TV (13 eps)
3.385 out of 5 from 1,726 votes
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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.

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ProjectBlackRai's avatar by ProjectBlackRai on May 9, 2012
Score: 3.8/10

I'll start this off with a disclaimer: I've only seen the two episodes that have aired so far. This is solely based off of those two episodes.  Normally, I would break this down into catagories and give detailed descriptions. However, I will simply give a brief overview of what I saw.  First, a heart-shape seems to be the recurring theme here. All the idols' eyes and hair have a heart shape in them... read more

roriconfan's avatar by roriconfan on May 23, 2012
Score: 4.5/10

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

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