We have reached the one year anniversary of the official addition of the 2nd generation to Smileage! The whole process of adding a 2nd gen to Smileage has been a very controversial issue and still impacts fans today. Additionally, the timings were so close to the departure of Sakichi and Yuuka that the entire year has felt like a huge roller coaster ride for the fans and probably the girls as well. The 2nd gen has had to fight through wave after wave of doubt and mistrust while at the same time trying to improve as an idol, singer, dancer and person. It’s been a crazy journey so far and we’d like to take this chance to break down how we see the current status of these girls.

Before we start, I would like to give a special thanks to magatsu for participating in this feature.

Just like last time, our grading criteria will be on a scale from 1 – 10, 10 being the top score, over various different categories.

We will examine the following categories:

  • Acting
  •    – The TKMR crew has not had enough exposure to any acting done by Smileage 2nd gen so we will refrain from grading this category.

  • Dancing
  • Singing
  • Speaking
  • Looks
  • Character
  • Fashion
  • Public persona
  • Overall progress

We will also elect a Most Improved Person out of the 2nd gen girls at the end of our review. We hope you enjoy!

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