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Shoji Kawamori, Anohana's Okada, Macross F's Satelight Make AKB48 Anime

posted on 2011-10-17 16:00 EDT
Macross Frontier's Mikan Ehime designs characters; Wagnaria!!'s Hiraike directs

The Oricon news source listed the main staff for the previously revealed television anime with members of the idol group AKB48:

Planning, Supervision: Yasushi Akimoto
Original Planning, Chief Director: Shoji Kawamori (Macross: Do You Remember Love?, Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa, Aquarion)
Series Script Editor, Scriptwriter: Mari Okada (anohana, Hana-Saku Iroha, Toradora!)
Character Design: Mikan Ehime (Macross Frontier)
Director: Yoshimasa Hiraike (Working!!/Wagnaria!!, Amagami SS, Sketchbook ~full color'S~)
Executive Producer: Toshimichi Ootsuki (New Evangelion films)
Animation Production: Satelight (Macross Frontier, Aquarion, Shugo Chara!)

The anime will center around nine idol candidates who aspire to be "legendary idols," in the motif of AKB48's real-life sōsenkyō (general election) Top 8.

Update: More information added.

follow-up of AKB48 Idol Group Gets 1st Anime on Air Next Spring (Updated)

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