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Miyuki Sawashiro, Ayako Kawasumi, Mai Nakahara Join AKB0048 Anime Cast

posted on 2012-03-09 16:45 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
TV anime inspired by the all-female idol group AKB48 to premiere on April 29

Three new members were announced on Saturday as additions to the cast of AKB0048, the Spring anime inspired by the all-female idol group AKB48.

The three voice actresses will play legacy (or succession) members of AKB0048 who have assumed the names of the real-life AKB48 members. Nine real-life members of AKB48 (and its sister groups SKE48 and NMB48) will play the research students, or the trainee members who hope to one day become full AKB0048 members themselves.



Miyuki Sawashiro will play Acchan, the 13th-generation idol to assume the name of real-life AKB48 member Atsuko Maeda (also nicknamed "Acchan").

Ayako Kawasumi will play Sayaka, the 10th-generation idol to assume the name of real-life AKB48 member Sayaka Akimoto.

Mai Nakahara will play Sae, the 10th-generation idol to assume the name of real-life AKB48 member Sae Miyazawa.

Kana Ueda, Mamiko Noto, Ryoko Shiraishi, Yukari Tamura, Yui Horie, and Akemi Kanda were previously announced as starring in the series.

The series will premiere on April 29 on TV Kanagawa at 11:00 p.m. The story is set in post-apocalyptic future when an idol group has risen up, assumed the name of the legendary group AKB48, and taken up the fight against the malevolent regime controlling Earth.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web, Oricon

Images © AKB0048 Production Committee


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