Wake Up, Girls!

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Synonyms: WUG!
Japanese: Wake Up, Girls!
English: Wake Up, Girls!
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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
Genre: DramaDrama
Themes: Idols (Female)Idols (Female), MusicMusic
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.981 (scored by 1972319,723 users)
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Ranked: #43212
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3017
Members: 54,999
Favorites: 158

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The gateway to Idol stardom might have opened for the newly formed singing group Wake Up, Girls, but the path to fame is full of perils and pitfalls. And for Mayu, Airi, Minami, Yoshino, Nanami, Kaya and Miyu, it's going to be especially difficult knowing who to trust, as their manager Matsuda's lack of experience could give other, less scrupulous, individuals a chance to take advantage.

That's a situation that quickly comes to a head when Green Leaves' president suddenly disappears with most of the money, and things only get worse when the replacement producer seems more interested in getting the girls into revealing swimsuits than promoting their music.

As malicious gossip begins to surface regarding Mayu's past membership in a rival group, and internal tensions begin to tear the team apart, they'll need more than just ambition to survive. Singing may be a business, but friendship and a love of music is what will keep everything together.

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)


Wake Up, Girls! was announced by the production company Avex Entertainment, who helmed the series in collaboration with director Yutaka Yamamoto and voice talent agency 81 Produce. The anime was billed as the Lucky☆Star reunion as Yamamoto would once again work with scriptwriter/series composer Touko Machida and MONACA composer Satoru Kousaki. Avex and 81 Produce held open auditions for the voice actresses who would voice and sing as the Wake Up, Girls! idol group and over 2000 candidates auditioned. The anime served as the V.A. debut for the seven eventual winners. In addition, the winners all shared their given name with the character they voiced.

Characters & Voice Actors


Fujio, Tsutomu
Yamamoto, Yutaka
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Theme Song Lyrics, Original Creator
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Hashiguchi, Yousuke
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

Episode Videos


Nov 22, 2019
Every now and then, I decide to take a break from watching seasonal anime to watch non-seasonals instead. The non-seasonal anime that I decided to watch this time was Wake Up, Girls! because of a certain voice actress called Tanaka Minami. However, even though I did decide to watch this anime mainly because of her, the anime proved to be quite enjoyable to watch. Seeing the main characters growing to become a semi-professional idol unit from their very small beginnings did make me warm inside.

The story has good pacing. Even though most of the episodes showcases a story of a different girl, it also ...
Mar 17, 2019
People ask me very often: what is your favorite idols anime.
OK, I’d like to live in peace with myself, so I’m going to answer to my imaginary friends.
Firstly, I’m not familiar with the idols culture, I don’t understand it, but I really like idols-anime, it’s a piece of sterilized happiness, straightforward success with songs and dances. Suddenly Wake Up Girls is not an idol anime. It’s an anime about everything, about friendship, about success and failure, even about idols, they’re shown as antagonists and, of course, it’s about weird potatoes, y’know.
But the fact is this is the best, so let’s begin.
1. Plot. Score: Canonical.
A small ...
Apr 17, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Some say watch the movie before the series but didn't and I'm glad. Going into this series was really hard, the main reason is because it was always cringe for me from episode 1-12. The wake Up Girls try to get popular and work them selfs to the top. This is the part that annoyed me. Every time they go on stage or do something idol related, they always fail in some way leading to cringe. I feel the need to skip scenes all the time because of this. At the first stage performance of the anime, it was horrible and couldn't be anymore disapointed. ...

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