Tag Archives: S/Mileage

Tachiagaaru PV Preview Saddens Dae

Those who listen to the NSK podcast remember ‘The Great Smileage Sub-member Debate’ [Episode 59], and why I thought it was a ridiculous idea to implement a smoke and mirrors “You have to earn your spot” nonsense when they could have just done it DURING the audition process. I still …

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Saki Says Goodbye to Smileage

Here’s some unprecedented news. It was announced on Smileage’s official page that Ogawa Saki will be graduating, saying that she had requested it as far back as May of this year. Knowing this, it’s now pretty clear why the Smileage auditions took place, as a three-member unit just wouldn’t work …

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NSK059 – Old Shriveled…

Recorded August 19th, 2011. This week on NSK… Ketchup Please – Oshima Yuko’s Wailing – Kawashima Umika in 9nine? – Tron’s Card Quest Impressions – C-ute – Sekai Ichi Happy na Onna no ko PV – New S/mileage Sub-members News H!P – Berryz Koubou Sales Numbers (Tsunku Sings) – S/mileage …

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NSK058 – The Curse of DD

Recorded August 11th, 2011. This week on NSK… Ketchup Please -Tron goes to Mitsuwa -David meets Missingno15 -Dae gets angry Impressions – Buono! – Partenza Let’s Go! – Album – Morning Musume 2nd A-side – Kare to Issho ni Omise ga Shitai – Radio Preview – Momoiro Clover – Battle …

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‘Koi ni Booing Boo’: Kinda Sloppy

Since Smileage’s major debut, I’ve been following every release and it’s been somewhat of a rollercoaster. ‘Yumemiru Fifteen’ was strong entry, but then it was followed by a lazily put-together ‘Gambaranakutemo Eenende!’. Then it was followed by the obscurely loud ‘Onaji Jikyuu de Hataraku Tomodachi no Bijin Mama’ which threw …

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