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S/mileage's 9th single "Choto Mate Kudasai!" And then there were 6. 87 replies to this topic Started by Usako , Dec 26 2011 11:28 AM · 

#61 BonkyuAsh

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 05:35 PM

I wish I never wished for Meimi to have bangs. They look horrible on her.
Kanana is the best thing to happen to S/Mileage :3. I knew she would be my favorite after they all got chosen as sub members. The song is such an ear worm, although the falsettos aren't necessary.

#62 Afternoon Mimolette

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 07:17 PM

Not loving this. :unsure:
It was a little enjoyable seeing certain member's faces get smashed up on glass. :ph34r:

Akari totally nailed that high note, though. She might actually be awesome!!
Dawa, though, totally panned.

3:46 - Someone get Meimi some seds. :wheely:

#63 Haru

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 02:39 AM

Okay, this is gonna be a bit essayish (for me).

The good;
The outfits are cuter in the video and OH MY GOD THEY DITCHED THE VELVET-COVERED SHOES. :weeeh: :weeeh:
I actually quite like the PV, with all the different shots. I feel S/mileage gets the best PV lately, which makes me pretty happy.

The bad;
What the cocks is up with them landing against the glass like flies? And what's up with the mini-girls doing random poses? I feel if they had just stuck with the dance shots, the goofing around and the drawing it would've been better.
Also Rina seems like a nice girl but wooow can someone hit her with the pretty stick a couple times :cryalot: And when they finish with her, can they knock Meimi's teeth back in place? I feel if she didn't have them the bangs would look decent.

Saya don't kick me but I really like the new S/mileage...

Also off-topic, but we have an car wash place here with a sign that reads "Wash your car more and get more smileage." :dance:

#64 Saya

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 03:56 AM

Saya don't kick me but I really like the new S/mileage...

*KICKS* :punch:

:tongue:
Haha Is everyone under the impression I hate new S/uma?
I like them quite a bit still, I just miss old S/uma... :puppyeyes:

#65 Anderei

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 04:00 PM

Rina has been looking kind of cute in some of the H!P concert stuff.

If she wore her hair like this all the time, it would help.

#66 enmi

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 08:26 PM

Do the girls get to choose their own hairstyles for official activities? I thought I remembered one of the C-ute girls saying she talked to her manager about her hair, but I'm not sure.

And I never really noticed Rina all that much until you guys were talking about her. Someone said lop-sided face and now all I can think of is Quagmire from Family Guy. :whatthe:

#67 Afternoon Mimolette

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 08:32 PM

I'm not sure? I think I remember a MM Pocket Morning about JunJun and Sayu struggling not to choose the same hairstyles for concerts, but I don't have a source link. :sad:

The low pigtails really are supercute on Rina. Poor girl looks kind of like a potato, and the others are super cute idols. :cryalot: Must be rough on her confidence.

#68 Shoujo Q

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 08:37 PM

For official stuff like the CD covers, PVs and goods they use professional stylists (because they are always credited on the CDs) but for concerts and live events they may have a little help but I think they pretty much do it themselves most of the time. Now, coloring and cuts that's managements department.

Rina needs the bang fringes on the side to help center her face. And she needs to get herself some character. The girls worse then Mizuki.

#69 Al Kusanagi

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 08:38 PM

Pretty sure it depends on the girl as to how much control they have. Ai would often cut her hair whenever she felt like it, and Sayu often talks about cutting her own bangs. Also, in the earlier days when Sayu didn't like Junjun, Sayu had enough pull to be the one to make Junjun change her hair so they didn't look alike.

#70 Shoujo Q

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 08:42 PM

While a girl is still new to the company, they probably have less control. The longer you're with the company I think the more freedoms you're given. Which is why Risa and Takahashi seemed to be having a hair-off color bonanza last year. Posted Image

Miyabi is also another girl who seems to change her styles often outside of Morning Musume. Some girls like their style and don't change it because it's part of their character appeal. (Hi Momoko and Sayumi!)

I want someone in S/mileage to break out the hair dye. Posted Image But considering they are still an up and coming group, I doubt I'll get that wish anytime soon. Posted Image (I bet it'll be Kanon who goes first if someone does dye their hair.)

#71 Afternoon Mimolette

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 08:48 PM

I want someone in S/mileage to break out the hair dye. Posted Image But considering they are still an up and coming group, I doubt I'll get that wish anytime soon. Posted Image (I bet it'll be Kanon who goes first if someone does dye their hair.)


Saki had long, light-brown hair as an egg, sort of like how Miyabi had dark blonde hair when she first debuted.

And, of course, there was the time that all of S/mileage had to cut their hair for the group's image, which has apparently been forgotten seeing as all of the members except for Akari have long hair at this point, don't they? So much for unification.

S/MILEBORG. :ph34r:

#72 enmi

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 09:13 PM

I see, now. Thanks. Now I know who to smack! :dammit:

Is the management trying to make her character the "not as pretty one"? I feel like she's a pretty good singer, but she doesn't seem to get as many spots as the other girls. And she's not completely unfortunate looking, either.

This seems so mean in text. I just feel like the management isn't doing their best for her, here. They do this kind of stuff all the time, though, I know.

I like Kanana's hair, though. She looks better with pigtails than Pippi-longstocking braids. Meimi looks better with her hair down, too, IMHO. I'm still undecided on her bangs.

#73 Afternoon Mimolette

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 09:19 PM

I see, now. Thanks. Now I know who to smack! :dammit:

Is the management trying to make her character the "not as pretty one"? I feel like she's a pretty good singer, but she doesn't seem to get as many spots as the other girls. And she's not completely unfortunate looking, either.

This seems so mean in text. I just feel like the management isn't doing their best for her, here. They do this kind of stuff all the time, though, I know.

I like Kanana's hair, though. She looks better with pigtails than Pippi-longstocking braids. Meimi looks better with her hair down, too, IMHO. I'm still undecided on her bangs.


I doubt they're purposely keeping Rina down, they're probably just focusing their time, effort and money on the popular ones and the ones they're trying to push to the front. If they don't have an idol sing much, do much image promotion or even look pretty, they're kind of a waste of a paycheck. I can't imagine it being that they want her to look homely to make the other five look good, since there are already five of them who hold their own in front of cameras and don't really need the extra push like one would in a frontgirl + backup situation that we all get so frustrated by.

I loved Kanana's braids! :puppyeyes:

#74 Farrah

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 09:28 PM

Something about the bangs just throw off Meimi's entire facial structure - her eyes suddenly become too close together and small, her nose becomes much wider, and her teeth are 10 times more obvious than before. That said, I didn't like the old school Risa look on her either. I don't really know what would work for her, but the bangs were a definite down grade.

#75 Anderei

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 10:38 PM

Maybe Meimi would look better if she just wore her hair down and had some side bangs.

#76 enmi

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 10:56 PM

I loved Kanana's braids! :puppyeyes:


Aww *pat pat*
They were still cute! I just like pigtails better.

I understand why they are pushing the more popular girls, but I do miss the part of S/mileage where there were front girls, but there weren't really front girls. I feel like Kanana and Rina are backup to the other four. Kanana's my new favorite since Saki left, so I will take any push for her I can get!

#77 Anderei

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 11:47 PM

Kana will be okay because she's good at making herself stand out elsewhere. It's Rina who is the shadow on and off set.

#78 Shoujo Q

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 01:48 PM

Intro Talk featuring Spazcakes Meimi / Performance from Happy Music

#79 Rally

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 05:38 PM

Geez! Did you see how hard Meimi was whipping her hair at the beginning of that performance? So boss. :danceman:

After listening to the full single, I have to say that the B-Sides are EONS better than "Choto Mate Kudasai!". While I love the song, speed-metal S/mileage is my new absolute favorite! :thumbsup:

#80 Pucchi mo

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:58 AM

Chance Tourai! sounds like a cross between Mini Moni and the robot factory stage of Rhythm Tengoku.

They really updated Namida GIRL. Obviously, I hoped for the vocals to be more badass, but I do really like the parts where an extra voices come in for the "ah".

If they're only going to be cute like this, why don't they just cover W songs.

#81 BonkyuAsh

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 06:07 AM

Are there YouTube links to the bsides?

#82 Shoujo Q

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 11:50 AM

Are there YouTube links to the bsides?


If you look in the download section, there be some s/mileage for the previewing. Though I bought my iTunes versions.


So very sad about Namida Girl though. Posted Image I think this is the first time I can honestly say they ruined a perfectly good song. Their voices are just too cute for a powerful song like that. It started out fine but no.

#83 Em-El

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:09 PM


Are there YouTube links to the bsides?

If you look in the download section, there be some s/mileage for the previewing.

I guess I really should post whenever I update the radio :hahaha: Since previewing them has been only a click away~

(Not that I had been reliable for the last 6 months anyway.)

#84 Shoujo Q

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 01:09 PM

Yes you should. I had no idea it was updated. Posted Image

#85 Anderei

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:52 PM

Ranked number 6 with 19,700.

#86 Riho World

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:07 AM

Third week sales total for this single: 22,106

Looks like this will be their 2nd lowest selling single after Koi ni Booing Boo!

I'm rooting for the new S/Mileage, but I kind of wonder if they'll ever recover from Yuuka's graduation. The sales momentum they built in 2011 is pretty much gone. The four new girls are okay, but only Meimi seems to have potential star power.

If it was up to me, I'd shift the promotional money over to C/ute, which seems to have solid sales despite zero promotion.

#87 Al Kusanagi

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:12 AM

Akari beats Meimi in all areas (except being a manic crackhead) and Kana is a comedic genius. Don't count them out yet. Rina is the only one to feel sorry for.

#88 rob

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:56 AM

There's enough crazy for one group, Rina is covering the quiet elegant side of things.