Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Popular drama series "Majisuka Gakuen"

During the encore of their concert on Sunday, AKB48 announced that there will be a sequel to their popular drama series "Majisuka Gakuen," which aired from January to March of last year. "Majisuka Gakuen 2" will air in the same late night time slot on TV Tokyo (Friday 12:12am), starting in April.

The original series starred Atsuko Maeda as a transfer student who arrives at the all-girls school Majisuka Gakuen, which is full of yankees, and she becomes involved in the power struggle among the various factions. The new series will have additional groups vying for the top spot within the school, as well as more movement by the rival school Yabakune Joshi Koukou.

While the first series had 60 members of the AKB48 family appear, the group is aiming to include even more members this time.

Yasushi Akimoto will again be in charge of producing and planning. The series is scheduled for a total of 12 episodes.

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