Wake Up, Girls took a different approach to idol anime than previously seen. Unlike the more cheery vibes of, say, Love Live! for example, WUG! portrayed a more realistic and "gritty" example of the idol industry.
A prominent example of this would be the I-1 Club. In the shots we see of the famous idol group, we see that every day, idols are being fired and replaced, overseen by a cold man who