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On Tuesday, the official website for the AKB48 anime series announced the show’s 9 main cast members and revealed its basic story. The cast features 5 AKB48 team members, including Watanabe Mayu.

The anime, titled “AKB0048,” was first announced in October. Voice auditions were held for the 9 main characters, with approximately 200 members of AKB48 and its related groups eligible for the parts. The field was narrowed down to 30 finalists after the first round, and the final judging took place on December 13.

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