|Go! Go! Ackman|
Go! Go! AckmanゴーゴーアックマンGō Gō Akkuman
|Genre||Shōnen, Science Fiction|
Manga Series: Go! Go! Ackman
July 1993 – October 1994
Go! Go! Ackman (ゴーゴーアックマン Gō Gō Akkuman) is 11 part manga by Akira Toriyama. Each chapter is 5-6 pages long, and were published from July 1993 to October 1994 in V-Jump, printed in color. The whole 60 page manga is featured in Akira Toriyama's Manga Theater Vol. 3.
A 200-year-old demon child named Ackman wakes up after a fifty-year nap. His parents explain that they have the mission to kill people and sell their souls to the Dark Lord for money. After his sister Medusa gives him more modern clothes and a sword to replace his trident, Ackman begins to kill people while his faithful Goldon, a red bat-winged creature, gathers the souls in a jar.
Having thought that Ackman was dead, Ackman's main nemesis Tenshi (a Cherub type angel) is shocked to find him out and tries to kill him, but fails miserably; one example is Tenshi tries to hit Ackman with a missile, but misses and hits a school bus full of children instead. Tenshi is soon arrested by the police, thanks to Ackman.
After being released from jail, Tenshi hires various agents to kill Ackman (Michel Yamada, Master Yakimo Hedel, and Miss Josephine Matsumoto), all in vain. One night, Ackman tries to join two Martians to destroy the humanity, but he enventually kills them after they attacked him.
While not harvesting souls, Ackman drives his car, stays at home playing video games on Super Famicom, or brings the souls collected by his family to the Great Lord's palace (who needs them to regain his youth and power). Most of all interested in money, Ackman eventually marries the wealthy devil Majo after a brief confrontation with her ex-boyfriend Dedevil.
Go! Go! Ackman was adapted into a 15-minute movie by Takahiro Imamura; it premiered at the 1994 V-Jump Festa on July 28, 1994, and later became a special video feature to be requested by V-Jump purchasers. The film was produced by Kōzō Morishita with screenplay written by Takao Koyama, storyboard by Daisuke Nishio, Ryuuji Yoshiike as art director, and Naoki Miyahara as animation director.
It has four video game adaptations by Banpresto (three for Super Famicom and one for Game Boy).
- Ackman and Tenshi make a cameo in the fourth chapter of the spin-off manga Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission.
- One of the Martians killed by Ackman makes a cameo in the Other World in the Dragon Ball manga.
- Both Ackman and Chivil from Dr. Slump kill people to sell their soul and earn money from their demon master.