S/mileage : New members and name change

S/mileageS/mileage‘s Wada Ayaka and Fukuda Kanon made big announcements on today’s episode of Hello Station.

New membres from Hello Pro Kenshuusei will join S/mileage on October 4th as 3rd generation.

The idol group will also change its name.

Official announcement :

S/mileage made their major debut for more than 4 years and a half.

We began as 4 members but on 2011 Ogawa and Maeda successively graduated and the group had to surpass a crisis.

During this crisis 2nd generation members have been added and 6 members composed the group since then. We, as 6 members, had to overcome many things and this year, we have been able to successfully perform at the Budokan, a dream for us.

For S/mileage, it was something really big and we have been able to get more self-confidence by ourselves.

We feel really gratitude towards the 4 members of the 2nd generation.

With the successful Budokan’s live, we have reached the point of thinking that S/mileage can do things bigger and bigger.

Then during some habitual discussion with the 2nd generation, we sometimes felt anxiety from them about what will happen to the group if we, the original members, would graduate from S/mileage.

We discussed with our staff, and we will add members from Hello! Pro Kenshuusei. We think that adding new members would be a good stimulus for everyone.

With this new group’ start, our name will change as well. We are currently taking applications for this new name.

It was “the first chapter” of S/mileage until now. We think that with the new group’s name, we, as 6 members plus the new members will start “the second chapter”.

To be able to do what we couldn’t do until now, we would like to challenge new things in order to reach this potentiality.

Please continue to support us from now as well.

S/mileage Ayaka Wada, Kanon Fukuda

Hello Station #85 24/09/2014



  1. Max Muldenhutten

    Please do not relegate Kosuga Fuyuka to a non-person status. She may not have been with S/mileage long, but she is not forgotten. If you are unable to mention her name than I WILL.

    1. Tetho (Post author)

      Kosuga Fuyuka is already mentioned in our biography of S/mileage : http://www.jpop-idols.com/en/smileage/

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