2011 is coming to a close at the end of this month, and what a year it has been for Hello! Project… While my interest has not fully recovered from its gradual recession over the past 5 years, it has been piqued by all the auditions, graduations, and yes, even the occasional good song. Over …
The full PV for the new S/mileage single, Tachiagaaru, has been released. You can check it out on their official Youtube channel here! This single is the first since the sub-members were added, so I was quite anxious to see how it would be handled. I was a little underwhelmed.
S/mileage just can’t catch a break lately. One of the new sub-members of S/mileage, Kosuga Fuyuka, is withdrawing from the group. She has been diagnosed with severe anemia and will need several months’ recovery period.
Today the newest members of S/mileage were announced – congratulations to Hello! Project Eggs 竹内 朱莉 (Takeuchi Akari), and 勝田 里奈 (Katsuta Rina), as well as 3 girls new to Hello! Project, 中西 香菜 (Nakanishi Kana), 小数賀 芙由香 (Kosuga Fuyuka), and 田村 芽実 (Tamura Meimi). Holy crap, S/mileage’s member count has more than doubled!