Voice cast auditions have begun for the anime debut of popular all-girl band AKB48. Tabloid media reported Tuesday that more than 200 members of AKB48 and affiliated groups SKE48 and NMB48 have started auditioning for nine parts in the anime scheduled to air on TV next spring.
The lucky 30 will be decided in November and that number will be whittled down to the final nine parts in December.
The anime will be directed by Yasushi Akimoto, who is the producer and brains behind AKB48. Executive producer is Toshimichi Otsuki ("EVANGELION"). Details about the title, story and musical numbers have not been released yet, except that the story will be about nine girls vying to join a group like AKB48.
The theme song will be sung by the nine winners.© Japan Today