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Do you think S/mileage and Juice=Juice will get new members?

Posted by Lurkette, in Translations, Matome 13 January 2014 · 1141 views

1: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 14:59:12.44 0
I don't think they will.
It was necessary for S/m when Saki left,
but now both of them are already built up.
The system of adds and grads is only for Musume, after all.

7: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 15:03:15.92 0
The add and grad system is just inconsistent.
Even when members leave of their own free will.*

8: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 15:04:08.15 0
Having 5 or 6 members is enough.
Having more just makes it so that some of them will get pushed to the back.

12: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 15:05:17.33 0
So S/m didn't pick up adds and grads?

16: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 15:06:49.69 0
At the time of Maeda's grad
it's true that the agency warned that
S/mileage would transform into a system like MM's.

17: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 15:07:39.92 0
I know that but it's also possible it's just stagnating.
They also said that Berryz would have a rotating line-up.

54: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 15:34:46.35 0
They did say at the time of their debut that it increasing members would be a possibility.

59: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 15:36:24.87 0
I'm unsure if they'll actually do that
if they start doing full add and grad then Tsunku will probably make a formal announcement.

15: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 15:06:23.33 0
But what are they going to do with the kenshuusei, there's too many of them.

18: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 15:08:11.70 0
They've always had a lot.
Most of them get cut.

21: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 15:13:26.60 0
Fuuchan belongs in the entertainment world.
But it's now or never.

24: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 15:21:42.58 0
There's room for more in JJ.
I think if they put more in S/mileage their motivation would go down.

33: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 15:28:03.40 0
Juice=Juice could make new units with additional kenshuusei
and after organizing new units they could make a new group.
Like how MM had national tours with groups featuring non-members
A reverse-version of breaking into Petit, Tanpopo, MiniMoni.

I'm exaggerating a little.

37: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 15:29:44.98 0
With the exception of Kanatomo JJ is all people who'll drop out for some reason or another.

44: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 15:30:59.67 0
They mention making new groups from the KSS so many times,
but they never mention the possibility of adding them to existing groups, right?
The KSS were annihilated for 12th gen, so I doubt there's any chance for them there,
and I don't feel like they'd put anyone in S/m or JJ, either.

57: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 15:35:57.41 0
When Otsuka quit they didn't put anyone in, so there aren't any reinforcements.
They should gradually put more KSS in S/m until it becomes the biggest unit in H!P.

72: 空耳 ◆BVp4okO8zo 2013/12/01(日) 15:41:36.38 0
If they did that with the current KSS line-up then they really could make it a huge group.
If the KSS don't have anyone particularly cute then it might get pretty weak, but making them a new unit would set them off different from everyone else.
Putting out songs like Ten made nobore and the like might be some kind of test for that.

67: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 15:39:49.09 0
S/mileage requires long legs.
For skill and the like Nakanishi is proof that anyone can grow so that doesn't matter.

73: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 15:41:43.97 0
Nanamin and Hama-chan have long legs so they'd be suitable for S/m.

75: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 15:42:33.84 0
Karin said that
if she couldn't foresee a debut by the time she was in her 3rd year of middle school,
she'd go ahead and quit to focus her efforts on high school and her education.
The ones who are headed toward that year will get broken up and less skilled if they don't see anything headed their way, I think.

100: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 15:52:39.33 0
They started the Forest (Ocean) auditions to strengthen their artist base outside of idols, but they've stopped them.
They might not do them anymore at all.

117: 空耳 ◆BVp4okO8zo 2013/12/01(日) 16:03:33.86 0
MM wasn't supposed to have the add and grad system at the beginning, it was just something Tsunku mentioned by chance.
They put 2nd gen and then 3rd in so soon after their debut, and so that the members could feel free to leave whenever they wanted, they all decided to change to that system.

If they didn't have people coming and going from the start it would have been hard to pull off.
S/m and juice are still young, their careers are short, so they probably won't graduate for a while.
It was mentioned that it would be possible for S/m to do add and grad, but in reality they haven't. Berryz system of rotating the line-up disappeared.

To add without any graduations, it will be over 2 years since 2nd gen and that's too long, the more time passes the harder it gets to do.

138: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 16:18:32.71 i
S/mileage already has more additions than 1st gen members,
and in the videos for the MM 12th gen finalists they were asking, "How about joining another group, like S/mileage for example?"
So I wonder if it isn't already established for S/mileage to get new members in the future.

198: 空耳 ◆BVp4okO8zo 2013/12/01(日) 16:48:29.55 0
It's not as though they have any clear, realistic interest in adding new members after this, and they also didn't just announce the add and grad system and then decide to not have any for a while, so I think that's why they could ask a question like that.
If they continue like this it will get harder and harder to make any changes. I don't think there will be any.

121: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 16:06:00.60 0
Fukuda Asuka quit all too soon, but very cleanly,
and that's why they changed to a system of "graduations."

132: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 16:11:16.36 0
Compared to thinking about a new unit of 15 members, I'm serious.

135: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 16:14:05.95 0
What I think they'll do is make a new unit of 5 or 6 people at the start and then go on to add more.
If they have too many people in from the beginning they can't progress.

136: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 16:15:22.19 0
Murotan is a singing member so she's first on the list for a new unit, in all likelihood.

137: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 16:18:04.98 0
They took 4 of the singing members up so there aren't really any left at all.
Starting with Danbara I'm anticipating good things in singing skills from 20th gen.

149: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 16:28:02.63 0
As they are now S/m have finally gotten themselves together and should rise up if they can manage to shake their old image.
If something about them changed they'd be right back where they started.

155: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 16:31:45.69 0
They should rise up if they can manage to shake their old image.

So what for example are you thinking would increase the wota? Like performance?

173: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 16:41:40.15 0
2nd gen have gotten skilled, they've gotten to where they transfer fun and enthusiasm just by watching them.
S/mileage as an overall unit has been getting better.

If a unit together is known only by its individuals as cute or ugly, skilled or not,
then the group itself is scattered and watching a group of individuals isn't entertaining.

164: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 16:37:26.83 0
For S/m performance and things are absolutely unnecessary.
Their idol quality is low, not sparkling at all, so they need to put in someone who is a blossoming flower of idolhood with a high quality of appearance.
Of course, having a good figure is indispensable, the basis for their group.

169: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 16:40:07.54 0
Then Renako is perfect.

177: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 16:43:23.75 0
It's been a full two years since the debut of 2nd gen S/m so you can say this or that in regards to how they'll develop,
but it's only been 2 and a half months for JJ so that sort of talk is premature.

187: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 16:46:04.25 0
JJ seems to be pinned down as a unit that's bustling and noisy like Miyamoto.
People say they're just as loud and annoying as ever in the dressing rooms.

193: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 16:47:29.09 0
I feel like every group changes its route
so if S/mileage is going to keep emphasizing character then they should do more additions.

204: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 16:50:13.75 0
Regardless, adding someone now would be really bad timing.

216: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 16:54:17.52 0
They need to put Fuuchan in S/m.
If her health is okay, at least.

219: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 16:55:26.97 0
Wada, Fukuda, and Miyazaki
They're the same age as Suzuki Airi
but just how long are they going to continue doing this?

228: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 16:57:04.26 0
They have another 5 years left.

222: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 16:55:49.30 0
Because Kanon is extremely cute.

244: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 17:02:07.94 0
But you know,
looking at everything,
shouldn't they just merge the two groups?
The fans would merge, too.

246: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 17:03:16.90 0
Stop screwing around, lol.

249: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 17:04:20.09 0
Old Metallica
New Linkin Park

257: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 17:07:07.19 0
Seeing the members increase in MM, I can't help but feel
like having members included with so few singing parts brings the interest level down.

261: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 17:09:02.71 0
If S/m were shougi then they used to be gold gold silver silver
but now they're gold silver incense pawn pawn pawn

285: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 17:22:53.74 0
A shougi without pawns is a losing shougi.

287: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 17:23:50.93 0
Everyone who isn't Matsuura is a pawn, though.

300: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 17:36:21.69 0
DAWA has the aptitude to be part of a 2 top, but she's not the type to exist as a 1 top.
When they can get an absolute ace to be number 2, then they'll be the most vivid of all the groups.

307: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 17:40:02.02 0
Why is this discussion so somber?

331: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 17:52:12.35 0
Wasn't S/m the unit that Tsunku made to be the most free of the groups?
So Tsunku should work a little harder
The members are already doing their best.


*Leaving of one's own free will, own their own, etc. as opposed to having a obligational contract with the agency that would prevent any member from leaving until the contract expired.

So, I end up translating several threads about new members, partly because I find it interesting and partly because there are a lot of them on the subject. I think this one was the most interesting so far, though, simply because it included more people than just those who obviously want more members and several good points were brought up. Well, I liked it, at least.

I think #1 pretty much nailed it. S/mileage started small and couldn't take the loss of 1-2 members without becoming something very different. This mistake wasn't repeated when Juice=Juice began with a greater number.

I think there were a lot of good points raised here as to why they wouldn't get new members, but I still think that the fact that S/m brought in new members in the first place leaves the door open for more. I don't think there are too many examples of groups adding a second generation or a round of "replacement members" and leaving them at that to live out the years of the group. At least, not too many without other extenuating circumstances. Perhaps it's just wishful thinking on my part, though.

I dont know about Juice=Juice. they seems ok the way they are now.

But i do think that S/mileage need a legendary 3rd generation member. And that member should be and only be Sasakaki rikako.

I dont even like her but i dont like Goto neither but they both somehow very popular even though they are still new. Thats why i think Rikako would boost S/mileage popularity if she ever join them. just an opinion

Sasaki still isn't even among the most popular KSS, though. Like, I get all the hype about her and everyone talking about her as "center material," but she's not too good a singer in general, much less for a group like S/mileage that has a very distinctive sound. Naname and Hama-chan are both more popular and fit the bill for the group better, if we're talking any KSS.

I see what the points say about it getting more awkward for S/m to add more members as time passes, but I personally think they're fine as they are now. I wouldn't mind if there were new members though, especially if it were to be strictly kenshuusei. It still seems too soon for Juice=Juice though. They seem rather developed for only releasing two major singles.


If we're talking about debuting potential kenshuusei, I'd rather there just be a new group rather than joining an already developed group. There are some girls I thought would fit in MM during the 12th gen auditions, but now I'm kind of glad that they stayed a bit more stable.


The other thing with adding members is... well, what #257 said about having many members, but not having them all share the spotlight.


J=J no. S/mileage most definitely will. Ayacho and Kanon will leave soon. Members will be added for sure.



Or they will continue as 4-nin. Although I think UFP would disband them if their sales went downhill from there on.


The J=J line-up will not change until the day they disband.