki, Aki
Japanese
Toyosaki, Aki
Budoko
Budoko
Supporting
Yuuki, Aoi
Japanese
Yuuki, Aoi

Staff

Takadera, Takeshi
Sound Director
Sugawara, Seiki
Episode Director
Nagahama, Norihiko
Storyboard
Hatsune, Miku
Theme Song Performance



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Jun 24, 2009
Skadi
Like Hollywood, it seems Japan is suffering from a lack of creativity recently. Here we have been brought Akikan!, a story about empty juice cans that turn into girls. Uh what? It certainly is a bizarre concept and I guess it scores some points for being one of a kind in that sense.

The story revolves around your typical anime loser Kakeru. Of course he’s a virgin. Being a pervert is a given. He’s never had a girlfriend, despite having the cutest girl at school practically throwing herself at him on a daily basis. Are you retarded? Blind? read more
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Feb 12, 2009
ddrcrono
If you like the idea of a show that is entertaining, self-satirical, has 'colorful' characters and manages to save a little room for serious stuff, this could be the show for you.

If you are really into deep, complex characters with intricate winding plot twists and you looove super serious business 24/7, this is probably not the series for you.

The MAL ratings this show gets don't do it justice. Don't get me wrong, it's no masterpiece, but it's not a ~6.5 either. I can't say what people think of it, but my guess is that a lot of people take it too seriously. Most of the read more
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Recommendations

Both include a master and a magical/fighting girl who make a couple and fight to survive and be the last ones standing.
Both are extremly funny anime. Mainly focusing on the comedy and less on the romance aspect. Both have a perverted and loveable main characters.

Opening Theme

#1: "Miracle Plan ga Dekichatta! (ミラクル・プランができちゃった!)" by Charmmy Queen (eps 1-6)
#2: "Juicy Extacy (ジューシーエクスタシー)" by Little Non (eps 7-12)

Ending Theme

#01: "Koisora Recycling (恋空リサイクリング) featuring Melon Soda" by Nomiko
#02: "Koisora Recycling featuring Tsubuiri Grape Juice" by Nomiko
#03: "Koisora Recycling featuring Ginger Ale (Dry)" by Nomiko
#04: "Koisora Recycling featuring Oolong Cha (Tokkyuu)" by Nomiko
#05: "Koisora Recycling featuring Nippon Cha (Ryokucha)" by Nomiko
#06: "Koisora Recycling featuring Cola!" by Nomiko with k. moriya
#07: "Koisora Recycling featuring Energy Drink" by Nomiko with Little Non
#08: "Koisora Recycling featuring Oden Kan" by Nomiko
#09: "Koisora Recycling featuring Peach Nectar" by Nomiko with Charmmy Queen
#10: "Koisora Recycling featuring Afternoon Koucha" by Nomiko
#11: "Koisora Recycling featuring Coffee (Black, Mutou)" by Nomiko
#12: "Koisora Recycling featuring Oshiruko" by Nomiko
#13: "Koisora Recycling featuring Mikkuchu Juuchu" by Nomiko feat. Miku Hatsune
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Recent News

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