- The entire first half of episode 1, when the idols put on their performance while being attacked by military tanks and riot forces. Especially if the viewer was expecting a normal slice-of-life show, and then got an amazing futuristic action sequence instead.
- Chieri's Heroic Sacrifice in order to save Nagisa in episode 3, despite the later reveal of the whole thing being a Secret Test of Character.
- The WOTA brigade who enter in episode 6, deploying a handheld glowstick missile barrage and mecha decorated with AKB0048 members to assist Team 00 in fighting off DES.
- Episode 9: Coordinated Multiple Concerts as a decoy for the main event.
- Episode 13 in its entirety. No, seriously. The awesome is so widespread in the episode there is no way to pick and choose among it.
- Makoto when she Took a Level in Badass in episode 18.
- Yuuko defending Akibastar and becoming Center Nova in episode 21, even considering how she Disappears into Light at the end.
- Also, in episode 21, Mikako showing why she's the best pilot in 0048's history.
- Like many Kawamori series, the final episode is an entire Crowning EPISODE of Awesome!