Ranked #3128

Wake Up, Girls!

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: WUG!
Japanese: Wake Up, Girls!


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2014 to Mar 29, 2014
Premiered: Winter 2014
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:23 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Source: Original
Genres: Drama, Music
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.051 (scored by 9,708 users)
Ranked: #31282
Popularity: #1535
Members: 24,971
Favorites: 73
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Green Leaves Entertainment is a tiny production company on the verge of going out of business in Sendai, the biggest city in Japan's northeastern Tohoku region. The agency once managed the careers of magicians, photo idols, fortune-tellers, and other entertainers, but its last remaining client finally quit. In danger of having zero talent (literally), the president Tange hatches an idea of producing an idol group. On the brash president's orders, the dissatisfied manager Matsuda heads out to scout raw talent. Matsuda makes a fateful encounter with a certain girl...

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Shimada, Mayu
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Yoshioka, Mayu
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Okamoto, Miyu
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Takagi, Miyu
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Nanase, Yoshino
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Aoyama, Yoshino
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Kikuma, Kaya
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Yamamoto, Yutaka
Yamamoto, Yutaka
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kikuta, Hiromi
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Yamazaki, Yuuta
Yamazaki, Yuuta
Episode Director, Storyboard
Aritomi, Kouji
Aritomi, Kouji
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

Episode Title Aired
1 A Quiet Beginning
Shizukanaru Shidou (静かなる始動)
Jan 11, 2014
2 Girls Standing Onstage
Stage wo Fumu Shoujo-tachi (ステージを踏む少女たち)
Jan 18, 2014
3 Kindest
Ichiban Yasashiku (一番優しく)
Jan 25, 2014
4 Scandal
Scandal (スキャンダル)
Feb 1, 2014
5 Heaven or Hell
Tengoku ka Jigoku ka (天国か地獄か)
Feb 8, 2014

Opening Theme

#1: "Tachiagare! (タチアガレ!)" by Wake Up, Girls! (TV: eps 1-2)
#2: "7 Girls War" by Wake Up, Girls! (TV: eps 3-12; BD/DVD: eps 1-12)

Ending Theme

"Kotonoha Aoba (言の葉 青葉)" by Wake Up, Girls!

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Apr 24, 2014
Note: watch the movie BEFORE you start watching the first episode. You’ll thank me later.

Success doesn’t come easily for anyone. No one is born with talent and although there are some that possesses exceptional abilities, or otherwise labeled a ‘prodigy’, everyone must try something in order to succeed. For idols, there is no exception to that. The people you see on live television performing dances and songs worked long and hard to reach where they are. Why? Because they love performing for the audience. But for a small seven-girl unit called ‘Wake Up, Girls’, they don’t have much of an audience, at least not yet. read more
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Mar 28, 2014
Nowadays, idol music groups are a firm part of otaku culture. So it doesn't really come off as a surprise that anime more and more includes idols as a theme as well - and it does it quite successful! Wake Up, Girls! is another anime that tries to hop on the moneymaking bandwagon of idol-focused series with a huge original project including a movie, a TV series and of course lots of music. So, how does Wake Up, Girls! (WUG from now on) compete with other popular idol anime series? Not too bad, I would say.

While the 50-minute prequel movie (which you definitely should watch read more
I found this review Helpful
Jun 7, 2014
-WATCH THE MOVIE FIRST- It is episode 0, and highly relevant to the series.

Let me be first to tell you that I'm not a huge fan of slice-of-life anime which this falls SQUARELY into.Also, I am not a big idol fan either. But WUG! is a masterpiece of art, idol management and hype. Here are some facts about the WUG!:

1. Every SINGLE one of the 7 main characters are completely new voice talents. For all of them this is their first major role. The one with the most experience is being train announcer in an another anime before this gig.

2. All the main characters read more
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Mar 29, 2014
This is a series that attempts to showcase what true idols are like, it does so fairly well by using characters who are not particularly talented aside from a few who have some singing experience or dancing experience. Doing this allowed the series to focus on the hardships they faced as they practice as well as the hardships of trying to draw a crowd of fans despite their lack of talent which served the show very well. All 7 girls got a chance to have their personal lives expanded on during the series which is a good thing to see for a short show like read more
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Anime: Love Live! School Idol Project
Both anime are full of music and friendship! The music in both of them are very catchy, and get stuck in my head constantly. Even the lovable characters seem to have some resemblance to one another... Such as Yoppi & Umi and Hanayo & Airi. They folow around the plot of young idols trying to make it to stardom, but WUG is a bit more "life like" than Love Live, though. Both are excellent, and I highly recommend them. ^^ 
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Kind of similar plot, only Wake Up, Girls! is set in a current time and there no sci-fi. AKB0048 has more drama, mystery, and sci-fi. Both feature a several girls auditioning for an idol group and their lives as they try to become idols. 
reportRecommended by MoonXArtemis
Anime: The iDOLM@STER
Both are about a young idol group rising to stardom. 
reportRecommended by Verty_
Anime: Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season
Both deals with Idols (how they are formed, how they practice, what songs they come up with etc etc) only, Wake Up Girls is more realistic and they deal with really serious problems. The animation may not be on par with Love Live but its still worth watching because we get to know how idols really have it in the real world.  
reportRecommended by rusette
Anime: Hanayamata
Both are about group of girls working towards their goal - in Hanayamata it's dancing at yosakoi, in Wake Up, Girls! it's becoming an idol group. It has really similar feeling with making bonds, working hard and trying to change. 
reportRecommended by mika_ce
Anime: The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls 2nd Season
- Both tells the story about the struggles of teen girls trying to become idols 
reportRecommended by pedrosp14

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