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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: 6.481 (scored by 33879 users)
Ranked: #49412
Popularity: #629
Members: 61,421
Favorites: 94
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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)

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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
Yell
Yell
Supporting
Noto, Mamiko
Japanese
Noto, Mamiko

Staff

Takadera, Takeshi
Takadera, Takeshi
Sound Director
Sugawara, Seiki
Sugawara, Seiki
Episode Director
Koyasu, Hideaki
Koyasu, Hideaki
Script, Series Composition
Sugihara, Kenji
Sugihara, Kenji
Script

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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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Skadi
Jun 24, 2009 4:27 AM
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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ddrcrono
Feb 12, 2009 10:53 AM
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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Antanaru
Feb 9, 2009 9:58 AM
Time to state the obvious what surprisingly hasn't been done yet. Akikan! is probably the worst anime of Winter 2009 season. Maybe even the worst series aired during last year. So after this short, engaging summary let's see why it sucks so bad.

Story: Being the strongest point of this series doesn't mean it's good. Just mediocre. Again boy meets gir- pardon, can which turns into girl, they continuously argue with each other but also somehow get along. Later more cans appear and... you've seen synopsis. This story had potential, another romantic comedy but with some possibly interesting additions. Sadly it turns into plain and boring read more
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KayChan4U
Jan 20, 2009 9:03 AM
Randomness, Romance, Comedy and Pervertedness all rolled into one. Honestly, there's not a single boring episode so far.

The first episode alone was hilarious. My first impression was "WTF ROFL." and it still is. It isn't the bad kind of random like some animes, but the good kind that you'll laugh over and wish for more.

So the main character is a total perv..but that works just fine since he brings most of the comedy into the story. He makes sexual jokes practically all the time and has multiple girls around him.

There are themes of yuri, but that just adds to how funny and awesome it is. read more
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Instead of aliens there are cans that turn into girls, and they form a relationship similar to that of a master and a slave. There is a serious plot that is going on above all the romance and comedy to keep the story moving. Has a very similar feel to it and if you like one you should like the other.  
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