In May of 2010 S/mileage made their major debut with their single “Yumemiru Fifteen”. Then in October of 2011, S/mileage sub-members Kana Nakanishi, Akari Takeuchi, Rina Katsuta, and Meimi Tamura became official members of the group, and S/mileage had their massively successful first solo concert at the Nippon Budokan. In December of 2014, with the arrival of three new members, Maho Aikawa, Rikako Sasaki, and Mizuki Murota, the group changed their name to ANGERME. During their November 29, 2015 performance at the Nippon Budokan, first generation member Kanon Fukuda graduated, new member, Moe Kamikokuryo, joining the group on November 11th.

Although Meimi Tamura has plans to graduate at their next Nippon Budokan performance on May 30th, ANGERME will release their fourth single “Tsugitsugi Zokuzoku”/”Itoshima Distance”/”Koi nara Tokku ni Hajimatteru” on April 27th. Since this will be their last single with all nine members, Tokyo Girls’ Update sat down with all of them to ask them about the music video shoot for “Tsugitsugi Zokuzoku”.

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Moe Kamikokuryo/上國料萌衣さん

-We got to interview all of you of ANGERME for your last single, but it is our first time interviewing Moe Kamikokuryo. Nice to meet you.

Moe: Nice to meet you.


-I think it was not only your first time in a single and a concert tour, but also your first time filming a MV so we would like to ask a few questions about these topics. First of all about the single, tell us about the third song “Koi Nara Tokkuni Hajimatteru”. What kind of song is it, and tell us if you have any special points we should focus on when listening to the song.


Moe: “Koi Nara Tokkuni Hajimatteru” is a song with Wada-san and Tamura-san singing as the main vocals. It’s also a song created by Tsunku♂-san. I’m really grateful to have the opportunity to sing the first ANGERME song created by Tsunku♂-san. I want listeners to focus on the first line by Tamura-san.

-The other members have told us that too. It really must be very important.

Moe: Yes. The line is just perfect to get into the whole world of the song. She’s done it perfectly.

-Are there any points you put effort into?

Moe: The dance where we move from side to side is pretty complex, it depends on who’s singing. So I had a hard time first since I got the left and right mixed up.

-That does sound confusing. so, we have introduced the song “Koi Nara Tokkuni Hajimatteru “, including the other 2 songs, which one would you recommend most?

Moe: “Tsugitsugi Zokuzoku” has some rap parts and it’s a really cool song. I think it also really expresses the character of ANGERME well. The other two songs are cool too, but this song has a different coolness to it.


-How was the rap?

Moe: I didn’t have any rap parts. But sempais’ raps are really cool.

-Thank you. Next we would like to ask you about your first concert tour. How is it going?

…Read her episode on her first tour and joining as a member of ANGERME

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Photos by Mime Soga
Translated by zoomie


I am the Chief Idol Officer of Tokyo Girls Update, known as "Hiroro Ojisan" who loves Maachan. I produce the MV, art works, promotions, and tie-in campaign of idol groups such as "Team Syachihoko" and "Negicco". Please contact me if you know any "hanare-me" (wide-set eyed) idols.

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