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AKB0048

AKB0048

Alternative Titles

English: AKB0048
Synonyms: AKB0048: First Stage
Japanese: AKB0048

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 29, 2012 to Jul 22, 2012
Genres: Music, Sci-Fi
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.651 (scored by 11199 users)
Ranked: #10552
Popularity: #1143
Members: 23,925
Favorites: 351
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

In the beginning of the 21st century, a world war breaks out over interplanetary travel tech. The environment is pretty much destroyed so mankind leaves Earth, settling on other planets, and starts Star Calendar 00.

Entertainment and songs become heavily regulated and eventually banned on several planets due to their power to move people, but a brave idol group puts on guerrilla performances in these systems in the name of a famous act from earlier times that sang to Earth's bitter end, AKB48. Famous throughout the galaxy, the group's name is AKB0048.

This story centers around a group of girls from various planets, some where entertainment is banned and some, where it is not, striving to become great idols and join AKB0048.
Therefore, they participate in the entrance exam and eventually become undergraduates, aiming to someday succeed the current members of the group.

(Source: Crunchyroll; edited)

Related Anime

Sequel: AKB0048: Next Stage

Characters & Voice Actors

Aida, Orine
Aida, Orine
Main
Karbowski, Brittney
English
Karbowski, Brittney
Nakaya, Sayaka
Japanese
Nakaya, Sayaka
Ichijou, Yuuka
Ichijou, Yuuka
Main
Rial, Monica
English
Rial, Monica
Sato, Amina
Japanese
Sato, Amina
Kanzaki, Suzuko
Kanzaki, Suzuko
Main
Hata, Sawako
Japanese
Hata, Sawako
French, Caitlynn
English
French, Caitlynn
Kishida, Mimori
Kishida, Mimori
Main
Mosier, Carli
English
Mosier, Carli
Satou, Sumire
Japanese
Satou, Sumire

Staff

Kawamori, Shoji
Director, Storyboard, Original Creator, Mechanical Design
Hiraike, Yoshimasa
Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Osedo, Satoshi
Episode Director



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Jul 26, 2012
DmonHiro
Well now, here's something that I was expecting to be a giant pile of horse crap. I mean, come ON, a show about AKB48 saving the world through song? That's so freaking dumb. And then I remembered Macross already did that... Wait... Kawamori Shouji is directing it? THE HELL? The director of Macross Zero, Aquarion, and Macross Frontier (among others) is directing a AKB48 anime? Color me intrigued. Series is composed by Okada Mari, who has some very good titles under her belt (Hanasaku Iroha, Gosick, Wondering Son). All in all, the production team seems solid.

So yeah, that's how I started watching this show, in read more
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Mar 1, 2013
Fantassy
So, AKB was a series that not many people seemed to like, so with this review I’ll try my hardest to explain why it managed to win me over. And let me get one thing straight: it’s not like I’m some sort of idol fanboy. In fact, I hate the idol business. I really dislike J-Pop as a music genre. And I’m really not a fan of abusing moe and cute girls to pander to an audience. So yes: how on earth did this show manage to win me over?

For the people who aren’t familiar at all with AKB0048: AKB48 is an idol group, consisting read more
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Recommendations

Both are stories about girls becoming idols and all of the challenges they must face. AKB0048 is set in the future and has battle elements while iM@S is contemporary and more realistic.
If you liked either, chances are you'll like the other. Love Live is more of a realistic take, while AKB0048 is like a really silly take on the same subject matter. AKB has idols fighting to save the universe, while Love Live is a lot more like K-On, but with more of a focus on the plot.

Opening Theme

"Kibou ni Tsuite (希望について)" by NO NAME (eps 2-12)

Ending Theme

#1: "Kibou ni Tsuite (希望について)" by NO NAME (ep 1)
#2: "Yume wa Nandomo Umarekawaru (夢は何度も生まれ変わる)" by NO NAME (eps 2-8, 10-11)
#3: "Sasae (支え)" by AKB48 (ep 9)
#4: "Niji no Ressha (虹の列車)" by NO NAME (ep 13)

Recent News

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: AKB0048 Episode 3 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 )
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07-20-14, 11:38 PM
Poll: AKB0048 Episode 13 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 )
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93 replies by BurntJelly »»
05-13-14, 7:48 PM

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