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:
- 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, but anyone who disrepects Shigeru or his friends will earn his wrath.
- Color Failure:
- Yuki turns into a statue for four hours after learning that Shigeru is pregnant.
- Shigeru's parents are also white with shock when Shigeru asks them if she can keep the baby.
- Cuteness Proximity: Yuki when he first touches the baby they found on the doorstep. It's extremely endearing.
- Doorstop Baby: Yes, they find a baby on their doorstep as well.
- 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 — part of the reason that Shigeru's mom thought her always staying over with Yuki was OK.
- 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.
- 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 girl Shigeru and the Doorstop Baby Puni (whose real name is also Shigeru)
- Meet Cute: Shigeru and Yuki.
- Miss Conception: Shigeru asks "what's a condom?" in all seriousness. Yuki is similarly unfamiliar with birth control.
- Pet the Dog: When the school principal saves Shigeru from a miscarriage.
- Reality Ensues: With pretty much everything. Justified, as the entire series is all about the two main characters learning that teen pregnancy isn't something that they can go about with their previous way of living.
- Yuki and Shigeru regularly have unprotected sex and don't have the slightest idea of contraception. Unsurprisingly, Shigeru gets pregnant, kicking off the entire series.
- In one special attempt to take care of Puni, they pile up a mountain of futons on him in order to keep him warm. He nearly suffocates and they have to take him to the hospital, where they're rightfully chewed out by an angry doctor for such a stunt.
- In fact, Puni and all the drama revolving around him and his parents just serve as a note that being teen pregnant is very hard to deal with, is not something that most couples look forward to, and in actuality is very frightening to a lot of people.
- 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.
- Teen Pregnancy: On LSD (the manga, not the parents).
- Tinkle in the Eye: The Doorstop Baby manages to pee on them too.
- Too Dumb to Live: Shigeru and Yuki demonstrates several times they have no common sense at all.
- 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.