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.
Going into detail about these two series (and AKB0048 Next Stage) would seem to be given how similar they are. First off, both series are idol groups. AKB0048 is the developed group with LL is showing how the group μ's is starting to form from the ground up.
Both AKB0048 and μ's have groups against. For μ's it's the student government while AKB0048 has planetary governments. Of course in the end we all know both will triumph.
Enjoy the series. Neither will classics, but they are fun to watch.
They both include idols mainly, they are both about a group of girls who want to become a big idol group together! I also think some of the character personalities are pretty similar Nagisa = Honoka? Anyway I think that if you enjoyed on you should enjoy the other, as long as you like idols you should be fine
In order to become an idol, one must be able to make sacrifices, work hard, and have determination. Tears will be shed in order to make dreams come true. Becoming recognized is not an easy task. While AKB0048 is set in a world where entertainment is banned on several planets, the story follows a group of girls from various planets aspiring to become part of the famous idol group, AKB0048. On the other hand, Love Live! School Idol Project follows around a group of girls becoming idols in order to save their school from shutting down in hopes of gaining more students. While, Love Live! School Idol Project takes a more realistic approach in becoming an idol than AKB0048, they both portray the hardships of idol hood. read more
Both are based on female idol groups that have struggles to help their group be successful. While Love Live! is more realistic, AKB0048 is more futuristic and is based off of the idol group AKB48 an has many parallels to the actual group.
Both Anime feature groups of girls trying to reach their dreams of becoming a major idol. The groups in each Anime area also wide range and both Anime's take a slightly different spin from what is normally seen in the idol genre. Also, they're both idol Anime that certain viewers can pick certain girls to root for or against.
Dreams are achieved through hardwork, supporting one and another when the going gets tough, and having a clear mindset on what your true goals are. Both series urges people to dream big but 'The iDOLM@STER' places realistic struggles and teamwork at the center of attention, it stayed true to its aspiration which is projected to the audience as planned.
'AKB0048' went for the unorthodox approach by bringing casual politics into the mix but still put a smile on our faces with their performances.
AKB0048 is basically AKB48's answer to iDOLM@STER. As such, the stories are similar. Young girls looking to make their big break at stardom and their journey towards that goal. That is literally the plot of both of these. AKB0048 though, trying to differentiate itself, adds a more sci-fi element to it compared to the modern setting of iDOLM@STER.
Singing is a talent and in both series, the characters wishes to perfect their skills in the music industry. As such, they share their love and passion of singing and performing for other people as well as following their dreams.
Both series has a cast of female characters that all has the goal of making a name in the music industry.
Both series has comedy, drama, and also some emotional moments.
Both series has an excellent soundtrack that consists of the various songs sung by the characters themselves.
•both animes are centered around a group of girls which aim to become popular idols and sing their love of music with their friends/family.
•both animes circumstances/surroundings/backgrounds are completely different, yet they both portray the struggles and hardships of what it makes to become an idol and their dreams/goals to accomplish them.
•both animes show each member of the groups past/present and their different reasons for wanting to become an idol/singer
•both contain pretty good soundtracks that will make you want to listen to them again
•they are similar with a group of girls becoming idols.
AKB0048 and iDOLM@STER have cute girls trying to be top idols. Although, AKB0048 has more sci-fi feeling and less realistic, if you enjoyed watching iDOLM@STER, AKB0048 you will love watching AKB0048. Also, AKB0048 have good songs like iDOLM@STER's.
Both series are about idols,which fight enemies whit the power of music.Both have science fiction,action,and drama.Also the soundtrack in both is very good.
So if you're looking for a good music anime whit Sci-Fi elements,and you're OK whit the above,why not try this two...trust me you'll definitely want more.
Fighting evil with songs in the space! Both are mahou-shojo and idol centered. I did not expect them to be that similar at first BUT THEY ARE. If u love one you should definitely try the other one as well.
Nevermind the space and fighting, theme-wise, AKB0048 and Symphogear both work on the premise that songs and music can change the world.
We all have historically seen these, particularly in the 80s-90s where the world was torn between ballistic missiles, KGBs, the Berlin Wall, AK47s, and the operation Desert Storm, and bands like Bon Jovi, Metallica, Scorpions, among other heavy metal bands went up face to face with machine guns, all for the sake of "changing the world through music".
Sounds like a premise, eh? These two anime shows does show just that, anime-style.
If you like space drama both are good. Though Macross is much better, AKB0048 might be up your alley as well. Both feature female singers who entertain in order to make a difference in the lives of their audience. As such, there is a lot of insert songs in both anime.
The main characters in Aikatsu and AKB0048 happen to have spunky, cheerful personalities. A friend happens to introduce them to the world of idols and they start on their own journey to become an idol, growing as a person as they do. The styles are different, but the outfits in both series are designed in a nice manner. One of the great things is that both shows vary from the idol genre in ways one wouldn't expect, one being also of the card game genre and the other a sci-fi. The music for both series is also beautiful and the wide cast of characters means one is likely to find at least one character they like. read more
Kind of similar plot, only Wake Up, Girls! is set in a current time and there no sci-fi. AKB0048 has more drama, mystery, and sci-fi. Both feature a several girls auditioning for an idol group and their lives as they try to become idols.
AKB0048 focuses on more surreal world in the future, but the basic setting is the same - girls who have never done idoling pass the audition and start growing as stars, struggling with their place in the idol group and forming strong friendships together. AKB0048 doesn't have a rival idol group, but an anti-entertainment group that's against them, so it has more action in its plot than the calmer Wake Up, Girls! does. AKB0048 is also more music centered anime.
This series, brought to you by Kawamori Shouji and studio Satelight, begins when a plucky young girl with a can-do attitude runs away from home. Having been introduced to illicit pop music as a child, she's chasing after her dream of becoming an idol. While en route to the audition... and so and so forth...
AKB0048 is heavily influenced by the Macross franchise (minus all those icky boys). In turn, Macross Delta feels inspired by AKB0048, tweaking and reusing its ideas within Macross canon.
But long story short:
AKB0048 is an idol series with a lot of mecha.
Macross Delta is a mecha series with a lot of idols. read more
Both of this anime have cute characters and are about music. I adore all of the songs from K-on! as well as from AKB0048 and I'm sure if you've already watched one of this anime, you'll love another one! The plot may not be to similar but the way how friendship has been showed is brilliant. I recommend it for all kawainess fans. I think that watching this anime is a good idea :)
They both have to do with music and idol groups, but their are a few differences. AKB0048 is set in the future where entertainment is banned and the group known as "AKB0048" put on guerrilla concerts for their fans. It is also an all girl group. On the other hand Uta no Prince is set in modern day with an all male group who songs are written by a single girl, and it just goes through their everyday lives. All and all they both have to do with music and idol groups. 100% recommend them both!! xx
Both of these anime have great songs, dancing, stardom struggles, and an abundance of one gender. Uta Pri is a more light-hearted story, not as deep as AKB, but I think that they are both enjoyable in their own ways.
Both Anime take their genre and make it darker then what we normally get, one being "pop idol" and the other being "magical girl". Both have a devirce cast of characters and a story line that draws people in and makes one fall in love with the characters. The designs are also very detailed.
The road of an idol is filled with hardship and obstacles, nevertheless a strong conviction makes all the difference in terms of achieving your dream or watching it flowing down the drain. Friendships are formed throughout the journey that will forever be cherished no matter where one and the other are at.
'The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls' focuses on the fun and light realism in a competitive idol world where dreams do not always come true. You win some and you lose some, the rise of a shiny star could potentially lead to the fall of another. It is at this time that the mentality and resolve of a person is tested. In a show with such a huge cast, balancing is the key because otherwise some characters will feel non-existent compared to others. Music-wise, the concerts are a blast and that is one of the pinnacle of the show.
'AKB0048' prides itself in portraying hopes and dreams in an astonishing manner where reality is taken out of the equation. The entertainment value can be appreciated the way it is without contemplating too much into what is right and wrong. It is imperative that one enjoys the show for what it is (music & entertainment) rather than digging into the facts of the roller-coaster adventure.  read more
Both of these Anime have parts of the animation that has bright colors and other times it gets dark but still maintains those bright colors. Both Anime are also about fighting for ones dreams and finding out a big secret.
Both feature females as main characters, both story lines strongly involves sci-fi and space elements. There is like the same amount of drama and action in both series although you can find comedy a bit more often in Mouretsu Pirates and a bit more drama on AKB0048.
Neither one of them follows the "omnipotent character-world belongs to me" formula (i.e. Bleach where nobody can do a usefull thing without K. Ichigo or Evangelion where Shinji is the only one or etc.) instead, the main and their team growns together and the burden of the plot falls on the main character and their team almost equally.
[include "AKB0048 seccond stage" here]Both take place in a universe where the media and entertainment have been banned, and the main characters are ought to fight and protect it. Thought in one is n actual military corp defending books and general media and in the other is an idol space opera defending entertainment as a whole, the similarities in plot are quite obvious (i wonder how anyone realized this before).
Even though the two series are of completely different genres, both series are uniquely focused on characters aiming to become idols. In addition, both series do tend to exaggerate greatly. Whereas AKB0048 is set in a pseudo-futuristic setting, Kirarin is set in a more realistic settings. Kirarin is first of all aimed towards a younger shoujo demographic and more children-friendly. The setting and plot are more comedy oriented. However, the songs are definitely not as professional as the ones performed by AKB48. On the other hand, AKB0048 is aimed towards the AKB48 fans and general otaku culture. The soundtrack of AKB0048 is based on past AKB48 songs and the animation quality is much more modern. Overall, both series are only suggested to people interested in idol characters. Personally, neither of the series can be considered very good. People who really want to see interesting plot should watch/read Skip Beat and many other great series. read more
Both shows feature a large, all-female cast of main characters that fight the bad guys to save the day! Both are also pretty dramatic (sometimes a little over the top, and not very subtle), and both have some very nice character designs and smooth animation.
-Both involve a friendship theme, but the ultimate moral is that you should follow your own dreams
-Pink-haired main character
-Blob-shaped alien characters
-Both are very beautiful stories that will make you cry
- Idols are to fight against something by singing and dancing
- Both try to be serious about something being hostile against the idols (just that one fails terribly)
- Both main characters (Nagisa & Natsuki) show the same kind of personality traits
Macross: DYRL, and the Macross saga as a hole is "father" show to AKB in many many ways. Apart from sharing key staff, the concept of saving the universe through song, and idols, while robots battle was pioneered by Macross. Macross is where it all began, and this movie is the distillation of that universe.
If you liked AKB, you owe it to yourself to watch this movie.
Two sci-fi-ish anime that are basically advertising for something else, AKB0048 for AKB48, a popular idol group, and KanColle for an online game of the same name. They both feature cutely designed girls with stock personalities that represent the spirit of something else (past idol group members vs. Japanese warships) and participate in battles wearing skirts, magical-girl style. For two such ridiculously conceived anime they are both surprisingly watchable with quite a bit of effort being put into their animation. If you really liked one of these anime, the other will probably scratch your itch for it.
- AKB0048 has more action then The idolm@ster but both centers on idols
- AKB0048 has more mistery and drama due to the plot that has some sci-fi aspects.
- AKB0048 is based on the real idol grupo AKB48 but with an futuristic and fantasy twist.
Both anime have the genres sci-fi and mecha. In my opinion, the art styles and the whole fighting scenario are similar. However, if you liked the harem situation in Date A Live, AKB is not the anime for you. Similarly, if you liked the music in AKB, Date A Live is not for you. But they are similar in that the plots center around people being impacted by others, for example space quakes in Date A Live and music being banned in AKB. But in my opinion, AKB is more dismal and more sci-fi orientated.
Both are about a group that wants to become famous in the music scene. Both are also set in a technologically advanced world with mixed sci-fi and fantasy elements as well. They also feature great upbeat music in each episode. Cute, lively, comical, sparkly, and motivational in some ways, watching these two will definitely leave a smile on your face :)
Both of these Anime groups revolve around idol groups that have some sort of next generation concept to them. AKB0048 is about succeeding the former generation while the girls in Lovedol try to be the next successful group in the Lovedol franchise.
Who is oneself? Both Anime explore this concept in different ways. Should one conform to what people expect from your outward appearance or should one be oneself. Both Anime featured detailed designs and a great cast of characters. Not to mention girls can be girly while being strong in their own way at the same time.
The main character sets out to fulfill their dreams despite the fact there are things set out against them. The art style has quite a bit of detail in both Anime and they both have their humor and serious points, not to mention fight scenes.
If you really liked the drama and stage part of AKB0048 then Glass Mask is where you probably want to go. Glass Mask is about a young girl Maya who has a great knack for acting. A former actress Chigusa comes across the less than well off Maya and decided to take her under her wing training her to take on the epic role of The Scarlet Angel. But you could read about that on your own.
Why should you give Glass Mask a chance? It looks weird. Kinda old but kinda new at the same time. Well this anime based on the 70's manga doesn't give you that dated feeling and at the same time doesn't change the core drama of the story.
Glass Mask deals with the drama of the stage, the drama of becoming an actress. It also has a plus which is in the rival aspect. Maya's rise to becoming an actress is fueled by her rival Ayumi. It becomes the ultimate story of nature versus nurture.
A classic shojo title that is brilliant and stays with you even after you complete it. read more
While I know some people may disagree with me on this, both Anime feature females outside of how we normally see them in story lines. By this I don't mean outside of roles that are historically accurate for various time periods, but the stereotypes one normally finds in story lines.
The art work is also very detailed and the Anime is action packed and has a dark story line that progressivly grows darker. There is an interesting cast of characters that the reviewer can fall in love with or simply not like. As AKB0048 puts it, each idol has their fans, but they also have their haters. read more