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Next Wake up, Girls! Anime to be Split Into 2 Films

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
1st, 2nd films serving as epilogue to original TV anime premiere in September, December

The cast of the Wake Up, Girls! anime announced at the “Wake Up, Girls! Fanclub Opening Celebration Meeting” event that the upcoming Wake Up, Girls! film will be split into two parts. The pair of films will be titled Wake Up, Girls! Zoku Gekijōban (Wake Up, Girls! Continuation Movie).The first film will premiere in Japan in September, while the second film will open in December.

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. The cast of the seven main girls will also return to reprise their roles.

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 last January. Crunchyroll streamed the series outside of Japan alongside the Chinese media services Tudou and Youku.

The announcement of the project was made with a trailer at an event in December:

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Source: Moca News

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