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AKB0048: Next Stage

AKB0048: Next Stage

Alternative Titles

English: AKB0048: Next Stage
Synonyms: AKB0048 2nd Season, AKB0048 Second Season
Japanese: AKB0048 next stage

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2013 to Mar 31, 2013
Genres: Music, Sci-Fi
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.961 (scored by 7461 users)
Ranked: #5442
Popularity: #1608
Members: 14,001
Favorites: 202
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Synopsis

In the year since the 77th generation understudies joined AKB0048, the Deep Galactic Trade Organization [DGTO] and DES have stepped up their attacks on entertainment. In response, AKB0048 brings back the general elections and the center nova position. The understudies are now thrusted into a new competition directly against the successors. But as AKB0048 brings back policies not seen since Acchan's disappearance, a new more powerful enemy is quietly moving behind the scenes.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Prequel: AKB0048

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
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Odaka, Yoshinori
Episode Director
Nemoto, Toshizou
Script



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Apr 1, 2013
Selsica
What would you do to turn your dreams into reality?

It is our names which we cherish the most. They are titles; testaments to who we are and what we have accomplished. Would you be willing to sacrifice your name, along with your home, lover, or family in order to achieve your dreams? AKB0048 is a story of growth. A tale of naive youth struggling to fulfill their ambitions and spread happiness in a dystopian universe weighted under a ban on entertainment. Directed by Kawamori Shoji (Aquarion EVOL, Macross), AKB0048 proves that even an anime about space idols can be enriching and enjoyable.

Story

We are introduced to read more
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Nov 29, 2013
meijie
nice anime....this anime is very touching!!!
hope there is another season of AKB0048,although I think don't have....
I recomment to those who like to watch anime watch this anime...
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Recommendations

Both have CGI scenes for dances, other than turning ordinary girls into idols.
The main correlation between the two franchise is on full-fledge displayment; in their apparent revealing of an initially light-hearted scenario, gloomy themes of galactic battles are occurring. Both have fabulous artwork now apparently layered over by loads of fan service, which may or may not be distracting at times. A great watch for mecha fans, though AKB the next stage still consists of chiefly slice of life scenes, and lots of great soundtracks which fulfill their purposes within and outside of the actual series.

AKB first season was much more honorable in focusing on hope-relate themes of the idols' future, which holds less significance in this sequel; whilst, Macross Frontier is a lot more consistent with its romance developments throughout, in contrast.

Opening Theme

"Aruji Naki Sono Koe (主なきその声)" by NO NAME (eps 2-7, 9-)

Ending Theme

#1: "Kono Namida wo Kimi ni Sasagu (この涙を君に捧ぐ)" by NO NAME (eps 1-2, 5-)
#2: "Kibou ni Tsuite (希望について)" by NO NAME (ep 3)

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