According to Oricon, cast roles for the nine cast member of the upcoming anime series, AKB0048 have been announced.

The said shoujo anime is inspired from the all-female Japanese idol group, AKB48 and set to premiere this spring in Japan.

Cast and roles: (from left to right, top to bottom)

Sayaka Nakaya (AKB48 Team A) — Orine Aida (13)
Amina Satō (AKB48 Team B) — Yuuka Ichijō (14)
Sawako Hata (SKE48 Team KII) — Suzuko Kanzaki (14)
Sumire Satō (AKB48 Team B) — Mimori Kishida (17)
Haruka Ishida (AKB48 Team B) — Kanata Shinonome (15)
Kumi Yagami (SKE48 Team S) — Sonata Shinonome (10)
Mayu Watanabe (AKB48 Team B) — Chieri Sono (13)
Karen Iwata (AKB48 Trainee) — Nagisa Motomiya (13)
Mao Mita (NMB48 Team M) — Makoto Yokomizo (16)


Project Planner/Chief Director – Shoji Kawamori (Macross franchise co-creator)
Executive Producer – Toshimichi Ootsuki (Evangelion 1.0: You are [Not] Alone)
Planning/Project Supervisor – Yasushi Akimoto (AKB48 Supervisor)

Scriptwriter – Mari Okada (AnoHana/Toradora)
Character Designer – Mikan Ehime (Macross Frontier)
Hand-on-Director at Satelight – Yoshimasa Hiraike  (Working!!/Wagnaria!!, Amagami SS)

In the beginning of the 21st century, a world war breaks out over interplanetary travel tech. The environment is pretty much destroyed so mankind leaves Earth and starts Star Calendar 00. Entertainment and songs become heavily regulated and eventually banned due to their power to move people, but a brave idol group puts on guerrilla performances in the name of a famous act from earlier times that sang to Earth’s bitter end, AKB48. The illegal revival group’s name is… AKB0048.