Wake Up, Girls!

TV (12 eps)
2.949 of 5 from 968 votes
Rank #3,480
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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...

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UberPig's avatar by UberPig on May 13, 2014
Score 7.4/10

Story While many idol related shows play up the fantasy aspects of that world, the flawed but worthwhile Wake Up, Girls! takes the viewer on relatively grounded journey through the inner workings and challenges of one these groups as its members try to make their way in a highly competitive and unforgiving market environment.

The show isn't particularly subtle and certainly engages in some of the... read more

DerekL's avatar by DerekL on Feb 24, 2014
Score 7/10

(Warning, there be some light spoilers ahead.) So far... so interesting.

I've never watched an idol anime before, and tuned in partially to see what all the fuss about pantsu was about.  Watching the trailers, I didn't see anything to indicate this was "that kind of a show" so I was curious.  I watched the first ep, and was confused as to what exactly is going on, but some digging on... read more

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