VIDEO: Names and Faces of "Wake Up, Girls!" Idol Anime Cast Introduced

After auditioning 2,000 candidates, the cast of new voice acting talents were introduced Summer Wonder Festival

Yutaka "Yamakan" Yamamoto (Lucky Star episodes 1-4, Fractale) will be reuniting with Lucky Star writer Touko Machida and composer Satoru Kousaki on a new idol anime named Wake Up, Girls! avex (To Love-Ru) and talent agency 81 Produce auditioned girls for the anime, set to tie into the earthquake affected North Eastern region of Tohoku, Japan.


The series follows a failing talent agency who makes one last bid to stay in business by introducing a new idol group into an industry already embroiled in a war of girl bands.



A new visual looks a lot the like one, but has the girls now facing the viewer, instead of away.



And, after auditioning 2,000 candidates, the cast of new voice acting talents were introduced




    Hayashida Airi: Airi Erinado


    Mayu Shimada: Mayu Yotsuoka


    Minami Katayama: Miu Tanaka


    Yoshino Nanase: Aoyama Kitsunou


    Nanami Hisami: Nanami Yamashita


    Kaya Kikuma: Kaya Nokuno


    Miyu Okamoto: Miyu Takagi


    Kouhei Matsuda: Shintarou Asanuma


    Junko Tange: Noriko Hidaka


via NicoTube


 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.



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