Wake Up, Girls! Gets 2nd Stage Play in June

posted on by Karen Ressler

An official website for a new Wake Up, Girls! stage play opened on Friday. The play will run at Sogetsu Hall in Tokyo from June 6-10.

The anime's screenwriter Touko Machida is returning to write the play's original story, which will continue from the Wake Up, Girls! Aoba no Kioku (Wake Up, Girls! Record of Green Leaves) stage play, which ran in January 2017.

Like the previous stage play, the new performance will feature the main cast from the Wake Up, Girls! anime. The returning cast members include:

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

The play will also star Yū Kazūchi as Kōhei Matsuda and Ryōko Tanaka as Junko Tange.

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 first television anime premiered in Japan in January 2014 along with a limited theatrical run. Crunchyroll streamed the series outside of Japan. Two sequel films, Wake Up, Girls! Seishun no Kage and Wake Up, Girls! Beyond the Bottom, opened in 2015. Sentai Filmworks released Wake Up, Girls!: The Movie and the television series on home video.

Additionally, an original net anime spinoff titled Wake Up, Girl Zoo! premiered in 2014, and a new television anime titled Wake Up, Girls! New Chapter premiered last year. Crunchyroll streamed both series. The real-life idol group has also performed theme songs for anime.

Source: Moca News

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