… And The Point Of This Was?

The results of the S/Mileage 2nd generation audition are in and if you guessed that all of them got in then you’re absolutely right. What? Some of you expected only 2 or 3 to make it into the group? Seriously?

Since all of them got in what exactly was the point of this whole sub-member garbage? Why make them do the whole photo challenge and still let the ones who sucked at it in? What happened to the spirit of competition, weeding out the weak and survival of the fittest?

Why am I even wasting my time on asking such pointless questions? I forgot that this is idol land & everyone gets a chance to play. Perhaps letting all of them in is better than being sent to purgatory (a.k.a. The Eggs) As some on Twitter have pointed out, it’s free publicity. I tend to think it’s UFA having some sadistic fun by messing with little girls’ dreams.

Welcome to your spot in the back row girls. I hope you get used to the cold draft from the shorter skirts quickly. Work hard and maybe you can get to camera whore for more than 2 seconds.

I guess it’s okay to say here are your official 2nd generation S/Mileage members:

S/Mileage Rina

Katsuta Rina

S/Mileage Meimi

Tamura Meimi

S/Mileage Akari

Takeuchi Akari

S/Mileage Kana

Nakanishi Kana

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  1. I can see your point here, but the fact (I think it’s a fact, seeing as I’m taking this from Hello! Pro time episodes) that they all worked together to get those pictures, it kinda gave them all a pretty fair chance in winning the position.

    All of the girls have somewhat equal popularity, and they bonded with the OG S/mileage members already, so it’dm be a shame to bitch slap them and throw them out.

    Then again, this is my opinion 😛 but this post was funny XD

  2. Chiima has a good point. This was probably a good way to get the new ones to cooporate better and bond with each other, but personally I think publicity is a keyword.

    Tsunku really got some strong reactions because of the whole submember thing. I don’t reallu think he was dead set on letting them all become true members, but with this competition he got Publicity, bonding between members and he could send some to the eggs if he found out they wasn’t good enough for him.

  3. After sleeping on this I can say that I’m glad that the big forehead/eyes & vampire teeth girl (Meimi) got in. That will be my consolation prize for putting up with UFA’s version of corporate team bonding.

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