News Rin Miasa's AKB0048 Manga Adaptation Ends in October
posted on 2013-08-28 20:00 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge
The October issue of Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine is revealing on Saturday that manga creator Rin Miasa (Ontama, Mafuyu no Illusionist) will end her AKB0048: Episode 0 manga adaptation in the magazine's November issue on October 3. The manga launched as one of four AKB0048 manga adaptations in 2011. The series' fifth volume shipped in Japan on August 6.
The series follows the clumsy Furea Hoshina, who is suddenly named the new Atsuko Maeda after failing her audition. Her childhood friend Noa Hōjō is selected below her, creating a wall in their friendship. When Furea emerges as an idol, Noa gradually feels cornered and betrays the AKB0048 to the DES troops.
The AKB0048 anime story is set in a post-apocalyptic, totalitarian future, where 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. Crunchyroll streamed the second season as it aired in Japan and later added the first season. Sentai Filmworks licensed the series for North American release. The first season will ship in North America next month.
The other three manga adaptations include AKB0048 Heart-gata Operation by Saburōta and Hirome Ameno in Bessatsu Friend magazine, AKB0048 Gaiden: Tobidase! AKB00 Jogakuin by Hideyuki Mishima and Tatsurō Suga in Magazine Special, and AKB0048 Uchū de Ichiban Gachi na Yatsu! by Kenta Oshizaki in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine. Saburota ended AKB0048 Heart-gata Operation last year.
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