NSK 2D Club: AKB0048 Part 4

2D Club is back and we’re here to talk about AKB0048, our favorite futuristic sci-fi fantasy romance anime adaptation of popular idol group AKB48.

AKB0048 Next Stage

AKB0048 Next Stage continues directly from the first season and picks up the pace by introducing more plot twists and continuing to develop on past characters’ storylines.

Listen to our talk that covers animation expectations, major plot points up until the 7th episode (episode 20), and predictions of how the second half of the show will go.


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  1. The dynamics will change since Kumi will be graduating and now Sayaka.

    Both will most likely finish off S2 due to contractual obligations but if the series goes onto S3, who knows what’ll happen.

    Nice plots twists but hope the series would avoid fillers!

    Also, it would be nice if the writers would explain certain things like why the heck is the kirara being researched. The story line begins to get drawn out and tiresome!

    • I’m pretty sure the girls said they already finished recording for 0048 so their graduations won’t affect the current season whatsoever.

    • I don’t think there would be a Season 3, if we judge by Karen’s post on G+ about the last day of their recording session.

      Know why the enemy has interest in the kirara? Apart from militarizing them, Zodiac wants to access the other dimension occupied by the kirara.

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