Wednesday, November 23, 2011

AKB48 Cast In Ultraman Movie

AKB48 Cast In Ultraman Movie

A total of seven members of AKB48 have been cast to be in the new Ultraman movie “Ultraman Saga”.

The members are Akimoto Sayaka, Miyazawa Sae, Umeda Ayaka, Masuda Yuka, Kobayashi Kana, onetime Morning Musume, now rising up the AKB48 ranks Sato Sumire, and Shimada Haruka. The AKB48 members will create the “Earth Defense Force Unit U” .This is the first time that the series has had an “Earth Defense Force” .EDF- U will join with Ultraman Zero,Dyna and Cosmos to defend the earth from attacking aliens.

Sayaka will be the leader of EDF-U, Sae will be the assault unit captain, Ayaka will play the vice-leader, Yuka and Kana will be the maintenance team, while Sumire will be the medical officer and Haruka will handle communications.

Sayaka when asked about AKB48 taking part in the movie responded by saying “I think it’s our mission to give people courage after the disasters.”

With the Ultraman films being a big budget and highly popular film series, this will be a golden opportunity to spread the name of AKB48 members in a non idol way.

The film will debut in theaters next year on March 24

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