Friday, 21 March 2014

[Anime Review] AKB0048 (2012)

Anime Title   : AKB0048
Directed by  : Shōji Kawamori and Yoshimasa Hiraike
Produced by : Yasushi Akimoto
Written by   : Shōji Kawamori andMari Okada
Studio        : Satelight 
My Rating     : 4.5 of 5


AKB0048 is a Japanese science fiction anime series based on the popular AKB48 idol group from Japan. There are 26 episodes in total – 13 for AKB0048, and another 13 for AKB0048 Next Stage. It sets at the start of the 21st century, when an interplanetary war broke out. Earth's ecosystem was severely damaged, and humanity was forced to flee the planet. In several planets of this new society, things that "disturb the heart" like music and art are forbidden. 48 years later, the legendary idol group AKB48 is resurrected as the interplanetary troupe AKB0048, made up of girls who carry on the title and spirit of the original members. Held as heroines by some and labeled as terrorists by others, they must take up arms to bring their music to their fans wherever they are. The story follows a group of young hopefuls as they train to become the next generation of AKB0048. 
We can call this a fan fiction, and it is a very brilliant one indeed! Firstly, they make it science fiction and very sophisticated. The plot is genius, and very creative! They make up many different, unique things. It taught me lessons, as well – about friendship,, team work, and fighting for what or whom you love. I love the songs. I love all the characters. They have many characters, but each of them is very unique and alive, with different, outstanding personality. They are all lovable! There’s a bit romance here, and I adore it! It's also touching, and yes, it made me cry. Lol.

I also posted this review on my Bubblews account. Check it out!

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