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12ki is a 4 nin !

rikachanlove:

Haruna, Miki, Maria, Akane Welcome !!

Second 12ki

rikachanlove:

Nonaka Miki from shizuoka, 14

First 12ki !

rikachanlove:

Ogata Haruna from osaka, 15

"12th gen announcement" is trending in Japan, currently at the #4 spot.

"12th gen announcement" is trending in Japan, currently at the #4 spot.

daishiblue:

間もなく!

simplegnommish:

oh nooo where can I listen to it
here it is!! I really can’t wait to watch the PV ;-;

Yahoo! Japan takes their pick at 12th gen

Well, it’s just one person writing the article, but here’s Suwa Keiko’s take on who (from Kenshuusei) is most likely to pass the audition.

  •  Tanabe Nanami (Tanapyon)
    She sparkled when she won the first ever Fan Favourite award at last year’s recital (or “public test”), and her skills are well-rounded. (Stable dance/singing, flully atmostphere, talking ability is on-point.) She’s doing her best to prepare for her rise to stardom. H!P seems to favour long enrollment (in the trainee program) so with her 5 years, she seems to be a likely choice. Yet she’s only 14, so she still has the “power of youth”. (Also, I think there’s a mention that it would be an “almighty” waste to not debut her in H!P?)
  • Hamaura Ayano (Hamachan)
    Second to Tanapyon in trainee experience, Hamachan (now 14) joined when she was 10 years old. Her body is long and slender, but her face looks like a little like a frog (the writer apologizes), but her exceptional cuteness is felt by all. With her spoken lines at the beginning of “Oheso no Kuni Kara Konnichiwa”, she seems to be the kenshuusei’s center member. Also, she was selected as a substitute for Tsunku, even representing him in public MCs. This adult direction for her is supported, so it seems likely that she’ll enter Musume.

  • Danbara Ruru (Danbaran)
    A newcomer that entered Kenshuusei in September of last year, this dazzling 13 year old supernova brushed aside her senpai won Fan Favourite at this year’s recital. At this public test, the hall was overwhelmed by her singing ability, falling silent as she showed her gift. Morning Musume demands high skill levels, and this talented person has  battle-ready firepower. Since Tsunku has previously said he “wants one more powerful vocalist”, she suddenly caught my attention.
  • Sasaki Rikako (or just “Rikako”)
    With Michishige graduating, it’s highly important to fill the gap of looks, and this person’s name keeps on coming up. Said to be half Japanese and half Filipino, she has the power of standing out even among a large group of people with her angelic and ‘exotic’ looks. With her lively spirit and innocence of a puppy that can’t be found elsewhere, you can’t help but smile when the name of this loveable character comes up. She has the bright atmosphere of a star, and lately this 13 year old’s popularity has been quickly rising as she frequently stands equally as center with Hamachan.
  • Other than that, please check out the 12 year old pair Haga Akane (Akanechin) and Funaki Musubu (Funakki). Funakki has the appearance of a doll with her short build and baby face, but she boasts expressive power with her singing ability. As for Akanechin, during her first appearance on stage, she said her dreams for the future involve entering Morning Musume, graduating at age 24, and becoming an announcer like Konno Asami. These two own their abilities of putting adults to shame with their professionalism and guts. If they were in Morning Musume for the next 10 years, they would make it feel peaceful with their reliability.

At the end, the author adds “No matter who is picked, this was amusing. Tsunku has a strange sense concerning originality, so there’s a likelihood that completely different girls will be there in the end.”

Reason for S/mileage’s Name Change

swmmm:

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……….. They didn’t file an application for trademark registration when they first debuted.

OTL

Edit: I wanted to clarify a bit more about what I meant by this. This is from 2ch, not what UFP officially said, so it’s technically a rumour but seems likely that it could be true. (I also don’t know how this all works legally!)

2009 → S/mileage debut. Did not apply for trademark registration
2010 → Someone else (not UFP) applies for “Smileage” as a trademark
2014 → S/mileage has to change name to avoid trademark infringement

Wada and Fukuda mentioned on Hello! Station that THEY were the ones who asked management if they could change names (which… makes very little sense), so people are thinking it might be a cover-up reason.

Also, Tsunku said on his blog he was surprised about the name change so it seems like he wasn’t involved in the decision ಠ_ಠ

However, take it all with a grain of salt, as it seems that “Hello! Project” and “Morning Musume” are the only other trademarks UFP owns but they don’t have anything for Berryz Koubou, ℃-ute or Juice=Juice either. You can check for yourself at the Japanese Trademark Database. So either this whole trademark thing was not a factor in the name change decision, or UFP messed up big time by not registering the other groups too.

Reason for S/mileage’s Name Change

swmmm:

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……….. They didn’t file an application for trademark registration when they first debuted.

OTL

rikachanlove:

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Tsunku announces about his cancer.
[The translation of Tsunku’s post:]
Thanks for cheering me as always.
it’s filled with autumn atmosphere.
It’s comfortable season.
How do you do?

Well, I’ll announce that my cancer has completely gone away.
(It means:…

Major Singles from 4nin S/mileage

(Source: xdrewdrawdrawn)

Mano Erina comments on recent S/mileage news

Mano Erina wrote a few tweets about the recent announcement to change S/mileage’s name and add new members from the kenshuusei program. As always, feel free to correct my translation.

(1) It’s been a while since I saw Haro!Sute. S/mileage is S/mileage, right? I think when 2nd gen members joined, the original members were perplexed, but properly accepted them. Ayacho, Kanon and the fans realized that those 4 kept giving it their all. I feel like everyone overcame a lot of things to get to this point.

(2) However. This addition and name change is casual, so I don’t think there was a failed conflict on this decision. [not sure if she made typo on the word failure? I took しいっぱい as しっぱい] Ayacho and Kanon must have made this decision because they have a lot of love for “S/mileage”. I don’t know their standpoint, but I can say they’ve become adults. I can’t meet them as often, but I’m cheering for them in a different way. ^^

(3) [This tweet was made a few minutes after the first two.] I’ve contemplated a lot about S/mileage. Around the time I debuted, they followed me as backdancers, at events and stuff they got fired up, and they supported me. In those days I had complicated feelings and I didn’t really talk to those girls too much, but now I’m very thankful and I’m rooting for them.

After the concert clip of the new Kenshuusei song from today’s Hello!Station, the MCs—Risako and Kana—comment on their performance:

  • Kana says it’s thrilling to watch the Kenshuusei because she knows that S/mileage’s 3rd gen will be picked out of that group, but she doesn’t know who it will be.
  • She also says that it’s amazing how quickly the kenshuusei’s skills grow, probably because they’re all younger. But Kana doesn’t want to lose to them! Risako agrees.
  • Risako reveals that two kenshuusei have caught her attention. Inaba Manaka, for her cool dancing skills,  and Ogawa Rena, because she’s a fan of Risako.
  • She didn’t know Rena was her fan until she said that she admires and loves Risako at a Berryz concert . So this year during breaktime at a H!P summer concert, they were talking and and taking pictures together, and Rena started crying. Risako thought it was her fault, but Kana understands how happy she must have been just to take a picture with her senpai.
  • Risako felt bad about her crying, but she said that she’s happy about Rena being her fan.
aramajapan:

S/mileage to add new members and change name
It has been decided by Hello! Project Idol group S/mileage‘s first generation members Ayaka Wada and Kanon Fukuda that the group will add new members from Hello! Pro Kenshuusei, Hello! Project’s aspiring trainees, and change their name to fit their new image with their new…

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aramajapan:

S/mileage to add new members and change name

It has been decided by Hello! Project Idol group S/mileage‘s first generation members Ayaka Wada and Kanon Fukuda that the group will add new members from Hello! Pro Kenshuusei, Hello! Project’s aspiring trainees, and change their name to fit their new image with their new…

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iadoruidoru:

S/MILEAGE TO ADD 3RD GENERATION ENTIRELY FROM KENSHUUSEI AND TO CHANGE NAME ON 4TH OF OCTOBER THAT IS NEXT WEEK SATURDAY I CAN’T EVEN FUNCTION SHOULD I REJOICE OR WEEP??!!