AKB48 no Uta

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AKB48 no Uta (AKB48の歌) is an AKB48 drama, which was broadcasted from May 21, to July 23, 2022, on HikariTV.


  • Episodes: 10
  • Broadcast network: HikariTV (ひかりTV)
  • Air time: 19:30 JST


Each episode has a different plot, revolving around one of AKB48's songs every time. All members suggested a plot for one of the group's songs, and fans were able to vote for their favourite plot without knowing which member had written it. The winner was Better, written by Yamane Suzuha, and it will be aired as the final episode.

Episode Guide

EP # Song Synopsis Cast Members Air Date
1 Koi Suru Fortune Cookie, Part 1 Chiyori is the manager of a wedding planning company, which employs Erii and Seina as wedding planners and Haruka as a gardener. Yuzuka joins the company, but she's clumsy and makes a lot of mistakes. Chiyori gives her one last chance, but her client is Junta-kun: a man whom she used to be in love with at school. He is engaged to a woman named Mion. He tells her he doesn't want to get married but he's been promised to her because of their family connections. He tells her he's actually in love with someone else, and when Yuzuka asks who he loves, he points a finger at her. Komiyama Haruka, Chiba Erii, Nakanishi Chiyori, Fukuoka Seina, Mukaichi Mion, Yoshihashi Yuzuka May 21, 2022
2 Koi Suru Fortune Cookie, Part 2 The backstory shows how Chiyori was impressed by Yuzuka's job interview and a recent client mentions how Yuzuka really listened to her and made her feel like a happy bride-to-be. Just as Junta and Mion are meant to get married, Yuzuka bursts into the chapel wearing a bridal dress. Mion asks what she's doing, messing up her ceremony, and Yuzuka says she's come here to get married. When Mion asks who she's going to marry, she points at Junta, who accepts her proposal. Komiyama Haruka, Chiba Erii, Nakanishi Chiyori, Fukuoka Seina, Mukaichi Mion, Yoshihashi Yuzuka May 28, 2022
3 Yuuhi wo Miteiru ka? Mizuki, Ami and Manaka work at a small theater that has never more but also never less than 7 customers. While Mizuki and Ami perform on stage alongside the theater's owner and a young male actor, Manaka creates background effects behind the curtain. The owner announces there will be a new stage to be performed in one week from today and Manaka shall be on stage. She rehearses all the time, but she can't get the scenes to sound right and is told she lacks passion. The owner receives a letter from a loanshark that they're coming for their money, so he leaves a note for his daughter, Ran, before running off. Kobayashi Ran, Taguchi Manaka, Mogi Shinobu, Yamauchi Mizuki, Yumoto Ami June 4, 2022
4 Yuuhi wo Miteiru ka? The loanshark, Mogi, threatens to close down the theater but Manaka convinces her to let them perform. The condition is that Mogi takes Manaka's main lead role. They practice and rehearse and even work out together, but on the night of the opening performance, Mogi forgets her lines. Manaka saves the performance after finally having found her passion. Time passes and by the time they perform their final performance of the play, the theater is filled up. Kobayashi Ran, Taguchi Manaka, Mogi Shinobu, Yamauchi Mizuki, Yumoto Ami June 11, 2022
5 Oogoe Diamond Ayana (Shinozaki Ayana) and her husband Kondo are having marital problems. Her best friend Nanami tells her she needs to communicate, but Ayana has lost her will to speak up. The scene changes and shows a young Ayana (Omori Maho) at school when she first meets Kondo – his dad has recently passed away, and he's struggling to keep up with school work. She helps him study and misses a date planned with her friends Nanami and Kaori. Nanami and Kaori let Ayana know that they don't like being ditched for a guy and in order to prove that they matter to her, Ayana pushes herself past the limits, running on the track field. Kurumi, who is second on the class ranking because of Ayana, watches but doesn't say anything as Ayana starts to become visibly exhausted. She nearly passes out, but Kondo catches her and the teacher yells at Nanami and Kaori. On graduation day, Ayana is about to tell Kondo her feelings, but decides not to. However, in the end, she regrets it and runs after him, but as she reaches the stop, he has already driven up. Back in the present, the older Ayana looks at her graduation book, which reads 'We will always be together', signed by Kondo. Suddenly, the writing disappears, and Ayana finds herself next to her younger self, who hasn't said good bye to Kondo. Asai Nanami, Inagaki Kaori, Omori Maho, Shinozaki Ayana, Suzuki Kurumi June 18, 2022
6 Oogoe Diamond The two Ayanas realize there has been a time slip. Ayana from the future (Shinozaki Ayana) encourages younger Ayana (Omori Maho) to run after Kondo and confess her feelings. Eventually, the younger Ayana agrees. Ayana from the future ends up back in her own time and agrees with Nanami that it's time that she talks to Kondo. Young Ayana gets to the train station just as the train is passing and she thinks she's missed her chance again, but when the train is gone, she sees Kondo sitting on the other side. She yells over to him that she loves him and he accepts her feelings. Back in the future, Ayana and Kondo finally talk about their problems and make up again. Asai Nanami, Inagaki Kaori, Omori Maho, Shinozaki Ayana, Suzuki Kurumi June 25, 2022
7 Heavy Rotation Yuiri works as a librarian after being forced to give up on her dream of becoming a dancer. A young visitor, Haruka, tells her about a scary man who's passed out on a bench outside the library. Yuiri checks on him, but he's simply fallen asleep and she finds out he is an aspiring lyricist named Natsuro. She encourages him to seek inspiration at the library and recommends books to him. He starts coming more regularly, and her co-workers Miyuu and Megu question her whether he's her boyfriend. Meanwhile, Natsuro is constantly getting berated by his younger sister Rina to get a well paying job and give up on his dream. Natsuro encourages Yuiri to keep on dreaming about becoming a dancer, and so they start seeing each other more often. Rina blames his lack of aspiration on the fact that his ex girlfriend Ayami has broken up with him, but when the four of them (Natsuro, Yuiri, Rina and Ayami) meet, Ayami acknowledges that Rina is the one she's tired of. Yuiri feels jealous at the sight of Natsuro and Ayami together. Omori Miyuu, Okada Rina, Kurosu Haruka, Taniguchi Megu, Nagatomo Ayami, Murayama Yuiri July 2, 2022
8 Heavy Rotation Yuiri runs away, but Natsuro follows her. Yuiri tells him she's worried it might be too late now to follow her dreams, but Natsuro assures her it's never too late. She applies for a dance school abroad and plans to move to London. She asks Natsuro if they can make it work long distance, but he tells her to focus on her dreams; his feelings won't go away. When she leaves, she runs into Natsuro's sister Rina again and tells her that she doesn't want to meddle but hopes they can get along eventually. Ayami comes to Yuiri's work place to tell her she and Natsuro are long over and encouraged her to go after him. Natsuro and Yuiri meet up that night to say their good byes and he gifts her a demo of the song he's been writing - Heavy Rotation. In the meantime, Rina finds his lyric notebook at home and tears up reading them. Ayami comes to visit and the two of them make up. Natsuro continues writing lyrics on the bench where he first met Yuiri. Yuiri realizes her dream and dances solo on stage: the episode ends with the audience clapping after her performance and Yuiri shedding a tear. Omori Miyuu, Okada Rina, Kurosu Haruka, Taniguchi Megu, Nagatomo Ayami, Murayama Yuiri July 9, 2022
9 Better It starts with Hinana waiting for the results of an idol audition, and Saho being one of the judges. Then, the story changes back in time to the past: Hinana, the popular girl, wants to become an idol. Suzuha, who enjoys taking pictures, witnesses Hinana sing at the beach and decides to support her. Hinana starts ditching her friends Orin, Minami and Megumi to have lunch with Suzuha instead. Jealousy keeps brooding, until the three of them eventually tell Suzuha to stay away from Hinana. However, it is Suzuha who finds Hinana crying about an audition and invites her to a sleepover at her home to take her mind off of things. Hinana finds out about a photography competition and encourages Suzuha to participate. Iwatate Saho, Sato Minami, Shimoguchi Hinana, Nagano Megumi, Muto Orin, Yamabe Ayu July 16, 2022
10 Better As Suzuha takes photos of Hinana at the beach, she thinks about the sleepover and how she nearly kissed Hinana, who was asleep at the time. Later, Suzuha's photos of Hinana win the grand prize, and also Hinana's friends finally come around, apologize to Suzuha and accept her as a friend. A talent scout finds the photo of Hinana online and invites her to an audition. She passes the first round, but struggles during rehearsals. A fellow group member, Ayu, supports her and they become friends. Suzuha is jealous but supportive of Hinana and her new friend, and thankful when Hinana gifts her a matching friendship bracelet. The scene from the start of the previous episode replays, and this time it is revealed that Hinana as well as Ayu passed the auditions. Saho pulls her aside, and the next scene shows Hinana telling Suzuha that she will be moving to Tokyo. Suzuha wishes her all the best and Hinana leaves, upset that Suzuha isn't sad about their parting. Suzuha follows Hinana and confesses that her heart is breaking and that she is in love with Hinana. Hinana kisses her and tells her she feels the same. Both in tears, they say their good byes and Suzuha tells her to always keep chasing her dreams. Hinana debuts, while Suzuha continues her photography, both of them always wearing their matching bracelets. Iwatate Saho, Sato Minami, Shimoguchi Hinana, Nagano Megumi, Muto Orin, Yamabe Ayu July 23, 2022