The commercial began streaming last Wednesday from Avex Pictures and it features Wake Up, Girls! Seishun no Kage (Shadow of Youth). It is the first film in the two-part sequel film to the Wake Up, Girls! Anime series. In the trailer, the film’s theme song “Shōjo Kōkyōkyoku” (Girl Symphony) was featured.
An official trailer has been streamed earlier this month from the film’s official website.
The first film will screen in a two-week limited engagement starting on September 25. The second film, Wake Up, Girls! Beyond the Bottom, is slated for December.
The TV anime’s staff will return in the film with Yutaka Yamamoto as the director and he’ll direct it at his studio Ordet. The scripts were written by Touko Machida and Chikaoka Sunao will be the character designer as well as the animation director. The music will be composed by Satoru Kousaki from MONACA while the sound will be produce by DIVE II Entertainment. The cast of the seven main girls will also return to reprise their roles.
In the story of the original anime and previous 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 new films will follow the group as they make their debut in Tokyo.
Code name: Yu Alexius is an ambiguous entity who loves to talk about anime and Chinese animation in general. An insatiable soul from the Pearl of the Orient, a frustrated writer and a Houtarou Oreki wanna-be. He is a piece of a lunatic and everything crazy.