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.
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