Tachiagare! (タチアガレ! Stand Up!?)is the first song performed by Wake Up, Girls! debuted in 'Wake Up, Girls! Shichi-nin no Idol' as the theme song and plays over the ending credits. At first, it was originally sung by six members and is subsequently centred by Minami Katayama, but later expanded to seven when Mayu Shimada joins the group (and also becomes the centre).

The song later used as the opening theme for the first two episodes of first season TV anime, but is replaced by '7 Girls War' on the Blu-Ray and DVD releases. It also appears a few times as an insert song throughout the TV series, ‘Wake Up, Girls! Beyond the Bottom’ and ‘Wake Up, Girls! Shin Shou’


Wake Up, Girls! Shichi-nin no Idol Edit

The song is written by Twinkle in the anime after a couple of unsuccessful results for a debut CD. Then, as the single is shipped and delivered, president Tange Junko suddenly leaves with all of the intended funds for the single production. Additionally, Mayu joins WUG after running to the Green Leaves Office and the film ends with a full 7-member Christmas performance of the song.

Wake Up, Girls! (2014 TV Anime) Edit

The song is seen as a flashback to the Christmas performance in the first episode, in it’s same state that was aired in the prior movie. Afterwards, the song makes several cameos through several live performances, such as WUG’s first outing at MCN due to the fact that it is one of WUG’s staple songs in their early days, alongside other songs such as ’16-Sai no Agape’.

Wake Up, Girls! Seishun no Kage Edit

After performing ‘Sugao de KISS ME’ to an empty concert in the park, the members of WUG contemplate their next moves. They decided to leave the park until Airi Hayashida begins to sing the song a capella leading the other girls to join her.

Wake Up, Girls! Beyond the Bottom Edit

The song makes a small cameo during a short montage of the national tour WUG are carrying out in anticipation of the 2015 Idol Festival. Additionally, when the group are invited to perform as a support for a gig of Oga Namahagez, just before the montage begins, there is a very short insert of ‘Tachiagare’ with a shot of animation mainly focusing on Mayu.

Wake Up, Girls! Shin Shou Edit

The song plays in the first episode ‘We Are Wake Up, Girls!’ as Kaya, Minami and Miyu watch a video of three girls (who later turn out to be Ayumi Hayashi, Otome Morishima and Itsuka Atsugi) performing a dance cover to the song.

Wake Up, Girls! Aoba Stage Play Edit

As this is a retelling of some sort the beginnings of Wake Up, Girls!, 'Tachiagare!' is used as one of the main focal songs of the story, similar to its role in 'Shichi-nin no Idol'.

Live Appearances Edit

The song has featured in a fairly large number of lives, due to its status as WUG’s first released song. The 6-member version has not been performed, however, only the 7-member version. A version by Run Girls, Run! has been performed however, during their debut at the Summer 2017 Wonder Festival.


I have never tried to seek dreams
Because I do not have dreams
I've used this reason to protect that fragile self
I've been badly hurt in that painful sea
Then I quickly cowardly turned my back around

However, I am always that myself
I don't accept any excuse
I have decided not to give up but only go straight ahead

Wake Up! Immersed into that dazzling sunshine
And now, that everlasting hope in my heart echoes with yours
Stand Up! Days that are always dark will never come
Believe in the smile of tomorrow
It will be shinier, my only one

I have always been crying
I have always been screaming
As I am continuing to search for that vanished love
At the moment I stood up at the edge of despair
I heard the music of that gentle wind

After that, I have found what I am for
As this is the stage that belongs to me
I want to fly aiming towards that big sky once more again

Wake Up! You have waken me up
I will never cry again because you are with me
Stand Up! The future awaits you in front of this
And therefore, I have gone on this journey
Look at me closely, my only one

I want I want to deliver this feeling
Doesn't matter even if I became hurt because there are things that I can't lose
Please hear Please hear as I will sing it seriously
It's fine even people laugh at me
As I will never lose
And therefore stand up!

Wake Up! Immersed into that dazzling sunshine
And now, that everlasting hope in my heart echoes with yours
Stand Up! Days that are always dark will never come
Believe in the smile of tomorrow

Wake Up! Deliver this prayer
And now, stretch out your two hands to your dreams and achieve them
Stand Up! Run without any confusion in you mind
So I can continue to exist in this world
I am beside you, my only one

Yumewomiru nante
Kitto dekinaito
Chiisana jibun o mamori tsudzuketa
Hidoku kizutsuite zankokuna umi ni
Tada obie sugu se o muketa

Demo ne watashi wa watashi
Donna gomakashi mo kikanai
Akiramezu yuku shika nai to kimeta no

Wake Up! Mabushii hizashi abite
Ima mune no kibou ga kimi to kasanaru
Stand Up! Akenaiyoruhanai kara
Asu no egao shinjiru nda
Kagayakitai My only one

Itsu made mo naita
Itsu made mo sakenda
Ushinatta ai o sagashi tsudzuketa
Zetsubou no fuchi ni tatta shunkan ni
Yasashii kaze no me o kiita

Soshite meguri aeta no
Kore ga watashi no SUTEEJI
Mouichido ano sora mezashi habataku

Wake Up! Mezame sasete kureta
Mou nakitaku wanai kimigairukara
Stand Up! Kono sakini mirai ga aru
Dakara ima tabidatsu nda
Mitsumete ite My only one

Motto motto omoi tsutaetai
Dore dake kizutsuite mo yuzurenai mono ga aru
Kiite kiite hisshi ni utaukara
Wara warete mo ii make wa shinai

Wake Up! Mabushii hizashi abite
Ima mune no kibou ga kimi to kasanaru
Stand Up! Akenaiyoruhanai kara
Asu no egao shinjiru nda

Wake Up! Kono inori yo todoke
Ima yume ni mukau yo ryoute nobashite
Stand Up! Mayoi naku hashiridasou
Kono sekai de ikiru tame ni
Kimi to tomoni My only one

小さな自分を 守り続けた
ひどく傷ついて 残酷な海に

でもね 私は私
諦めず 行(ゆ)くしかないと決めたの

Wake Up! 眩しい日差し浴びて
今 胸の希望が君と重なる
Stand Up! 明けない夜はないから
明日の笑顔 信じるんだ
輝きたい My only one

失った愛を 探し続けた
絶望の淵に 立った瞬間に


Wake Up! 目覚めさせてくれた
もう 泣きたくはない 君がいるから
Stand Up! この先に未来がある
だから今 旅立つんだ
見つめていて My only one

もっと もっと 想い伝えたい
聴いて 聴いて 必死に歌うから


Wake Up! 眩しい日差し浴びて
今 胸の希望が君と重なる

Stand Up! 明けない夜はないから
明日の笑顔 信じるんだ

Wake Up! この祈りよ届け
今 夢に向かうよ 両手伸ばして
Stand Up! 迷いなく走り出そう
この世界で 生きるために
君と共に my only one.

Trivia Edit

  • Despite being one of the most prominent staple songs of the Wake Up, Girls! Franchise, it was still just under 4 years before ‘Tachiagare!’ was included as a single, with the 6-member version being included as the B-Side for the single ‘7 Senses’


ve Wake Up, Girls! Discography
Singles Wake Up, Girls! Project 7 Girls War (Single)Kotonoha Aoba (Single)Shoujo Koukyoukyoku (Single)Beyond the Bottom (Single)7 Senses (Single)Shizuku no Kanmuri (Single)
Miscellaneous Bokura no Frontier (Single)Koi? De Ai? De Boukun Desu! (Single)One In A Billion (Single)
Insert Songs Wake Up, Girls! Seven Idols Tachiagare!
Wake Up, Girls! (TV 2014) Taiyou Iwaku Moeyo Chaos (Okamoto Miyu ver.)Ah Hikariduka Revue16-Sai no Agape7 Girls WarGokujou Smile (Wake Up, Girls! ver.)
Wake Up, Girls! Shadow of Youth Shoujo KoukyoukyokuSugao de KISS MERegain BraveEnd of endless
Wake Up, Girls! Beyond the Bottom Beyond the Bottom
Wake Up, Girls! New Chapter Glossy WorldPolaris
Wake Up, Girls! Character song series 1 HajimaruWOO YEAH!Uta to Sakana to Hadashi to WatashiOkashi no KuniOokami to PianoSuki Kirai NightStella Drive
2 HIGAWARI PRINCESSHashiridashita encoreHikari Kirari Milky WaySore Ike OtomeAoi Tsuki no Shangri-LasnuggeryInto The LightIt's amazing show time☆
3 Non stop diamond hopeYume, Massugu.Party! Party!Ponto PUSH! Motto SMILE!Dice of Life!Dramatic o Kimi toPrideShout it Out!
Albums Wake Up, Best! WUG Zoo Zoo
Wake up, Best! 2 Platinum SunriseSeventeen CrisisO Yakusoku Taisou
Wake up, Best! 3 TBA