Wake Up, Girls! Shichinin no Idol

Wake Up, Girls! The Movie

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Synonyms: Wake Up, Girls!: Seven Idols
Japanese: Wake Up, Girls!七人のアイドル
English: Wake Up, Girls! The Movie
German: Wake Up, Girls! - Seven Idols der Film
Spanish: Wake Up, Girls!: Seven Idols. La Película
French: Wake Up, Girls! Le Film
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2014
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Source: Original
Genre: DramaDrama
Themes: Idols (Female)Idols (Female), MusicMusic
Duration: 52 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.161 (scored by 1288112,881 users)
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Ranked: #34232
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Popularity: #4481
Members: 24,480
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In Wake Up, Girls! Green Leaves Entertainment is in the worst situation any Talent Management Agency can be in... they have NO talent! Desperate for an act, President Junko Tange targets the idol singer market and gives her flunky Matsuda his marching orders: get a girl group to manage, even if it means building one from scratch!

Since complete singing groups rarely appear out of thin air, Matsuda's now in the difficult position of having to find girls with the right skills who don't already have contracts with Japan's music industry. That girl at the Maid Café? Good enough! A lead singer who's been fired from another group? Sure, why not? How about one who's only 13 years old? What could possibly go wrong there?

They may not be on the A-list, the B-List, or even the C-list to start, but with a little love and a whole lot of hard work, it's possible that all Japan may someday wake up to the music of WAKE UP, GIRLS!

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

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"Tachiagare! (タチアガレ!)" by Wake Up, Girls!

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Jul 5, 2015
So here we go. The movie prequel to the TV series.

Let me just say this at the start that the idol genre is an unknown territory for me. I've never watched an idol show before this and I didn't know whether I'd honestly like it.

But that said, I did enjoy this movie and this is due to the pacing of the show. Being a movie and not a TV series it had the opportunity to take a slower, more progressive approach to plot progression.

And what this means is that it had a very refreshing pace which made it enjoyable to watch. Story wise it ...
Mar 16, 2014
I wasn't expecting such a great movie especially with the slow start this one has. But there's definitely a sincerity and theme of what idols are being all about that makes this anime really moving. The art's quite unique but the two reasons I enjoyed this anime so much was because the compelling stories and themes and the characters. It's a movie about Girls trying to become idols- the movie moves fast but the great thing about that is there isn't any downtime at all. Once the plot starts to accelerate it just piles on the enjoyment from the dilemmas and struggles, the individuality of ...
Jan 23, 2014
Pop music. AKA shallow and pedantic. It's easy to be dismissive or cynical about idol groups. Putting aside any predisposition about the topic, what we have here an exciting venture about the unpredictable path to stardom. Unfortunately, this intro to the anime series only takes the first steps and cannot be considered a standalone work.

This intro nails the mood of the development and tribulations of a newly formed idol group, Wake Up, Girls! Fear of the unknown, excitement and hope of potential fame... this anime oozes potential of a fantastic journey to the spotlight. Introducing the character arc of center, Shimada Mayu, retired idol, the ...

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