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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.
It's the first day of high school, and plenty of school clubs are doing their best to recruit new members. However, for ditzy Yui, none of them seem to fit the bill. However, when she accidentally signs up to join the light music club, Yui begins a hilarious adventure to become a world class guitarist! There's just one problem: she's never played the guitar before in her life! Joined by bassist Mio, drummer Ritsu and keyboardist Tsugumi, Yui and the gang will juggle their studies with buying instruments, learning how to read music and even performing in the school festival, all in the hopes of someday becoming a successful band!
One of the biggest things that makes these two shows similar to one another is three of the main characters. Honoka is exactly like Yui (scatterbrained, but optimist), Umi is like Mio (talented, but gets embarassed very easily), and Kotori is like Mugi (calm, gentle, and sometimes motherly). Throw in the fact that both shows are about girls in music clubs who are starting from scratch (none were part of a music group before), I think that fans of one would really enjoy the other.