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Just curious but does anyone else think maybe Hayasaka had a hand in Bivex's offering them a recording contract? I'm thinking that his disgust at Shiraki's off hand comment might have something to do with it. He might've used some of his clout and helped sell Bivex on the idea of signing them. Just a thought.

And correct me if I'm wrong but they don't lip synch those concerts like they do in America & some other parts of the world, and when they were first rehearsing you could tell Yoppi was "off". Must've made it doubly hard for her to sing in perfect pitch with that excruciating pain shooting through her I'm guessing.

And if that's the case how do they give on the spot instructions to each other during the song without being heard by the audience and with a mic attached to their heads? Is that an anime only thing or is there a workaround for that?
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Someone mentioned in the comments that they were going to download the songs on iTunes. I guess he meant the Japanese one since I don't see them on the U.S. one.
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This is deep.
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This is deep.


The Broadway story after 9/11 was a real thing?
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I really enjoyed this from start to finish! My first idol show, and after marathoning Love Live, I think I'm hooked. I like the realistic presentation of idol groups in this show, and how they really tried to be realistic by bringing in stories related to the earthquake, tsunami, and even 9/11 at the end.

I'm really hoping for a R1 release of WUG, but I don't think it'll happen. There's just a lot of things involved in the property, from the real idol group to the movie, tv show, and songs, so there are probably a lot of demands from the licensor that North American companies can't afford. Or something like that. Its a shame, because its a great show! Hopefully NIS America comes through on this one.

My question now is what is the real life version of WUG going to do from here on out? Especially if a second season isn't made. Hopefully they'll continue to make more music.



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Posted 20 days ago , edited 20 days ago

chuyaka wrote:


globenstuff wrote:



This is deep.


The Broadway story after 9/11 was a real thing?


Somehow I get the feeling this was just tacked on. Almost like trying to be edgy or controversial by mentioning or alluding to real life tragedies which most shows are hesitant to do (like the great Sendai quake & tsunami that was alluded to throughout much of the series). Honestly I don't know whether to call it artistic chutzpah or a kind of cheap pandering. I have mixed feelings about it.

Anyway if I remember correctly pretty much the whole island of Manhattan was evacuated later that day so even though I haven't actually done a search on this topic, I'm fairly certain its fake.
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My question now is what is the real life version of WUG going to do from here on out? Especially if a second season isn't made. Hopefully they'll continue to make more music.

Considering that they made a greeting just for Crunchyroll viewers, I suspect they'd be open to touring the U.S. and other places if some convention would invite them.
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Though I'm going to get an earful from a lot of other fans. I'm going to say it....this show is THE best anime of the season as of now (I'm still holding out on "Nagi No Asukara", though right now WUG has the edge). I like this show MUCH better than "Kill la Kill", or even "Golden Time", which I truly thought was pretty darn good. While other shows may have had much bigger budgets this season and could afford better CG & whatnot, and let's face it you can easily tell this show was made on a shoestring budget, but this show just had more heart to it. That whole time the girls were performing their song on stage with an injured Yoppi I was literally on the edge of my seat, nervous as heck that something terrible was going to happen any second. Man, I never so badly wanted the song to hurry up and be over with before something bad happened, as it was killing me watching it while at the same time rooting like crazy and really getting into the moment and being almost as happy for them as that small gang of hardcore supporters they had.

Though I don't know Yamakan personally and while I have no doubts his reputation of not playing well with others is at least somewhat warranted, I have to give props to the guy. From what I can tell it looks like he really is trying to save anime, or at least raise the bar a bit. All of us long time anime fans have done our share of complaining about the overall general state of the industry and here comes this one guy who is at least trying to do something about it.

So after much thinking and rationalizing about it, I have decided to heck with the costs, I'm going to support this series right here & now. So I just bought the 1st & 2nd volumes. Common decency as a fan demands that I support this show since I am financially able to, and I hope a sizeable portion of the fandom whether from inside Japan or outside does the same. Whatever Yutaka Yamamoto's faults are as a person, we NEED more people like him in the industry to continue raising the bar.

Will watch "Love Live 2" this season, but unless something truly miraculous happens, I don't think I'm going to enjoy it or any other idol shows as much as this one. Kind of hard to go back to the regular idol animes after this.
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^WUG definitely is more relatable than the other group idol shows as there few if any over the top elements(not even 1 or more members who are insanely rich) other than landing a former disgraced center from we're-so-huge-we-hold-competitions-to-create-new-rivals I-1 Club.
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Though I'm going to get an earful from a lot of other fans. I'm going to say it....this show is THE best anime of the season as of now (I'm still holding out on "Nagi No Asukara", though right now WUG has the edge). I like this show MUCH better than "Kill la Kill", or even "Golden Time", which I truly thought was pretty darn good. While other shows may have had much bigger budgets this season and could afford better CG & whatnot, and let's face it you can easily tell this show was made on a shoestring budget, but this show just had more heart to it. That whole time the girls were performing their song on stage with an injured Yoppi I was literally on the edge of my seat, nervous as heck that something terrible was going to happen any second. Man, I never so badly wanted the song to hurry up and be over with before something bad happened, as it was killing me watching it while at the same time rooting like crazy and really getting into the moment and being almost as happy for them as that small gang of hardcore supporters they had.

Though I don't know Yamakan personally and while I have no doubts his reputation of not playing well with others is at least somewhat warranted, I have to give props to the guy. From what I can tell it looks like he really is trying to save anime, or at least raise the bar a bit. All of us long time anime fans have done our share of complaining about the overall general state of the industry and here comes this one guy who is at least trying to do something about it.

So after much thinking and rationalizing about it, I have decided to heck with the costs, I'm going to support this series right here & now. So I just bought the 1st & 2nd volumes. Common decency as a fan demands that I support this show since I am financially able to, and I hope a sizeable portion of the fandom whether from inside Japan or outside does the same. Whatever Yutaka Yamamoto's faults are as a person, we NEED more people like him in the industry to continue raising the bar.

Will watch "Love Live 2" this season, but unless something truly miraculous happens, I don't think I'm going to enjoy it or any other idol shows as much as this one. Kind of hard to go back to the regular idol animes after this.


It was a good show, but like Love Live, idols anime needs at least to be 24 episodes at least; they end this type of series in 12 episode with a turning point.
If you haven't watched The Idolm@ster I highly recommend it, there is enough character development for these idols and at the end you'll have a feeling of satisfaction.http://www.crunchyroll.com/the-idol-master
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Posted 18 days ago

chuyaka wrote:


globenstuff wrote:



This is deep.


The Broadway story after 9/11 was a real thing?


Mostly real, yes. Broadway theaters reopened two days after the 9/11 attacks, with the idea that getting back to normal was an important response to the tragedy. There's a story about it here: http://www.ny1.com/content/911_tenth_anniversary/911_a_look_back/146782/a-look-back--broadway-reopens-its-doors-following-terrorist-attacks. I think the point made in WUG! is that idol groups rallying the spirits of the Japanese after the tsunami is done very much in the same way. After all, that's a big part of why WUG! itself is set in Sendai and timed to the third anniversary of the tsunami.
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chuyaka wrote:

It was a good show, but like Love Live, idols anime needs at least to be 24 episodes at least; they end this type of series in 12 episode with a turning point.
If you haven't watched The Idolm@ster I highly recommend it, there is enough character development for these idols and at the end you'll have a feeling of satisfaction.http://www.crunchyroll.com/the-idol-master


While I do admit to enjoying the Idolmaster, at the end of it all it was just another silly show based on a game. It was a fun silly show, but it left me feeling unsatisfied and thinking "y'know, a show like this could have so much potential if the right producer/director would come along and tap into it". And along comes Yamakan and BAM! At least he does tap into some of the potential of this genre.

And I liked Matsuda a lot more than the producer in Idolmaster. For all his faults and seeming uselessness, at least Matsuda came across like a very real character for whom things didn't just magically work out for all the time. In contrast the producer in the Idolmaster just comes across as another generic harem anime lead.

I would recommend Idolmaster to someone if they just want to turn their brain off and have some simple lighthearted fun (and that's fine in its own right). But for a show with actual substance, It's gotta be WUG!!!


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Mostly real, yes. Broadway theaters reopened two days after the 9/11 attacks, with the idea that getting back to normal was an important response to the tragedy. There's a story about it here: http://www.ny1.com/content/911_tenth_anniversary/911_a_look_back/146782/a-look-back--broadway-reopens-its-doors-following-terrorist-attacks. I think the point made in WUG! is that idol groups rallying the spirits of the Japanese after the tsunami is done very much in the same way. After all, that's a big part of why WUG! itself is set in Sendai and timed to the third anniversary of the tsunami.


Yeah but I don't think there were any Japanese pop idol groups scheduled to perform on the day of the attacks or anywhere around that time in NY like Shiraki seems to insinuate.
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So after much thinking and rationalizing about it, I have decided to heck with the costs, I'm going to support this series right here & now. So I just bought the 1st & 2nd volumes. Common decency as a fan demands that I support this show since I am financially able to, and I hope a sizeable portion of the fandom whether from inside Japan or outside does the same. Whatever Yutaka Yamamoto's faults are as a person, we NEED more people like him in the industry to continue raising the bar.


Really, if you really really really want a series 2, this is what you have to do; for any Anime series. Im considering it too, but I only recently got my debt under control, so spending 200$ to import this great series is a but out of the question *cry*

WUG had a brilliant ending; almost all the other endings of this seasons animes fell flat, yes including KLK and Log Horizion. But WUG kept its tempo going right to the end. It was by far the most consistent of the animes this season, and definitely in my top three
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Posted 15 days ago , edited 15 days ago

Nyanako wrote:


KaiserSosei wrote:
So after much thinking and rationalizing about it, I have decided to heck with the costs, I'm going to support this series right here & now. So I just bought the 1st & 2nd volumes. Common decency as a fan demands that I support this show since I am financially able to, and I hope a sizeable portion of the fandom whether from inside Japan or outside does the same. Whatever Yutaka Yamamoto's faults are as a person, we NEED more people like him in the industry to continue raising the bar.


Really, if you really really really want a series 2, this is what you have to do; for any Anime series. Im considering it too, but I only recently got my debt under control, so spending 200$ to import this great series is a but out of the question *cry*

WUG had a brilliant ending; almost all the other endings of this seasons animes fell flat, yes including KLK and Log Horizion. But WUG kept its tempo going right to the end. It was by far the most consistent of the animes this season, and definitely in my top three


I bought the movie BD, OP, ED and volume 1 BD so far. Volume two is delayed to May unfortunately.

The fix ups in volume one are very encouraging. They gave it an OP! So while the delay on volume two is disappointing it is OK if they need the time to do it properly.

Sales of the movie were OK at 10k, but volume one is only at 3K first week which is iffy for season two. Volume one had an event ticket too so it's in danger for later volumes dropping. A lot.

I1 Club Little a Challenger sold 3K. It certainly didn't get AKB48 million sales level like in the show. I didn't buy it.
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For what its worth, at least sales are now consistent even with WUG related stuff like I1 Club.
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