AKB0048 Episode 1 — Uneraseable Dream
Published May 3, 2012
In a dystopian future where music is deemed illegal, AKB0048, successors to the idol group AKB48, rebel against the government to bring music to people's hearts. In the year 0048, three thirteen year old girls, Nagisa Motomiya, Orine Aida and Yūka Ichijō, decide to audition to become members of AKB, although Nagisa has trouble singing due to the restrictions placed upon her by her father. As the girls hear they have passed the first round of auditions, Nagisa becomes downhearted as she would not be allowed to go. However, after hearing about Yūka's and Orine's reasons for wanting to join AKB, Nagisa decides to join Yūka and Orine and head off to the auditions.