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ANGERME (アンジュルム), formerly known as S/mileage (スマイレージ), is a Japanese pop girl group managed by Up-Front Promotion and part of Hello! Project. The group's name derives from the French words ange ("angel") and larme ("tears"), and was rebranded in December 2014 to mark a new start after adding its third generation of members.

Contents

Members

Current Members

First Generation (2009)

Second Generation (2011)

Third Generation (2014)

Fourth Generation (2015)

Fifth Generation (2016)

Sixth Generation (2017)

History

Debut & First Album

On April 4, 2009, Tsunku posted on his blog a plan for a new unit featuring Hello! Pro Egg members Wada Ayaka, Maeda Yuuka, Fukuda Kanon, and Ogawa Saki. A month later, on May 8, the unit was named S/mileage, which is a portmanteau of "smile" and "mileage", which in turn refers to the age of smiles. Their debut indies single, "aManojaku", was released in June. Two more indies singles followed during the year. S/mileage performed in Hello! Pro Egg concerts and as guests at Mano Erina's concerts.

Starting with the single "Hajimete no Keiken", S/mileage performed as back dancers for Mano along with Komine Momoka and Sekine Azusa, but appeared without the two for Mano's remaining singles for 2009.

On November 23, 2009, during Hello! Pro Egg's Shinjin Kouen concert, a video message from Tsunku was played to S/mileage, where it was announced that they would graduate from Hello! Pro Egg and make their debut in Hello! Project in 2010. Initially when the group was first formed, Tsunku had said that in order to make the best group possible, additional members might be added or current members might be removed. Wada, Maeda, Fukuda, and Ogawa were confirmed to be the definite line-up of S/mileage. They graduated from Hello! Pro Egg on March 27, 2010.

In February, Tsunku announced S/mileage's challenge for their major debut. By the end of March, they were to collect 10,000 photos of people's smiles and assemble them on a 2 x 4 meter poster board. Anyone could send in photos through the official website. In April, the announcement was made that the goal was achieved and S/mileage made their major debut in May.

On December 8th, 2010, their first album, Warugaki 1, was released.

Second Gen

On May 29, 2011 the official S/mileage website and Tsunku announced an audition to find new members for S/mileage, with Tsunku stating on Twitter that "From the beginning I stated the number of members wasn't fixed. I'm just now putting that into practice. Sorry to make you worry." The audition applicants had to be middle school and high school aged girls, who were also allowed to audition for Morning Musume at the same time but with the restriction of choosing only one group if they happen to pass both auditions. The first round of interviews took place at the TKP Shibuya Conference Center in Tokyo on June 4, 2011 and continued through the month. The second round was streamed live to fans over popular site NicoNico Douga on July 9, 2011. On July 27, 2011 the third round of the audition was also streamed live to fans over NicoNico Douga.

On August 14, 2011, five new sub-members were announced in the last leg of the Hello! Project 2011 Summer ~Nippon no Mirai wa WOW WOW Live~ tour: Nakanishi Kana, Kosuga Fuyuka, and Tamura Meimi, along with two former Hello! Pro Egg members, Takeuchi Akari and Katsuta Rina.

On August 23, 2011, Ogawa Saki announced suddenly that she would be graduating from the group and from Hello! Project on August 27 after the summer concert in Nagoya to return to a normal middle school life.

On September 10, 2011, Kosuga Fuyuka dropped out of the sub-member competition due to severe anemia. It was also announced that she she gets better, she'll be back in as a Hello! Pro Egg.

In September 18, 2011 it was announced that on top of their work so far the sub-members would have to participate in a "Egao Up Campaign!" (笑顔うpキャンペーン; Smile Up Campaign) in order to become full members of the group. The campaign involved them going up to people and asking them to take a picture of them holding a message up on a dry erase board, and then asking the person to upload the photo to Twitter or their blog.

On October 16, 2011 at the first release event for the group's seventh single it was announced that all four sub-members would become full members of S/mileage. Later on October 25, 2011 Maeda Yuuka's graduation from S/mileage and Hello! Project was announced, to take place on December 31, 2011. She announced she would graduate because she wanted to concentrate more on school in order to fulfill her dream of getting into a University.

Third Gen & New Name

On September 24, 2014 on the weekly show Hello! Station, Fukuda Kanon & Wada Ayaka announced that new members from the Hello! Pro Kenshuusei would be joining the group on October 4, 2014 in order to help preserve the group's history and position in the future. It was also announced that the group would change it's name and begin the "second chapter" of it's existence, with fans being allowed to submit possible ideas. The third generation, consisting of Murota Mizuki, Sasaki Rikako, and Aikawa Maho, was announced and introduced at the first showing of the "SMILE FANTASY!" stage play on October 4, 2014. With the addition of the third generation members, the group's name was changed to ANGERME after taking applications for the new name.

On May 20, 2015 on Hello! Station, Fukuda Kanon announced the she would graduate during the group's Autumn tour. She stated she would put University on break until her graduation, at which time she would resume and complete her studies. She later made it known that she had hopes to write lyrics and become a songwriter post-graduation.

On June 24, 2015 on Hello! Station, Wada Ayaka announced a new fourth generation ANGERME audition. Applications were accepted between July 2nd and August 16th. The sole winner of the audition, Kamikokuryo Moe, was revealed on November 11th during a release event for the 20th single at Club Citta. It was announced that second generation members Nakanishi Kana and Takeuchi Akari were both new sub-leaders of the group on November 29, 2015, during the graduation concert for Fukuda Kanon. The following month, on December 20th, second generation member Tamura Meimi announced that she would graduate in the Spring of 2016, stating her intention to work on singing and follow her dream of becoming a musical stage actress.

A surprise announcement introducing Hello! Pro Kenshuusei Kasahara Momona as a new member of ANGERME was made on the first day of the Hello! Project 2016 SUMMER ~Sunshine Parade~ concert on July 16.

A special edition of the Hello! Project webshow "Hello Station" was released on June 26, 2017, announcing the debut placements of three previously chosen Hello Pro Kenshuusei members and the group transfers of three Country Girls members. It was revealed during the episode that Kenshuusei member Kawamura Ayano and Country Girls member Funaki Musubu would become new members of ANGERME.

Discography

Note: All releases are under the name ANGERME unless otherwise stated.

Albums

Best Albums

Soundtracks

Singles

Other Singles

Vinyls

Digital Releases

Compilations / Other

Video Releases

Concerts / Live
Music Video Collection
Single V / Event V
Stage Play
Documentary
DVD Magazine

Works

Filmography

Films
TV Dramas
TV Programs
Anime
Commercials
Music Videos

Theater

Internet

Publications

Photobooks

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Books

Magazines

Calendars

Radio

Accolades

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