Title: Kibou no Tsuite | Artist: NONAME (AKB48 subgroup) | Show: AKB0048

Description: AKB0048 is a science fiction idol show created by Shoji Kawamori (of Macross and Escaflowne fame) and his company Satelight (Macross Frontier, White Album 2). It's essentially your normal idol show, except for bits where they fight with lightsabers and mecha. And let me tell you, it works.

Why You Picked it: AKB0048 obviously didn't slack in the sound department, with plenty of pop songs taken from both the real AKB48 and new originals for the series, but Kibou no Tsuite does stand out as the unifying song. It appears as the opening in the entire first season and in the finales both seasons. All-in-all, it's a good song for the series and characterizes it rather well with its animation and consistent beat.