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Angerme
Origin Japan
Genres
Years active 2009–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website www.helloproject.com/angerme/
Members Ayaka Wada (2009-)
Kana Nakanishi (2011-)
Akari Takeuchi (2011-)
Rina Katsuta (2011-)
Mizuki Murota (2014-)
Maho Aikawa (2014-)
Rikako Sasaki (2014-)
Moe Kamikokuryou (2015-)
Momona Kasahara (2016-)
Past members Meimi Tamura (2011-2016)
Kanon Fukuda (2009-2015)
Yuuka Maeda (2009-2011)
Fuyuka Kosuga (2011)
Saki Ogawa (2009-2011)

Angerme (アンジュルム Anjurumu?), formerly S/mileage (スマイレージ Sumairēji?) is a Japanese idol girl group from Hello! Project, which originally consisted of four former Hello! Pro Egg (Hello! Project trainees) members that left Egg in 2010 and became full-time members of Hello! Project. In 2010, they won the Japan Record Award for Best New Artist. In 2011, five new girls were added to the group as part of the second generation, with two being former Egg members and three new girls, while also losing three members at the same time; three more members were added in 2014. With the Graduations of two members, and the additions of two more members in 2015 and 16, as of July 2016 the total members of the group stands at 9 members.

History[edit]

S/mileage era[edit]

2009: Formation[edit]

On April 4, Japanese music producer Tsunku announced on his blog that a new girl group consisting of Hello! Pro Egg members would be formed. He later revealed that the members would be Ayaka Wada, Yuuka Maeda, and Kanon Fukuda, all formerly of Shugo Chara Egg!, as well as fellow Egg Saki Ogawa, and announced that Ayaka would be the leader.[1] A month later, on May 7, 2009, he revealed that the group would be called "S/mileage". The name is a portmanteau of the English words "smile", "mileage", and "age", and together the name means "the age of smiles".

S/mileage's first single, "Ama no Jaku", was released at the Hello! Pro Egg: Nakano Step! concert on June 7, 2009.

2010: Debut[edit]

After releasing three singles, Tsunku announced that the group would become a full-time group in the spring of 2010 and their debut set for May 2010. A "Smile Campaign" (笑顔キャンペーン?, "Egao Campaign") was embarked upon to collect 10,000 smiles from people, where fans were asked to send in photographs of themselves smiling, compiled into a big mosaic.[2] The group made their official event debut in Nagoya on March 19, with their fourth single "Otona ni Narutte Muzukashii!!!", released March 14, their first release on the Up-Front Works label.[3] It peaked at the #1 spot on the Oricon weekly indies chart.[4] After the deadline on March 25, it was announced that the result of the campaign would be announced during the joint S/mileage and Erina Mano concert on April 3.[5] It was then announced that the group would be leaving from Hello! Pro Eggs.[6]

S/mileage appeared as the opening support act at fellow Hello! Project unit Cute's concert on March 20, 2010.[7] On April 3, they performed a joint concert with Erina Mano, at which Tsunku announced that the girls would indeed make their major debut, and revealed the completed mosaic.[8][9] Their first major single, "Yume Miru Fifteen" (A Dreaming Fifteen Year Old), was released on May 26, and debuted on Oricon at number 5. Their first tour, titled "Devil Smile Angel Smile," began on October 9, 2010. In late August, a post on their official website revealed that their first album had been set for a winter release. The album's name was later revealed to be Warugaki 1 (Evil Brats 1) and was released on December 8, 2010. On December 30, S/mileage received the Japan Record Award for Best New Artist, beating, among other nominees, Girls' Generation.[10]

2011: New Members[edit]

On May 29, 2011, S/mileage revealed at their first-anniversary event that they would be holding auditions for new members to add to the four-member line-up.[11] At the same time, it was also announced that some of the members would depart.[11] The new members were announced on August 14.[11] From Hello! Pro Egg, Akari Takeuchi and Rina Katsuta were added, while three new girls Kana Nakanishi, Fuyuka Kosuga, and Meimi Tamura also joined.[12][13][14]

On August 24, it was announced that on August 27, Saki Ogawa would be leaving S/mileage and, subsequently, from Hello! Project. In May 2011, she had asked to return to the life of a normal junior high school student.[15][16][17] On September 9, one of S/mileage's newest additions, Fuyuka Kosuga, was diagnosed with anaemia, after missing a concert due to illness. Due to her anaemia, she left the group and resumed her work as a Hello! Project Egg after her recovery.[18][19]

Starting September 18, a second Smile Campaign was held by the new members to determine their place as an official member in the group. On October 16 at S/mileage's "Tachiagirl" event, producer Tsunku announced all four sub-members had become full members. On October 25, a week after the sub members were changed to full, it was announced that Yuuka Maeda would leave S/mileage and, subsequently, from Hello! Project on December 31. This was due to her wanting to retire from show business and focus on university entrance exams, and she felt that it would be unfair to her supporters to only give the fans half of her concentration on stage.[20]

At the start of 2012, the group consisted of six members - two being first-generation and four being second generation members. On February 1, they released "Choto Mate Kudasai!", their ninth single and first single without Yuuka Maeda. Their 10th single "Dot Bikini" followed on May 2, their first best of album on May 20, and their 11th single "Suki yo, Junjō Hankōki" on August 22. On August 30, S/mileage's 13th single and second album was announced. The single, titled "Samui ne", was released on November 28, and the album 2 Smile Sensation was released May 22, 2013.

Angerme era[edit]

2015: Third generation and a new name[edit]

On September 24, 2014, it was announced that a third generation for the group would be added from among the Hello Pro Kenshūsei, as well as a name change for the group to be decided on October 31. On October 4, Mizuki Murota, Maho Aikawa, and Rikako Sasaki were revealed as the new members, bringing the group to nine girls.

On December 17, 2014, it was announced that S/mileage would be renamed Angerme.[21] Since this was effectively a new group with a revised membership and a release schedule under the new name, the group known as S/mileage effectively ceased to exist from that date.

On May 20, 2015, Kanon Fukuda announced that she would be leaving Angerme and Hello! Project in the fall to continue with her university studies.[22]

On November 11, 2015, the group announced that their fourth generation member auditions had concluded with Moe Kamikokuryou revealed as the new member. With Kanon Fukuda leaving on November 29, 2015, the group remained at nine girls. On December 20, 2015, it was announced that Meimi Tamura would leave Angerme and Hello! Project in spring 2016.[23]

On July 16, a surprise announcement was made - Momona Kasahara, previously from Hello Pro Kenshūsei, will join the group as the sole 5th generation member.

Members[edit]

Name Birth date Age Join date Generation Member color[24] Notes
Ayaka Wada (1994-08-01)August 1, 1994 22 April 4, 2009 (2009-04-04) 1      Red Leader
Kana Nakanishi (1997-06-04)June 4, 1997 19 August 14, 2011 (2011-08-14) 2      Light pink Sub-leader
Akari Takeuchi (1997-11-23)November 23, 1997 18      Blue Sub-leader
Rina Katsuta (1998-04-06)April 6, 1998 18      Orange
Mizuki Murota (1998-06-12)June 12, 1998 18 October 4, 2014 (2014-10-04) 3      Light blue
Maho Aikawa (1999-03-26)March 26, 1999 17      Green
Rikako Sasaki (2001-05-28)May 28, 2001 15      Yellow
Moe Kamikokuryou (1999-10-24)October 24, 1999 16 November 11, 2015 (2015-11-11) 4      Aqua blue
Momona Kasahara (2003-10-22)October 22, 2003 12 July 16, 2016 (2016-07-16) 5      Hot Pink

Former members[edit]

First generation[edit]

  • Kanon Fukuda (color: hot pink); graduated on November 29, 2015
  • Yuuka Maeda (color: pink); graduated on December 31, 2011
  • Saki Ogawa (color: light green), graduated on August 27, 2011

Second generation[edit]

  • Fuyuka Kosuga (小数賀芙由香?) (color: orange); left September 9, 2011
  • Meimi Tamura (田村芽実?) (color: purple); graduated on May 30, 2016

Timeline[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

No. Title Release date Charts Sales
(Oricon)
Oricon
Weekly
Albums
Chart

[25]
First
week
Total
sales
1 Warugaki 1 (悪ガキッ①?, "Evil Brat 1")[26] December 8, 2010 18 8,905 11,848
S/mileage Best Album Kanzenban 1
  (スマイレージ ベストアルバム完全版1?, "S/mileage Best Album Complete Edition 1")
May 30, 2012 13 6,339 8,095
2 2 Smile Sensation (②スマイルセンセーション?) May 22, 2013 13 6,199
S/mileage / Angerme Selection Album "Taiki Bansei"
  (S/mileage / ANGERME SELECTION ALBUM「大器晩成」?)
November 25, 2015 17 6,374 9,762

Singles[edit]

No. Title Release date Charts Sales
(Oricon)
Oricon
Weekly
Singles
Charts
[27]
First
week
Total
sales
Indie label
1 "Ama no Jaku" (ぁまのじゃく?, "Playing It Cool", "Little Demon") June 6, 2009
2 "Asu wa Date na no ni, Ima Sugu Koe ga Kikitai"
(あすはデートなのに、今すぐ声が聞きたい?,
"Though We Have a Date Tomorrow, I Want to Hear Your Voice Right Now")
September 23, 2009
3 "Suki-chan" (スキちゃん?, "My Dear Little Love") November 23, 2009 159
4 "Otona ni Narutte Muzukashii!!!"
(オトナになるって難しい!!!?, "It's Hard to Grow Up!!!")
March 14, 2010 42 1,324
Major label (as S/mileage)
1 "Yume Miru 15" (夢見る 15歳 Yume Miru Fifutīn?, "A Dreaming 15-year-old")[9][28] May 26, 2010 5 20,938 24,936
2 "Gambaranakute mo Ee nen de!!"
(○○がんばらなくてもええねんで!!?, "OO No Need to Try Hard!!")
July 28, 2010 6 18,987 24,489
3 "Onaji Jikyū de Hataraku Tomodachi no Bijin Mama"
(同じ時給で働く友達の美人ママ?,
"Friend's Beautiful Mom Who Works in the Same Hourly Pay")
[29]
September 29, 2010 5 17,998 29,533
4 "Short Cut" (ショートカット Shōtokatto?, "Short Haircut")[30] February 9, 2011 5 20,492 22,831
5 "Koi ni Booing Boo!" (恋にBooing ブー!?, "Oink! Oinking [=falling] in Love")[31] April 27, 2011 6 19,049 20,954
6 "Uchōten Love" (有頂天LOVE Uchōten Rabu?, "Ecstatic Love") August 3, 2011 5 29,328 33,823
7 "Tachiagirl" (タチアガール Tachiagāru?, "Stand Up, Girl") September 28, 2011 4 22,792 26,328
8 "Please Miniskirt Postwoman!"
(プリーズ ミニスカ ポストウーマン! Purīzu Minisuka Posuto Ūman?)[32]
December 28, 2011 5 34,132 36,513
9 "Choto Mate Kudasai!" (チョトマテクダサイ!?, "Wait a Minute, Please!") February 1, 2012 6 19,700 22,106
10 "Dot Bikini" (ドットビキニ Dotto Bikini?, "Polka-dotted Bikini") May 2, 2012 6 20,043 22,133
11 "Suki yo, Junjō Hankōki."
(好きよ、純情反抗期。?, "I Love You, Pure-hearted Rebellious Stage")
August 22, 2012 7 22,866 24,508
12 "Samui ne." (寒いね。?, "It's Cold, Isn't It?") November 28, 2012 6 19,308 21,120
13 "Tabidachi no Haru ga Kita"
(旅立ちの春が来た?, "Spring of Departure Has Come")
March 20, 2013 4 22,560 24,289
14 "Atarashii Watashi ni Nare! / Yattaruchan"
(新しい私になれ!/ヤッタルチャン?, "Be the new me! / Yattaruchan")
July 3, 2013 4 26,573 27,935
15 "Ee ka!? / „Ii Yatsu“"
(ええか!?/「良い奴」?, "Do You Get It!? / "Nice Guy"")
December 18, 2013 3 33,320 37,141
16 "Mystery Night! / Eighteen Emotion"
(ミステリーナイト!/エイティーン エモーション?)
April 30, 2014 2 34,340 36,616
17 "Aa Susukino / Chikyu wa Kyo mo Ai o Hagukumu"
(嗚呼 すすきの/地球は今日も愛を育む?)
August 20, 2014 5 28,051 29,528
Major label (as Angerme)
18 "Taiki Bansei / Otome no Gyakushū"
(大器晩成/乙女の逆襲?, "A Late Bloomer / A Girl's Counterattack")
February 4, 2015 2 43,104 48,578
19 "Nana Korobi Ya Oki / Gashin Shōtan / Mahō Tsukai Sally"
(七転び八起き/臥薪嘗胆/魔法使いサリー?, "Ups and Downs / Extreme Hardships / Sally the Witch")
July 22, 2015 2 42,663 46,885
20 "Desugita Kui wa Utarenai / Donden Gaeshi / Watashi" (出すぎた杭は打たれない/ドンデンガエシ/わたし?,
(The Nail That Sticks Out Too Much Does Not Get Hammered Down / A Complete Turnover / I am")
November 11, 2015 2 39,787 42,229
21 "Tsugitsugi Zokuzoku / Itoshima Distance / Koi Nara Tokku ni Hajimatteru" (次々続々/糸島Distance/恋ならとっくに始まってる?) April 27, 2016 2 52,682 56,865

Collaboration singles[edit]

Artist Title Release date
Oha Girl Maple with S/mileage
(おはガールメープル with スマイレージ?)
"My School March"
(マイ・スクール・マーチ?)[33]
November 24, 2010
Bekimasu
(ベキマス?)
"Makeruna Wasshoi!"
(負けるな わっしょい!?, "Don’t Give Up Wasshoi!")[34]
August 6, 2011
Hello! Project Mobekimasu
(ハロー!プロジェクト モベキマス?)
"Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku"
(ブスにならない哲学?,
"Philosophy of How Not to Become an Ugly Girl")
[35]
November 16, 2011

Digital download singles[edit]

Movies[edit]

  • Ike! Danshi Kōkō Engekibu (行け!男子高校演劇部?) (2011)[41]
  • Kaidan Shin-mimi Bukuro Igyou(怪談新耳袋 異形,Tales of Terror from Tokyo and All Over Japan,Igyou)(2012)[42]

Awards[edit]

Japan Record Awards[edit]

The Japan Record Awards is a major music awards show held annually in Japan by the Japan Composer's Association.

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
2010 S/mileage "Yume Miru 15" New Artist Award[43][44] Won
Best New Artist[10] Won

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Preceded by
BIGBANG
Japan Record Award for Best New Artist
2010
Succeeded by
Fairies