First Episode Review for: AKB0048
Summary : Set in a world where Entertainment is outlawed (work work you devils) and Idol concerts are run by high tech gorilla groups, a group of young fans aspire to be just like their heroes.
Animation : Good quality cell, mixed with very high quality computer and amazing quality backgrounds.
Plot Potential: If they get this right, then it will be a fab plot. its certainly quite original for an anime.
Characters: For what is basically an Idol anime, there is a lot of personal strife and angst which gives a sense of purpose over and above what is normal for this kind of series.
Music: Lots of nice idol tunes, lets see if they can maintain the standard.
Reminds me of: Sakura wars.
Overall: Normally Idol anime are background only, but this one held my attention and I will be watching to see how things progress, recommended.
Disclaimer: These are mini reviews of anime’s that are fresh out in Japan and are not licensed in the UK, buy them once they have been licensed or at the very least buy the merchandise, remember if the anime makers make a loss, THEY WILL STOP MAKING ANIME!!