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May 25, 2012 9:49 AM

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I wonder what qualifies to be the center?
May 25, 2012 11:07 AM
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Magito said:
I wonder what qualifies to be the center?

Psh~ no would think it mean leadership or most interesting, or the best looking but the real AKB center now, Maeda Atsuko wasn't interesting (she was gloomy), not the best singer or dancer, not the leader because Takahashi Minami (Takamina) is the leader of AKB48, nor was she the prettiest when she was chosen as center at 14. No one even know why the creator of the group chose her. Even she herself hated it, and cried on stage asking why was she promoted over the others but she turned out to be one of the most popular member and grew into that position.

So far...I think what make someone a center is someone that can shine on their own at the front but still let others beside her get notice too. Maybe that's why Nagisa seem to be the main here but she's.....just a normal girl.
May 25, 2012 11:36 AM

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why was everybody pissed at chieri
i thought she was being nice when kanata got yelled at
May 25, 2012 12:32 PM

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audiodoll said:
why was everybody pissed at chieri
i thought she was being nice when kanata got yelled at
Because pretty much everyone interpreted it as backhanded/sarcastic.
May 26, 2012 8:29 AM

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Wow the voice acting is kinda bad :(. Kinda feels awkward hearing them talk @_@

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May 28, 2012 6:16 AM

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They finally started training! I'm kind of eager to know what happens next.

Dat dancing instructor.

When he talked my reaction was this:

I thought he was a woman! O_O
May 30, 2012 3:29 PM

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I actually thought I would drop this in this episode or the next one but now I'm thinking maybe I'll watch it all.
Jun 23, 2012 1:52 AM

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What's the name of the opening on AKB0048??
Jun 23, 2012 3:49 PM
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Kirary said:
What's the name of the opening on AKB0048??

Kibou ni Tsuite
But it's not going to be release till August. The AKB48 members are way too busy with their individual promotions, events etc already, and some of the girls doing voice actress are from sister groups, SKE48, and NMB48 who are busy with their own stuffs as well. Also Watanabe Mayu, Chieri's seiyuu, is dropping her 2nd single so the song release for this anime will take a while.
Modified by akbfan, Jun 23, 2012 3:55 PM
Oct 26, 2012 1:47 AM

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I dropped this series. I'll try to finish it. But.. It's going to be some challenge.
Dec 2, 2012 2:38 AM

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Arlia said:
I dropped this series. I'll try to finish it. But.. It's going to be some challenge.

RIP m8

Not sure how far I can go, but I'm almost at my limit as well.
Aug 24, 2013 11:50 AM

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(rewatching in 1080p)

Kanata <3

I didn't really notice this the first time I watched the show... Kanata apparently has only been singing as a stepping stone to her revenge on DES for the death of her father, for the entire time she has been there (2 years). By the end of the episode she is starting to "enjoy" singing, which is something she has been missing, keeping her from becoming a successor.

Seeing this though, makes me wonder why Mimori hasn't succeeded yet. I almost wonder if her friendship with Kanata is holding her back? (beware of spoiler in my avatar)
Oct 21, 2013 6:41 PM

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DraconisMarch said:

Felt sorry for Kanata and Mimori in the beginning. They sure as hell weren't bad at all.

Just started with the episode, but I already had to comment, I really felt bad for them as well, poor duo.

Dalek-baka said:
ok I started to accept that horrible CGI as part of climate of the series

I can never understand what's with the hate for CGI. Are they hating it just for the sake of it, or they truly did not like it? I don't find any major problem with them, though I wouldn't like the future anime to be all CGI.

I have to agree with that loli voice, that's not fitting at all..

I really like Yuuko, that energetic personality, and that loli sister, but I don't like the loli's voice.

I really hate it when people have this biased opinion against Chieri. That Nagisa, that twintail friend of hers, wtf wrong with them?

Wow I really like that the song Minori sang without the music ^^ Nice voice she has.

Now only I realized how good the ED song is ^^
Modified by ToG25thBaam, Oct 21, 2013 6:56 PM
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Apr 12, 2014 5:36 AM

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Oh man, this episode really showed how competitive being an idol is and how much hard work it'll take for them. I really like the way Kanata and Mimori communicated through song towards the end. Those end moments of Sonata jumping into Kanata's arms were really sweet.
Apr 28, 2014 12:52 AM

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This episode was so adorable! And inspiring! This anime just keeps getting better :)
May 6, 2014 8:16 PM

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3rd time watching

Kanata <3
This episode is only the beginning of why she's in my favorites.

Of course the audience isn't "feeling it" when the opener is a slow song! It's a pretty song, sure, but it doesn't have any energy... then followed by Heavy Rotation... quite a difference.

Kanata, crying, river, sunset, friendship, singing... I've said it before and I'll say it again: This anime does an amazing job reaching it's audience*.

*audience = us viewers
Sep 8, 2015 12:23 PM

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Just lovely character development! Especially the overall atmosphere feels great. Let's see what's next.
May 24, 10:23 AM

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Kanata is just jealous, talentless bitch that nobody cares about.
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