VIDEO: Auditions in Action in Latest "AKB0048" Anime Promo

3-minute clip takes us behind the scenes

AKB0048, from Macross franchise co-creator Shoji Kawamori (Macross Plus, Aquarion), puts a sci-fi spin on the all-female idol group this spring, and the latest trailer shows some behind the scenes action. Check out anime footage, along with a look at the audition process, below.



As previously reported, the actual AKB48 members playing the roles of the AKB0048 trainees are: 


AKB48 Team A's Sayaka Nakaya as Orine Aida

AKB48 Team B's Amina Satō as Yuuka Ichijō

SKE48 Team KII's Sawako Hata as Suzuko Kanzaki

AKB48 Team B's Sumire Satō as Mimori Kishida

AKB48 Team B's Haruka Ishida as Kanata Shinonome

SKE48 Team S's Kumi Yagami as Sonata Shinonome

AKB48 Team B's Mayu Watanabe as Chieri Sono

AKB48 Trainee Karen Iwata as Nagisa Motomiya

NMB48 Team M's Mao Mita as Makoto Yokomizo


Other cast members include Miyuki Sawashiro (Hunter x Hunter's Kurapika), Ayako Kawasumi (Fate/Zero's Saber), Kana Ueda (Usagi Drop's Haruko Maeda), and more. AKB4008 premieres in Japan on April 29



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