Saturday, 4 September 2010

S/mileage's Challenge to Rivals

I actually heard this from my friend first before I looked at it...

"Idol group S/mileage member Fukuda Kanon (15) threw out a written challenge to 9-member Korean unit SNSD. In an interview Fukuda said with strength and a smile, “SNSD is known as the idols with great legs, but we’re fresher.” “Everyone here, along with our seniors Morning Musume, AKB48 and SNSD are our rivals. But, we have fresh great legs and can’t lose to anyone.” Each member from the other groups just smiled bitterly."

Source from Gator Yoong

wao..S/mileage getting ahead of themselves...I don't even know if Morning Musume can beat AKB48 let alone S/mileage..and SNSD, are you serious? they are the most popular girlband in Korea atm and now they're promoting in Japan, there's no way they stand a chance imo..
I mean it's fine to say we won't lose to show fighting spirit, but the way they (or Kanon) said it, and the thing about great legs? and they turned against Morning Musume their 'sister' group tsk tsk...xD
tbh this makes me dislike S/mileage a bit..

though I suppose this 'challenge message' is quite amusing
and you'd think S/mileage being the youngest and least experienced would be the last people to stir up beef xD
not as innocent and timid as we though eh
well just in case you haven't heard yet


thank you Nouciel

seeing this I do agree media exaggerated
however I still think S/mileage comes across as a bit brash xD;
I apologize if I offend any S/mileage fans, but this is what I think^^


  1. Ehh... you too? ._.;
    Hmm... those "you're my rival, I'll do my best to not to lose to you!" messages are common amongst Japanese idols. And it's meant in a competitive, respectful way. Not "you're my rival, I'll pwn you! HAHAHA". I think Airi said Chisato is her rival before, and only a couple of people overreacted.
    And if it's the company (or companies) that made Kanon said that, then they're following a common marketing strategy. Like for example... a new singer with a powerful voice claiming she'll be the next Beyonce. Will it actually happen, probably not. But it may get people talking... and well, so far that strategy has worked in this case. Unfortunately an amazing number of people are taking Kanon's words completely out of context. Here's the video of her saying that "challenge":

  2. Usaa
    oo thanks for the video
    yes I'm sure it's common, but it is the first time I've heard any H!P member say a 'challenge' like that
    and it is the way she said it, makes her sound brash xD
    and I did think now they'd be more well known, as this news is on most of the kpop sites xD; but koreans are definitely not a fan of them now
    and with Airi and Chisato they're from the same band we know it's not anything really big.