The cast of 「Wake Up, Girls!」were invited as guests in collaboration with the 「Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles」for a night game on the 19 May. Both being based in Sendai, 「Wake Up, Girls!」 made their second appearance to support their local team.
The cast members were dressed in the local team’s uniform matched with their cute skirts, making their appearance to greet the fans in the stadium. Special tickets were sold to approximately 350 fans, and these seats allocated behind the seating area where the cast would be sitting. The special ticket also includes a talk event right before the match begins. The cast, Mayu Yoshioka, Airi Eino, Minami Tanaka, Yoshino Aoyama, Nanami Yamashita, Kaya Okuno, Miyu Takagi were greeted with excitement by both the anime fans and the local baseball fans.
The fans of both the cast and the local team united in the stadium to practice the 「Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles」theme song, 「Take Flight, Rakuten Eagles」and cheered for the local team as they played. With everyone’s support, the local team managed to make a comeback win on the eighth inning. It was a happy occasion for both the cast and the local team as last year they were met with rain and a loss.
After the game, the two cast, Airi Eino and Kaya Okuno made their appearance to local delicacies, promoting the 「Mapo Yakisoba」press conference. They also made their appearance in a 「Sunkus」 convenience stall which sells the 「Mapo Yakisoba」, suited up in the store’s uniform and organised another event there.
“Wake Up, Girls!” is an anime about a tiny production company based in Sendai, Green Leaves Entertainment, on a verge of going out of business. The company last desperate actions to scout out seven girls to form an new idol unit, hoping to save itself by using this unit to take over another established idol unit, the I-1 club.
The story is about these seven girls overcoming their respective weak points and their pasts, undergoing intensive dance lessons in order to be recognised as the best idol unit.