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Wake Up, Girls! Shin Shō Gets New Key Visual

So, how long til we can say we’re getting WUGgy?

Earlier today, the official Wake Up, Girls! anime website updated with a new key visual for upcoming series Wake Up, Girls! Shin Shō (Wake Up, Girls! New Chapter). The image features the lead characters in-costume on stage at a concert.

Wake Up, Girls! Shin Shō will début on TV Tokyo on October 9. The full broadcast schedule is as follows:

  • TV Tokyo: 10/9/2017 at 26:05 (10/10/2017 at 2:05AM)
  • Sendai Broadcast: 10/10/2017 at 26:00 (10/11/2017 at 2:00AM)
  • AT-X: 10/11/2017 at 23:30 (10/11/2017 at 11:30PM)

Shin Itagaki will replace Yutaka “Yamakan” Yamamoto as director for Wake Up, Girls! Shin Shō at Millepensee. Miyuki Sugawara will replace Sunao Chikaoka, who is now credited with “Original Character Design.” The scripts and original story are credited to Green Leaves.

The team of Satoru Kousaki and monaca will return to compose the soundtrack at Dive II animation.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Ayumi Hayashi: Koko Hayashi
  • Otome Morishima: Yūka Morishima
  • Itsuka Atsugi: Nanami Atsugi
  • Kohei Matsuda: Shintaro Asanuma
  • Junko Tange: Noriko Hidaka
  • Tooru Shiraki: Mitsuru Miyamoto
  • Tasuku Hayasaka: Kenichi Suzumura

Hayashi, Morishima, and Atsugi won their roles in this year’s “Avex x 81 Produce Wake Up, Girls! Audition Dai-3-Kai Anisong Vocal Audition.” The three will make up in-show idol unit “Run Girls, Run!” Moreover, the girls will also band together in a real-life idol unit under the same name. The remaining players previously appeared in the Wake Up, Girls! anime franchise and will reprise their roles for the new title.

A new promo, titled The New Chapter Begins, started streaming earlier this month. You can check it out below:

Source: Ota-suke

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