S/mileage’s 7th single and the first to feature the new member(s) has been announced and it will be title Tachiagaaru.
The single will be released in 6 editions: Regular (CD), Limited A (CD+DVD), Limited B (CD+DVD), Limited C (CD+DVD), Limited D (CD+DVD), Limited E (Reduced Price/Content Unknown), and the Single V will follow one week later.
I’m really surprised to see this announcement so soon since we got a lot of information concerning the single just with the announcement of it being released (title, editions, members participating…) and I must say that I’m really happy about this since it shows that UFA are planning to really take advantage of the auditions and of S/mileage’s growing popularity and media attention.
A nice mention is about the title of the song that seems to be a play on words that Sohee @ JPLOP jusged being: Tachiagare (Stand up!) and GAARU (Girl(s)), which seems pretty logical if we look at it since it’s written in Katakana and I have to say that I’m yet very pleased by S/mileage’s song title since they never seem to disappoint us in coming up with an original and unique sounding title that’s very catchy and cute to fit their image.
The most surprising definitely is the number of editions that the single will have since it will include a new “Limited E” that S/mileage never had released before, and this special release is at the price of 500 Yen which is quite intreeguing since it’s very cheap and it’s got me wondering what it will include.
It seems that the picked member(s) will have to have natural talent and ability to compensate the stress that will be generated in this short period of time!
Overall, I have to say that this is one of the most awaited releases from S/mileage to me since it has many surprises and very nice touches everywhere, from the title to the editions and from the fact that it’ll be with the new member(s).
Hopefully everyone who wants to support S/mileage can reserve a copy or wait a little longer until more information about the Limted Editions and specially the Limited E are out, but for now this seems like a very solid release and hopefully we’ll see if yet again the Limited Edition will have different B-sides or not.
The release date is set for 9/28.
The Single V will be out on 10/12.
EDIT: The list below isn’t the official schedule for the new members, it’s a fan made estimate about the amount of work the new member(s) will most likely do based on the announcement dates and the start of the concert tour. This list isn’t official, and shouldn’t be taken word for word.
8/14 announcement, handing out of songs, lyrics, etc
8/16~19 dance lesson
8/20 pv shoot
8/21~9/8 concert rehearsal/media recordings (performances, TV, etc)
9/9 genepro (rehearsal at the concert hall)
9/10 concert tour starts