ANGERME, formerly known as S/mileage, is a Japanese pop group within Hello! Project. Originally started as an indies Hello Pro Egg unit in 2009, S/mileage was formed by four first generation members with the possibility that the line-up would be shuffled. The group’s name derives from the French words ange (“angel”) and larme (“tears”), and was rebranded in December 2014 to mark a new start after adding its third generation of members.
The group graduated from Hello Pro Egg in 2010 and became full members of Hello! Project. The group changed their name in late 2014 to ANGERME to celebrate the third generation members and signify a turning point in the group’s image.
Now comprised of members across five generations, ANGERME’s combined CD and DVD sales exceed 600,000 copies in Japan alone. ANGERME’s highest selling single is “Tsugitsugi Zokuzoku / Itoshima Distance / Koi Nara Tokku ni Hajimatteru ” with around 56,175 copies sold, while their lowest selling major label single is “Koi ni Booing Buu!” with 20,954 copies sold.
- Wada Ayaka (leader) (Red)
- Nakanishi Kana (sub-leader) (Light Pink)
- Takeuchi Akari (sub-leader) (Blue)
- Katsuta Rina (Orange)
- Murota Mizuki (Light Blue)
- Aikawa Maho (Green)
- Sasaki Rikako (Yellow)
- Kamikokuryo Moe (Teal)
- Kasahara Momona (Dark Pink)
[ANGERME One by One, One after Another Live]
[ANGERME Koi Nara Tokku ni Hajimatteru – Hello! Project Hina Fest 2016]
[ANGERME Itoshima Distance Live]