AKB48 to star in Murder Mystery Series of Commercials for Glicos

Girl group AKB48 will star in a series of “Murder Mystery” commercials for Glico’s “Ice no Mi” candy.

The “AKB48 Murder Cases File 1” starts with the death of fellow idol- Rena Kato. Atsuko Maeda, playing the detective, arrives at the murder scene and hunts for clues while all the members present at the scene are suspects.

The first part of the series premiers on June 25th. The campaign’s manga will contain 9 chapters and debut on July 4th in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine.