TV (13 eps)
3.459 of 5 from 2,314 votes
Rank #2,402

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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Rbastid Mar 23, 2016
Score 7/10

I gave in to a DVD sale plain and simple, that's my only reasoning behind buying AKB0048….jeesh. Story - 8/10 So I came into this series with very low expectations. As a series it checked all the wrong boxes, girls idol group, cutsie, and fighting robots, because lets face it for every Evangelion and G Gundam, there's a thousand Gravions and Fafners. For the most part I only purchased it because... read more

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roriconfan May 23, 2012
Score 3.5/10

The season before this show aired, there was Black Rock Shooter, (BRS) an infomercial aiming to sell via name to its established audience. AKB0048 (AKB) was doing the same thing, made to cater the fans of the homonymous teen idol group. Another thing both of them had in common was how they were trying to have a pseudo-serious premise for attracting the unsuspected.

The story is of course completely... read more

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