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Wake Up, Girls! Anime Gets New Film in 2015

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Staff to return to produce continuation of January anime, 1st film

The cast and staff of the Wake Up, Girls! anime announced at the "Wake Up, Girls!Festa.2014 Winter ~Wake Up, Girls! VS I-1club~" event at the Makuhari Messe venue that a new film will be released in 2015. The film will serve as a sequel to the original television series.

The announcement was made with a trailer:

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The film will feature the return of the TV anime's staff, with Yutaka Yamamoto directing the film at his studio Ordet. Touko Machida is writing the scripts, and Chikaoka Sunao will serve as both the character designer and animation director. Satoru Kousaki from MONACA will compose the music, and DIVEⅡentertainment will produce the sound.

In the story of the original anime and first film, 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…

The television anime and film premiered in Japan this past January. Crunchyroll streamed the series outside of Japan alongside the Chinese media services Tudou and Youku.

Source: Moca News via 0takomu

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