I fear this day… Now, I can never see idols in the same way thanks to this anime.
Needless to say, I don’t expect much when I first saw the premise of AKB0048. It’s just ridiculous to have something like prohibition, except it deals with entertainment and Idols aren’t allowed to have live performances. Add the secret police, some mecha and other things shooting at the girls while they fire back while singing, you have one big clusterf**k as shown in the beginning. I wouldn’t mind if the girls focused on fabulous singing and dancing. However, when you add other crap too it, it just makes it so chaotic.
Aside from the guerilla warfare concert, the story fast forward to four years later when Nagisa, Yuuka and Orine gets invited to compete in auditions for the next generation of AKB0048. Yeah, that is interesting at the very least since Nagisa’s dad disapproves the whole thing and Yuuka’s boyfriend not wanting her to do it. Combine it with Nagisa’s crying and indecisiveness from what her parents said, I just didn’t feel the emotion in the drama at all.
After completing the first episode, I pretty much got the same feeling Caraniel had when she shared her experiences with Inushinde. To me, this show was so bad in an outrageous way and it wreaks Xenoglossia. From this, I feel that AKB0048 can never top the greatness and the awesomeness of The Idolmaster Anime (also, the performances in that anime was a hell lot better than all that vomit-inducing CG in this show). Although its creative, the idea of warfare and idols just do not mix. Then again, I will probably enjoyed it more if I had a drinking game. With that, I officially announce the “AKB0048 drinking game” and alcohol is not necessary! Just take a sip when…
- The idols throw bombs and fight the police
- The police fire their weapons at the idols
- The sight of the “No Idol” sign
- People telling the girls not to sing or do anything Idol related
- Any remark that Nagisa’s father says
- Yuuka calling Nagisa a coward
- Nagisa cries
- Any type of Drama
Believe me, you will do a lot of drinking before the episode ends. So if you are brave enough to do it, just contact me on the SCCSAV Google Group or on Twitter and we figure out a time this Saturday to have some fun. Aside from that, I probably won’t blog much about this show because have better things to write about. ¶