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Wake Up, Girls!

Wake Up, Girls!

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: WUG!


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2014 to Mar 29, 2014
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.071 (scored by 6673 users)
Ranked: #28052
Popularity: #1412
Members: 17,299
Favorites: 46
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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)

Related Anime

Prequel: Wake Up, Girls! Shichinin no Idol
Spin-off: Wake Up, Girl Zoo!

Characters & Voice Actors

Hayashida, Airi
Hayashida, Airi
Eino, Airi
Eino, Airi
Hisami, Nanami
Hisami, Nanami
Yamashita, Nanami
Yamashita, Nanami
Katayama, Minami
Katayama, Minami
Tanaka, Minami
Tanaka, Minami
Kikuma, Kaya
Kikuma, Kaya
Okuno, Kaya
Okuno, Kaya


Yamamoto, Yutaka
Director, Planning
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Kosaki, Satoru
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement, Music
Yoshioka, Mayu
Theme Song Performance, Inserted Song Performance

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Jul 27, 2014
I actually wanted to watch this since it came out during its seasonal airing. But, I decided that I would watch it later.

Wake Up, Girls! is another idol anime, produced by Ordet and under the direction of the infamous Yamamoto Yutaka.

Before its 12-episode anime, there is a movie to be watched first. I really, really recommend that you watch the movie because it shows how the idol group under the same anime name, “Wake Up, Girls!” (WUG), started. In the anime series, the group faces problematic situations, and it tries to manage and keep it going.

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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
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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. ^^
Both are about a young idol group rising to stardom.

Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

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

Recent News

Spin-off Shorts 'Wake Up, Girl Zoo!' Announced ( 1 2 )
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08-11-14, 10:03 PM
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02-09-14, 5:15 PM

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