Thank you for sending your pictures! With those, S/Mileage’s major debut was finally decided. On the joint concert of Mano Erina and S/Mileage last April 3 (2010), it was announced that S/Mileage received more than the needed 10,000 smile pictures for them to debut. They received 16,000 pictures all in all. From the 16,000 pictures they collected, 3,110 were the pictures they collected from the whole city – as they give out fliers to the people they see at the streets of Tokyo, and the rest are sent by people all over the world through the internet. You could imagine how many supported S/Mileage from all parts of the world. If not for your pictures, S/Mileage wouldn’t have reached the 10,000 quota.
At the concert, S/Mileage presented and finished their mosaic board of smile pictures on stage. Here are some pictures from BARKS showing the mosaic board and each member pasting the last 4 photos to complete the mosaic:
After finishing their mosaic, they had an unexpected guest. Tsunku♂ was actually watching the concert at the technical staff at the back. That is when he announced that S/mileage will have their major debut on May 26 with the song Yumemiru Fifteen. Here is a video of the actual event with English translation. It is subbed by KaijuNoMura using the translation of xmitamax.
Not only did Tsunku♂ announce the debut of S/Mileage on stage but he also announced the future activities of the group.
- S/Mileage will be the stars of the next stage play – Gekidan Gekiharo #8 – after Berryz Koubou’s Gekidan Gekiharo #7 (Thank You Very Berry). The play would be on the 18th of August up to the 22nd.
- They will have their first solo tour at Nagoya University – no date yet.
Just recently, S/Mileage was the opening act of ℃-ute’s Concert Tour 2010 Spring ~ LIVE ~ (April 10, 2010).
With the official announcement of S/Mileage’s debut, we are thankful for everyone who participated with the campaign by sending your pictures. Let’s continue to support S/Mileage and Hello!Project! 😀
1. BARKS for the pictures
2. KaijuNoMura for the video with English subtitles
3. xmitamax for the English translations
4. S/Mileage’s official site for the information of future activities
5. HellO_Online @ Twitter for providing the links to BARKS & S/Mileage’s official site
6. Hello! Project’s official site for the schedule of S/Mileage’s stage play