A fresh update on the official website
for the upcoming TV anime AKB0048
reveals the series' airing dates in Japan, with the first of them set for April 29. Additionally, Dengeki Online
has just posted a few more character profiles, along with their respective seiyuu
. The anime is created by Satelight, and it's inspired by the all-female idol group AKB48.
The story is set in a post-apocalyptic future when entertainment is outlawed, and follows an idol group that offers underground guerilla concerts, despite the danger. The name of that female group is AKB0048 - a super galactic idol team that inherited not only the name, but also the light and spirit of the legendary idols AKB48, from before the annihilation of Earth. AKB0048 rise up as "illegal idols" and take up the fight against the malevolent regime controlling Earth. To protect their stage, their fans, and the citizens, the girls will take up arms and fight. "As long as there are fans who are waiting for us, we fight even if we suffer and fall. And then, we will keep singing!"