UPDATE: Results confirmed by S/mileage’s official site, congratulations to everyone!
At today’s S/mileage Tachiagaaru event the sub-members were announced to be full members.
As most of you might remember a while back Tsunku announced that the sub-members who were chosen would pass through a test in order to find out who would be part of S/mileage, and along with the usual dancing and singing judging there was also a Smile campaign announced with stricter rules, which all combined would give Tsunku an idea of who would be a perfect member for the group.
According to fan reports from 2ch some of the members were already crying as they arrived to the stage, and after a long VTR showing off the path that the sub-members passed through the members were announced, and not surprisingly all of them made it.
I somewhat expected to see all of them join in since it would seem very disappointing for some of the members to not pass while others did, and thankfully all of them did get to join the group after months of hard work so congratulations to all of them for their hard work in proving that they are worthy S/mileage members.
Congratulations to Katsuta, Nakanishi, Meimi, and Takeuchi on becoming full members of S/mileage!