AKB0048: next stage

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  • 2013
  • 2 Seasons

AKB0048: Next Stage is a Japanese science fiction anime television series produced by King Record Company Limited. The show is the sequel to AKB0048, and it continues the story of young girls who aspire to be idols in the far future. The main cast includes Mayu Watanabe, Karen Iwata, Sayaka Nakaya, Sato Amina, Sawako Hata, Haruka Ishida, and Sumire Sato.

The series is set in a distant future where the galaxy is dominated by a totalitarian regime known as the DES. The DES is determined to suppress all forms of entertainment, including music and dance, and control the population through harsh means. The only way for people to express themselves is through secret underground concerts held by an organization called AKB0048.

AKB0048 is a group of young girls who idolize the legendary idol group, AKB48, and wish to follow in their footsteps. They are trained to become idols and perform in secret concerts across the galaxy as a way to give hope to the oppressed people and resist the DES.

AKB0048: Next Stage picks up the story after the events of the first season. The girls are now more experienced and famous than ever before. However, as their popularity grows, so does the DES's determination to put an end to their rebellious activities. The girls must confront new challenges and obstacles that threaten the survival of their group.

The main character of the show is Nagisa Motomiya (Mayu Watanabe), a determined young girl who dreams of becoming a member of AKB0048. She possesses a unique talent and charisma that set her apart from the other members of the group. Along with her friends, Chieri Sono (Karen Iwata) and Orine Aida (Sayaka Nakaya), Nagisa embarks on a journey that will test her strength and resolve.

The show features a diverse cast of characters, each with their own unique personalities and backgrounds. The members of AKB0048 come from all over the galaxy and have different reasons for joining the group. However, they all share a passion for music and a desire to resist the DES.

The animation of the show is top-notch, with vibrant colors and stunning visual effects. The musical performances are also a highlight of the series, featuring catchy and upbeat songs that are sure to get stuck in your head.

Overall, AKB0048: Next Stage is an entertaining and exciting anime series that is sure to appeal to fans of science fiction and music. The show has a positive message about the power of music and the importance of standing up for what you believe in. If you enjoyed the first season of AKB0048, then you won't want to miss this thrilling continuation of the story.

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E 13
13. E 13
April 7, 2013
Due to the mind control actions of the DES, the people who were once fans of 0048 now hate Nagisa and the other members.
E 12
12. E 12
March 31, 2013
After Nagisa and her friends left their home planet, an anti-entertainment movement abruptly began on Lancastar.Supporters of the arts are arrested one after another, and even Nagisa's father is imprisoned when his daughter's participation in 0048 is seen as a problem.
E 11
11. E 11
March 24, 2013
Arriving on Sagittariusstar, Chieri and Nagisa meet up with Yasunaga who takes them to Chieri's home as he attempts to set up a meeting with Chieri’s father. In the meantime, Chieri tells Nagisa about how she discovered AKB0048.
E 10
10. E 10
March 17, 2013
Thanks to Michan's actions, the Flying Get narrowly escapes the DES. However, its systems are badly damaged, and the ship is unable to move.
E 9
9. E 9
March 10, 2013
News of the surprise DES attack on Akibastar reaches the distant planet Lancastar, worrying Mamoru. Also, Nagisa's father is transferred to a department completely unrelated to entertainment at Zodiac's orders. What is their goal?
E 8
8. E 8
March 3, 2013
Inspired by Mimori becoming the 8th Generation Shinoda Mariko, the successors and trainees shine even brighter. "When a Center Nova is born, the other members shine."
E 7
7. E 7
February 24, 2013
With the succession of a trainee confirmed, a succession concert is schedule. The trainee prepares for her succession in the underground shrine of Akibastar.
E 6
6. E 6
February 17, 2013
After the unexpected election of certain members, fans and members of 00 alike excitedly speculate on the possibility of succession. Yuko, who announced her desire to become the Center Nova, frantically attempts to assess the shine of Nagisa and Chieri, one of whom she suspects will become the 14th Generation Maeda Atsuko.
E 5
5. E 5
February 10, 2013
After the General Elections, as the selected members experience busy days of photo shoots, recordings, and interviews, the unselected members begin to feel depressed. However, when the next attack concert is scheduled, the 77th Generation trainees are assigned an important mission: to pose as boys being transported for forced labor and discover the secret of the DGTO's military base Vegastar.
E 4
4. E 4
February 3, 2013
It is time to announce the winners of the general elections and some of the winners announce their true intentions.
E 3
3. E 3
January 27, 2013
As the understudies participate in a pre-election handshake event, Nagisa becomes concerned about Chieri, who has been feeling down since the early result announcement. Chireri receives a message from her father about her rise as an idol.
E 2
2. E 2
January 20, 2013
Following the televised broadcast of the AKB trial, Chieri experiences a sudden rise in popularity. In contrast, despite her high demand for gravure photo shoots alongside the successors and rumors of being chosen in the General Elections, Chieri is unable to find confidence in her current popularity.
E 1
1. E 1
January 13, 2013
Following the trainees' successful debut concert, AKB0048's manager, Tsubasa, makes a shocking announcement. She intends to revive the New Single General Elections - as well as the Central Nova.
  • Premiere Date
    January 13, 2013