The covers for S/mileage 3rd single titled Onaji Jikyuu de Hataraku Tomodachi no Bijin Mama have been released on the S/mileage site.
The first thing you might notice is that the first three covers (Regular, Limited A, and Limited B) all have a somewhat similar theme featuring S/mileage in a golden display case at a bakery, and I have to admit that I love how it looks since the golden color of the display case plus the unique poses make the covers stand out.
The Regular cover features them sitting in the display case, and even though they look uncomfortable (especially Kanon) I really like how it came out since the display case plus the general color of the cover, not to mention the great the outfits of S/mileage, all look great.
The Limited A cover features a slightly different angle with them laying down while posing cutely, and since the cover features cakes and a look at the bakery it is among my favorite from the four.
The Limited B features them sitting in a row, and like the Limited A cover it has the same angle plus the addition of cakes in the display case (which apparently they are sitting on) which makes the cover look very interesting and cute because of the poses and looks of each one of the members.
The Limited C cover is the only one that features a completely different setting since it has a simple but colorful theme consisting of colored boxes with pictures of them eating cakes against a dotted background, and even though it doesn’t follow the same theme as the others I like how it came out since it fits the “cake” theme.
The title art looks amazing as well since it has S/mileage’s group logo and what appears to be a woman on the side of the title (most likely a reference to “Bijin Mama”) which looks somewhat similar to their last single’s cover which had a small picture of a man in a top hat and a mustache.
Since the Limited C has a completely different setting it also has different title art since it is the only cover to not have the golden tag from the display cases, but despite that I love how they each follow their own theme.
The Single V cover was also released along with the others, and it has a similar “cake” theme as well:
For the most part I love how the Single V cover looks since it fits the “cake and bakery” theme the other covers have (while wearing cute cake hats in front of a colorful purple background next to two rows of cakes), and since we get a chance to see them in their outfits and cute cake hats it is a very unique and interesting cover.
Overall I love how they went for a unique cake theme for the covers since it was very interesting to see S/mileage pose inside of a golden bakery display case, and even though they had a completely different setting in two of the covers they each feature a unique theme that catches the eye of people that might be passing by.
Hopefully all S/mileage fans reserve a copy of the single and Single V since the covers are some of the best I have seen.
The release date for the singles is set for 9/29 and the release date for the Single V is set for 10/9.