News Akikan! Hot Spring OVA Episode's Promo Video Streamed
posted on 2009-06-05 13:01 EDT by Egan Loo
The official website for Riku Ranjō and Hiro Suzuhira's Akikan! romantic comedy light novels and anime has begun streaming a 75-second promotional video for the ninth novel volume, which will bundle an original video anime (OVA) episode, on Friday. The website had announced in March that production on the OVA had been green-lit. The new 25-minute anime episode, "Akikan!/Can Ippatsu!!? Onsen Panic," takes the main cast to a hot spring. The television anime version ran in Japan from January 3 to March 28, and the pre-order limited edition of the ninth novel with the new anime episode will ship in October 23.
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" or "A-Machine") girls appear. However, Akikan! girls need to be infused with carbon dioxide from kissing to survive.
Source: Saishin Anime Jōhō
Image © Riku Ranjō, Hiro Suzuhira/Shueisha, A-Kikan