Label: Super Dash Bunko
Author: Riku Ranjou
Illustrator: Hiro Suzuhira
Book count: 10 (complete... probably)
Akikan (”Empty Can”) is the unlikely story of high school boy Kakeru Daichi, whose can of melon juice soda magically transforms into a human girl. More "akikan" girls begin appearing, each of them needing to be infused with carbon dioxide from their respective drink types to survive. The akikans were created as part of the 'Akikan Elect' to determine whether steel cans or aluminium cans are superior. The akikans must battle each other until only the strongest can type is left standing.
I was going through LNDB adding releases for some older series and remembered this little title. The anime was a fun ride (from what I recall). A real example of what I loved in 00s shows... And that's exactly why I'm not at all hopeful of this ever getting licensed. Still, I wanted to remind people that it exists.
Also, ep.1 had one of the most memorable scenes ever for me.
MC: Are you ready all you people in front of the screen?