AKB0048 ended, but a second season is all but guaranteed. I’m a little annoyed that some of the plot threads got conveniently resolved (hello Takamina), but the set-piece more than made up for it. But until Suzuko becomes the next Tsubasa, I won’t be entirely satisfied!
Much of the inner workings of the show have still been left unresolved. Perhaps the biggest mystery I’m invested in is the identity of Sensei Sensei, which may or may not lead to the original AKB48 legend. Actually, I’m not too keen with knowing the latter, as it’s probably going to be AKB48 fanwank crap (surprise us, Kawamori!), but Sensei Sensei is… something. Ghostlightning says he’s Gepelnitch, having found a way to harvest Spiritia using
harmless less-harmful means. Or maybe he’s an immortal Yasushi Akimoto. Since it’s still a year until the sequel, let’s speculate!
Here’s my theory: Sensei Sensei is Slaanesh.
Sensei Sensei is trying to lead humanity into decadence and ruin so that he may consume all their souls. The Kirara are his daemons, supplying him with the adulation that idols receive from their fans. Idol fandom is often likened to cult worship; their fans drive themselves to serious heights of zeal, so much that they would wield guns and mecha to fight an overwhelming foe.
Sensei Sensei’s ultimate goal, however, is to create a huge, galaxy-wide orgy so that he could spring out from the Immaterium and start devouring humanity in earnest. DES knows this, so they came up with the Entertainment Ban to starve Sensei Sensei of souls. DES is trying to keep humanity from being consumed. DES was right all along!
This also explains what happens to Center Novae when they disappear. They simply ascend to daemonhood, becoming Sensei-Sensei’s own daemon princesses. Mikako (the photographer) knew this and is afraid of what the continued existence of Center Novae would bring. Don’t do it, Tsubasa! Don’t bring back the Center Nova position without knowing full well what it entails!
Well, that’s mine, crazy as it may sound. What’s your own idea?
PS: Mayuyu needs her own spinoff.