Wake Up, Girls! English Translations

Welcome!

This is a compilation post about translations (mostly interviews) I’ve published about the voice acting unit Wake Up, Girls! (WUG) and its members to make it easier for everyone to navigate and read about them.

Just to get this out of the way, this is why I started translating these and how I generally went about it. In short, they’re an interesting group of individuals with a history worth telling that I want people to know about. Hopefully, you’ll find a deeper appreciation in them both as the unit and the voice actresses themselves. The unit’s activities have ceased but they left a strong legacy behind as its members face a new chapter so if you’re curious how they got there and where they’re going, this is for you.

I’ll keep updating this as I go but suffice to say, I’ve translated just about every interview that I think is a good read during their time as WUG and covered the ones I didn’t translate with [context notes] but there are still a few I want to tackle to cover all bases.

From here on, if there’s anything about them and their respective journeys that spark an interest—an interview, a post, or whatever it may be—I’ll probably work on it and post it here.

Finally, forgive the inconsistent style and formatting. XD I learned the ropes as I went and as much as I want to go through over all them again, I think it’s good to leave them as they are.


General Topics

Aoyama Yoshino, Eino Airi, Yamashita Nanami MyNavi Interview (11/29/2017)

Shin Shou Animate Interview Series #10 | What makes a WUG song? (12/26/2017)

Shin Shou Animate Interview Series #12 (1/11/2018) Polaris Interview | Thoughts and feelings toward Tohoku, Sendai, fans, and supporters.

Wake Up, Girls! Related Excerpts from Anisama 2018 -OK!- Akiba Souken Interview with Saito P

Summary of Mantan Web Wake Up, Girls! Interviews with Yoshioka Mayu and Eino Airi (2-26, 27-2019)

Wake Up, Girls! Final Live Letters

Cho Animedia Final Interview | Eino Airi, Yamashita Nanami, Okuno Kaya, Takagi Miyu (4/2/2019)

[Final Live Primer] Famitsu Long Interview #1 (3/7/2019) | Yoshioka Mayu, Eino Airi, Aoyama Yoshino, Okuno Kaya

[Final Live Primer] Famitsu Long Interview #2 (3/7/2019) | Tanaka Minami, Takagi Miyu, Yamashita Nanami

Wake Up, Girls! 2018 Solo Event URA Documentary Interviews

Wake Up, Girls! Final Live Pamphlet Interviews


Indexed by WUG Music

[General with mentions of a few songs and I-1 Club songs] Shin Shou Animate Interview Series #10 | What makes a WUG song? (12/26/2017)

[Sugao de KISS ME] Nanami LisAni

[Chikatetsu Labyrinth] Airi LisAni

[Seventeen Crisis] Airi LisAni, Miyu LisAni

[Platinum Sunrise] Miyu LisAni, Minami LisAni

[Shoujo Koukyoukyoku] Minami LisAni, Yoppi LisAni

[Beyond the Bottom] Yoppi LisAni, Kaya LisAni

Wake Up, May’n! (WUM) AnimateTimes One in a Billion Interview (8/8/2017)

Wake Up, May’n! (WUM) Famitsu One in a Billion Interview (8/7/2017)

AnimateTimes Suki no Skill Interview (3/1/2018)

Koi de Ai de Boukun desu | Yukimoyou Koi no Moyou | TUNAGO LisAni Interview (5/23/2017)

Shin Shou Animate Interview Series #12 (1/11/2018) Polaris Interview | Thoughts and feelings toward Tohoku, Sendai, fans, and supporters.

[7 Senses and Shizuku no Kanmuri] Wake Up, Girls! (WUG) Aoyama Yoshino, Eino Airi, Yamashita Nanami MyNavi Interview (11/29/2017)

[Umi Soshite Shutter Doori, Kotoba no Kesshou, Doyoubi no Flight, Sayonara no Parade] Cho Animedia Final Interview | Famitsu Long Interviews #1 and #2

English Lyrics Translations for Umi Soshite Shutter Doori, Kotoba no Kesshou, Doyoubi no Flight, Sayonara no Parade


Indexed by Member


Yoshioka Mayu (吉岡茉祐)

Yoshioka Mayu Animate Interview (4/16/2018)

Yoshioka Mayu DDNavi Interview (2/9/2015)

Yoshioka Mayu LisAni Interview (7/24/2015)

Summary of Mantan Web Wake Up, Girls! Interviews with Yoshioka Mayu and Eino Airi (2-26, 27-2019)

Townwork Magazine Yoshioka Mayu Interview (3-5-2019)

Yoshioka Mayu final blog post (3/9/2019)

Yoshioka Mayu Post-Sendai Live Blog Post (2-25-2019) | My closet #70 (1-23-2019)

Yoshioka Mayu Cho! Animedia Onsen Musume 追伸、ありがとう Interview (4/23/2019)

Famitsu Long Interview #1 (3/7/2019) | Yoshioka Mayu, Eino Airi, Aoyama Yoshino, Okuno Kaya

Wake Up, Girls! 2018 Solo Event URA Documentary Interviews

Wake Up, Girls! Final Live Pamphlet Interviews

Yoshioka Mayu LisAni Cop Craft ED Connected Single Release Interview (8/6/2019)

Yoshioka Mayu AnimateTimes Cop Craft ED Connected Single Release Interview (8/7/2019)

Yoshioka Mayu First Birthday Event “Thank You For Coming! 2019” Special Interview (11/7/2019)

Yoshioka Mayu Seiyuu Grand Prix Next Girls Vol. 1 (2/2018): Early Beginnings, School Life, Miyano Mamoru, and Other Trivia


Eino Airi (永野愛理)

Eino Airi DDNavi Interview (9/29/2015)

Eino Airi LisAni Interview (8/15/2015)

AnimateTimes Suki no Skill Interview (3/1/2018)

Summary of Mantan Web Wake Up, Girls! Interviews with Yoshioka Mayu and Eino Airi (2-26, 27-2019)

Eino Airi final blog post (3/9/2019)

Eino Airi Post-Sendai Live Blog Post (2-27-2019)

Famitsu Long Interview #1 (3/7/2019) | Yoshioka Mayu, Eino Airi, Aoyama Yoshino, Okuno Kaya

Wake Up, Girls! 2018 Solo Event URA Documentary Interviews

Wake Up, Girls! Final Live Pamphlet Interviews

Eino Airi Year-end Thank You Blog Post (12/31/2019)


Tanaka Minami (田中美海)

Tanaka Minami DDNavi Interview (8/29/2014)

Tanaka Minami LisAni Interview (9/24/2015)

Tanaka Minami and Yamashita Nanami Post-Sendai Live Blog Posts (2-28, 3-1, 2019)

Famitsu Long Interview #2 (3/7/2019) | Tanaka Minami, Takagi Miyu, Yamashita Nanami

Wake Up, Girls! 2018 Solo Event URA Documentary Interviews

Wake Up, Girls! Final Live Pamphlet Interviews

Yamanaka Takuya’s Gamer Kouyuuroku #2: Tanaka Minami (8/24, 31/ 2019)

Tanaka Minami A&G NEXT BREAKS FIVE STARS FINAL FESTIVAL After-Post (10-13-2019)

Yamashita Nanami / Tanaka Minami Christmas Q&A Instagram Stories

Tanaka Minami’s Come on! Minahouse Seiyuu Grand Prix Interview (March 2020 Issue)


Aoyama Yoshino (青山吉能)

Aoyama Yoshino DDNavi Interview (3/22/2016)

Aoyama Yoshino LisAni Interview (3/26/2016)

-MiRaji Niconico Interview Featuring Nakajima Yoshiki, Aoyama Yoshino, and Takagi Miyu (1/16/2019)

Aoyama Yoshino Cho! Animedia Onsen Musume 追伸、ありがとう Interview (4/23/2019)

Famitsu Long Interview #1 (3/7/2019) | Yoshioka Mayu, Eino Airi, Aoyama Yoshino, Okuno Kaya

Wake Up, Girls! 2018 Solo Event URA Documentary Interviews

Wake Up, Girls! Final Live Pamphlet Interviews

Wake Up, Girls! (WUG) Aoyama Yoshino final blog post (3/9/2019)

Notice from 81Produce regarding Aoyama Yoshino (3/5/2020)

Aoyama Yoshino’s animateTimes Column Mizuiro Place #1: First round-up of 2020 (Self-introduction)


Yamashita Nanami (山下七海)

Yamashita Nanami DDNavi Interview (9/26/2014)

Yamashita Nanami LisAni Interview (12/18/2015)

Tanaka Minami and Yamashita Nanami Post-Sendai Live Blog Posts (2-28, 3-1, 2019)

Famitsu Long Interview #2 (3/7/2019) | Tanaka Minami, Takagi Miyu, Yamashita Nanami

Wake Up, Girls! 2018 Solo Event URA Documentary Interviews

Wake Up, Girls! Final Live Pamphlet Interviews

Yamashita Nanami Final Blog Post (3/09/2019)

Yamashita Nanami / Tanaka Minami Christmas Q&A Instagram Stories


Okuno Kaya (奥野香耶)

Okuno Kaya DDNavi Interview (8/13/2014)

Okuno Kaya LisAni Interview (12/9/2015)

AnimateTimes Suki no Skill Interview (3/1/2018)

Famitsu Long Interview #1 (3/7/2019) | Yoshioka Mayu, Eino Airi, Aoyama Yoshino, Okuno Kaya

Wake Up, Girls! 2018 Solo Event URA Documentary Interviews

Wake Up, Girls! Final Live Pamphlet Interviews

Okuno Kaya Final Blog Post (3/09/2019)

Okuno Kaya Birthday Book 2020 Special Interview: Birthday Anecdotes, Personal Growth, Career and Stage Experiences, Future Goals


Takagi Miyu (高木美佑)

Takagi Miyu DDNavi Interview (10/5/2015)

Takagi Miyu LisAni Interview (10/30/2015)

-MiRaji Niconico Interview Featuring Nakajima Yoshiki, Aoyama Yoshino, and Takagi Miyu (1/16/2019)

Takagi Miyu final blog post (3/9/2019)

Famitsu Long Interview #2 (3/7/2019) | Tanaka Minami, Takagi Miyu, Yamashita Nanami

Wake Up, Girls! 2018 Solo Event URA Documentary Interviews

Wake Up, Girls! Final Live Pamphlet Interviews