AKB48 Satsujin Jiken
Other names: AKB48殺人事件, Detective AKB48, AKB48 Murder Case
Author: Aoyama Gosho
Artis: Gotou Masaki
AKB48 Satsujin Jiken is a detective manga series adapted from the all-female Japanese idol group’s “Murder Mystery” commercials for Glico’s “Ice no Mi” candy campaign. It is written by Detective Conan manga creator Gosho Aoyama and illustrated by Masaki Gotou. The original storyline is created by Yasushi Akimoto, the founder of AKB48. In the story, AKB48 members discover the body of fellow idol Kato Rena. Maeda Atsuko arrives at the murder scene and begins to handle the case. All 89 current members of the idol group become suspects. The manga series will be 9 chapters long.