Episode 3 - The Idol's Dark Before the Dawn
Episode 3
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Episode Information
Kanji アイドルの夜明け前
Romaji Aidoru no Yoakemae
English The Idol's Dark Before the Dawn
Length 24:02 (Sub)
26:32 (Dub)
Opening Aruji Naki Sono Koe
Ending Kono Namida wo Kimi ni Sasagu
Air Date
Japanese January 19, 2013
Episode Guide
Episode 2 - A Shocking New Initiative!?
Episode 4 - New General Elections
Image Gallery

The Idol's Dark Before the Dawn is the 3rd episode of AKB0048 next stage anime series. It airs on January 19, 2013.


When the understudies participate in a pre-election handshake event, Nagisa is worried about Chieri, who has been feeling down since the announcement of the early results. The next day, Chieri meets with her family's butler, Yasunaga, who gives her a video message from her father, revealing that he was helping her the whole time since the trial. As the day of the elections arrives, and the final results are announced, Mimori ranks at 10th place.


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AKB0048 NS episode 3 Summary

AKB0048 Official Site Summary

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