|Episode 12 - The Road to the Stage|
|Romaji||Gekijō e no Michi|
|English||The Road to the Stage|
|Opening||Aruji Naki Sono Koe|
|Ending||Kono Namida wo Kimi ni Sasagu|
|Japanese||March 23, 2013|
Episode 11 - Beyond the Door
Episode 13 - NO NAME...
The Road to the Stage is the 12th episode of AKB0048 next stage anime series. It airs on March 23, 2013.
While Chieri in shock, the WOTA members infiltrate Akibastar. Meanwhile, Tsubasa's wanting to save Akibastar pushes the members hard. A light glows and the members see a vision where they ride in a train which arrives at an "Akibastar". However, Nagisa and Chieri remain unconscious and they are still on the train. They see Yuuko on a broken staircase. Arriving on Akibastar, AKB0048 find themselves scared by the citizens who have turned against them.