The Silent Start-Up (静かなる始動 Shizukanaru Shidou?) is the 1st episode in the 1st season of Wake Up, Girls!. It was aired on January 11, 2014 and set roughly one week after the movie "Wake Up, Girls! Seven Idols".

The opening theme for the TV broadcast is "Tachiagare!", which is used as an insert song in the Blu-ray edition, whilst the opening is replaced with "7 Girls War," the ending theme for both versions is "Kotonoha Aoba."


On Christmas 2013, the new idol group "Wake Up, Girls!" performed their debut concert on an outdoor stage in a small park in Sendai. However, their agency's president Junko disappeared with the company's money. The remaining manager Kouhei was at a loss, and the seven members were uncertain of their group's future.




Major EventsEdit

  • The news of Mayu's return to the idol world has been spread.
  • I-1club is going to build a theatre in Sendai.
  • Sudo has take an interest in Wake Up, Girls!.

Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • The episode's title is based from Akira Kurosawa's film "The Quiet Duel".




ve Animation of Wake Up, Girls!
Wake Up, Girls! 1 Wake Up, Girls! Seven IdolsA Quiet BeginningGirls Standing OnstageKindestScandalHeaven or HellNot YetWonderful FriendsCommotionLiving HereGateway to SuccessIdol RhapsodyNo Regrets in This Moment
Wake Up, Girls! 2 Wake Up, Girls! Shadow of YouthWake Up, Girls! Beyond the Bottom
Wake Up, Girls! 3 We Are Wake Up, Girls!This is Our HomeI Am My PonytailWhen It's Tasty, It's Tasty, Meow!Dreaming the Same DreamWUG Alone, WUG TogetherSpecial Show - WUGBAN! New ChapterWhen The Going Gets Tough, SmileBelieve You're Making ProgressWUG! Makes Me Think Of...?Sprout New Buds!What We Can Do!Towards The Light
OVA / ONA Wake Up, Girls! Recording of the Encounter ~A Brief Recording~Wake Up, Girl ZOO!