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Wake Up, Girls! is the first season of television anime of the Wake Up, Girls!, follows after Wake Up, Girls! Seven Idols. It was aired between January 11, 2014 and March 29, 2014. The opening theme of the first two episodes is "Tachiagare!", and from episode 3 onwards is "7 Girls War", both credited by the cast of Wake Up, Girls!. The ending theme is "Kotonoha Aoba", also performed by Wake Up, Girls!.

The television series was later succeeded by the movie Wake Up, Girls! Shadow of Youth.

PlotEdit

On Christmas 2013, the idol group Wake Up, Girls plays their debut song to a small audience without much fanfare. After the concert, the group’s manager takes off with the money, leaving Green Leaves Entertainment on the verge of closure and the group without a future.

Despite this tumultuous beginning, the girls get a second chance, thanks to a mysterious benefactor and a shady business proposal. From here it’s a rocky climb to the top, but it’s a climb the girls are ready to make. Wake Up, Girls! follows the internal and external struggles of being a small-time idol girl group, from finding and accepting gigs to competing in popularity against other pop groups.

Through the group, the girls come to accept their pasts and become more certain about their futures. Faced with increasing stakes and popularity, each of the group’s seven members must find the strength and courage inside herself to give her all to the group.

EpisodesEdit

No. Title Air Date
01 "A Quiet Beginning"
(静かなる始動 "Shizukanaru Shidō"?)
January 11, 2014
On Christmas 2013, the new idol group "Wake Up, Girls!" performed their debut concert on an outdoor stage in a small park in Sendai. However, their agency's president Tange disappeared with the company's money. The remaining manager Matsuda was at a loss, and the seven members were uncertain of their group's future.
02 "Girls Standing Onstage"
(ステージを踏む少女たち "Sutēji o Fumu Shōjo-tachi"?)
January 17, 2014
Wake Up, Girls! resumes activity thanks to a Producer Sudo brought in by Matsuda. However, the job involved wearing risque swimsuits at a health spa. Despite their doubts about the obviously shady Sudo, the girls resolve to stand onstage, but the requirements continue to escalate.
03 "Kindest"
(一番優しく "Ichiban Yasashiku"?)
January 24, 2014
The missing President Tange returns to Green Leaves, and WUG resumes activity in earnest. The president secures a 3 minute weather report and gourmet report mini-corner on a variety show for the girls. The members split into two groups to work on their segments, and Minami's eating habits attract attention.
04 "Scandal"
(スキャンダル "Sukyandaru"?)
January 31, 2014
Following their TV program, Wake Up, Girls! makes smooth progress on the road to idoldom by appearing on a radio program and beginning work on their second song. However, as word of their activity spreads, people begin sharing less than kind words about former I-1 Club member Mayu.
05 "Heaven or Hell"
(天国か地獄か "Tengoku ka Jigoku ka"?)
February 7, 2014
With their second song complete, Wake Up, Girls! prepares for their second concert. However, WUG's concert falls on the same day as the I-1 Club's Sendai Theater opening concert. The town is painted in the colors of the I-1 Club and WUG is overwhelmed by the idol group's power, but the girls put their best efforts into their lessons and advertise their own concert.
06 "Not Yet"
(まだまだだよ "Madamada dayo"?)
February 14, 2014
Music Producer Hayasaka suddenly reaches out to Green Leaves. While he was one of the people responsible for raising the I-1 Club to stardom and continues working with them, he now wants to produce Wake Up, Girls!
07 "Wonderful Friends"
(素晴らしき仲間たち "Subarashiki Nakama-tachi"?)
February 21, 2014
Hayasaka announces his decision to remove Airi from Wake Up, Girls! and threatens to fire the remaining members if they do not agree.
08 "Commotion"
(波乱 "Haran"?)
February 28, 2014
Wake Up, Girls! enters the annual Idol Festival in which idol groups from across the country compete to be crowned number one. When they learn the winning team will receive a contract with a mainstream record label, the members feel motivated.
09 "Living Here"
(ここで生きる "Koko de Ikiru"?)
March 7, 2014
When Yoshino's reservations towards Mayu's resistance to talking about her past with I-1 boils over and a dark cloud hangs over the group, Wake Up, Girls! takes a trip at Kaya's suggestion.
10 "Gateway to Success"
(登竜門 "Tōryūmon"?)
March 14, 2014
The Tohoku preliminaries of the Idol Festival approach. As everything from orthodox to unique idol groups enter the competition, President Tange asks the girls what it means to be Wake Up, Girls!.
11 "Idol Rhapsody"
(アイドル狂詩曲(ラプソディー) "Aidoru Rapusodī"?)
March 21, 2014
Do to unexpected events, Wake Up, Girls! is forced to learn a new song with no time remaining. Not only that, but the song and choreography are far more difficult than the songs they've done before.
12 "No Regrets in This Moment"
(この一瞬に悔いなし "Kono Isshun ni Kui Nashi"?)
March 28, 2014
As their performance approaches, Mayu and the others notice something is wrong with Yoshino. Wake Up, Girls! can't conceal their panic when a problem develops just before they go onstage.


StaffEdit

  • Studio: Ordet, Tatsunoko Production
  • Director: Yutaka Yamamoto
  • Series Composition: Touko Machida
  • Script: Touko Machida
  • Music: Satoru Kousaki, MONACA
  • Original Concept: Yutaka Yamamoto
  • Character Design: Sunao Chikaoka

Cast & CharactersEdit

Wake Up, Girls!Edit

I-1clubEdit

OthersEdit

  • Shintaro Asanuma as Kouhei Matsuda
  • Noriko Hidaka as Junko Tange
  • Mitsuru Miyamoto as Toru Shiraki
  • Kenichi Suzumura as Tasuku Hayasaka
  • Hiro Shimono as Kuniyoshi Ota
  • Kana Hanazawa as Anna
  • Haruka Tomatsu as Karina
  • Chuna as Serika Kurokawa
  • Kenta Matsumoto as Director Suzuki
  • Noriko Suzuki as Isokawa
  • Ryusei Nakao as Sudō
  • Miki Itou as Airi's Mother
  • Sayuri Sadaoka as Mayu's Grandmother
  • Sumi Shimamoto as Mayu's Mother
  • Tomomichi Nishimura as Mayu's Grandfather

MusicEdit

Theme SongEdit

  • Opening Theme
Tachiagare! (1-2 TV)
7 Girls War (3-12 TV; 1-12 BD)
  • Ending Theme
Kotonoha Aoba

Insert SongEdit

  • Episode 1
Tachiagare! (Blu-ray)
  • Episode 2
Tachiagare!
Taiyou Iwaku Moeyo Chaos
  • Episode 3
Tachiagare!
  • Episode 5
16-Sai no Agape
Jera
DATTE
  • Episode 6
Aa Hikarizuka Kagekidan
  • Episode 10
Gokujou Smile

GalleryEdit

VideoEdit

Wake Up, Girls! Teaser

Wake Up, Girls! Teaser

Wake Up, Girls! 「7 Girls War」MV(Short Ver

Wake Up, Girls! 「7 Girls War」MV(Short Ver.)

Wake Up, Girls! 「言の葉 青葉」MV(Short Ver

Wake Up, Girls! 「言の葉 青葉」MV(Short Ver.)

External LinksEdit

Official Website
TV Tokyo

NavigationEdit

ve Animation of Wake Up, Girls!
Wake Up, Girls! 1 Wake Up, Girls! Seven IdolsA Quiet BeginningGirls Standing OnstageKindestScandalHeaven or HellNot YetWonderful FriendsCommotionLiving HereGateway to SuccessIdol RhapsodyNo Regrets in This Moment
Wake Up, Girls! 2 Wake Up, Girls! Shadow of YouthWake Up, Girls! Beyond the Bottom
Wake Up, Girls! 3 We Are Wake Up, Girls!This is Our HomeI Am My PonytailWhen It's Tasty, It's Tasty, Meow!Dreaming the Same DreamWUG Alone, WUG TogetherSpecial Show - WUGBAN! New ChapterWhen The Going Gets Tough, SmileBelieve You're Making ProgressWUG! Makes Me Think Of...?Sprout New Buds!What We Can Do!Towards The Light
OVA / ONA Wake Up, Girls! Recording of the Encounter ~A Brief Recording~Wake Up, Girl ZOO!