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AKB0048 Idol Sci-Fi Anime's 1st Promo Video Streamed

posted on by Egan Loo
Satelight's anime inspired by & starring AKB48 to premiere next month

The official website for AKB0048, the anime inspired by and starring the all-female idol group AKB48, began streaming a promotional movie on Saturday.

The story is set in post-apocalyptic, totalitarian future, when a group called AKB0048 assumes the name of a legendary idol group from the past. AKB0048 holds guerrilla concerts to combat the Super Galactic Alliance's Entertainment Prohibition Law.

Kana Ueda, Mamiko Noto, Ryoko Shiraishi, Yukari Tamura, Yui Horie, Akemi Kanda, Miyuki Sawashiro, Ayako Kawasumi, and Mai Nakahara will play the current generation of AKB0048. The real-life AKB48 members will play AKB0048's newest class of trainees who may be chosen to become the next stars:

  • Sayaka Nakaya (AKB48 Team A) will voice 13-year-old Orine Aida
  • Amina Satō (AKB48 Team B) will voice 14-year-old Yuuka Ichijō
  • Sawako Hata (SKE48 Team KII) will voice 14-year-old Suzuko Kanzaki
  • Sumire Satō (AKB48 Team B) will voice 17-year-old Mimori Kishida
  • Haruka Ishida (AKB48 Team B) will voice 15-year-old Kanata Shinonome
  • Kumi Yagami (SKE48 Team S) will voice 10-year-old Sonata Shinonome
  • Mayu Watanabe (AKB48 Team B) will play 13-year-old Chieri Sono
  • Karen Iwata (AKB48 Trainee) will voice 13-year-old Nagisa Motomiya
  • Mao Mita (NMB48 Team M) will voice 16-year-old Makoto Yokomizo

The series will premiere in Japan on April 29.

[Via Yaraon!]

Update: More information added.

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