|Episode 2 - Shocking New Developments!?|
|Romaji||Shōgeki no Shintenkai!?|
|English||Shocking New Developments!?|
|Opening||Aruji Naki Sono Koe|
|Ending||Kono Namida wo Kimi ni Sasagu|
|Japanese||January 12, 2013|
Episode 1 The Young Girls' Trail
Episode 3 - The Idol's Dark Before the Dawn
Shocking New Developments!? is the 2nd episode of AKB0048 next stage anime series. It airs on January 12, 2013.
After the broadcast of the trial, Chieri has become more popular and has been getting more offers. Meantime, Tsubasa announces that there will be a AKB themed shows, the variety shows are being broadcast on planets with the strictest entertainment ban laws. As Nagisa and Chieri are completing their posters. Tsubasa announced the early results of the General Selections with Kitahara ranked at 10th place and Chieri becomes 9th place.