Wake Up Girls! Episode 8


My name is Eva, I've been watching Anime since 2003, and I became a fan later in 2005. I am a passionate writer, so it's a wonderful experience and incredibly thrilling to blog reviews/critics and just express myself about the series.

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  1. Noc says:

    Ah, I’m glad I was able to watch this episode in a timely manner. I didn’t get to last week’s episode till just the other day >.< The art did look pretty derpy this time around, but I assume that's because they're saving the budget for an awesome dance scene in a few episodes when they perform at the festival or something.

    Anyhoo, this episode sure pulled me in a lot of directions. On one hand I definitely think the girls don't practice enough- I'm always getting frustrated watching them end early or practicing with barely any sweat on them because that's not how I'd want it to be if I was in such a group. On the other hand, I also think they should stop comparing themselves to I-1 so much. Mayu's sudden focus on them really bothered me, and what Shiho said about keeping I-1's reputation in mind made me mad. If Mayu insists on bringing I-1 into things, then she should at least have the sense to tell the other girls the whole story and stop saying crap like "they have nothing to do with this" because they obviously do.

    On the Nanami side of things, that actually didn't bother me. It's always been a possibility looming on the horizon after all, but I think the reason why she hasn't told the other girls yet is because she doesn't want them to be distracted/she hasn't really made up her mind yet. Her conversation with Airi certainly showed some hesitance. I have faith that she'll pull through in the end. It's a little ways off in any case, so I'm guessing the writers have decided to let that plot point simmer a little bit as we resolve this vexing Yoppi-Mayu conflict.

    All in all, I enjoyed this episode a lot more than last time…maybe it's because there was less angst or because I wasn't as tired from work, who knows. I'll probably keep watching 'till the end though, we're more than halfway there after all.