|Also known as||Mano-chan
April 11, 1991 |
Zama, Kanagawa, Japan
|Associated acts||Hello Pro Egg
Gatas Brilhantes H.P.
Hello! Project Mobekimasu
Erina Mano (真野恵里菜 Mano Erina?, born April 11, 1991), is a Japanese pop singer and actress formerly associated with Hello! Project. She joined in 2006 as a member of Hello Pro Egg, as a trainee. In 2007, she became a member of the Hello! Project futsal team Gatas Brilhantes H.P. and its musical group Ongaku Gatas. On March 29, 2008 she became a soloist after graduating from Ongaku Gatas, working under the management and promotion of J.P Room, and later under Just Production. Mano graduated from Hello! Project on February 23, 2013.
Mano Erina joined Hello! Project as a Hello! Pro Egg in 2006 after passing the Up-Front Group "Egg" Audition. In 2007, she was one of the six members of the Hello! Pro Egg to be added to Ongaku Gatas and became a reserve player for Gatas Brilhantes H.P.. She graduated from Ongaku Gatas on March 2, 2008 and Hello! Pro Egg on March 29, 2008 to debut as a soloist. On June 29, 2008 she released her debut indie, "Manopiano".
Having received piano lessons since kindergarten, Mano's solo work within Hello! Project prominently features her playing the piano parts of her musical releases and providing the vocal and piano parts of her songs while performing in concerts and at live events. In 2008, Mano released three singles under an independent label. She has debuted under a major label Hachama with the single "Otome no Inori", released on March 18, 2009. It reached a number three position on the Oricon charts the first day of release and reached number five on the weekly chart. In 2009, Erina was announced as being one of the members of the new version of Pucchi Moni, also known as Petit Moni or PucchiMoni V.
Mano's songs are usually composed by KAN. Aya Matsuura has told her via a video comment in April 2009 that she "...needs to be the best singer in H!P, and in order to do that, she'll need to be a better singer than Ai Takahashi."
Mano, along with S/mileage and Morning Musume will star in the CS-Fuji TV-TWO dorama Half Esper which will begin broadcasting on January 2010. Mano's role is a half-trained esper that left a secret government esper research organization known as Kokueken, without being able to fully control her supernatural powers. In 2010 as well, the TBS drama Mano Spy will begin, where Mano plays herself, under the fictional premise that she's an undercover agent. She's sent to Japan as a spy for the Queen of England, and ends up passing an idol audition, so she has trouble with her espionage duties. The theme song of the show is "Matsuge no Saki ni Kimi ga Iru" (from Mano's first album). The show will begin streaming on the internet on January 26 and will be broadcast on BS-TBS on February 27.
She also was in a new drama called DEATH GAME PARK.
On July 1, 2010, Mano made her US debut in Los Angeles. Kai-Ki: Tales of Terror from Tokyo, a Japanese horror film in which she starred and had its world premiere at Club Nokia. Mano also had a short mini concert, a mini Q and A, and an autograph session for the fans who attended the event.
In 2011, Mano Erina's radio show, "Mano-Deli", was replaced by Morning Musume 9th gen member Sayashi Riho's "Riho-Deli" Also in 2011, It was announced that Mano would star in a short film called "Miyuki's Wind Bell".
In 2011 Mano Erina had her another solo concert named, Mano Erina’s Concert Tour 2011〜Hatachi no Otome 801DAYS.
In July Mano Erina made a public appearance at South Korea to attend the Puchon International Fantastic Film which would film her movie.
On February 22, Official Mano Erina Android App Released. The app includes links to Mano's Twitter account, her blog, photos, movies, and more for free.
On April 18, it was announced that Mano Erina, Yajima Maimi, Suzuki Airi, and Okai Chisato will star in a new stage play titled “Theatre In The Round”. The stage play will run from May 15-17.
On May 16, Mano opened a new Ameba Blog.
In 2012 July, 21, Mano announced that she'll be graduating from Hello!Project on last day of her last solo concert.
On November 30, it was announced that Mano would be joining the M-Line fanclub in March 2013.
On February 19, it was announced Mano would be starring in TV Tokyo's drama 'Minna! Esper dayo!" as the love interest of the protagonist.
On February 23, Mano released the photobook "Mano na no" and graduated from Hello! Project.
On June 20, it was announced Mano would be starring in the drama "Ikiro" as Noriko, the wife of a public figure in the drama.
On June 27, Mano was the model for the fashion magazine "Vanquish Venus".
On July 25, it was announced she'd be starring in the drama "Nijushi no Hitomi", which is her first prime time drama.
On August 18, Mano appeared on the cover of the magazine "Nini-Funi".
In late August, it was announced Mano would be releasing her 5th photobook titled "Mano-chan ~Dear FRIENDS~" on September 27. The photobook is the first photobook she's released since her graduation from Hello! Project.
On September 25, it was announced Mano would be starring in a multi-part live-action Patlabor as pilot Akira Izumino (as opposed to the anime's heroine Noa Izumi).
On December 6, Mano's manager announced that she would be in a new drama called "SHARK" in January, 2014 starring Johnnies Jr.
On January 25, Mano had a dinner show titled Mano Erina Casual Dinner ~Manokaju 2014 Happy New Year~.
On January 31, it was announced Mano will have a concert titled Mano Erina Concert 2014 "Again ~ Live House de Moetsukiyou!~” . The concert held on June 8 and 29, it is her first concert since her graduation from Hello! Project.
On February 20, it was announced Mano will be singing the theme song "Ambitious!" for "THE NEXT GENERATION -PATLABOR-".
On December 21st, it was announced that Mano Erina will have a starring role in the stage play Better Half this spring of 2015.
Activities outside Japan
On July 1, 2010 Mano Erina gave her first appearance outside Japan, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, for her movie debut, Kai-Ki: Tales of Horror. Erina Mano sang two songs before the screening and held a Q&A and autograph session for her fans.
In July 2011 Mano Erina made her second appearance outside Japan in South Korea. Just like her USA debut Mano went to attend the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival which would screen her movie Kai-Ki: Tales of Horror. During her stay Mano was highly welcomed and even had fans waiting for her at the airport to greet her.
|1||"Mano Piano" (マノピアノ?)||June 29, 2008|
|2||"Lucky Aura" (ラッキーオーラ?)||October 5, 2008|
|3||"LaLaLa-SoSoSo" (ラララ・ソソソ?)||December 12, 2008|
|1||"Otome no Inori" (乙女の祈り?, "Girl's Prayer")||March 18, 2009|
|2||"Hajimete no Keiken" (はじめての経験?, "My First Experience")||May 20, 2009|
|3||"Sekai wa Summer Party" (世界はサマー・パーティ?, "Worldwide Summer Party")||July 29, 2009|
|4||"Kono Mune no Tokimeki o" (この胸のときめきを?, "The Beating of This Chest")||September 30, 2009|
|5||"Love & Peace = Paradise" (Love & Peace = パラダイス)||November 25, 2009|
|6||"Haru no Arashi" (春の嵐?, "Spring Storm")||February 24, 2010|
|7||"Onegai Dakara..." (お願いだから...?, "So Please...")||May 12, 2010|
|8||"Genkimono de Ikō!" (元気者で行こう!?, "Let's Go Cheerfully!")||September 15, 2010|
|9||"Seishun no Serenade" (青春のセレナーデ?, "Youth's Serenade")||January 26, 2011|
|10||"My Days for You"||June 29, 2011|
|11||"Doki Doki Baby/Tasogare Kousaten" (ドキドキベイビー／黄昏交差点?, "Heart Pounding Baby/Twilight Intersection")"||February 22, 2012|
|12||"Song for the Date" (Song for the DATE?)||June 27, 2012|
|13||"Next My Self" (NEXT MY SELF?)||December 12, 2012|
|Bekimasu (ベキマス?)||"Makeruna Wasshoi!" (負けるな わっしょい！?)||August 6, 2011 (digital)
December 21, 2011 (CD single)
|Hello! Project Mobekimasu (ハロー！プロジェクト モベキマス?)||"Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku" (ブスにならない哲学?)||November 16, 2011|
|1||FRIENDS||December 16, 2009|
|2||MORE FRIENDS||November 24, 2010|
|3||More Friends Over||March 28, 2012|
|Show||Start date||End date||Station|
|Pocky 4 Sisters! (ポッキーフォーシスターズ! Pokkii Fō Shisutaazu?)||December 27, 2008||BS-i|
|Tokyo Shōjo (東京少女?, lit. Tokyo Girl)||February 7, 2009||February 28, 2009||BS-i|
|Koisuru Seiza (恋する星座?)||April 6, 2009||June 25, 2009||BS-i|
|Hanbun Esper (半分エスパー?) "Half ESPer"||January, 2010||March 19, 2010||Fuji Television two(CS)|
(ONLY episode#7 as Satori)
|October, 2010||December, 2010||TBS|
|SPEC Special Episode~SHOH(#10)||April 1, 2012||TBS|
|All Esper Dayo! (みんな！エスパーだよ！?)||April 12, 2013||-||TV Tokyo|
|Show||Start date||End date||Station|
|Berikyū! (ベリキュー!?)||March 31, 2008||October 3, 2009||TV Tokyo|
|Yorosen! (よろセン!?)||October 6, 2008||March 27, 2009||TV Tokyo|
- Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Mega Max - Nadeshiko Misaki
- Waga Haha no Ki ~ Chronicle of My Mother (2012, as Sadayo the maid)
- Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze: Movie War Ultimatum - Nadeshiko Misaki
- The Next Generation -Patlabor- (2014, 2015) as Akira Izumino
Japan Gold Disc Awards
|2010||Erina Mano||Best 5 New Artists||Won|
- ハロー！プロジェクトからのお知らせ (in Japanese). Hello! Project. March 2, 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-03-03. Retrieved December 25, 2008.
- "Fujimoto, Ogawa, Mano under new management". Hello!Online. October 28, 2008. Retrieved December 25, 2008.
- "Oricon Weekly Chart" (in Japanese). Oricon Style. Archived from the original on 2009-05-28.
- "Billboard Japan Hot 100" (in Japanese). Billboard. Archived from the original on 2009-05-28.
- "Haru no Arashi" (in Japanese). Hello! Project.
- "Onegai Dakara... [HMV]" (in Japanese).
- "Genkimono de Ikō!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project.
- "Seishun no Serenade" (in Japanese). Hello! Project.
- "My Days for You" (in Japanese). Hello! Project.
- ドキドキベイビー／黄昏交差点 (in Japanese). Hello! Project.
- ＭＯＲＥ ＦＲＩＥＮＤＳ（仮） 真野恵里菜 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2010-10-04.
- "Pocky Street: Pocky 4 Sisters!" (in Japanese). Ezaki Glico. Retrieved February 7, 2009.
- "BS-i Pocky 4 Sisters!" (in Japanese). BS-i. Retrieved February 7, 2009.[dead link]
- "BS-i Tokyo Girl: Story" (in Japanese). BS-i. Retrieved February 7, 2009.[dead link]
- "News from the Staff" (in Japanese). Erina Mano Official Blog. March 9, 2009.
- "SPEC Official web" (in Japanese). TBS. October 2010.
- "cast_20" (in Japanese). TBS.
- "TV Tokyo Official Site of the drama" (in Japanese). TV Tokyo Official Site.
- http://www.wagahaha.jp/ Official web main
- http://www.wagahaha.jp/cast.html#bridge Official web cast
- "Gold Disc Official Page for The Award". Gold Disc official site. 2010.
- "RIAJ (Recording Industry Association of Japan) Page With List Of Winners". RIAJ. 2010.
- "Oricon.jp Article About Winners of The Award". Oricon Inc. 2010-02-24.
- Erina Mano Official Website (Japanese)
- Official Blog - Ameba
- Erina Mano's channel on YouTube
- Erina Mano on Twitter
- Erina Mano official Facebook
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