Manga: Akkan Baby

Akkan Baby is a three-volume shoujo manga revolving around the adventures of two 16-year-old Too Dumb to Live rock band groupies named Yuki and Shigeru. These two meet at a concert and start having a carefree Friends with Benefits relationship until some of Shigeru's more down-to-earth friends mention the possibility of pregnancy. After some humor based on Shigeru's inability to read a pregnancy test, she discovers she's pregnant. Hilarity Ensues.

Akkan Baby provides examples of the following tropes:

  • An Aesop: Parents are people. They make mistakes, but they still love their children and will work very hard to provide for them. Speaking of children, always teach them about contraception, so there won't be another case of Yuki and Shigeru on your hands.
  • Berserk Button: Don't make the pet seal of Yuki's father cry or he'll kick your ass.
    • Yuki lets any and all personal insults slide off his back. Only disrepecting Shigeru or his friends will provoke his wrath.
  • Big Brother Mentor/Big Sister Mentor: For what it's worth, Rui and Nina are very supportive and do what they can to help Yuki and Shigeru. Considering that the main characters are nothing more but minor groupies to them it's quite commendable.
  • Color Failure:
    • Yuki turns into a statue for four hours after learning that Shigeru is pregnant. He goes into an even worse state once Rui tells him it's up to him and Shigeru to decide whether they want to keep it or abort it (and scar Shigeru in the process).
    • Shigeru's parents are white with shock when Shigeru asks them if she can keep the baby.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Yuki when he first touches Puni after finding him on the doorstep. It's extremely endearing.
  • Doorstop Baby: Puni, who was left on Yuki's doorstep.
  • Friends with Benefits: Shigeru and Yuki's relationship until romance ensues.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Shigeru is usually a boy's name, and Yuki can be a girls name. This actually explains why Shigeru's mom thought it was okay to let her stay over Yuki's house.
  • Good Girls Avoid Abortion: Played VERY straight.
  • Happily Married: Shigeru's parents.
  • Jaw Drop: After the Color Failure, Shigeru's parents' reaction. Also Yuki and Shigeru when they walk in on Rui and Nina having sex.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: The doctor that yells at Shigeru and Yuki is pretty harsh, and his "The Reason You Suck" Speech and it affects Shigeru even after Puni gets out of the hospital, but it'd be a lie to say that his sentiments weren't shared by a few readers.
  • Love You and Everybody: After Shigeru asks Yuki if he loves her. She turns out to be second, after Rui and before that dog he kissed once, after which Yuki proceeds to say that Shigeru is the only human he has ever kissed.
  • Papa Wolf: Yuki is very protective of both Shigeru and Puni. In the case of the latter, it's to the point where he initially refuses to give Puni back to his real mother once he found out that she originally intended to abandon him.
  • Meet Cute: Shigeru and Yuki.
  • Miss Conception: Shigeru asks "what's a condom?" in all seriousness. Yuki is similarly unfamiliar with birth control.
  • Name's the Same: In-universe example. Puni's actual name is Shigeru, just like the female main character.
  • Pet the Dog: When the school principal saves Shigeru from a miscarriage.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Mika's boyfriend Shigeo is at first insensitive to her current state, even going so far as to make fun of her weight, but after Yuki accuses him of abandoning her because she was pregnant, he's completely shocked. This is because Mika never even told him that she was pregnant. She was too afraid to tell him that she was pregnant with Puni, and he mistakenly believed that her being constantly sad around him, fidgeting like she had something to say and withdrawnness towards having sex with him meant that she hated him. Once he hears the truth he's totally willing to raise the child with her, even going so far as to offer to marry her.
  • Reality Ensues: With pretty much everything. Justified, as the entire series is all about the two main characters learning about teen pregnancy.
    • Yuki and Shigeru initially start having sex because they accidentally stumble upon Rui and Nina having sex in the bushes and decide that they want to try it. They continue to keep having sex, but unlike their idols neither of them know what contraception is (much to the horror of anyone that asks them). It's no real surprise that Shigeru gets pregnant.
    • Puni and the drama related to him. Along with showing just how hard it is to take care of a baby as two 16-year olds, it shows that not all teen couples think like Shigeru and Yuki and see teen pregnancy is something exciting. To most it's actually frightening and not something that every teen is ready for. This is seen with Puni's mother Mika, who becomes completely stressed out because she was afraid to tell Shigeo about being pregnant, balloons in weight due to eating to cope with the stress and eventually tries to abandon Puni like a lot of teen mothers do.
      • In one special attempt to take care of Puni, Shigeru and Yuki pile up a mountain of futons on him in order to keep him warm. He stops breathing and they have to take him to the hospital, where they're rightfully chewed out by an angry doctor for such a stunt.
    • After taking care of Puni, Shigeru and Yuki think that's proof that they can handle a kid and are confident that they can tell Shigeru's parents that they want to have the baby. Shigeru's father expectedly objects to this and then runs away, with Shigeru's mother telling them that taking care of a baby for just a few days is obviously different from taking care of one for your entire life.
    • Turns out that when a school falls into delinquency, changes will be made. The board won't just accept it as is, which is why the principal comes dangerously close to losing her job when the school becomes a chaotic hellhole.
      • Also, teachers won't want to teach in an environment where they have no control over the students, which is why a lot of them resign and make it impossible for the principal to re-instill any control over the growing anarchy because she's just one person.
  • Running Gag: Shigeru and Yuki asking what a condom is. Not to mention the unique reactions from the people around them when they hear that question.
  • Secret Test of Character: Yuki sees Puni being left on his doorstep as this, going by the fact that Puni's mother said she'd come back for him in one week. She comes back three days early, but as Rui correctly guesses she never had any intentions of coming back at first. Even though her guilt and love for Puni changed her mind, Yuki still takes this fact very poorly.
  • Take My Hand: When Mika is about to fall off the telephone pole, Yuki puts his contempt for her aside and grabs her hand to pull her up ...but she falls anyway since a) Yuki is very scrawny and b) Mika is twice Yuki's weight. Luckily Rui and the neighbors save her from being a bloody mess on the pavement.
  • Teen Pregnancy: On LSD (the manga, not the parents).
  • Tinkle in the Eye: Puni to Shigeru and Yuki.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Shigeru and Yuki really do have pure intentions but unfortunately lack a lot of common sense.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: The name Shigeru and Yuki settle on for their son is Muni, after the onomatopoeia for his soft round cheeks.

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