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AKB0048 Anime Adds New Characters


A new image was revealed, showing Nagisa Motomiya (CV: Karen Iwata), alongside the additional members of AKB0048. These new characters are said to show up in the idol group-inspired anime in its second season.

The new characters, from left to right:
  • Yuihan (Yokoyama Yui)
  • Umechan (Umeda Ayaka)
  • Hacchan (Katayama Haruka)
  • Lovetan (Oota Aika)
  • Shiichan(Oya Shizuka)
  • Mocchi (Kuramochi Asuka)
  • Akichan (Takajo Aki)
  • Paruru (Shimazaki Haruka)
  • Masuda (Masuda Yuka)
  • Kitarie (Kitahara Rie)
The voices of these characters are yet to be revealed. In addition, below is the comparison image showing the anime characters and their real-life counterparts.


After a galactic war, earth ecosystem is destroyed and pushed humans to move to a new planet on which entertainment is prohibited. However, 9 pretty girls create an idol musical group named "AKB0048" and they take arms against the Super Galatical Alliance!

Mari Okada (AnoHana, Toradora!) is supervising and writing the scripts, and Mikan Ehime (Macross Frontier) is designing the characters. Yoshimasa Hiraike (Working!!/Wagnaria!!, Amagami SS) is the actual hands-on director of the anime at Satelight (Macross Frontier, Aquarion).

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2 Responses
  1. Anonymous Says:

    what a coincidence i was thinking about this idea yesterday.


  2. CYAN Says:

    rant: should have used one of Mayuyu's twin tail photo for comparison sake :D


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