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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:27 AM
"The story: at the start of the 21st century, an interplanetary war broke out. Earth's ecosystem was damaged, and humanity was forced to flee the planet. In this new society, things that "disturb the heart" like music and art are forbidden. 48 years later, a legendary idol group is resurrected as AKB0048. Labeled as terrorists, they must take up arms to defend their careers and their fans." —TVTropes
It should also be noted that the crazy fanboy brigade reciprocates. With glowstick missile massacres. And transforming car-mecha.
TVTropes lists one of the tropes for it as Autobots, Rock Out!
It also mentions Space Marines and 40k. And 1984.
And it's an AKB48 product, so yes.
Posted 09 July 2013 - 06:35 AM
The official website has a glossary with some interesting facts. Their battle rifles? AK-48s. *rimshot* But that's not the best part. The best part? The official AKB0048 fan club / underground resistance / intelligence agency / military support, the WOTA, have a description that begins thus:
The parent organization of W.O.T.A. (World Over Technology Association) was, in the past, the research organization that first made faster-than-light travel possible.
A bit later it adds, "They too own battleships which, in true AKB0048 fashion, have had their appearance modified (much like an itasha)." Itasha battleships. I shit you not. I just wish we got to see one. T_T
I love how the translator dismisses certain notes on the concept art as interesting but irrelevant . . . when they turn out to be quite relevant to the two-part finale. :P
Posted 17 July 2013 - 01:45 AM
I took snapshots of several mecha moments from the series climax and put all my stuff in one album. Here's the linkon the off chance I'm not the only one reading this thread. (Hosted on Facebook but using the "can view without signing in" album link, so this should work for anyone.)
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