AKB48 has finally revealed the cast list for their upcoming anime, “AKB0048“!
After holding a public audition late last year, it was decided that Ishida Haruka, Iwata Karen, Sato Amina, Sato Sumire, Nagaya Sayaka, and Watanabe Mayu from AKB48, Hata Sawako andYagami Kumi from SKE48, and Mita Mao from NMB48 would provide the voices for the nine main characters.
General director Kawamori Shoji commented, “Before the casting auditions, I had an idea of which member would suit which role to a certain extent. However, after having them try out different roles and putting them into groups of four to practice dialogues, I began to see new possibilities. The staff as a whole had lots of heated debates, and finally decided on this cast.”
Furthermore, the cast will also provide the theme song for the anime. The broadcast date and other details will be announced at a later date.
“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.
Check out the voice cast list for “AKB0048″ below!
Aida Orine – Nakaya Sayaka (AKB48 Team A)
Ichijo Yuka – Sato Amina (AKB48 Team B)
Kanzaki Suzuko – Hata Sawako (SKE48 Team KII)
Kishida Mimori – Sato Sumire (AKB48 Team B)
Shinonome Kanata – Ishida Haruka (AKB48 Team B)
Shinonome Sonata – Yagami Kumi (SKE48 Team S)
Sono Chieri – Watanabe Mayu (AKB48 Team B)
Motomiya Nagisa – Iwata Karen (AKB48 Research Student)
Yokomizo Makoto – Mita Mao (NMB48 Team M)
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