Say goodbye to S/mileage and hello to ANGERME

S/mileage’s new name going forward will be ANGERME (アンジュルム).

The announcement was made at S/mileage’s live house tour final, the last concert performance of the formerly 6 member group.

The name ANGERME comes from a combination of the French words for angel (ange) and tear (larme). The name was proposed by Nakanishi Kana. The now 9 member group will release their first single, titled ‘Taiki Bansei / Otome no Gyakushuu’ on February 4.

It will be the first official release to include the three recently added members Sasaki Rikako, Murota Mizuki and Aikawa Maho.

Going on sale today will be an updated 2015 ANGERME calendar.

The announcement is featured on this week’s episode of Hello! Project Station.

JIJIPRESS have uploaded their footage of the announcement.

Source & images: Gekkan Entame & barks

4 comments on “Say goodbye to S/mileage and hello to ANGERME

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  2. steelpanther

    Does it say アンジュルム?
    Am I seeing that right?


    • steelpanther

      I derp’d.
      I don’t know why I didn’t see you’d already written it -_-;
      But, the picture looks like “ju” instead of “je.”


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