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.