AKB0048 Anime Music Game Coming To iPhone And Android In November

By Spencer . August 24, 2012 . 5:33pm


Satelight, the animation studio behind the Persona 2: Innocent Sin PSP opening movie and the E.X. Troopers promotional anime, made an anime series based on the popular idol group AKB48. The series takes place in the 21st century where humans evacuated a war torn Earn and the AKB48 idols were resurrected to make AKB0048 to sing pop songs throughout the galaxy. That’s what AKB0048 ARcarddass is based on.


As the title suggests, there are cards to collect – tangible cards you can buy in packs. Cards unlock costumes, lightning effects (spotlight, cocktail light), places to perform at, and camerawork (different angles and zoom effects). There are 51 cards to collect in the first series, which you can scan with a smartphone.


AKB0048 ARcarddass is a music game which has players tap to different AKB48 songs. Players can create their dream idol show by choosing three AKB0048 members and playing with camera and lightning options on the fly. Shows can be shared online.


AKB0048 ARcarddass is slated for release in the beginning of November for iPhone 4 (or higher), iPad, iPod Touch (4th Generation), and Android devices.


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  • Anesia Hunter

    I’m kind of surprised about this considering the number of people who complained about the anime.

  • “… where humans evacuated a war torn Earn…”


  • The whiners are either those who hated the idol group, the chief screenwriter (Okada) or that the character design offended some purists. Otherwise the show is simply good, not monumental or historic, considering that every other show aired that season were kind of meh.

    @JB2x: You have to watch the show (it’s not licensed yet) to know why. (spoiler) A war erupted on Earth over a piece of space-travel technology, and when the victorious confederacy controlled that tech for their own, it was only when the mass migration to space began.

    • neetyneety

      I think what JB2x was getting at was that “Earth” was spelled “Earn”.

    • Oh, no, I know almost all about the show.  My friends decided that it be their punishment show for that season.  Like neetyneety noted, I was talking about the “Earn” part.

  • Tom_Phoenix

    “The series takes place in the 21st century where humans evacuated a war torn Earn and the AKB48 idols were resurrected to make AKB0048 to sing pop songs throughout the galaxy.”

    Someone’s been watching too much Macross.

    • LynxAmali

      Was a Kawamori project so…..

      Yeah, shouldn’t be too surprised it has similarities.

  • Locklear93

    “…and the AKB48 idols were resurrected…”

    Zombie J-pop idols.  Not sure if want.

    • Lol no. (I guess. Still at ep 1 due to this and that)

    • SolidusSnake

      …You wouldn’t double tap that?

      • Locklear93

         Zombies, man.  You’d only get one tap off, and then it’s all, “BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAINS.”

      • tubers

        I’d “double tap” it.. if you know what I mean.

        (shoot again to make sure it’s dead).

        • SolidusSnake

          Well yeah, I meant like with a shotgun. Not sure what you guys had in mind. :P

          • tubers

            Pretty confident you just wrote “tap” instead of double tap a while ago but it doesn’t really matter now.

            I’d tap it if it were anything like Sankarea. (weird/cute//doesn’t stink/zombie anime chick)

            EDIT: OMG LOL! Hope not xD (@venereally)

          • SolidusSnake

            Nope, you must have misread it. Disqus adds a note to your posts stating when they were last edited, so that would be a dead (hur hur) giveaway.

            But yeah, I wouldn’t discriminate against zombie chicks either under those circunstances. Also, assuming zombificatipn isn’t spread… Err… venereally.

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