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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
Premiered: Spring 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Satelight
Source: Original
Genres: Music, Sci-Fi
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.561 (scored by 16,710 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #13622
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1367
Members: 36,795
Favorites: 527
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Episodes: /13

Synopsis

After an interplanetary war at the beginning of the 21st century, planet Earth has been left in ruins, with much of its ecosystem completely destroyed. Because it was no longer possible to live a normal life on this planet, the inhabitants are forced to move on to other planets where life will, hopefully, be more comfortable.

The Deep Galactic Trade Organization, a totalitarian government that affects many of the newly inhabited planets, has somehow come to the conclusion that music is a source of evil, and that it must be banned and destroyed for good. The talent group AKB0048 is soon formed, based on the original AKB48 members that once lived on Earth. Even though their music is now considered universally illegal, they make it their mission to bring their music back to life by travelling from one planet to another and holding as many concerts as they possibly can. They must undergo a whole new set of training methods in order to become the best that they can possibly be, while also avoiding the constant danger of being arrested because of their music. Join interplanetary popstars AKB0048 as they try to save the world-with music!

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Characters & Voice Actors

Motomiya, Nagisa
Motomiya, Nagisa
Main
Iwata, Karen
Japanese
Iwata, Karen
Sono, Chieri
Sono, Chieri
Main
Watanabe, Mayu
Japanese
Watanabe, Mayu
Shinonome, Sonata
Shinonome, Sonata
Main
Yagami, Kumi
Japanese
Yagami, Kumi
Shinonome, Kanata
Shinonome, Kanata
Main
Ishida, Haruka
Japanese
Ishida, Haruka

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit 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)



More reviewsReviews

DraconisMarch
May 14, 2012
I hate it when people write reviews for shows before a series ends as much as anyone (especially ones that dub a show godly after one episode), but the rating of this show in comparison to the ass-load of complete garbage airing right now (whose names I won't mention), combined with the average user's apparent misconceptions about it (comparing it to Symphogear? lolno), combined with its low popularity, made me decide that I have to say SOMETHING.

In short: I don't get it. I don't get why this is so lowly rated when, even after just the first episode, it's proven to be superior to read more
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Stellio
Jul 22, 2012
With the large amount of questionable things AKB0048 attempted, this show was inevitably doomed to fail. The large casts of characters, the doubtable synopsis and its variety of genres clustered together just to name a few. Most ridiculous of all, the director expected AKB48 singers, a real-life, popular idol group, to successfully convert into voice actresses. Furthermore, most soundtracks in the actual anime will be inserted directly from AKB48's popular debuts, and this all just seemed too convenient to work out. Thus, I walked into AKB0048 expecting some terribly scripted dialogues, incorrect utilization of AKB48 soundtracks, and tons more to name. But here I am, read more
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DmonHiro
Jul 26, 2012
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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Fantassy
Mar 1, 2013
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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