TV (13 eps)
3.419 of 5 from 2,090 votes
Rank #2,225

With all forms of entertainment banned, a group of bold young women do the unthinkable: resurrect a legendary J-Pop band, forming an all new Band of Sisters known as AKB0048! But these rockin' rebels aren't just singers. They're trained in combat as well as choreography and willing to sacrifice their lives for intergalactic harmony. As the new recruits enter basic training, the veterans provide the musical soundtrack and pass their batons and battle gear to a new generation of daring divas.

Source: Sentai Filmworks

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roriconfan's avatar by roriconfan on May 23, 2012
Score 4/10

The season before this show aired, we had Black Rock Shooter, (BRS) a title made for similar reasons: To sell via name and to appeal to its established audience. AKB0048 (AKB) is made just to cater the fans of the homonymous teen idol group and nothing more. Not only that, but unlike BRS which had a pseudo-serious premise to attract the unsuspected, AKB doesn’t even try.

The story is completely... read more

MaryGreenman's avatar by MaryGreenman on Dec 31, 2015
Score 9/10

i really loved watching this anime. It has such a right, friendly atmosphere on the surface and reading between the lines allows you to get a real sense of AKB0048's ideals. It was fun, a show about girls empowering others while supporting and loving another even with the spirit of competition. I loved that this was a battle type of anime and yet the girls got to remain tough fighters with heart and... read more

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Related manga

AKB49 - Renai Kinshi Jourei 2010
AKB0048 - Episode 0 2011
AKB48 Satsujin Jiken 2012



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