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Riku Ranjō's Akikan! Romance Light Novels to Get Anime

posted on 2008-04-18 14:34 EDT
Shuffle's Suzuhira illustrates books about a soda can that changes into a girl

The Ki ga Mukaitara no Light Novel Shūhō blog reports that a project is underway to adapt Riku Ranjō and Hiro Suzuhira's Akikan! romantic comedy light novels into anime. 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 from kissing to survive.

Suzuhira drew the original illustrations for the Ginban Kaleidoscope light novels and Shuffle! visual novel, which were both also adapted into anime. The publisher Shueisha had hinted that there will be a "big news" announcement on April 25 in regards to a new media tie-in for one of the Super Dash titles. The fifth Akikan! light novel volume from the Super Dash Bunko imprint is scheduled for that day.

Source: Moon Phase Comments

Update: Ginban Kaleidoscope was originally a light novel series, but Shuffle! was originally a visual novel. Thanks, Furudanuki.


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