It has just been recently announced that S/mileage will debut in May … but there is a catch: It will only happen if 10,000 fans send in a picture of their smiling face, otherwise their debut will be postponed or even cancelled.
There is a video of Tsunku announcing the challenge to S/mileage and it’s safe to say that they were surprised and eager to start the challenge, especially Kanon:
Video uploaded by: upfrontchannel
Here is a more detailed instructional of how to participate thanks to turbos86:
Tsunku is asking for every fan in the world (Yes, he said world, not just Japan) for our smile pictures. All the pictures collected in this campaign will be made into a mosaic board of size 2 meter by 4 meter big. The campaign will run from now until March 25th midnight, Japan time.
Since most of us are outside of Japan, the submit via computer method will apply to most of us.
Use this form: http://form.s-mileage.jp/form
Then follow these steps:
Click the Browse button and find your photo on your computer, then click the Upload photo button to submit.
If you have done everything correctly, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please redo the entire process.
*1 picture per person only*
This is an incredible way for fans to show their support and include them in some way, similar to the Momusu OPV contest last summer. I’m glad to see that Tsunku did mention all of the fans in the world since he obviously knows that overseas fans would participate in some way.
Please participate in the challenge, it’s not that difficult since you only have to take a picture of your face while smiling and send it in. It doesn’t take more than 10 min to do it and you would be helping S/mileage in their challenge (which slightly reminds me of Momusu’s “sell 50,000 copies of your single to debut” challenge).
Let’s show Tsunku and UFA how many S/mileage supporters there are in the world!
The challenge will end on March 25 at midnight (JST). The results of the challenge will be revealed at the 4/3 Mano Erina and S/mileage concert at C.C. Lemon Hall in Shibuya.
EDIT: According to this video they want S/mileage to glue all the pictures onto the board themselves, so at least you’re picture will be among the 10,000 and you will get a chance to have you’re picture seen by the members personally.
Also I just sent in my picture and here is how the confirmation should look after you submit your photo (this is how it looked for me at least):
After that you will receive an email from the site:
I took some information out but it’s mostly just my email address and my age. If you receive an email from them then most likely your photo was processed.
Remember to send in pictures of yourself smiling!