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AKB48 reveals more info for their anime series "AKB0048"

Earlier, we reported that popular idol group AKB48 would be getting their first anime series next spring. At the time, the title wasn’t revealed, but now sources have confirmed that the series will be called “AKB0048“.

AKBoo48’s story revolves around 9 idol cadets who aim to be ‘legendary idols’. The voice cast for the 9 girls yet to be finalized, but auditions will involve 200 girls from AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, and HKT48. Out of those 200, 30 will pass the first round, the results for which will be announced on December 2nd through a special website.

Those 30 girls will then participate in a public audition, to be held on December 13th. Fans who want to be at the final round can apply through the anime’s official website, and a lottery will determine who gets to join the lucky audience of 100.

Furthermore, AKB0048 will be getting a spin-off manga before its anime broadcast. It will start its serialization in February’s issues of “Nakayoshi“, “Bessatsu Friend“, and “Magazine Special” No. 2, as well as the March issue of “Bessatsu Sounen Magazine “.

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prismboy 26th-Nov-2011 08:12 pm (UTC)
I'm looking forward to this ngl!
queencleopatra 26th-Nov-2011 08:14 pm (UTC)
REALLY hope fansubs pop up somewhere.
ethereal_limbo 26th-Nov-2011 08:29 pm (UTC)
haha, you're not in anime fandom, are you.

dw, there will be at least three subbing teams for the 1st episode. \*0*/
queencleopatra 26th-Nov-2011 09:09 pm (UTC)
Lol I'm really not! I haven't watched much for a while....but this is AKB! <3
mariyannu 26th-Nov-2011 08:27 pm (UTC)
i srsly will be offended if princess nakayan doesn't get in
ethereal_limbo 26th-Nov-2011 08:30 pm (UTC)
who are you, i haven't seen you around.

eww your un & avatar.

:3
exit_halo 26th-Nov-2011 08:49 pm (UTC)
Voice cast hasn't been chosen yet? Please, I can barely recognize any members and even I can tell that middle one with the read hair is meant to be Acchan.
h34d2w1llr0ll 26th-Nov-2011 09:48 pm (UTC)
The blonde hair with ponytails = Mayuyu
The cherry red hair with red ribbon = Takamina
The tall, pink haired girl on the second left = Kojiharu
funkaliciousss 27th-Nov-2011 02:19 am (UTC)
lol at how tall takamina is.
funkaliciousss 27th-Nov-2011 02:18 am (UTC)
the one with blue hair at the right end looks like miichan too.
flightbyzephyr 27th-Nov-2011 09:23 am (UTC)
Atually the girls in pink are the new characters the girls in the bottem left are anime versions on AKB top 8.
active3minutes 26th-Nov-2011 10:52 pm (UTC)
I can't wait! I hope it's as cute as I imagine it will be!!! Tears of joy
maclou 26th-Nov-2011 11:57 pm (UTC)
I'll consider watching if someone from NMB is in the voice cast.
ohprecioustime 27th-Nov-2011 02:08 am (UTC)
will watch this anime,well the first few episodes to see if I like it, never could get into anime

but I wonder what the storyline will be.
rai_den 27th-Nov-2011 02:11 am (UTC)
If this anime has at least one bitchy or racist girl it'd be more interesting.
vvmatsui 27th-Nov-2011 02:33 am (UTC)
hey i hope the chars wont have freaky skittle colored hair
suzieeq_luv 27th-Nov-2011 04:27 am (UTC)
so cute :O
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akd_kc 27th-Nov-2011 09:45 am (UTC)
where is that glorious icon from? *O*
mc_cressida 27th-Nov-2011 09:17 am (UTC)
INVALID. WHY IS TAKAMINA SO TALL?
akd_kc 27th-Nov-2011 09:48 am (UTC)
If the blonde girl with hairband next to Acchan is supposed to be Yuko, Takamina's must've some insoles in her shoes
yossiexcharmy Ehhh... Right...27th-Nov-2011 01:05 pm (UTC)
OK. I love AKB but just a couple of things...
"idol cadets who aim to be ‘legendary idols’." Basically this is Kirarin Revolution but with more idols.
Also I hope that's not what the animation is going to look like because Sonic X has better animation.
sheix0 27th-Nov-2011 04:46 pm (UTC)
....those sketches really were the final design huh? expected better from the person that did macross frontier design.......but whatever. i got the "moe" vibe from this design :\

anyway i'm watching this not just because it's AKB but because the producers of macross and evangelion would be doing this and ano hana writer doing the script. if this somehow turn into shit then..idek.......=___='
nalty7 27th-Nov-2011 08:03 pm (UTC)
I hope girls who want to become voice actresses get chosen.
notyourgeisha 28th-Nov-2011 12:07 am (UTC)
da fuq did they give takamina growth hormones or smth
song_jihyuk 30th-Nov-2011 11:53 am (UTC)
i want to read the manga first
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