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Wake Up, Girls! TV Anime Gets Stage Play Starring Anime's Cast

posted on 2016-07-17 06:45 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Anime's scriptwriter, composers also return for musical premiering in January

The Wake Up, Girls! television anime series is getting a stage play adaptation. The stage play opened a website on Sunday to announce the show's main staff and cast. The stage play's title is Wake Up, Girls! Aoba no Kioku (Wake Up, Girls! Record of Green Leaves).

The anime's main seven voice actresses will reprise their roles for the stage play.

Mayu Yoshioka as Mayu Shimada
Yoshino Aoyama as Yoshino Nanase
Minami Tanaka as Minami Katayama
Nanami Yamashita as Nanami Hisami
Miyu Takagi as Miyu Okamoto
Airi Eino as Airi Hayashida
Kaya Okuno as Kaya Kikuma

Green Leaves is credited with the original work for the play, and Touko Machida (who wrote and oversaw the scripts for the television anime) is writing the script for the play. Takewo Kakinoki is directing the play, and monaka and Satoru Kousaki (both of whom composed music for the television anime) are composing the music. Avex Pictures is organizing the play.

The play will run at the AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo in January 2017.

In the story of the original anime, 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 premiered in Japan in January 2014 along with a limited theatrical run. Crunchyroll streamed the series outside of Japan alongside the Chinese media services Tudou and Youku. Two sequel films, Wake Up, Girls! Seishun no Kage and Wake Up, Girls! Beyond the Bottom, opened on September 25 and December 11, respectively. Additionally, an original net anime spinoff titled Wake Up, Girl Zoo! premiered in 2014. Crunchyroll also streamed that spinoff series.

Sentai Filmworks released the original movie on home video on June 7, and will release the television anime series on home video in August.

Source: Music Natalie via Otakomu


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