The voice actresses of the nine main characters will be selected from all the 200 members of AKB48 by an audition. General Director Kawamori Shoji said it will be a touching story with comedy, songs and dances.
Well I don't know enough about the anime to know that it'll be generic trash but "a touching story with comedy, songs and dances." seems like a large limitation for a theater group. Of course, that could just be because when I think "theater group" I imagine them putting on well known plays.
And for people complaining about talent working on this... Why would studios waste money hiring top talent working on stuff that won't make money, versus something like this which would see insane profits? Its same reason Idolmaster has a lot of great animators... they can afford it since they will be making tons of money from it!
It doesn't make sense to people here because they don't understand how much money this can potentially bring in due to the huge fanbase. I went into my JP PSN Store yesterday and front page had some AKB game.
Koisola said: lol, @ haters here.
Well, being the AKB48 fan that I am now, I can say that I am really looking forward to this.
If Yukirin Shawako gets a VA role in this......this is going straight into my favorites even before it airs.