The story revolves around a typical high school boy named Kakeru Daichi and the can of melon juice soda that he bought from a vending machine. The can suddenly transforms into a beautiful but standoffish girl that Kakeru nicknames "Melon", and more "Akikan" ("empty can") girls appear. However, Akikan girls need to be infused with carbon dioxide in order to turn into a human.
First of all - this is an OVA of the series Akikan! It takes place after the main series, though there is little content so that barely matters other than for knowing who the characters are. I suggest watching the TV series before the OVA.
Second, I am not particularly fond of fanservice, so consider my review in that light. If you like fanservice in general, you may enjoy this a lot more than I did. (I find that fanservice usually detracts from the characters/story).
This is your typical hot springs episode. All of the important characters make appearances, but there's virtually no story or character-driven content whatsoever. To make a fairer comparison - the pool episode in the TV series had fanservice, but also some plot as well, whereas this OVA lacks any semblance of plot or interesting character interactions. To me, it felt artificial and contrived. There are still a couple of amusing parts, but nothing had quite the same special cheesy-to-the-point-of-actually-funny that the TV series did.
If you liked Akikan, the OVA is a ~little~ something extra. If you're really into fanservice stuff, you'll probably like it too, but there aren't any nipples, so don't get your hopes (or anything else) up.
Oh, and if you do watch it, there's also an extra 15 seconds or so after the credits.read more
Well like most OVA's of ecchi anime of course a Beach, Spa, or something else that gives the excuse for the girls to be naked is on. This time it's a Spa (pause for cheering) and all the characters are back for another episode.
Story: Like most other OVA's again the storyline is very often used. Not saying that it still doesn't suit my likings, but it is very commonly used ,but naked girls are always a win d(^_^)b.
Art: All the cast is back now and for those fapping fanboys this is perfect for you. a little tsundere here, a little peeping tom there, suits your wild fantasies right? Again remember NAKED GIRLS so the art is a litttttttttle different from before.
Sound: Love the voice actors ,but still can't really say much for sound in an OVA
Enjoyment: Besides the fact that it is a little repetitive from what I've seen, naked girls are still a win for me so ya...
Overall: I love Akikan and watching the OVA after I watched the show about a year ago makes me feel a little nostalgic so it was good to reminisce in a lil :)read more
Typical Hot Spring episode, with the fan service of the girls of the anime. It might just be me, but it was too focused on the fan service. Kakeru barely got any screen time in this episode if any of you are wondering. But it is just is a little extra from the anime, so one might like it if one watched the anime.read more