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5:39 pm - 10/16/2011

No more sub-members in your S/mileage

At today’s S/mileage Tachiagaaru event the sub-members were announced to be full members.
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As most of you might remember a while back Tsunku announced that the sub-members who were chosen would pass through a test in order to find out who would be part of S/mileage, and along with the usual dancing and singing judging there was also a Smile campaign announced with stricter rules, which all combined would give Tsunku an idea of who would be a perfect member for the group.

According to fan reports from 2ch some of the members were already crying as they arrived to the stage, and after a long VTR showing off the path that the sub-members passed through the members were announced, and not surprisingly all of them made it.

After S/mileage’s new members were announced, S/mileage 8th single titled Please Mini Skirt Post Woman!! has been announced during the event. This will be the first single to feature officially Takeuchi Akari, Katsuta Rina, Tamura Meimi and Nakanishi Kana as members of S/mileage.

The release date is set for 12/28.


Source: 1, 2

I kind of figured they would become full members.
Why waste the money auditioning for them and on their costumes/include them in Mobekimasu single if you were just going to demote someone? Either way, congrats to them. I'm actually happy they made it, and would have been happier if Kosuga had been able to share the stage with them. I'm actually kind of excite for 7-nin S/mileage, idec.

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chinen_dhewie 16th-Oct-2011 09:58 pm (UTC)
hufft... no interesting at all~
I'd like to remove Rina tho~
queencleopatra 16th-Oct-2011 11:19 pm (UTC)
No! She's my fave! <3
kotetsu 16th-Oct-2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
"Please Mini Skirt Post Woman!!"

lol irl
nyappnyappcafe 16th-Oct-2011 10:20 pm (UTC)
My initial reaction too.
It doesn't even make a little bit of sense
taylorniw 16th-Oct-2011 10:20 pm (UTC)
I'm glad, because I've really grown attached to Kana and Meimi. Still not sure about the other two, because Katsuta is well... not cute and Akari seems too boyish for S/mileage.
nyappnyappcafe 16th-Oct-2011 10:23 pm (UTC)
Katsuta is actually really cute when they style her hair right to suit her "wonky" eyes.

Akari is really sporty and boyish, but she has a personality similar to Kanon's which is probably why I like her. Her voice needs work though.
romaholic 16th-Oct-2011 10:21 pm (UTC)
"No more sub-members in your S/mileage"

Oh cool! Tsunku realized his mistakes and booted out those-- *reads post* Oh... never mind, then.

nyappnyappcafe 16th-Oct-2011 10:24 pm (UTC)
negl, I was hoping for a reaction like this.
baka_tenshi 16th-Oct-2011 10:25 pm (UTC)
oh well then.
glider 16th-Oct-2011 10:44 pm (UTC)
wish I had the concert footage from one of their recent lives on hand

when one of the sub-members was singing her voice completely gave out

a first in h!p history
frequency 16th-Oct-2011 10:54 pm (UTC)
I'm actually kind of excite for 7-nin S/mileage

too bad not everyone shares this sentiment
nyappnyappcafe 16th-Oct-2011 11:27 pm (UTC)
Seriously.
I understand why people are so uptight about it, but at this same time it's a bit childish imo. As long as they work hard, do their best, and improve even in the slightest bit, I'll support every single one of them because they would have earned it. Kana was a pretty bad singer and dancer initially, but she has gotten exceptionally better (though she still needs work). All of them are sweet girls, and hating them out of spite and in favor of the original members (or because Karin didn't make it) won't make them leave.

I love S/mileage. I always have, and I feel like it'd be lame of me to suddenly draw support for half of the group because they added new people, especially since they will eventually mesh in and build strong relationships with Dawa, Yuuka, and Kanon.
yasmine2009 16th-Oct-2011 11:09 pm (UTC)
This was so unexciting...I was expecting drama, but they all got in. I can't stand the 12 y.o. She can't dance and it is just annoying. I have no major issue with Take-chan, but I don't think her image fits S/mileage and her personality is kinda like Kanon's. You don't need two of the same personalities in the same group.

Whatever, I'll just do what I do with MM. Ignore everyone irrelevant to me...Flawless orginal 3 FTW!
riniswonderland 16th-Oct-2011 11:13 pm (UTC)
I don't expect too much to change other than the outfits and maybe a line or two so that they are not so much "background dancers" in the next single.
But congratulations to them!♥
tonieboo0013 16th-Oct-2011 11:19 pm (UTC)
I'm just here for the Audrey-esque gif.
pucchi_q 16th-Oct-2011 11:22 pm (UTC)
Happy for Kana, Meimi and Akari, Popeye can go away now, bring Dawa with her. Kanon can stay. She's cool, just not her Cinderella fetish. That's not cool.
kinenbi 17th-Oct-2011 02:59 am (UTC)
Cinderella fetish?
angelachibayuy 17th-Oct-2011 12:03 am (UTC)
I was there at the first event of the day, where they announced the members and all of them were very emotional, including the original 3.

I never did get the hate for them, and these girls really have worked their hardest. The 7 of them perform well together and all 7 have interesting and unique personalities with voices that sound well together (though they might not be good voices to high class vocal standards they sound good in the songs that are sung). I especially love Yume Miru 15 as sung by the 4 new members.

I welcome the 7 person Smileage and hope for another full tour in the spring ^^
artsxcouture 17th-Oct-2011 01:54 am (UTC)
YAAAAAAAAAAAAY I'M SO HAPPY! So glad he didn't break them up. ^--^
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