AKB48′s Anime “AKB0048″ Cast AnnouncedPublished on February 4th, 2012.
Back in October, it was announced that AKB48 would be creating their own original anime. After the “Voice Actress Battle” where 30 members where chosen, the 9 main character voice cast list has been announced;
Nakaya Sayaka (AKB48 Team A) as Aida Orine
Sato Amina (AKB48 Team B) as Ichijo Yuka
Hata Sawako (SKE48 Team KII) as Kanzaki Suzuko
Sato Sumire (AKB48 Team B) as Kishida Mimori
Ishida Haruka (AKB48 Team B) as Shinonome Kanata
Yagami Kumi (SKE48 Team S) as Shinonome Sonata
Watanabe Mayu (AKB48 Team B) as Sono Chieri
Iwata Karen (AKB48 Kenkyuusei) as Motomiya Nagisa
Mita Mao (NMB48 Team M) as Yokomizo Makoto
AKB48′s anime will be called “AKB0048″.
“AKB0048″ is a science fiction series that takes place in the 21st century. In this alternate universe, a war breaks out and forces mankind to leave the Earth; under such circumstances, entertainment becomes heavily regulated and the idol groups slowly die out. Yet one idol group, called ‘AKB0048′, is determined to rise up and live free lives.”
Although the air date is still unknown, it is certainly shaping up to be an anime worth watching. Look forward to more details soon. In the meantime check out more character photos here.