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Oct 17, 2011 4:41 PM
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According to Oricon News, a TV anime of Japanese idol group AKB48 was announced to be aired from next Spring.

Draft Character Designs of the anime

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.

Staff:
General Director: Kawamori Shoji
Director: Hiraike Yoshimasa
Series Composition: Okada Mari
Character Design: Ebata Risa ("Macross Frontier")
Production Studio: Satelight

Source: Oricon News

News credit: Ayuki-chan

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Oct 17, 2011 4:48 PM
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All that talent wasted on such lame subject matter.

Oct 17, 2011 4:50 PM
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What is this I don't even...
Oct 17, 2011 4:50 PM
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I wouldn't have cared originally, but thanks to iDOLM@STER, I do.
And I'll be looking forward to future information about it. (Probably end up watching it)
Oct 17, 2011 4:51 PM
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AccipiterF1 said:
All that talent wasted on such lame subject matter.

totally agree.

Oct 17, 2011 4:52 PM
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Doesn't sound at all interesting, but I have to admit, the character designs are pretty darn cute. ^_^
Oct 17, 2011 5:01 PM
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What..
Oct 17, 2011 5:01 PM
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They should look more like moeblobs in THE iDOLM@STER.
Oct 17, 2011 5:06 PM
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Superb animation, touching story and crappy seiyu.
100 x 100 x 0 = 0
Oct 17, 2011 5:09 PM

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Jeeze my eyes vomited technicolor just looking at those character designs. Don't we have this exact same show already anyways?
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hmm...this doesnt even look interesting...anime is supposed to be an escape from reality, not basically making a bio or SoL of a music group...no...just no
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I don't have a problem with this but the problem is knowing facts that some of the members did porn (not good IMO for an Idol) and that a lot of the members are down dirty in their ways.

So if it becomes a success is hardly a guess that plays a lot around what will people think if the Idols? I know that some who want them pure, though luck but not those. Not from what I heard around.

So my take is that I will look at it since I do like Idolmaster but not sure I will like less it's like Idolmaster.

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Oct 17, 2011 5:24 PM

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Yea........ No. Why now?


Oct 17, 2011 5:36 PM

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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.
Oct 17, 2011 5:36 PM

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YAK DECULTURE
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Oct 17, 2011 5:48 PM

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Oct 17, 2011 5:50 PM

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LOL WUT?
Oct 17, 2011 6:00 PM

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The art looks creepy...
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Oct 17, 2011 6:00 PM

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Denmark-Chan said:
hmm...this doesnt even look interesting...anime is supposed to be an escape from reality, not basically making a bio or SoL of a music group...no...just no

There's no need to arbitrarily limit the medium. Those are the types of barriers that need to be broken down.
Oct 17, 2011 6:06 PM

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I lol'ed at the character designs.
Oct 17, 2011 6:06 PM

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I'd rather have an adaption of the manga AKB49! /shot I'm sorry, it's a spur of the moment comment.

Well I guess I'll check this out when it airs, maybe. Though this mostly just reminds me I still have to watch Idolmaster.
Oct 17, 2011 6:08 PM

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After two games on PSP, that AKB49 manga ("somewhat" related), we get an anime. Not sure about character design.
Oct 17, 2011 6:13 PM

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i don't know.....=.=
Oct 17, 2011 6:18 PM

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not really interested o.o
Oct 17, 2011 6:28 PM

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The fuck...

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Oct 17, 2011 6:38 PM

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Well I bet most of you gonna dislike this, but this AKB really booming now in Japan.
Not only to creepy otaku, but also most of teenage in japan love them.
Oct 17, 2011 6:40 PM

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If it's just about the AKB48, eh...

If it's about the MANLY and HOTBLOODED AS FUCK AKB49, hell yeah.
Oct 17, 2011 7:09 PM

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Totally can't wait for the DVDs for this to go with my album collection! :-)
Oct 17, 2011 7:27 PM

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Real life Idolmaster? Sounds good.

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!

Oct 17, 2011 7:28 PM
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Nothing but good news
Oct 17, 2011 7:32 PM

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this surely sucks
Oct 17, 2011 7:43 PM

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Don't think this will become successful at all.
Oct 17, 2011 7:51 PM

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he couldn't be anymore original
Oct 17, 2011 7:53 PM

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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.
Oct 17, 2011 8:00 PM
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gonna have Eguchi Aimi in it
Oct 17, 2011 8:01 PM

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Don't think this will become successful at all.


You don't know Japan then.

Oct 17, 2011 8:16 PM

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And so the copycatting of IDOLM@STER begins. It was never meant to be...

My god those character designs... what the hell...
Oct 17, 2011 8:23 PM

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Lame-est shit I've ever heard from the anime industry.

Dont get me wrong. I love Japan and its cultural products. But the concept of AKB48 and whatever it is associated with totally turns me off.
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Oct 17, 2011 9:23 PM

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Why don't they adapt that AKB49 manga instead? Its really interesting though.



Oct 17, 2011 9:36 PM

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And just when I'm going to get out of anime/manga/j-games, and back into Japanese music, they have to go and do this.

Well, congratulations, Idol-fans, that's pretty awesome.
Not crazy.
Oct 17, 2011 9:38 PM

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ITT: People confusing what is good with what is profitable.

There's no doubt it'll sell. Whether or not it's anything of quality is the highly debatable part.
Oct 17, 2011 10:02 PM

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Not sure what to think of this..i mean i love some of the AKB48 and all but..
Oct 17, 2011 10:41 PM

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What?! before it was manga about AKB girls, then now it's anime about them?!

AKB girls are stealing the shows even though most of them are not really good.
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Oct 17, 2011 11:09 PM
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lol, @ haters here.
Well, being the AKB48 fan that I am now, I can say that I am really looking forward to this. (Which reminds me that I need to buy the new game that came out -____-)

If Yukirin gets a VA role in this......this is going straight into my favorites even before it airs.

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I really can't wait to see how this will turn out, considering how AKB already have a Legion of fans in Japan.
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Oct 17, 2011 11:10 PM

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I'll just watch whatever hell is published, if it sucks, I'll say for myself after some episodes. But I have too agree, way to use iDOLM@STER popularity.
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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.
Oct 17, 2011 11:38 PM
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What the fuck happened to the original faces of AKB48? Why can't they just base the original character designs on the real AKB48? They instead went with Precure knockoffs.

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Of course this will sell, but I don't know if the true fans of AKB48 will appreciate how their idols will look like in this series.
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*facehell*
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What the fuck happened to the original faces of AKB48? Why can't they just base the original character designs on the real AKB48? They instead went with Precure knockoffs.

Of course this will sell, but I don't know if the true fans of AKB48 will appreciate how their idols will look like in this series.


^ Remember, this is only a draft of the character designs, theres still time for the finalized designs to be released.

That said, I can't wait to hear more news about this *crosses fingers for Yukirin to get a VA role*
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