AKB0048 First Stage: Dreams, Performance & the Machine

AKB0048: First Stage is an idol show, but how does it compare to the real world idol industry or other forms of performance? This piece from Mage in a Barrel tackles issues of performance, passion, and presentation in the first season of the anime based on the popular Japanese idol group AKB48.

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iblessall727d ago

Man, I loved the color palate of this show. Everything was so vivid—even the industrial planets had some really striking images on them. Rare that a show so fully realizes all of its settings visually.