Oh my goodness, Akikan! continues to deliver lines after lines that make me giggle shamelessly like a lecherous old man. Nearly every damn lines in this show have a double meaning—juice, melon, penis waking up, and I don’t know Japanese but I bet those “baseball terms” Melon uttered must have been some kind of wordplay on the kanji. In any case, I nearly blew my own juice onto my laptop as I was watching the baseball scene. (What? I ordered a super-sized cup of half-tea, half-coffee beverage from Chinatown.)
Then suddenly, Akikan! went Kanon on me. Contrary to his callous surface, Kakeru turned out to have a soft, caring side. First, we saw him lowered his knees to a girl in front of the entire class in order to secure for Melon a place in school so that she wouldn’t waste away at home; then we learned that he as a kid nearly took a bullet for his classmate Kochikaze. All of his talks of lechery may have been just covers for his actual honorable and protective side that, for whatever reasons yet revealed, he chose to suppress or hide.
Kakeru, all of a sudden, had layers like a onion!
Yup, he’s going to amend the broken hearts of every
fox-turned-girls can-turned-girls he meets and in turns amend his own from a traumatic past.
But that’s not all, Akikan! is showing potential to become Mai Hime (or Mai Otome if you’re into the earring thing). Each type of cans will have a representative, and to the death will they fight until only one can stands. The winner will become the official soda can sponsored by the Japanese Department of Economy. Ok, if all this makes sense to you, then you’ve lost your senses from watching too much anime. But oh what the hell, it’ll be fun to see these girls mix their juices together. Let the carbon dioxide erupts!
P.S. Hmm, this show needs a character named Mentos.
P.P.S. Oops. Given the caption in the title pic, I wonder if I should’ve flagged the title of the post NSFW. Gomen, gomen. 🙂