Wake up, Girls! The Shadow of Youth – Trailer

A brand new trailer has been released for the first of the two upcoming Wake Up, Girls! anime films. This new trailer shows off the idol group at their height following the anime season, but troubles arise as the I-1 Club manages to sell over a million copies on their latest album. The two films will be sequels to the 2014 anime TV series and will feature the return of the main cast and staff. The first film will be titled Wake Up, Girls! The Shadow of Youth, and the second is titled Wake Up, Girls! Beyond the Bottom.

The first Wake Up, Girls! anime sequel film will release in Japan on September 25. The second film  will release this December.

Here is the first trailer for the Wake Up, Girls! films:

The cast of the anime will be returning in the upcoming film, which includes:

  • Airi Eino (Debut Role) will return as Airi Hayashida



  • Nanami Yamashita (Chifuyu Himeki from Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de) will reprise her role of Nanami Hisami



  • Minami Tanaka (Hannah N. Fontanstand in Hanayamata) voicing as Minami Katayama



  • Kaya Okuno (Yaya Sasame in Hanayamata) will be back to voice Kaya Kikuma



  • Yoshino Aoyama (Debut Role) voices Yoshino Nanase



  • Miyu Takagi (Hacka Doll No. 1 from Hacka Doll Anime Special) as Miyu Okamoto



  • Mayu Yoshioka (Debut Role) returning as Mayu Shimada


The staff members from the anime will also return and includes:

  • Director: Yutaka Yamamoto (Lucky☆Star, Senyuu.)
  • Scriptwriter: Touko Machida (Lucky☆StarHamatora: The Animation)
  • Anime Character Designer and Chief Animation Director: Sunao Chikaoka (Kyo no Gononi, Hen Semi)
  • Music Composer: MONACA (Hanayamata, Oregairu)
  • Animation Studio: Ordet (Senyuu.Black★Rock Shooter)

Here is the first film’s main visual:


Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:

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…