|Episode 5 - The Forbidden Star|
|English||The Forbidden Star|
|Opening||Aruji Naki Sono Koe|
|Ending||Kono Namida wo Kimi ni Sasagu|
|Japanese||February 2, 2013|
Episode 4 - New General Elections
Episode 6 - Inheritor of the Light
The Forbidden Star is the 5th episode of AKB0048 next stage anime series. It airs on February 2, 2013.
The elected members are chosen for a concert on Baltistar, a planet completely under the entertainment ban. Meanwhile the 77th Generation of understudies are chosen to infiltrate a nearby military base undercover in order to investigate. During the investigation, Nagisa, Yuka, and Makoto discover a hidden casino. The girls decide to target the nuclear reactor hidden so they can shut down the casino and escape. Also Higashino, the DES guard helped them escape.