New Wake Up, Girls! Theatrical Films Titled, Dated

posted on by Karen Ressler
Part 1 slated for September 25; part 2 following in December

The official website for the two-part sequel film to the Wake Up, Girls! anime announced the film titles and premiere dates on Monday. The first part will be titled Wake Up, Girls! Seishun no Kage (Shadow of Youth) and will premiere on September 25. The second part will be titled Wake Up, Girls! Beyond the Bottom and is slated for December.

The website also unveiled a key visual for the first film. It also revealed a key visual that will appear with the limited edition theater ticket that will be sold during the 2nd Live Tour event starting on April 1 in Fukuoka.

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 DIVE II Entertainment 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 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.


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